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Navaratri 2018: People Gear Up to Celebrate Durga Puja Festival

India | News18 | October 10, 2018, 10:00 am
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 Devotees carry an idol of Goddess Durga for installation at a puja pandal as ther take photos on their mobile phones, on the eve of Navratri festival, in Bhopal. (Image: PTI)

Devotees carry an idol of Goddess Durga for installation at a puja pandal as ther take photos on their mobile phones, on the eve of Navratri festival, in Bhopal. (Image: PTI)

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 An artisan gives final touches to an idol of Goddess Durga ahead of Durga Puja festival, at a workshop in Bengaluru. (Image: PTI)

An artisan gives final touches to an idol of Goddess Durga ahead of Durga Puja festival, at a workshop in Bengaluru. (Image: PTI)

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 An artist gives finishing touch to an idol of goddess Ambe ahead of Navratri festival in Ahmedabad. (Image: AP)

An artist gives finishing touch to an idol of goddess Ambe ahead of Navratri festival in Ahmedabad. (Image: AP)

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 A worker decorates a pandal or a temporary platform in front of an idol of goddess Durga for the upcoming Hindu festival of Durga Puja in Kolkata. (Image: Reuters)

A worker decorates a pandal or a temporary platform in front of an idol of goddess Durga for the upcoming Hindu festival of Durga Puja in Kolkata. (Image: Reuters)

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 People carry an idol Goddess Durga to install at a pandal for the upcoming Durga Puja festival, in Kolkata. (Image: PTI)

People carry an idol Goddess Durga to install at a pandal for the upcoming Durga Puja festival, in Kolkata. (Image: PTI)

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 A girl in traditional attire poses for photographs after a practice session of Garba dance ahead of Navratri festival in Ahmedabad. (Image: PTI)

A girl in traditional attire poses for photographs after a practice session of Garba dance ahead of Navratri festival in Ahmedabad. (Image: PTI)

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 An artisan gives final touches to an idol of Goddess Durga ahead of Durga Puja festival, in Karad. (Image: PTI)

An artisan gives final touches to an idol of Goddess Durga ahead of Durga Puja festival, in Karad. (Image: PTI)

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 Dancers dressed in traditional attire during the rehearsals for the 'Garba' dance ahead of nine-day Navratri festival, in Ahmedabad. (Image: PTI)

Dancers dressed in traditional attire during the rehearsals for the 'Garba' dance ahead of nine-day Navratri festival, in Ahmedabad. (Image: PTI)

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 People sit beside idols of goddess Ambe displayed for sale ahead of Navratri festival in Ahmedabad. (Image: AP)

People sit beside idols of goddess Ambe displayed for sale ahead of Navratri festival in Ahmedabad. (Image: AP)

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 People carry Lord Durga idol to a pandal for installation ahead of Durga Puja festival, in Kolkata. (Image: PTI)

People carry Lord Durga idol to a pandal for installation ahead of Durga Puja festival, in Kolkata. (Image: PTI)

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 Girls and women in traditional attire pose for photographs after a practice session of Garba dance ahead of Navratri festival in Ahmedabad. (Image: AP)

Girls and women in traditional attire pose for photographs after a practice session of Garba dance ahead of Navratri festival in Ahmedabad. (Image: AP)

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 People carry idols of Goddess Durga across River Ganga to install at pandals for the upcoming Durga Puja festival, in Kolkata. (Image: PTI)

People carry idols of Goddess Durga across River Ganga to install at pandals for the upcoming Durga Puja festival, in Kolkata. (Image: PTI)

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 A woman gets her back painted ahead of the Navratri festival, in Surat. (Image: PTI)

A woman gets her back painted ahead of the Navratri festival, in Surat. (Image: PTI)

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 A worker cleans the decoration pieces used to decorate a puja pandal ahead of Durga Puja festival, in Kolkata. (Image: PTI)

A worker cleans the decoration pieces used to decorate a puja pandal ahead of Durga Puja festival, in Kolkata. (Image: PTI)

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 A girl in traditional attire practices Garba dance ahead of Navratri festival in Ahmedabad. (Image: AP)

A girl in traditional attire practices Garba dance ahead of Navratri festival in Ahmedabad. (Image: AP)

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 A woman sits next to the idols of goddess Ambe ahead of Navratri festival in Ahmedabad. (Image: AP)

A woman sits next to the idols of goddess Ambe ahead of Navratri festival in Ahmedabad. (Image: AP)

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 Dancer dressed in traditional attire rehearses ahead of nine-day Navratri festival, in Ahmedabad. (Image: PTI)

Dancer dressed in traditional attire rehearses ahead of nine-day Navratri festival, in Ahmedabad. (Image: PTI)

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 A woman gets her back painted on a theme to create awareness for 'Save the Lion', ahead of Navratri festival, in Ahmedabad. (Image: PTI)

A woman gets her back painted on a theme to create awareness for 'Save the Lion', ahead of Navratri festival, in Ahmedabad. (Image: PTI)

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 A girl in traditional attire practices Garba dance ahead of Navratri festival in Ahmedabad. (Image: AP)

A girl in traditional attire practices Garba dance ahead of Navratri festival in Ahmedabad. (Image: AP)

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 Idols of goddess Ambe displayed for sale ahead of Navratri festival in Ahmedabad. (Image: AP)

Idols of goddess Ambe displayed for sale ahead of Navratri festival in Ahmedabad. (Image: AP)

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