In Kolkata, as also in the province of West Bengal, Durga Puja is wildly popular. Here is a general view of the idols. The characters are Lord Ganesha [the lord of all things auspicious], Goddess Lakshmi [goddess of wealth], Goddess Durga [a particularly fierce goddess almost always depicted with ten arms], Goddess Saraswati [goddess of learning and arts] and Lord Karthik [god of warfare]. The green one is the Demon Mahishasura.
Unfortunately the light was not that evenly shining. The shadowy character on the right is the priest, gathering the requirements before the evening prayers.
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