Puri artist made idol of Goddess Durga with 275 ice cream sticks

On the occasion of Navratri, a miniature artist from Puri has made a unique idol of Goddess Durga out of 275 ice cream sticks.

Artist Biswajit Nayak told ANI on Tuesday, “It took me six days to complete this artwork.”

“I have created the miniature art of Durga Maa’s face. Using a total of 275 ice cream sticks. This time I have also designed a new type of mandala art on the idol. We will celebrate by following “Durga Puja”. COVID- 19 guidelines,” Nayak said.

As per the guidelines issued in September by the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) regarding the observance of Durga Puja amid COVID-19, the size of the idol should be less than four feet.

The guidelines limited the number of participants to seven people.

The BMC mandated that no public gathering would be allowed during Durga Puja and the puja would be conducted in indoor-like conditions.

There will be no immersion procession. The idols will be immersed in artificial ponds created by the local administration for this purpose.

The guidelines further stated that there shall be no public darshan or darshan by the public/devotees in the Puja Pandals or Mandaps.

Puja organizers will have to take permission from the District Magistrate. For the area under the Commissioner of Police of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar, permission shall be authorized by the Commissioner of Police.

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