Durga Puja celebrations: Rio-like carnival in India's Kolkata

Local clubs participated in the first-of-its-kind 'Rio-like carnival' in Bengal's capital city, Kolkata, as Durga Puja festivity (observed by the Bengali community in the honour of Hindu goddess Durga) came to an end.

Tridhara Sammilani showcased the art and culture of Adivasis

Durga Puja committee, Tridhara Sammilani, showcases the art and culture of Adivasis (tribals). (WION)

Naktala Udayan Sangha's theme was based on the power of meditation.

Naktala Udayan Sangha (committee) 's based its theme on the 'power of meditation'. (WION)

Suruchi Sangha's Durga idol and puja pandal was based on the theme of Bhutan. Several monks travelled all the way from Bhutan to be a part of this f

The tableau of city-based committee, Suruchi Sangha, was inspired by South Asian nation Bhutan. Several monks traveled all the way from Bhutan to the city to participate in the festivity. (WION)

Bhawanipore's pally Sarbojanin Durgotsab dedicated their theme of the Durga puja pandal to Mother Teresa. Mother was canonised at Vatican on Sept

Bhawanipore's 75 pally Sarbojanin Durgotsab club dedicated their tableau to Mother Teresa. She was elevated to sainthood in the Vatican City on September 4. (WION)

Alipore's Khyali Ghosthi tried to replicate celebrated poet and author Rabindranath Tagore's acclaimed play Tasher Desh in its Durga idol and puja pan

Kolkata-based club, Khyali Ghosthi, tried to replicate celebrated poet and author Rabindranath Tagore's acclaimed play 'Tasher Desh' (the land of cards) in its tableau. (WION)

Beliaghata 33 pally set up its Durga puja pandal based on traditional yellow cabs of Kolkata. The pandal was themed on the yellow cabs after Hindustan

The committee, Beliaghata 33, pally gave a tribute to traditional yellow cabs of Kolkata in its tableau. (WION)

Babubagan Sarbojanin Durgotsav dedicated their Durga puja tableaux to Gurusaday Dutta's folklorist based on traditional art heritage of undivided In

Babubagan Sarbojanin Durgotsav club dedicated their tableau to Bengali folklorist Gurusaday Dutta, who depicted traditional art heritage of undivided India in his work. (WION)