Kolkata, Oct 16: Durga Puja, the biggest festival in West Bengal, is just around the corner, and the anticipation is obvious. Kolkata is bustling with activity as it adorns itself with intricately themed, exquisitely decorated tents. Skilled artisans are meticulously adding the finishing touches to the awe-inspiring idols and these splendid pavilions. Get ready for a glimpse into how the vibrant "City of Joy" gears up for this magnificent celebration!
Porters transport a clay idol of goddess Durga from the studio of clay modellers to the sacred worship site for the Durga Puja festival in Kolkata.
A security personnel, accompanied by a sniffer dog, conducts a thorough inspection during the last-minute preparations as Ayodhya's Ram Temple is brought to life at a community Durga Puja pandal in anticipation of the upcoming Durga Puja festival in Kolkata. Union Home Minister Amit Shah is expected to arrive today for the inauguration of this grand puja pandal.
A community puja pandal, designed in the shape of a boat, is in the process of being reread the upcoming Durga Puja festival in Kolkata.
A clay idol of goddess Durga is being conveyed, passing by a community puja pandal where a prominent face of Devi Durga is also being installed, in preparation for the Durga Puja festival in Kolkata.
Visually impaired devotees patiently line up to offer their prayers at the Durga Puja Mandap in anticipation of the Durga Puja festival in Kolkata.