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13 Photos That Tell You Durga Puja is Just Round The Corner

Seven days from Mahalaya, Durga Puja begins.

Updated:September 30, 2016, 12:03 PM IST

Today is Mahalaya. The first day of Debi Paksha, Mahalaya marks the beginning of Durga Puja. Seven days from Mahalaya, Durga Puja begins. The day is special for every Bengali as it heralds the good times and festivities mostly begin from this day onward.

While Mahalaya is one of the things that signifies the onset of Pujas, there are certain other things as well that every Bengali associates to the biggest festival of the community. From flowers, to crowds on streets, to clay idols- everything just builds up to the excitement that Bengalis love to term as Durgostav.

Here are 13 pictures that tell you Durga Puja is just round the corner.

Kash Phool


For that matter, shuili phool or what is commonly known as night flowers


Kumortuli and the breathtaking clay idols



pujo-sweetsPicture via Facebook/Sujoy Roy

Birendra Krishna Bhadra's timeless chants on the radio on the morning of Mahalaya. And tarpan to our forefathers

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Pujo Shonkha or the special edition of journals and magazine for the festival

pujo-bookPicture via Facebook/Godhuli Sengupta

Puja Shopping

A photo posted by Bishan (@bishansamaddar) on

Food. Lots of Food

Construction of Pandals

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Puja themed advertisements

pujo-adsPhoto via Facebook/Runa Mukherjee

The maddening crowd on the streets

The poetic, melancholic autumn sky

pujo-skyPicture via Agniprotim Sen

Lighting on the streets


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