Bhubaneswar, October19 ( Odisha.in ) Durga Puja pandal of Nayapalli with its unique concept and traditional craftmanship attracts more visitors this year.
While earlier Nayapalli Durga puja mandap committee had the distinction of erecting the gates resembling Belur Math, Birla temple, Victoria Terminal, Mysore Palace, Church St. Pits burg, Grant place of Brussels , Royal Palace of Britain and Communication Palace of Spain, which was attracting lakhs of visitors from all over the State, during the current year, there has been an exception.
A traditional structure is this year’s attraction. The main gate has been made of mats anddecorated with Orissan handicrafts. It took over 2 months to construct and decorate the gate and the pendal. A 19 feet high well decorated clay image of Goddess Durga is being worshiped here.
Talking to Odisha.in Mahendra Balabantaray, General Secretary of Nayapalli Durga Puja Committe said that according to Vedic customs the image of Goddess Durga has been constructed of the holy soil of sacred rivers Ganjes and Kathjodi, by artists from Medinpur.
This years image highlights the state of Goddess Durga before killing Mahishasura. In the backdrop . images of all the Gods and Goddesses offering arms, ammunitions, dresses and ornaments to Goddess Durga to prepare herself to kill the demon has been depicted.
He informed that electronic light gate, high mast light, 80 feet high image of Ravan and computerised fire works are the main attractions of this year’s mandap