Dhaka: For the Durga puja this year, Bangladesh’s tallest 71-feet idol of Durga has been erected at Chowmuhani area, popularly known as the commercial centre of Noakhali district situated at the coastal belt.
Amar Paul, an artist from Chittagong district, Bangladesh has been leading the work on this huge statue of Durga. Paul along with his other helping hands are now busy giving final touch to the idol for the puja.
The organisers are expecting huge gathering at their puja mandap. “We are hoping huge crowd at our mandap for the festival,” Secretary of the Bijoya Celebration Committee, Tapos Saha said. “The 71-feet sculpture of goddess Durga that has been erected at our mandap is the country’s tallest idol,” informed Tapos.
Bangladesh’s Noakhali district has followed Kolkata’s Deshapriyo Park where the tallest idol of Durga puja was erected. An 88-feet idol of goddess Durga was erected at the Deshapriyo Park last year which attracted huge enthusiastic crowd to the venue.
Last minute’s preparation are in full swing to celebrate the Hindu community’s greatest religious festival Durga Puja in Bangladesh. The Durga puja will be celebrated this year at 29,395 puja mandaps throughout the country against the last year’s 29071, according to Bangladesh Puja Udjapan Parishad.