AP PHOTOS: Artists paint, mold idols for Durga Puja festival


              Devotees pray before an idol of Hindu goddess Durga on the second day of Durga Puja festival in Kolkata, India, Monday, Oct. 3, 2022. The five-day festival commemorates the slaying of a demon king by goddess Durga, marking the triumph of good over evil. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)
            
              Devotees leave their sandals outside in reverence as they arrive to offer prayer to Hindu goddess Durga inside a makeshift worship place on the second day of Durga Puja festival in Kolkata, India, Monday, Oct. 3, 2022. The five-day festival commemorates the slaying of a demon king by goddess Durga, marking the triumph of good over evil. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)
            
              People offer prayers at a makeshift worship venue on the first day of Durga Puja festival in Kolkata, India, Sunday, Oct. 2, 2022. The five-day festival commemorates the slaying of a demon king by goddess Durga, marking the triumph of good over evil. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)
            
              A woman hangs clothes outside her house, beside an unfinished idol of Hindu goddess Durga ahead of Durga Puja festival at Kumortuli, the potters' place, in Kolkata, India, Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022. The five-day festival commemorates the slaying of a demon king by goddess Durga, marking the triumph of good over evil. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)
            
              People walk past studios filled with idols of Hindu goddess Durga ahead of Durga Puja festival at Kumortuli, the potters' place, in Kolkata, India, Sept. 19, 2022. The five-day festival commemorates the slaying of a demon king by goddess Durga, marking the triumph of good over evil. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)
            
              An unfinished clay idol of Hindu goddess Durga is wrapped with plastic sheet on a roadside temporary studio to protect it from the rain, ahead of Hindu festival Durga Puja at Kumortuli, the potters' place, in Kolkata, India, Sept. 11, 2022. The five-day festival commemorates the slaying of a demon king by goddess Durga, marking the triumph of good over evil. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)
            
              An artisan works on an idol of Hindu goddess Durga ahead of Durga Puja festival at Kumortuli, the potters' place, in Kolkata, India, Sept. 18, 2022. The five-day festival commemorates the slaying of a demon king by goddess Durga, marking the triumph of good over evil. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)
            
              A man walks in a lane filled with idols of Hindu goddess Durga ahead of Durga Puja festival in Kolkata, India, Sept. 18, 2022. The five-day festival commemorates the slaying of a demon king by goddess Durga, marking the triumph of good over evil. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)
            
              Laborers unload a clay idol of Hindu goddess Durga from a truck to place at a worship site ahead of Durga Puja festival in Kolkata, India, Sept. 27, 2022. The five-day festival commemorates the slaying of a demon king by goddess Durga, marking the triumph of good over evil. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)
            
              Artisans prepare decorations for idols of Hindu goddess Durga ahead of Durga Puja festival in Kolkata, India, Sept. 19, 2022. The five-day festival commemorates the slaying of a demon king by goddess Durga, marking the triumph of good over evil. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)
            
              Laborers carry an idol of Hindu goddess Durga towards a worship place ahead of Durga Puja festival at Kumortuli, the potters' place, in Kolkata, India, Sept. 26, 2022. The five-day festival commemorates the slaying of a demon king by goddess Durga, marking the triumph of good over evil. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)
            
              Artisans work on idols of Hindu goddess Durga ahead of Durga Puja festival at Kumortuli, the potters' place, in Kolkata, India, Sept. 11, 2022. The five-day festival commemorates the slaying of a demon king by goddess Durga, marking the triumph of good over evil. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)
            
              Laborers wait to load clay idols of Hindu goddess Durga at Kumortuli, the potters' place, ahead of Durga Puja festival in Kolkata, India, Sept. 27, 2022. The five-day festival commemorates the slaying of a demon king by goddess Durga, marking the triumph of good over evil. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)
            
              Artisans busy finishing an idol of Hindu goddess Durga at a studio as onlookers walk through an alley ahead of Hindu festival Durga Puja at Kumortuli, the potters' place in Kolkata, India, Sept. 19, 2022. The five-day festival commemorates the slaying of a demon king by goddess Durga, marking the triumph of good over evil. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)
            
              Clay idols of Hindu goddess Durga stand at an artisan's studio ahead of Durga Puja festival in Kolkata, India, Sept. 18, 2022. The five-day festival commemorates the slaying of a demon king by goddess Durga, marking the triumph of good over evil. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)
            
              An man walks past an artisan working on a clay idol of Hindu goddess Durga at his roadside temporary studio ahead of Durga Puja festival at Kumortuli, the potters' place, in Kolkata, India, Sept. 18, 2022. The five-day festival commemorates the slaying of a demon king by goddess Durga, marking the triumph of good over evil. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)
            
              A man sprays color on idols of Hindu goddess Durga ahead of Durga Puja festival in Kolkata, India, Sept. 11, 2022. The five-day festival commemorates the slaying of a demon king by goddess Durga, marking the triumph of good over evil. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)
            
              An artisan prepares an idol of Hindu goddess Durga ahead of Durga Puja festival at Kumortuli, the potters' place, in Kolkata, India, Sept. 19, 2022. The five-day festival commemorates the slaying of a demon king by goddess Durga, marking the triumph of good over evil. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)
            
              Laborers pull a clay idol of Hindu goddess Durga to load on a truck ahead of Durga Puja festival at Kumortuli, the potters' place, in Kolkata, India, Sept. 26, 2022. The five-day festival commemorates the slaying of a demon king by goddess Durga, marking the triumph of good over evil. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)
            
