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Durga's 10th Avatar— A Migrant Mother

A Durga Puja Pandal in Kolkata as a tribute to the migrant workers, who are facing hardships during Coronavirus pandemic, decided to replace the traditional Durga idol with an idol of a migrant worker and mother with a child on her arm.

October 16, 2020

An artist Rintu Das gives finishing touches to an idol of Goddess Durga ahead of Durga Puja festival, in Kolkata

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Migrant Mother as the goddess at Barisha Club in Behala

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Migrant Mother as the goddess at Barisha Club in Behala

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The Barisha Club Durga Puja pandal, being built with bamboo poles and jute sacks

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The Barisha Club Durga Puja pandal, being built with bamboo poles and jute sacks

Photo by Sandipan Chatterjee/Outlook

Barisha Club Durga Puja pandal being prepared ahead of Durga Puja festival

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Migrant Mother as the goddess at Barisha Club in Behala

Photo by Sandipan Chatterjee/Outlook

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee inaugurates a community Durga Puja pandal, in Kolkata.

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