Durga Pujo 2017: Durga Puja is just around the corner and the Bengalis have started their preparation to welcome the goddess Durga on Earth. It all begins with celebrating Mahalaya, which starts on the first day of Durga Puja. This year it is on September 19. Mahalaya marks the beginning of the Durga Puja. From artisans frantically giving final touches to idols of the goddess Durga to puja organisers hurried to put together the marquees (pandals) for inaugural, all the arrangements are on full swing. In Kolkata, to give an innovative touch to the Durga Pujo celebration there is kilometer long street 'Alpona' unveiled with several Dhaakis performed on the same occasion.
Take a look of the stunning 'Alpona' designs: