Mamata Banerjee idol seeks blessings from Goddess Durga at this Kolkata pandal

Written by | October 5, 2016 | 0

New Delhi: A pandal at West Bengal has created quite a sensation among the people in which a look-alike idol of chief minister Mamata Banerjee is seen receiving blessings from Goddess Durga.

The idol made at Bhawanipore Durgotsav Samity pandal during the Navratri celebrations. The idol is a woman draped in a white colored saree with blue border resembling Mamata Banerjee.

The figure is seen offering flowers to the goddess and seeking blessings. As per a report, face of Mahishasura the demon looks similar to that of former Opposition leader Suryakanta Mishra. While traditional Mahishasura idols are aggressive , part of the Durga idols, this one has lowered its head in submission to the Goddess.

TOI quoted Local Trinamool councillor Asim Basu, an organiser of the Bhawanipore puja claims, “It is up to the visitors to interpret things the way they want. We have only portrayed the Durga Puja spirit of women power.” Mamata Banerjee is also expected to visit this pandal. Organisers of the pandal said that the idol will be preserved and not immersed as per tradition.

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