This Durga Puja, people in Guwahati, Assam, worshipped world’s tallest bamboo idol of Goddess Durga. Art director Nuruddin Ahmed, with his team of 40 assisting artists created the idol for Bishnupur Sarbojanin Durga Puja Committee in Guwahati. Ahmed began work on this 101-feet tall idol from August 1, 2017 for Durga Puja Celebrations in the city. The creation is also known to be purely constructed out of bamboo. It is said that not a single piece of metal, iron or plastic has been used during the construction process.
Before this, the previous tallest Durga idol was erected in Kolkata last year. The 83-feet structure was made of fibre and erected on an iron structure. But the whole structure of this idol is made of bamboo. Not a single thing is made of any metal or plastic. Ahmed said some 5,000 bamboo poles of various kinds have been used in the making of the idol in Guwahati.
Ahmed’s very first creation was a Durga Puja Pandal in 1975 in Assam. It is since then he has been rendering his art work as a service to humanity. "Many people ask me why I make such Idols as I am a Muslim. But I want to tell that I have been doing this work since 1975. I always think that an artist has no religion and his only religion and duty is to serve humanity," he says.
Deep Ahmed, who supervised the artists’ team, says that the team was able to build this 100% eco-friendly idol despite of Assam’s recent bad weather and storms. Initially, the organizers had planned a taller idol. In fact, the former structure was approximately 110 feet. "But then, the whole structure came crashing because of the strong storm that came on 17th September. It was a challenge to complete the project in just six days, yet we did" he said.
Durga Puja is an annual Hindu festival in the Indian subcontinent that worships the goddess Durga. It is particularly popular in West Bengal, Odisha, Assam, Jharkhand, Bihar, Tripura, Bangladesh and is celebrated at a large scale.
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