After 22 Years, Maa Navdurga Murti Is Getting Sculpted At UP’s Gorakhpur Railway Station

by Shreya Ghosh
After 22 Years, Maa Navdurga Murti Is Getting Sculpted At UP’s Gorakhpur Railway Station

Grand preparations for Navratri and Durga Puja have started all around India. The festivities are going to be celebrated with pomp and glory and the entire country is getting decked up right now to celebrate all these days in the most beautiful way.  Uttar Pradesh’s Gorakhpur city is seeing all the pre-festival preparations right now. For the first time after more than 2 decades, Navdurga idols are being made at the city’s railway station.

Navdurga Idol Being Made At Gorakhpur Railway Station

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From building the pandals to making idols, the work is moving at a rapid pace. Ahead of the Navratri celebrations and festivities starting this year, idols of Navdurga are getting sculpted at the Gorakhpur railway station. After 2001, this is the first time an artist is making Maa Navdurga ready for the puja at this place. This year, Probir Biswas has the responsibility to sculpt two Navdurga idol sets.

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Not just at the Gorakhpur Railway Station, Navdurga idols are now being made in these different parts of the city, according to a report by Jagran.

  • Gorakhnath
  • Kirana Mandi
  • Suba Bazaar
  • Sumer Sagar

Major parts of the idols have been made. Colouring has also started. Preparations are going on swiftly to celebrate Durga Puja and Navratri in the most splendid way.

Read More About The Idols & Sculptures Here

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One of these stunning idols is being made for a pandal near the Shiva temple in Bakshipur. It is a 13-foot-tall idol of the Devi. The sculptor beautifully sculpted all nine forms of the Navdurga in one frame. The Jagran report stated that the artist put the idol of Maa Durga in the centre. The other 8 idols of the Devi are put on both sides of Maa Durga. Among all the 9 idols, Maa Durga idol is the biggest.

Another beautiful set of Navdurga is for Kaptanganj in Uttar Pradesh. The nine idols are separate for this set. All the idols are 6 feet tall.

Also read: Durga Puja 2023: This Kolkata Pandal To Have A 32-Ft Maa Durga Idol With 10 Globes On 10 Hands

How excited are you to celebrate Durga Puja and Navratri this year? How are the grand preparations going on in your city? Let us know all about it!

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