Silver backdrop for Cuttack's Durga Puja

The 14 feet high Hara-Parvati idol will be adorned by the silver backdrop which was started nine months earlier. The backdrop work is in the completion stages as artisans are working on it tirelessly to complete the work by first week of October. The Durga Puja celebrations in the Silver City is scheduled on 6th of October.

Traditional designs are used to decorate the silver backdrop. Over 50 lakh rupees has been spent by the puja committee for this silver backdrop.

The weight of the silver backdrop is 110 kilograms and would be 17 feet in height. Pearls have been used along with silver in the decoration of this costly backdrop.

Silver crowns of the deities are planned to be converted to golden ones in another five years time.


This article was posted on 2016-09-13.

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