Idol makers busy ahead of Durga Puja

Published : 23 Sep 2022 09:38 PM | Updated : 24 Sep 2022 05:12 PM

The preparation work of idol making in Tarash Upazila of Sirajganj is almost at the final stage. Already the work of making the structure of Durga idol with bamboo, straw, wood, twine has been completed. Now only the clay work of Durga idol and other idols is going on. A few days after the completion of the clay work, the painting work will begin. Artists are having a busy time right now. As per the instructions of the Mandap authorities, the artists are working to bring out the aesthetic beauty of each statue. Autumn Durga Puja will be held in 45 Mandaps in Tarash Upazila. As the days, moments, and time are passing in almost all the Mandaps, the busyness of the artists along with the authorities is increasing.

Talked with Kanu Pal, an artist engaged in making idols in the upazila central Durga temple. He said that he has been making idols in this temple for several years. Besides, idols are being made in other places during this season. If the idol is made with the guidance of the authorities and the artist's melodiousness, and if the visitors get satisfaction from seeing it, then the artist is worth the effort. Temple president MKS Milu said, this Durga temple was established in 1889. Durga Puja is being performed here for 133 years. In this ancient temple of the upazila, every time the artists are asked to bring innovation to the idols and other decorations. So that the visitors are impressed. Along with that, he believes that if Goddess Durga is happy, the Goddess will bring prosperity to the country and the nation. Autumn Durga Puja will begin on October 1 with Shasthi Puja and end with Vijaya Dashami on October 5. According to the scriptures, Goddess Durga will arrive at Ghaz and travel by boat. Rajat Ghosh, president of the Upazila Puja Celebration Parishad, said that he sought the cooperation of all irrespective of caste and religion so that the upcoming autumn Durga Puja can be celebrated in a fair and peaceful manner. Shahidul Islam, officer in charge of Tarash police station, said that the Mandap area is under constant surveillance with three levels of security measures in every puja Mandap. Along with this, Mandap authorities have been asked to install CCTV cameras. Upazila Nirbahi Officer Mejbaul Karim said, 'All kinds of preparations have been made by the upazila administration for the upcoming Durga Puja.

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