Largest Durga idol unveiled in Kolkata

By Arnab Mitra

Kolkata: The world’s largest Durga idol was unveiled in Deshopriya Park, Kolkata on Friday with former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly and Mayor Shovandeb Chattopadhyay gracing the occasion. The puja committee claimed the height of the idol to be 88 ft.

2015-10-16 22.04.25Artist Mintu Pal, the man behind the idol said: “This has been a very exciting challenge for me and to be honest I am extremely happy with how the idol has turned out. I have hardly slept for the last three months, always imagining, working, and visualizing what the idol will look like. At times I doubted whether I would be able to put it all together in time. But today the creation stands in splendor and I am a happy man.”

The Limca Book of Records, India Book of Records, and Asia Book of Records will officially register the name of Deshopriya Park for making the largest Durga idol on Saturday. Mayor Shovondeb Chattopadhyay told NewsGram, “it is a day of prestige for the Bengalis all over the world. I congratulate Deshopriya Park for making Bengal proud in the global arena.”