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The grandeur of Durga puja

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Grandeur pandals, music and cultural evenings attract one and all

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Durga Puja, observed in the Hindu calendar month of Ashvin, is much more than a festival that features exhaustive decorations (pandals), scripture recitation, performing arts, revelry and processions.

The festival marks the triumph of good over evil — battle of Goddess Durga with Mahishasura and her emerging victorious.

Durga Puja pandals are usually modelled on interesting themes. Puja committees explore all types of creative avenues to attract masses. Of late, social issues are emerging as popular themes. Besides experimenting with themes, organisers also explore newer methods of creating the idols in sync with trend.

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