Preparations are

  are going in full swing across India

An artist gives final touches to the idols of Goddess Durga ahead of the Durga Puja festival, in Bhopal on Friday 23 Sep 2022

Devotees wearing traditional attires pose for a photo while carrying an idol of Goddess Durga ahead of Durga Puja festival, in Ranchi on Saturday, 24 Sep 2022

A giant structure of Goddess Durga inside a pandal in Kolkata on Thursday, 22 Sep 2022

Workers engaged in the construction of a puja pandal for the upcoming Durga Puja festival, in South Dinajpur, West Bengal on Friday, 23 Sep 2022

An idol of Goddess Durga made by using chalk pencils ahead of Durga Puja celebrations, in Kolkata.

UNESCO representative visit to witness Durga Puja Art as UNESCO confers the Durga Puja festival as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Union Minister of State for External Affairs and Culture Meenakashi Lekhi exchanges greetings with Odissi dancer Dona Ganguly during a programme.