Published On : Mon, Sep 26th, 2016

City artists start giving final touch to idol of Goddess Durga ahead of Navratra festival

durga-puja-nagpurNagpur:  City is gearing up for ‘Navratri’ which is slated to start from October 2, 2016 and last till October 11, 2016.  Ahead of Navratri festival, city artists are on full swing preparations just a week before the Puja. Clay artisans start to breathe in life in the idols of Durga.

nagpur-durga-pujaBamboo sticks cut in various shapes and sizes are required to make the basic structure of the idols of Goddess Durga and the platform on which the colossal statue stands. The idols will be installed during Navratri festival.

Navratri or the Nine Nights is that time (of the year) when you turn inward towards your source. It is the time of the year to spend with yourself, nurturing and rejuvenating yourself through prayers, chants, meditation, fasting, and other spiritual practices, and coming out feeling refreshed, renewed and creative. This is the significance and the true spirit of Navratri.

durga-idol-nagpurMany event management groups and institutions are busy in making arrangements to bring celebrities from Bollywood or TV stars to their venue where they have organized Garba for the youth of the city.

Those making idols of Goddess Durga have started making idols depicting the Goddess as wearing a red saree. Red is the color of dynamism – the ‘moving’ energy. Devotees believe that when one prays to Goddess Durga, she brings forth dynamism in you to make things move.