Berhampur, Oct 19 (LocalWire): While the usual revelry of the Durga Puja celebrations was missing in the Silk City, the spirit of artistry was kept alive as a city based artist made many miniature idols of the Goddess Durga.
Satya Maharana, a 37-year old artist, has made miniature idols of the Goddess in stone, wood, chalk, pencil and clay.
The height of the two wood idols is between 1.3 to 1.8 cm, while the height of two stone idols is 1.3 cm. The head of the idol measures 6 mm. Similarly, the height of the idol made in chalk and pencil is around 1 cm and 3 mm respectively, he has made another idol in clay with a height of 1.7 inch.
“I have made these by carefully carving the wood, stone, pencil and chalk,” said Maharana, a businessman. The wood polish, however, was painted on it to make the idol more attractive, he said.
Moharana, who has a habit of making miniature idols of different Gods and Goddesses on major festivals, said he had taken around ten days to make all the idols,and he had given the finishing touches to all the idols on Sunday.
Except the chalk and pencil, the idolswere made through collecting the waste materials collected from street-roads, he said.
As the district administration has imposed a ban on Durga Puja in public places this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, he said that the idols would not be displayed for the public view.
“I will display these idols in my drawing-room. The people can witness these miniature idols in the future,” he added.
Though he had made the miniature idols of different Gods and Goddess earlier, but for the first time, he made the small idols of the Devi Durga, this year.