What happened with Deshapriya Park Durga Puja?
THE TALLEST Durga idol in the world caused a stampede on Sunday, even before the pujas were to officially begin. Eleven people sustained injuries as thousands jostled to see the 88-feet tall idol at Deshapriya Park in Kolkata on Sunday afternoon. Following this, the pandal has been shut for visitors.
What happened to the biggest Durga idol of Deshapriya Park?
Days after the Deshapriya Park puja in south Kolkata was shut down following a stampede-like situation, the organisers decided to dismantle the 88-feet tall Durga idol and hand it over to the government.
Where is the biggest Durga Puja?
Durga puja is a widely celebrated festival in the Indian states of West Bengal, Bihar, Assam, and Odisha. It is celebrated over a five-day period.
Who is Mintu Pal?
Mintu Pal, 52, is a clay idol maker from Kumortuli, a potters’ colony in northern Kolkata. He has been associated with the art of idol making for decades now.
Where is the Durga idol of Deshapriya Park?
88-feet Durga idol at Kolkata’s Deshapriya Park finds place in Limca Book of Records. Keeping in mind the huge traffic that brought the city to a standstill, the key criteria to find the goddess a new home would be traffic control capacities in the area.
Which city is known as mini Kolkata?
Chittaranjan Park in Delhi is known as mini Kolkata. The mostly Bengali population of this corner of Delhi celebrates Durga Puja with fervour every year.
Who first started Durga Puja?
Nabakrishna Deb started the Durga Puja in Shobhabazar Rajbari in 1757. He set a pattern for the puja, which became a fashion and status symbol among the upcoming merchant class of Kolkata. The number of Englishmen attending the family Durga Puja became an index of prestige.
Which is the oldest Durga Puja?
The first Barowari Durga Puja was organized in Kolkata by Bhowanipore Sanatan Dharmotsahini Sabha in 1909 at Balaram Bose Ghat Road, Bhowanipore.
Is goddess Durga married?
Durga Mata is the Avatar of Maa Parvati who is the beloved wife of Lord Shiva and hence, Durga Mata is married to Lord Shiva.
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