Published:  12:07 AM, 13 September 2017

Rangpur artisans busy making Durga idols

Rangpur artisans busy making Durga idols

Artisans are passing busiest time to erect idols of Goddess Durga as preparations are afoot to celebrate the upcoming greatest religious festival of the Hindu community, Durga Puja, in the district.

President of Rangpur district unit of Bangladesh Puja Udjapon Parishad (BPUP) Advocate Rothish Chandra Bhowmik Babu Sona today said more than 800 Durga Puja mandaps, including 127 in Rangpur city, are being erected in the district.

"Preparations are continuing in full swing to celebrate the five-day Durga Puja festivity from September 26 to 30 next with due religious fervor, gaiety and solemnity everywhere in Rangpur," Bhowmik said. Beginning from September 26, the festival will end on September 30 next through celebration of the Bijaya Dashami with immersion of the idols of Goddess Durga, he added, reports BSS.

Police Super Mizanur Rahman said the Durga Puja festivity will be celebrated at all mandaps amid tight security measures in the district this year. "To ensure peaceful celebrations of Durga Puja, special security measures would be taken," the Police Super added.

Talking to this correspondent, artisan Manoranjan Paul at Anondomoyee Sebashram Mandir in the city said, "I am passing my busiest time now to complete erection of the idols of Goddess Durga with artistic creativity and colors."

Another artisan Shyamol Kumar Paul said he began erecting the idols of Mother Durga at 20 Puja mandaps in the city adjoining areas from beginning of the month of 'Shrabon' last. "After completing most of the works, I am working now round the clock to give finishing touches to the idols with different colors to make those more charming," Shyamol said.

General Secretary of the district unit of BPUP Dhiman Bhattacharya said erection of the idols of Mother Durga continues in full swing in all eight upazilas, Rangpur city and three municipalities of the district.

He expressed satisfaction over the steps being taken by the district and police administrations for ensuring peaceful celebrations of the upcoming Durga Puja festivities in the district.

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