The Durga Puja festival for 2021 is just around the corner, and while the coronavirus pandemic might have put a damper over the celebrations, that doesn’t mean they are entirely gone.
Clay idol makers known for their beautiful and oftentimes creative Goddess Durga idols have been hard at work for almost months now. Sure physical attendance into pandals might be limited or entirely forbidden in various regions across India, that does not mean that the idols will not be made.
With the commencement of the festival set on October 11th, 2021, the 10-day long festival will end on October 15th, 2021 with the visarjan of Goddess Durga. As per sources, the start of this festival is called Mahalaya.
Right now artisans all over India are in a rush to complete the Durga idols so that they can eventually be taken to their final place for the festival that includes people’s homes, temples and pandals.
Labourers are also at work now, transporting the completed Durga idols to wherever they need to go. Apparently, slightly unfinished Durga idols will be taken to the pandals and temples and on Mahalaya the artists will put the ultimate final touches like making the eyes of Goddess Durga and filling in the colours.
It is certainly as interesting to watch these idols in such almost finished state as it is watching them fully decked out and done in the final pandals or homes.
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