Durga idols are recovered from the Hooghly River after being immersed during the Durga Puja idols, Babughat, Kolkata, India. The idols are recovered to avoid polluting the river. They're made from straw and river clay, but the paints are not eco-friendly.
Photo ID: Brett-Cole-India-05408
Photo size: 19.1 Mpixels (54.6 MB uncompressed) - 5350x3567 pixels (17.8x11.8 in / 45.3x30.2 cm at 300 ppi)
Photo keywords: Babughat, Calcutta, clay, conservation, Durga Puja, environment, festival, Ganga, Ganges, garbage, Hindu, Hooghly, idol, immersion, India, Kolkata, pollution, prayer, recycling, trash
Published in: Kolkata (Calcutta), Ganges River (Ganga), Pollution, Hinduism, Prayer, Recycling