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Durga puja is celebrated all over west bengal with full grandeur during the month of Sept-Oct every year. The making of clay idols of the goddess starts 2 months prior to that inside a traditionally ghinzy and dark potters quarter of north kolkata, known as kumortuli (Bengali: কুমোরটুলী). By virtue of their artistic productions these potters have moved from obscurity to prominence.

Here is one such master craftsman carving a beautiful face of the deity out of clay. The child sitting next to him is listening from him the epics which are much said about tell-tales about the powers of this goddess.

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  • Copyright: Bodhisattva Chattopadhyay (bodhisattva) (61)
  • Genre: 人物
  • Medium: 彩色
  • Date Taken: 2009-07-25
  • Categories: 节日
  • Exposure: f/3.2, 1/250 seconds
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  • Date Submitted: 2009-07-26 4:15
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