Sharodiya Moments from Durga Puja 2010

Baron Dala

The dhakis or the drummers that beat up the typical Durga Puja sound

after immersion of the idol they come back with 'shantir jol' from the Ganges to be sprinkled on everyone for peace, to symbolically cleanse the soul, like holy water at Church

Helping grampa reach where they are immersing the idol at the banks of the Ganges at Bagbazar

waiting in the hot sun in long lines to get inside to bid farewell to Maa for this season, women waiting outside Bagbazar Sarbojonin pandal to perform the 'baron' ceremony

bronze? no, clay artwork outside a relatively unknown pandal at Bagbazar Kolkata city