Shakharibazar gears up for Durga Puja

  • Traders selling embellishments for idols in Shakaharibazar are engrossed in their business with Durga Puja around the corner. Photo taken on Oct 8, 2021. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

    Traders selling embellishments for idols in Shakaharibazar are engrossed in their business with Durga Puja around the corner. Photo taken on Oct 8, 2021. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

  • A woman from the Hindu community buys brass utensils that are used during prayers to Goddess Durga at Old Dhaka’s Shakharibazar on Oct 8, 2021. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

    A woman from the Hindu community buys brass utensils that are used during prayers to Goddess Durga at Old Dhaka’s Shakharibazar on Oct 8, 2021. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

  • A woman buys a painting of Goddess Durga as home décor from Shakharibazar on Oct 8, 2021. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

    A woman buys a painting of Goddess Durga as home décor from Shakharibazar on Oct 8, 2021. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

  • A musical instrument trader at Shakharibazar mends a dhol, or traditional drum, as part of the preparations for Durga Puja on Oct 8, 2021. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

    A musical instrument trader at Shakharibazar mends a dhol, or traditional drum, as part of the preparations for Durga Puja on Oct 8, 2021. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

  • A pottery artisan paints his pieces in preparation for the Durga Puja celebrations at Shakharibazar on Oct 8, 2021. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

    A pottery artisan paints his pieces in preparation for the Durga Puja celebrations at Shakharibazar on Oct 8, 2021. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

  • A musical instrument trader at Shakharibazar mends a dhol, or traditional drum, as part of the preparations for Durga Puja on Oct 8, 2021. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

    A musical instrument trader at Shakharibazar mends a dhol, or traditional drum, as part of the preparations for Durga Puja on Oct 8, 2021. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

  • Workers are constructing a mandap for the upcoming Durga Puja celebrations in the middle of a road in Shakharibazar on Oct 8, 2021. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

    Workers are constructing a mandap for the upcoming Durga Puja celebrations in the middle of a road in Shakharibazar on Oct 8, 2021. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

  • Workers are constructing a mandap for the upcoming Durga Puja celebrations in the middle of a road in Shakharibazar on Oct 8, 2021. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

    Workers are constructing a mandap for the upcoming Durga Puja celebrations in the middle of a road in Shakharibazar on Oct 8, 2021. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

  • Fabrics used to make women's attire are embroidered with the face of Goddess Durga at Shakharibazar on Oct 8, 2021. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

    Fabrics used to make women's attire are embroidered with the face of Goddess Durga at Shakharibazar on Oct 8, 2021. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

  • Traders selling embellishments for idols in Shakaharibazar are engrossed in their business with Durga Puja around the corner. Photo taken on Oct 8, 2021. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

    Traders selling embellishments for idols in Shakaharibazar are engrossed in their business with Durga Puja around the corner. Photo taken on Oct 8, 2021. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

  • With Durga Puja, the biggest festival of the Hindu community, looming, workers are busy conducting road repairs at Old Dhaka’s Shakharibazar on Oct 8, 2021. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

    With Durga Puja, the biggest festival of the Hindu community, looming, workers are busy conducting road repairs at Old Dhaka’s Shakharibazar on Oct 8, 2021. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu