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Kumhartoli - Calcutta.
This market in Old Calcutta is the home of most "Kumhars" - Idol Makers of calcutta. The City like any other indian city has approximately 1 festival a month when people worship a god or goddess in the idol form.
When i visited this market the prepration of "Saraswati Puja" - Festival of the Goddess of Education & Knowledge was underway.
What you see here are the Idols ready to be shipped to various parts of the city. This is just 5% of the total Shippment.
These idols will be painted and drapped with clothes and jewellary once they reach the destination.

You have to see this place to picture the magnitude.

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  • Copyright: Aman Ajmani (aman) (83)
  • Genre: Miejsca
  • Medium: Kolorowe
  • Date Taken: 2009-01-03
  • Categories: Święta
  • Naświetlenie: f/11, 1/500 sekund
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  • Wersja zdjęcia: Oryginalna wersja, Workshop
  • Date Submitted: 2009-01-21 21:54
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