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Durga Puja/ Navratri/ Dussehra

Devotees at Maa Durga temple to offer prayers, on the first day of Navratri festival, amid surge in Covid-19 cases across country, in Varanasi.

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Devotees stand in queue to offer prayers at Alopi Devi temple on the first day of Navratri festival at Prayagraj.

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Devotees perform morning rituals at Sangam, the confluence of the rivers Ganges and Yamuna, on the first day of Navratri festival at Prayagraj.

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Devotees perform morning rituals at Sangam, the confluence of the rivers Ganges and Yamuna, on the first day of Navratri festival at Prayagraj, in Uttar Pradesh.

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Devotees perform morning rituals at Sangam, the confluence of the rivers Ganges and Yamuna, on the first day of Navratri festival at Prayagraj.

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Devotees perform morning rituals at Sangam, the confluence of the rivers Ganges and Yamuna, on the first day of Navratri festival at Prayagraj. Navaratri lasts for nine days, with three days each devoted to the worship of the goddess of valor Durga, the goddess of wealth Lakshmi, and the goddess of knowledge Saraswati.

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A priest prays at Jhandewalan Temple, closed for general public in view of the surge in coronavirus cases, during the first day of Navratri festival in New Delhi.

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Devotees pray outside the Jhandewalan Temple, closed for general public in view of the surge in coronavirus cases, during the first day of Navratri festival in New Delhi.

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Devotees offer prayers at Longa Wali Devi Temple on the first day of Navratri celebrations, during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, in Amritsar.

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Devotees, wearing face masks, wait in queues to offer prayers at Vindhyavasini Temple on the first day of Navratri festival, amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, in Mirzapur.

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Devotees perform morning rituals at Sangam, the confluence of the rivers Ganges and Yamuna, on the first day of Navratri festival at Prayagraj, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.

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Devotees stand in a queue to offer prayers at Alopi Devi Temple on the first day of Navratri celebrations, during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, in Prayagraj.

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Pilgrims, wearing face masks, pray while on thei way towards the cave shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi, during Navratri celebrations, in Reasi district.

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Illuminated Mata Vaishno Devi Bhawan, during Navratri celebrations, in Reasi district.

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Devotees perform rituals during the immersion of Durga Idol on the Day of Maha Dashami in Kolkata

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Devotees immerse an idol of Goddess Durga on the final day of Durga Puja festival on the Bank of Hooghly River in Kolkata.

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Devotees during Lord Raghunath's Rath Yatra, days after the culmination of Dussehra festival, in Kullu district

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Devotees immerse an idol of Goddess Durga in Ganga river after Durga Puja festival, in Kolkata.

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BCCI President Saurav Ganguly offers prayers at an idol of Goddess Durga before immersion, in Kolkata.

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Immersion of an idol of Goddess Durga in Hooghly river after the culmination of Durga Puja festival, in Nadia district.

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Porters carry a clay idol of Devi Durga for immersion in the Ganges after the end of Durga Puja festival, in Kolkata.

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Devotees carry an idol of Goddess Kali for immersion, at the end of the Navratri festival, in Bhopal.

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Ragpickers look for reusable items from puja offerings, left by devotees in a pond beside Rapti river, a day after the culmination of Navratri festival, in Gorakhpur.

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Heir of the Mysuru royal family Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar during 'Vijaya Yatra' on the last day of Dussehra festival, inside the Mysuru Palace premises in Mysuru.

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An idol of Goddess Chamundeshwari inside Mysuru Palace premises on the last day of Dussehra festival, in Mysuru.

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Caparisoned Elephant Abhimanyu carries the Golden Howdah (seat) during 'Jumboo Savari' on the last day of Dussehra festival, inside the Mysuru Palace premises in Mysuru.

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Married women during the traditional ritual of 'Sindoor Khela' on the last day of the Durga Puja festival, in Mumbai.

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An effigy of Ravana during the Dussehra celebration, in Kolkata.

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Married women take part in 'Sindur Khela' on the occasion of 'Vijay Dashmi' at a Durga Puja pandal, in Kolkata.

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Married women take part in 'Sindur Khela' on the occasion of 'Vijay Dashmi' at a Durga Puja pandal, in Kolkata.

