Oct 12, Making the idols in Bengaluru is not unusual for the man, whose family has been Bengalee Association Bangalore 69th Durga Puja: Manpho. Sep 28, Kumartuli is the locality where Durga Idols are made from Gangetic clay I learnt from the potters who work in the workshop at Cox Town, Bangalore! If you thought Kumartuli busies herself in making Durga Pratima only, think again. Dating back to the old days of British Raj in Calcutta, the soul of East. Jul 30, The name 'Kumortuli' is associated with the art of idol making and sculpturing, This year, Sarkar is sending six idols of Goddess Durga made of shola art to Dubai, Australia, Sri Lanka, Delhi, Assam, and Bangalore. But some females of this heritage area could break the boundaries with will power.
It is said that before painting the eyes, the craftsmen fasts for a day and eats only vegetarian food. Baroyari Durga puja is said to be mostly started in Guptipara in Hooghly by the twelve young men where baro means 12 and yar meaning friends. Puja means worship and Durga Puja is celebrated from the sixth to tenth day of the waning moon in the month of Ashvin i.
The pujas are held over a ten day period with traditionally viewed as the coming of the married daughter, Durga to her father i.
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In Maharashtra, Durga Puja is an enjoyable occasion. Puja is performed each day and devotees do not remove the flower garland that is put each day on the sculpture or image of the deity. After nine days, all nine garlands are removed together. Young girls who have not attained maturity are invited to eat, play games, dance and sing.
The elephant is drawn with Rangoli, and the girls play guessing games.
It is called as 'bhondala' then they are fed a meal of their choice. Goddess Durga is also worshipped by devotees in different pandals across the state. The pandals are decorated with beautiful decorative. People of Punjab strictly observe Navaratri. Some Punjabis have only milk for seven days before breaking the fast on ashtami or navami.
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They worship Durga Ma and do the aarti at home. Some of them have fruit or a complete meal only once a day. Intoxicating drinks or meat, and other forms of entertainment are completely avoided. At the end of the fast, devotees feed beggars or worship little girls who spell the Shakti of the Mother Goddess.
Durga Puja is celebrated in the state of Tripura with all its pride and glory. In India Durga Puja is the second biggest celebrated in this state and also the biggest celebrated festival to the people of Tripura.
Dasara is one of the biggest festival along with Ugadi. People buy new clothes and things for home. The Durga temple in Warangal is located adjacent to Bhadrakali Lake located in center. In Tamil Nadu, Golu is the festival celebrated during the Navaratri period. On this occasion dolls, predominantly that of the Gods and Goddesses from Hindu Tradition are artistically arranged on a seven stepped wooden platform.
Traditionally, 'marapachi' wooden dolls representing Perumal and Thayaar are also displayed together at a dominant location on the top step of the platform erected specially for the occasion.
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Books and musical instruments are placed in the puja pedestal and worshipped. Also, tools are placed for the Ayudh puja. Even vehicles are washed and decorated, and puja performed for them on this occasion. As part of the Golu festival, Saraswati puja is performed as Ayudh puja. Then they shifted to the Bengalee Association before coming to Cox Town. Work begins in June with 16 artisans giving shape to idols. In September, Tarun begins to work on decorations and orna ments.
Idols, ranging in height from two and a half feet to 15, are transported across Bengaluru and districts like Ballari. Tarun is known for making thematic Durga idols. Satyajit Paul, an idol-maker from Queen's Road, who works on the premises of Nagakani Amman temple said, "We have been making idols for Bengalis living in Bengaluru for the past 20 years.
The idols are not very tall as they have to be placed in homes and not pandals.
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Ornaments and hair are brought from Bara Bazaar, Kolkata. Mud from Bengaluru is only used to fill the inner part of the idol. Our work continues till Chaturthi or Panchami as Bengalis start celebrations from Shasthi the sixth day of Navratri ," he said.
There is no point taking more orders because we can only dedicate limited time to each," said Arvind Ghosh, idol-maker from Chandra Shekhar Paul's group in Chinnappa Garden. Sholapith idols Sholapith idols are a speciality of Sudhir Paul and sons, which are made and brought from Kolkata on orders by Bengali families.
These idols can be kept at home through the year.