              An artisan works on an idol of Hindu goddess Durga ahead of Durga Puja festival at Kumortuli, the potters' place, in Kolkata, India, Sept. 18, 2022. The five-day festival commemorates the slaying of a demon king by goddess Durga, marking the triumph of good over evil. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)
            
              A man walks in a lane filled with idols of Hindu goddess Durga ahead of Durga Puja festival in Kolkata, India, Sept. 18, 2022. The five-day festival commemorates the slaying of a demon king by goddess Durga, marking the triumph of good over evil. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)
            
              Laborers unload a clay idol of Hindu goddess Durga from a truck to place at a worship site ahead of Durga Puja festival in Kolkata, India, Sept. 27, 2022. The five-day festival commemorates the slaying of a demon king by goddess Durga, marking the triumph of good over evil. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)
            
              Artisans prepare decorations for idols of Hindu goddess Durga ahead of Durga Puja festival in Kolkata, India, Sept. 19, 2022. The five-day festival commemorates the slaying of a demon king by goddess Durga, marking the triumph of good over evil. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)
            
              Laborers carry an idol of Hindu goddess Durga towards a worship place ahead of Durga Puja festival at Kumortuli, the potters' place, in Kolkata, India, Sept. 26, 2022. The five-day festival commemorates the slaying of a demon king by goddess Durga, marking the triumph of good over evil. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)
            
              Artisans work on idols of Hindu goddess Durga ahead of Durga Puja festival at Kumortuli, the potters' place, in Kolkata, India, Sept. 11, 2022. The five-day festival commemorates the slaying of a demon king by goddess Durga, marking the triumph of good over evil. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)
            
              Laborers wait to load clay idols of Hindu goddess Durga at Kumortuli, the potters' place, ahead of Durga Puja festival in Kolkata, India, Sept. 27, 2022. The five-day festival commemorates the slaying of a demon king by goddess Durga, marking the triumph of good over evil. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)
            
              Artisans busy finishing an idol of Hindu goddess Durga at a studio as onlookers walk through an alley ahead of Hindu festival Durga Puja at Kumortuli, the potters' place in Kolkata, India, Sept. 19, 2022. The five-day festival commemorates the slaying of a demon king by goddess Durga, marking the triumph of good over evil. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)
            
              Clay idols of Hindu goddess Durga stand at an artisan's studio ahead of Durga Puja festival in Kolkata, India, Sept. 18, 2022. The five-day festival commemorates the slaying of a demon king by goddess Durga, marking the triumph of good over evil. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)
            
              An man walks past an artisan working on a clay idol of Hindu goddess Durga at his roadside temporary studio ahead of Durga Puja festival at Kumortuli, the potters' place, in Kolkata, India, Sept. 18, 2022. The five-day festival commemorates the slaying of a demon king by goddess Durga, marking the triumph of good over evil. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)
            
              A man sprays color on idols of Hindu goddess Durga ahead of Durga Puja festival in Kolkata, India, Sept. 11, 2022. The five-day festival commemorates the slaying of a demon king by goddess Durga, marking the triumph of good over evil. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)
            
              An artisan prepares an idol of Hindu goddess Durga ahead of Durga Puja festival at Kumortuli, the potters' place, in Kolkata, India, Sept. 19, 2022. The five-day festival commemorates the slaying of a demon king by goddess Durga, marking the triumph of good over evil. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)
            
              Laborers pull a clay idol of Hindu goddess Durga to load on a truck ahead of Durga Puja festival at Kumortuli, the potters' place, in Kolkata, India, Sept. 26, 2022. The five-day festival commemorates the slaying of a demon king by goddess Durga, marking the triumph of good over evil. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)
            Devotees pray before an idol of Hindu goddess Durga on the second day of Durga Puja festival in Kolkata, India, Monday, Oct. 3, 2022. The five-day festival commemorates the slaying of a demon king by goddess Durga, marking the triumph of good over evil. (AP Photo/Bikas Das) Devotees leave their sandals outside in reverence as they arrive to offer prayer to Hindu goddess Durga inside a makeshift worship place on the second day of Durga Puja festival in Kolkata, India, Monday, Oct. 3, 2022. The five-day festival commemorates the slaying of a demon king by goddess Durga, marking the triumph of good over evil. (AP Photo/Bikas Das) A woman hangs clothes outside her house, beside an unfinished idol of Hindu goddess Durga ahead of Durga Puja festival at Kumortuli, the potters' place, in Kolkata, India, Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022. The five-day festival commemorates the slaying of a demon king by goddess Durga, marking the triumph of good over evil. (AP Photo/Bikas Das) People offer prayers at a makeshift worship venue on the first day of Durga Puja festival in Kolkata, India, Sunday, Oct. 2, 2022. The five-day festival commemorates the slaying of a demon king by goddess Durga, marking the triumph of good over evil. (AP Photo/Bikas Das) An unfinished clay idol of Hindu goddess Durga is wrapped with plastic sheet on a roadside temporary studio to protect it from the rain, ahead of Hindu festival Durga Puja at Kumortuli, the potters' place, in Kolkata, India, Sept. 11, 2022. The five-day festival commemorates the slaying of a demon king by goddess Durga, marking the triumph of good over evil. (AP Photo/Bikas Das) People walk past studios filled with idols of Hindu goddess Durga ahead of Durga Puja festival at Kumortuli, the potters' place, in Kolkata, India, Sept. 19, 2022. The five-day festival commemorates the slaying of a demon king by goddess Durga, marking the triumph of good over evil. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)
AP PHOTOS: Artists paint, mold idols for Durga Puja festival