October 16, 2018 16:03 IST

Durga Puja: From Bangalore to Amritsar, idol makers who bring the goddess to life

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Durga Puja: From Bangalore to Amritsar, idol makers who bring the goddess to life An Indian artist works on a statues of the Hindu goddess Durga ahead of the forthcoming 'Dushhera-Vijaya Dashami' festival on the road side in Hyderabad. 'Durga Puja', the annual Hindu festival involving the worship of the goddess Durga, who symbolises power and the triumph of good over evil in Hindu mythology, culminates in the immersion of idols in bodies of water. Credit: (Photo by NOAH SEELAM/AFP/Getty Images)
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Durga Puja: From Bangalore to Amritsar, idol makers who bring the goddess to life An Indian artist works on a statue of the Hindu goddess Durga ahead of the forthcoming 'Dushhera-Vijaya Dashami' festival at a workshop in Chennai. Credit: (Photo by ARUN SANKAR/AFP/Getty Images)
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Durga Puja: From Bangalore to Amritsar, idol makers who bring the goddess to life Artisans give finishing touches to clay idols of Hindu Goddess Durga at a workshop on the eve of 'Navarathri' festivals during the Dasara (Dushera) celebrations, in Bangalore. Credit: (Photo by MANJUNATH KIRAN/AFP/Getty Images)
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Durga Puja: From Bangalore to Amritsar, idol makers who bring the goddess to life An Indian artist decorates statue of the Hindu goddess Durga at a workshop ahead the forthcoming 'Dushhera-Vijaya Dashami' festival, in Hyderabad. Credit: (Photo by NOAH SEELAM/AFP/Getty Images)
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Durga Puja: From Bangalore to Amritsar, idol makers who bring the goddess to life Indian craftsmen make effigies of the Hindu demon king Ravana at a workshop in Amritsar, ahead of the festival of Dussehra. Credit: (Photo by NARINDER NANU/AFP/Getty Images)