Devotees celebrating Durga Puja in front of a statue of the goddess Durga. Photo: Alamy

Indian street festival Durga Puja: guide to the celebrations, marquees, legend and dances

  • The Durga Puja festival is devoted to the 10-armed Hindu goddess Durga who was created to vanquish a buffalo-headed demon
  • A time full of exuberance, food and laughter, people from all walks of life mingle freely on the streets for the whole 10 days
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Devotees celebrating Durga Puja in front of a statue of the goddess Durga. Photo: Alamy
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Bhakti Mathur

Bhakti Mathur

Bhakti took to writing in 2010 when she created the popular Amma, Tell Me series of children’s picture books about Indian festivals and mythology. After a long stint as a banker, she now juggles her time between her writing, her passion for yoga and long-distance running, and her family.