An Indian artisan paints a clay idol of Hindu Goddess Durga at a workshed in Chennai on September 29, 2016 in prepartion for the Durga puja and Vijaya Dashamai festival which marks the victory of Durga over the demon Mahishasura.
The goddess fought with evil for ten days and nine nights. Vijayadashami is celebrated on the tenth day of the darker fortnight of the month of Ashwin according to the Hindu calendar, corresponding to September or October of the Gregorian calendar. The first nine days are celebrated as Navratri culminating on the tenth day as Dussehra. / AFP PHOTO / ARUN SANKAR
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