Photo story: Kumortuli in Kolkata

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Kumortuli, a beautiful place situated in Shobhabajar, North Kolkata, is home to the thousand clay artists, and a very favorite place of photographers, especially before Durga Puja. The place is often called “The birthplace of Gods” because this is the biggest area where Durga idols are made in West Bengal. Durga idols are even shipped internationally from here. It is not only famous for its religious significance but also attracts numerous artists, photographers, and tourists who come to witness the craftsmanship and vibrant atmosphere. The narrow lanes of Kumortuli are lined with workshops and studios of the artisans, giving visitors a glimpse into the creative process and the dedication that goes into making these idols. Kumortuli is an essential part of Kolkata’s cultural heritage and contributes significantly to the city’s artistic identity. It remains a must-visit destination for anyone interested in experiencing the rich artistic and religious traditions of Bengal.

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