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Devotees immerse an idol of Goddess Durga in Hooghly River on the last day of Durga Puja festival, in Kolkata.

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Devotees immerse an idol of Goddess Durga in Hooghly River on the last day of Durga Puja festival, in Kolkata.

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Devotees immerse an idol of Goddess Durga in an utensil on the last day of Durga Puja festival, in New Delhi.

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Married women take part in 'Sindur Khela' (applying vermilion) on the occasion of 'Vijay Dashmi', at a Durga Puja pandal at Durgabari in Jaipur.

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Devotees immerse an idol of Goddess Durga in Ganga river on the last day of Durga Puja festival, in Kolkata.

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Devotees immerse an idol of Goddess Durga in Ganga river on the last day of Durga Puja festival, in Kolkata.

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Devotee taking selfie after take part in Sindur Khela smearing of the vermilion on Durga Puja's last day Vijay Dashami at a Durga puja pandal , in Mumbai.

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Married women take part in Sindur Khela (applying vermilion) on the occasion of Vijay Dashmi, at a Durga Puja pandal, in Mumbai.

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Married women take part in Sindur Khela (applying vermilion) on the occasion of Vijay Dashmi, at a Durga Puja pandal, in Mumbai.

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Bengali women wearing face masks pray on the occasion of 'Vijaya Dashmi' during the last day of Durga Puja festival, in New Delhi.

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Bengali women play conch shells on the occasion of 'Vijaya Dashmi' during the last day of Durga Puja festival, in New Delhi.

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An idol of goddess Durga is worshipped in a makeshift worship venue during Durga Puja, the biggest festival of the region, in Kolkata.

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Devotees play with vermillion as they celebrate 'Vijay Dashami' on the last day of Durga Puja festival, in Prayagraj.

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Devotees carry an idol of Goddess Durga for immersion on 'Vijay Dashami' during the Durga Puja festival, in Dibrugarh.

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Devotees immerse an idol of Goddess Durga in a pond at the end of the Durga Puja festival, in east Delhi.

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Devotees play with vermillion as they celebrate 'Vijay Dashami' on the last day of Durga Puja festival, in Prayagraj district.

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Women devotees wearing PPE kits perform rituals during 'Bijoya Dashami' celebrations at a community Durga Puja pandal, in Kolkata.

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Devotees immerse an idol of Goddess Durga on the final day of Durga Puja festival in Nadia district.

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Maharshtra CM Uddhav Thackeray addresses a gathering during the Shiv Sena's Dusshera rally in Mumbai.

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BJP Rajya Sabha MP Jyotiraditya Scindia prays during traditional Dussehra puja, in Gwalior district.

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People look on as an effigy of demon king Ravana burns during Dussehra festival at Karkardooma, in New Delhi.

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People look on as an effigy of demon king Ravana burns during Dussehra festival at Karkardooma, in New Delhi.

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People look on as an effigy of demon king Ravana burns during Dussehra festival at Karkardooma, in New Delhi.

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People look out from behind a curtain to watch Dussehra festival celebrations held where access was restricted due to the coronavirus pandemic at Karkardooma, New Delhi.

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People look out from behind a curtain to watch Dussehra festival celebrations held where access was restricted due to the coronavirus pandemic at Karkardooma, New Delhi.

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People look out from behind a curtain to watch Dussehra festival celebrations held where access was restricted due to the coronavirus pandemic at Karkardooma, New Delhi.

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People watch Ramlila during Dussehra festival, in New Delhi.

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People take part in a procession during Dussehra festival, in Vijayawada.

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Artists dressed as Lord Ram, Laxman and Hanuman before burning an effigy of demon King Ravana during Dussehra festival, in New Delhi.

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People look on as an effigy burns during Dussehra festival, in New Delhi.

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People look on as an effigy of demon king Ravana burns during Dussehra festival, in Gurugram.

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An effigy of demon king Ravana burns during Dussehra festival, in Gurugram.

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Artists perform Ramlila during Dussehra festival, in New Delhi.

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An effigy of demon king Ravana burns during Dussehra festival, in New Delhi.

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Convoy of UP CM Yogi Adityanath on 'Vijaya Dashami' during Dussehra festival, in Gorakhpur.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh performs 'shastra puja' at the Sukna Army Camp, in Darjeeling.

