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Durga Puja Special: Meet The Makers Of The Goddess

India | News18 | October 16, 2018, 12:00 pm
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 Come Durga Puja, every year artists from parts of North West-Bengal gather at Delhi’s Chittaranjan Park to create the amazing sculptures of the Goddess.<br /><br />Photo: An Artisan seen gathering the clay from the banks of Yamuna and mix it with the clay from Sonagachi in Kolkata. It is a part of the ritual. (Image: Sneha Mitra)

Come Durga Puja, every year artists from parts of North West-Bengal gather at Delhi’s Chittaranjan Park to create the amazing sculptures of the Goddess.

Photo: An Artisan seen gathering the clay from the banks of Yamuna and mix it with the clay from Sonagachi in Kolkata. It is a part of the ritual. (Image: Sneha Mitra)

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 They then carve the body of the goddess part by part. (Image: Sneha Mitra)

They then carve the body of the goddess part by part. (Image: Sneha Mitra)

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 They also create Maa Durga’s offsprings who stand sidewise to the Goddess during the five-day festival. (Image: Sneha Mitra)

They also create Maa Durga’s offsprings who stand sidewise to the Goddess during the five-day festival. (Image: Sneha Mitra)

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 The head of Mahisasura, the demon Goddess Durga kills on the eighth day during the pooja. (Image: Sneha Mitra)

The head of Mahisasura, the demon Goddess Durga kills on the eighth day during the pooja. (Image: Sneha Mitra)

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 Artisan crafting the crown with the help of a mould. (Image: Sneha Mitra)

Artisan crafting the crown with the help of a mould. (Image: Sneha Mitra)

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 Another artisan crafting the art. (Image: Sneha Mitra)

Another artisan crafting the art. (Image: Sneha Mitra)

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 An artist is seen making the crown of the Goddess Durga. (Image: Sneha Mitra)

An artist is seen making the crown of the Goddess Durga. (Image: Sneha Mitra)

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 A closer look at the artwork work by the artisans. (Image: Sneha Mitra)

A closer look at the artwork work by the artisans. (Image: Sneha Mitra)

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 The various colours used in the making of the idols. (Image: Sneha Mitra)

The various colours used in the making of the idols. (Image: Sneha Mitra)

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 The make-do colour palette used to colour the idols. (Image: Sneha Mitra)

The make-do colour palette used to colour the idols. (Image: Sneha Mitra)

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 The first layer of spray paints on the idols. (Image: Sneha Mitra)

The first layer of spray paints on the idols. (Image: Sneha Mitra)

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 The feet of the Goddess. The red colour on the sides are a symbol of Bengali ritual and culture. (Image: Sneha Mitra)

The feet of the Goddess. The red colour on the sides are a symbol of Bengali ritual and culture. (Image: Sneha Mitra)

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 Artisan seen draping the Goddess. (Image: Sneha Mitra)

Artisan seen draping the Goddess. (Image: Sneha Mitra)

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 Giving some last touches before the goddess is completely draped in her attire. (Image: Sneha Mitra)

Giving some last touches before the goddess is completely draped in her attire. (Image: Sneha Mitra)

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 And finally, Maa Durga is adorned with the saree and is ready to enter the houses of the worshipers. (Image: Sneha Mitra)<br /><br />It is Shashti and I can hear the sound of dhaak in my ears. Maa eshegache! Happy Pujo!

And finally, Maa Durga is adorned with the saree and is ready to enter the houses of the worshipers. (Image: Sneha Mitra)

It is Shashti and I can hear the sound of dhaak in my ears. Maa eshegache! Happy Pujo!

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