Setting the stage for a sacred celebration

Artisans working on a pandal, or a temporary platform, being built for the upcoming Hindu festival of Durga Puja in Kolkata, India, yesterday. Durga Puja is a yearly 10-day Hindu festival, celebrating the goddess Durga and the victory of good over ev
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Artisans working on a pandal, or a temporary platform, being built for the upcoming Hindu festival of Durga Puja in Kolkata, India, yesterday. Durga Puja is a yearly 10-day Hindu festival, celebrating the goddess Durga and the victory of good over evil. It is observed in the Ashvin month of the Hindu calendar.

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