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People get sanitised as they enter Ramleela ground during Dussehra Festival, at Karkardooma in New Delhi.

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People watching Ramlila during Dussehra festival, at Karkardooma in New Delhi.

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Artist perform Ramlila during Dussehra festival, at Karkardooma in New Delhi.

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An effigy of novel coronavirus is seen at Karkardooma, New Delhi.

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Effigies of mythological demon king Ravana, his brother Kumbhakaran, his son Meghnad and novel coronavirus are seen before they are burnt, marking the end of Dussehra festival at Karkardooma, New Delhi.

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People prepare to burn effigies of mythological demon king Ravana, center and his brothers marking the end of Dussehra festival at Karkardooma, New Delhi.

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Devotees immerse an idol of Goddess Durga on the final day of Durga Puja festival in Prayagraj.

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Devotees pray in front of an idol of Goddess Durga at a community pandal of Aram Bagh Puja Samiti, in New Delhi.

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Devotees wearing PPE kits perform the traditional 'Dhunuchi dance' in front of an idol of Goddess Durga during Durga Puja festival, in Kolkata.

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Members of Bajrang Sena dressed as Lord Hanuman celebrate near an effigy of demon king Ravana during Dussehra celebrations, in Amritsar.

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Children dressed as Lord Hanuman aim their bows and arrows towards an effigy of demon king Ravana during Dussehra celebrations, in Amritsar.

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Defence Minister Rajath Singh performs 'Shastra Puja' on the occasion of Dussehra festival, at the Sukna Army Camp in Darjeeling.

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Devotees leave after offering prayers to Goddess Durga on the occasion of the Dussehra festival, at Kanaka Durga temple, in Vijayawada.

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A burning effigy of Ravana during the Dussehra celebrations, in Amritsar.

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Members of Bharatiya Kisan Union burn an effigy during the Dussehra celebrations, in Bathinda.

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UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath performs rituals inside a temple on the occasion of Dussehra festival, in Gorakhpur.

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Police personnel perform 'Shastra Puja' on the occasion of Dussehra, at Kandivali in Mumbai.

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Members of Rashtriya Bajrang Dal perform 'Shastra Puja' on the occasion of Dussehra festival, in Jammu.

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RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat performs 'Shastra Puja' during the celebration on the occasion of Dussehra festival, at RSS headquarter in Nagpur.

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Police personnel worship their weapons on the occasion of Dussehra festival, at Police Ground in Thane.

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Workers carrying an effigy of Ravana arrives at the residence of Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia during the Dussehra celebrations of Luv Kush Ramleela Committee, in New Delhi.

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Devotees wait to offer prayers at Vindhyavasini temple on the occasion of Dussehra festival, in Mirzapur.

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A police officer worships weapons as part of a ritual on the occasion of Dussehra festival, in Ahmedabad.

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Devotees perform 'Hawan' inside a temple during the ongoing Durga Puja celebration, in Patna.

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RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat speaks during the celebration on the occasion of Dussehra, in Nagpur.

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A devotee plays a conch shell at a community pandal during the ongoing Durga Puja festival, in Gurugram

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Commitee members and craftsmen work on a 'corona effigy' of demon King Ravana at Balaji Ramlila Committee ground, ahead of Dussehra festival, in East Delhi.

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A woman prays on 'Bathukamma' during the Navratri festival, in Hyderabad.

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People take part in the Kullu Dusshera procession, in Kullu.

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NSA Ajit Doval participates in 'Ganga aarti' during the Navratri festival, in Rishikesh.

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Actress and Trinamool Congress MP Nusrat Jahan (2nd R) and her husband Nikhil Jain (L) take part in 'Maha Aastami' celebrations at a community Durga Puja pandal, in Kolkata.

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Actress and Trinamool Congress MP Nusrat Jahan (2nd R) along with other women as she takes part in 'Maha Aastami' celebrations at a community Durga Puja pandal, in Kolkata.

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People, not adhering to social distancing norms, outside Tridhara Club Puja Pandal, in Kolkata.

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Medics wearing PPE kit visit at a community puja pandal on Maha-Ashtami during the ongoing Durga puja festival, in Kolkata.

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