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.
Durga Puja committee, Tridhara Sammilani, showcases the art and culture of Adivasis (tribals). (WION)
Naktala Udayan Sangha (committee) 's based its theme on the 'power of meditation'. (WION)
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 75 pally Sarbojanin Durgotsab club dedicated their tableau to Mother Teresa. She was elevated to sainthood in the Vatican City on September 4. (WION)
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)
The committee, Beliaghata 33, pally gave a tribute to traditional yellow cabs of Kolkata in its tableau. (WION)
Babubagan Sarbojanin Durgotsav club dedicated their tableau to Bengali folklorist Gurusaday Dutta, who depicted traditional art heritage of undivided India in his work. (WION)