Navratri 2021: Kolkata artisans go creative, choose history of Indian farm protests for pandal theme

Navratri is knocking at our doors are the nation is all prepped to celebrate the nine-day long festival with much zeal and fervour. For the past two years, the Durga Puja celebrations had to be kept lowkey owing to COVID 19 pandemic. As things seem to return to normal this year, take a look at how artisans have taken the creative route for Durga Puja pandals.

India TV Lifestyle Desk [ Published on: October 06, 2021 10:46 IST ]
  • Navratri is knocking at our doors are the nation is all prepped to celebrate the nine-day long festival with much zeal and fervour. For the past two years, the Durga Puja celebrations had to be kept lowkey owing to COVID 19 pandemic. As things seem to return to normal this year, take a look at how artisans have taken the creative route for Durga Puja pandals.
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    Navratri is knocking at our doors are the nation is all prepped to celebrate the nine-day long festival with much zeal and fervour. For the past two years, the Durga Puja celebrations had to be kept lowkey owing to COVID 19 pandemic. As things seem to return to normal this year, take a look at how artisans have taken the creative route for Durga Puja pandals.

  • Artisans have used their creative side to showcase the history of farm protests in India through the Durga puja pandal in Kolkata's Dum Dum Park.
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    Artisans have used their creative side to showcase the history of farm protests in India through the Durga puja pandal in Kolkata's Dum Dum Park.

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    "From Tebhaga movement to recent ones, pandal showcases several farmers' protests. Shoes in the pandal symbolize people who've been struggling in these movements for ages," ANI quoted an organiser as saying.

  • A still from Kolkata's Durga Pooja pandal showcasing farmer's protests in India.
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    A still from Kolkata's Durga Pooja pandal showcasing farmer's protests in India.

  • Ahead of Navratri and Durga Puja, the sale of idols have received a lukewarm response in Hyderabad, reports ANI.
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    Ahead of Navratri and Durga Puja, the sale of idols have received a lukewarm response in Hyderabad, reports ANI.

  • An idol of Goddess Durga ahead as the nation starts preparing for Navratri 2021.
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    An idol of Goddess Durga ahead as the nation starts preparing for Navratri 2021.

  • Sharing information about idol making, ANI quoted an artesian as saying,
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    Sharing information about idol making, ANI quoted an artesian as saying," Labour charges are high, the godown we took for lease has increased rates after pandemic, so we're selling idols at high rates. We've sold 20 idols,30 more lined up."

  • Durga Puja preparations are in full swing as Gorakhpur idol makers present their final work.
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    Durga Puja preparations are in full swing as Gorakhpur idol makers present their final work.

  • Ahead of Navratri, Durga Puja, artisans give final touch to 'murtis' as they await buyers in Gorakhpur, reports ANI.
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    Ahead of Navratri, Durga Puja, artisans give final touch to 'murtis' as they await buyers in Gorakhpur, reports ANI.

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