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The Making of Durga Idols at Kumartuli, Calcutta

A Photo Gallery by Himadri Shekhar Chakrabarti

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A collection of exclusive photographs by Himadri Shekhar Chakrabarti depicting the annual ritual of creating clay idols for Durga Puja in Kumartuli, India.
The Making of Durga Idols at Kumartuli, Calcutta

Durga’s ferocious lion and the sinewy demon king Asura fight it out in a scene from ‘Mahishasura Mardini’ signifying the annihilation of the evil by the Mother Goddess

© Himadri Shekhar Chakrabarti
This is how clay models of the mother goddess Durga, and other related deities and mythical characters are made before the Hindu festival of Durga Puja by the finest of artisans of Kumartuli in Calcutta, India.

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