A 101-foot idol of Goddess Durga made of bamboo is all set to enter the Guinness Book of Records as the world’s tallest bamboo sculpture. About 5,000 bamboo poles have been used in the making of the idol. Art director and his team of 40 artists are creating the idol for Guwahati’s Bishnupur Sarbojanin Durga Puja Committee.
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The organisers had earlier planned a 110 feet idol.
Supervisor of the project, says that they haven’t used any metal or plastic in this idol and it’s completely green. Earlier, the organizers had planned a taller idol. In fact, the initial structure was approximately 110 feet. “But then on the 17th of this month, the whole structure came crashing because of the strong storm. It was a challenge to complete the project in just six days,” he said.
“People encouraged us to start afresh and we have already managed to finish almost 70 per cent of the structure,” he added.
Durga Puja marks the battle of goddess Durga with the demon Mahishasura and her victory. The festival epitomises the victory of good over evil, and is celebrated with merrymaking and joyous festivities. The four-day celebrations begin on September 27.