Patna artistes make unique idols to Navratri festival

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Patna, Sep 25 (ANI): Two artistes in Patna have prepared unique idols to celebrate the nine-day long festival of Navratri.

Instead of traditional idols made with mud, these idols have been made with raisins, woollen thread and mustard seeds.

Jitendra Kumar has made two idols of Bharat Mata (Mother India), - one with raisins and another with woollen thread as the base material.

"This time I have made two idols of Mother India, - one with raisins and another with woollen thread. For the idol with raisins I bought eight kilograms of raisins and for the woollen idol, around five kilograms of wool. To make one idol it takes about 15-20 days and to make two idols it takes about a month's time. We do not use mud though there are a lot of idols made of mud and people are very excited to see these idols," said Kumar.

Another artiste Radhey Shyam is meanwhile busy giving final touches to an idol of Hindu Goddess Durga using mustard seeds as the base material.

Shyam said that his idol would be the centre of attraction during Durga Puja.

The Navratri festival, celebrated at the onset of spring and autumn, marks the period of special obeisance to the power of Goddess Durga, a manifestation of the Mother Goddess in Hindu mythology.

The nine days of Navratri stand for the nine manifestations of Goddess Durga. (ANI)

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