Kumartuli (Virtual Tour)


Calcutta is famous for its Durga Puja Festival. There are estimated 2000 Pujas that happen in the city at present. The idols for the festival are made by sculptor artists in studios spread across the city, but concentrated primarily in Kumartuli and Kalighat. This is a scene from the narrow lanes of Kumartuli where idols of the Goddess Kali are being prepared. One idol is being painted and another smoothened with clay. The lanes are often so narrow that sunlight hardly penetrates through.


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