ANI | | Posted by Akanksha Agnihotri, Kolkata (west Bengal) [india]
As the celebration of Durga Puja approaches, West Bengal occupants are thinking of inventive plans to commend the celebration, for example, making a symbol utilizing countless chalk pencils. Craftsmans from Kolkata have made a symbol of Goddess Durga utilizing crores of chalk pencils. A female stone carver Sushila Shaw educated ANI that regarding 5 crore chalk pencils were utilized to make icons including symbols of Master Ganesha, Kartika, Goddess Lakshmi and Saraswati.
“Various kinds of hued chalk pencils have been utilized to cause these symbols and around 2.5 lakh rupees to have been spent all the while. It required one and a half months to make this large number of symbols,” Sushila said. She further said that the construction of the symbols was made by men while the five female craftsmans planned and brightened them with chalk pencils.
“The thought and the idea to cause the icon of Maa Durga and different symbols to have a place with our two senior specialists Mithun Maity and Swapan Sarkar with whom we are working. We are exceptionally glad to accomplish this work and trust that everybody will like these icons.,” Sushila said.
“There was really difficult for us all to finish this as it will be the main Maa Durga symbol in the country as well as on the planet which is made of chalk pencils. Simply the last touch is being given after that it will be all set to the pandal,” she said. The 10-day celebration denotes the love of Goddess Durga. Months before the celebration, craftsmans shape icons of Durga and her kids (Lakshmi, Saraswati, Kartik and Ganesh) utilizing unfired mud.
The celebration denotes its starting upon the arrival of Mahalaya when the custom of ‘pran pratistha’ is finished by painting the eyes of the goddess icon. Sasthi, Saptami, Ashtami…every day the celebration has its own importance and set of customs. The festivals come full circle on the 10th day known as Vijaya Dashami when the symbols are submerged in water bodies from where the earth was obtained.
This year Durga Puja starts on October 1 with Maha Shashti and will end on October 5 with Maha Dasami. The meaning of Durga Puja goes past religion and is worshipped as the festival of sympathy, fraternity, humankind, craftsmanship and culture. From the resonation of ‘dhaak’ and new garments to tasty food, there stays a carousel temperament during nowadays.
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