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Kolkata gears up for Durga Puja in the time of corona

Snapshots of the finishing touches in the clay artists' colony Kumartuli and in the marquees (pandals) as Kolkata gears up for  Durga Puja celebration amid Covid-19. Amid fears that the cases of Covid-19 will spike during the Durga Puja festivity- when a sea of humanity throng the artistically mounted pandals hosting the ten-armed goddess and her children during their annual homecoming,  the Calcutta High Court has cracked the whip. The court has declared all puja pandals no entry zones for the visitors to stop the spread of the virus. Images by Avishek Mitra/IBNS

Mamata Banerjee performs Goddess Durga's 'Chokkhudaan' at Kolkata's Chetla Agrani Club

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday (Oct 12, 2020) performed her customary ritual of 'Chokkhudaan' (painted an eye on Goddess Durga's idol) at Kolkata's famous Chetla Agrani Club as the city of joy gears up to celebrate its biggest annual festivity-Durga Puja-from Oct 22, 2020

Durga Puja: The Best of Kolkata idols and pandals

ULTODANGA YUBO BINDO:  Durga Puja celebrations in Kolkata is now almost an unparalleled ten-day street  festival celebrating life and arts. A sea of humanity hop from one pandal (marquee)  to another round the clock to catch the best of Bengal's craftsmanship and artisanry as Bengalis worship the ten-armed demon slaying mother goddess Durga during her annual visit with children. Images by Avishek Mitra

Durga Puja: The Best of Kolkata idols and pandals

TELENGA BAGAN:  Durga Puja celebrations in Kolkata is now almost an unparalleled ten-day street  festival celebrating life and arts. A sea of humanity hop from one pandal (marquee)  to another round the clock to catch the best of Bengal's craftsmanship and artisanry as Bengalis worship the ten-armed demon slaying mother goddess Durga during her annual visit with children. Images by Avishek Mitra  

Durga Puja: The Best of Kolkata idols and pandals

TARUN SPORTING CLUB:  Durga Puja celebrations in Kolkata is now almost an unparalleled ten-day street  festival celebrating life and arts. A sea of humanity hop from one pandal (marquee)  to another round the clock to catch the best of Bengal's craftsmanship and artisanry as Bengalis worship the ten-armed demon slaying mother goddess Durga during her annual visit with children. Images by Avishek Mitra

Durga Puja: The Best of Kolkata idols and pandals

SHIMLA BYAAM SAMITY:  Durga Puja celebrations in Kolkata is now almost an unparalleled ten-day street  festival celebrating life and arts. A sea of humanity hop from one pandal (marquee)  to another round the clock to catch the best of Bengal's craftsmanship and artisanry as Bengalis worship the ten-armed demon slaying mother goddess Durga during her annual visit with children. Images by Avishek Mitra

Durga Puja: The Best of Kolkata idols and pandals

PULIN BHAVAN:  Durga Puja celebrations in Kolkata is now almost an unparalleled ten-day street  festival celebrating life and arts. A sea of humanity hop from one pandal (marquee)  to another round the clock to catch the best of Bengal's craftsmanship and artisanry as Bengalis worship the ten-armed demon slaying mother goddess Durga during her annual visit with children. Images by Avishek Mitra

Durga Puja: The Best of Kolkata idols and pandals

PALLYSREE:  Durga Puja celebrations in Kolkata is now almost an unparalleled ten-day street  festival celebrating life and arts. A sea of humanity hop from one pandal (marquee)  to another round the clock to catch the best of Bengal's craftsmanship and artisanry as Bengalis worship the ten-armed demon slaying mother goddess Durga during her annual visit with children. Images by Avishek Mitra

Durga Puja: The Best of Kolkata idols and pandals

NALIN SARKAR STREET:  Durga Puja celebrations in Kolkata is now almost an unparalleled ten-day street  festival celebrating life and arts. A sea of humanity hop from one pandal (marquee)  to another round the clock to catch the best of Bengal's craftsmanship and artisanry as Bengalis worship the ten-armed demon slaying mother goddess Durga during her annual visit with children. Images by Avishek Mitra

Durga Puja: The Best of Kolkata idols and pandals

NAME OF PUJA:  Durga Puja celebrations in Kolkata is now almost an unparalleled ten-day street  festival celebrating life and arts. A sea of humanity hop from one pandal (marquee)  to another round the clock to catch the best of Bengal's craftsmanship and artisanry as Bengalis worship the ten-armed demon slaying mother goddess Durga during her annual visit with children. Images by Avishek Mitra

Durga Puja: The Best of Kolkata idols and pandals

KUMORTULI SARBOJONIN:  Durga Puja celebrations in Kolkata is now almost an unparalleled ten-day street  festival celebrating life and arts. A sea of humanity hop from one pandal (marquee)  to another round the clock to catch the best of Bengal's craftsmanship and artisanry as Bengalis worship the ten-armed demon slaying mother goddess Durga during her annual visit with children. Images by Avishek Mitra  

Durga Puja: The Best of Kolkata idols and pandals

KUMORTULI PARK:  Durga Puja celebrations in Kolkata is now almost an unparalleled ten-day street  festival celebrating life and arts. A sea of humanity hop from one pandal (marquee)  to another round the clock to catch the best of Bengal's craftsmanship and artisanry as Bengalis worship the ten-armed demon slaying mother goddess Durga during her annual visit with children. Images by Avishek Mitra

Durga Puja: The Best of Kolkata idols and pandals

KOR BAGAN:  Durga Puja celebrations in Kolkata is now almost an unparalleled ten-day street  festival celebrating life and arts. A sea of humanity hop from one pandal (marquee)  to another round the clock to catch the best of Bengal's craftsmanship and artisanry as Bengalis worship the ten-armed demon slaying mother goddess Durga during her annual visit with children. Images by Avishek Mitra

Durga Puja: The Best of Kolkata idols and pandals

HATI BAGAN SARBOJONIN: Durga Puja celebrations in Kolkata is now almost an unparalleled ten-day street  festival celebrating life and arts. A sea of humanity hop from one pandal (marquee)  to another round the clock to catch the best of Bengal's craftsmanship and artisanry as Bengalis worship the ten-armed demon slaying mother goddess Durga during her annual visit with children. Images by Avishek Mitra

Durga Puja: The Best of Kolkata idols and pandals

CHALTA BAGAN:  Durga Puja celebrations in Kolkata is now almost an unparalleled ten-day street  festival celebrating life and arts. A sea of humanity hop from one pandal (marquee)  to another round the clock to catch the best of Bengal's craftsmanship and artisanry as Bengalis worship the ten-armed demon slaying mother goddess Durga during her annual visit with children. Images by Avishek Mitra