Unless you live under a rock, you must have noticed the festivities around you in almost every nook and corner of the country. That’s because it is that time of the year again! India springs to life during the festive Navratri and Durga Puja season. Many parts of India, including and especially West Bengal, are home to stunning Durga Puja celebrations that are characterized by magnificent pandals and vibrant cultural activities. Women dress up in beautiful traditional attire and visit these famous temples and pandals to offer their prayers. Families get together and go pandal-hopping. The innovative themes and colourful embellishments of famous Durga Puja pandals in Kolkata are famous all over the world. Durga Puja is not just a festival. It is a sneak peek into the culture of West Bengal. It gives an introduction to the vibrant, zestful, talented and jovial people of West Bengal. As we come to the last couple of days of Durga Puja 2017, here are some amazing images of Durga Puja celebration in India that will make you look forward to Durga Puja 2018! Also Read - Goddess Durga Made of Bamboos in Noida Sector 25's Eco Friendly Pandal is Simply Marvellous

Priests worshiping Goddess Durga during Durga Puja

Priests worshiping goddess Durga

Priests worshiping goddess Durga

A magnificent Durga Puja pandal in Kolkata

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Huge number of devotees visit Durga Puja pandals every year

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Musicians perform outside Durga Puja pandal

Durga Puja celebration

Pandals are known for their innovative themes and beautiful decorations

Durga Puja pandal Kolkata

Another marvelous Durga Puja pandal worth visiting!

Durga Puja pandal

Beautiful pandal with devotees at night!

Durga Puja prayer

Durga idols are immersed in water after the festival

Durga Puja visarjan

And devotees who celebrate the festival with great enthusiasm eagerly wait for it to come again the next year!

Durga Puja