Immersion marks the finale of Durga Puja celebrations

Durga Puja festival came to an end with the immers... more

The immersion of idols of Goddess Durga and her children marks an end to five days of revelry and celebration associated with eastern India’s biggest festival. (Above) Devotees immerse the goddess in the river Ganges near Kumortuli, a traditionally potters’ quarter in northern Kolkata on Tuesday. Photos: Indranil Bhoumik/Mint
1/6The immersion of idols of Goddess Durga and her children marks an end to five days of revelry and celebration associated with eastern India’s biggest festival. (Above) Devotees immerse the goddess in the river Ganges near Kumortuli, a traditionally potters’ quarter in northern Kolkata on Tuesday. Photos: Indranil Bhoumik/Mint
Many community puja organizers, however, have opted to immerse the idols on Thursday. The West Bengal government has decided not to allow any immersion on Wednesday on account of Muharram.
2/6Many community puja organizers, however, have opted to immerse the idols on Thursday. The West Bengal government has decided not to allow any immersion on Wednesday on account of Muharram.
Women applying vermillion to each other as part of the ‘sindoor khela’ ritual on the last day of Durga Puja at Baghbazar Sarbojanin puja in north Kolkata.
3/6Women applying vermillion to each other as part of the ‘sindoor khela’ ritual on the last day of Durga Puja at Baghbazar Sarbojanin puja in north Kolkata.
Durga Puja festivities at the Chandra family near Kolkata’s College Street, which started in 1850.
4/6Durga Puja festivities at the Chandra family near Kolkata’s College Street, which started in 1850.
Many households or apartment complexes immersed the idols on Tuesday in compliance with the state government’s order.
5/6Many households or apartment complexes immersed the idols on Tuesday in compliance with the state government’s order.
A priest offering the last prayer just before the immersion of the goddess near Kumortuli.
6/6A priest offering the last prayer just before the immersion of the goddess near Kumortuli.
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