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Hindu devotees bathe in river Ganges on 2nd day of goddess festival

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Kolkata, Oct 23 (EFE/EPA).- Thousands of Hindu devotees on Friday took a dip in the river Ganges, considered holy in the religion, to mark the second day of the festival to worship the goddess Durga, especially popular in eastern India.In Bengal this ritual - known as Mahalaya - has a special importance as it marks the beginning of their biggest festival Durga Puja, set to continue until Oct. 26.The Durga Puja festival celebrates the legend of the goddess descending from paradise, situated in the Himalayas, to come to Earth among her devotees. (Camera: PIYAL ADHIKARY). SHOT LIST: DEVOTEES STAND IN THE RIVER GANGES AS THEY PERFORM RITUALS ON THE SECOND DAY OF THE DURGA PUJA FESTIVAL IN KOLKATA, EASTERN INDIA.

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