Fiberglass Durga Idol
In Bengal and some other adjoining areas she is also worshipped with her whole family with Karthikeya, Lord Ganesha, Goddess Saraswati and Goddess Laxmi. Even while slaying the buffalo demon her face is lighted with smile which radiates peace and wellbeing for all.
h2 New Fiberglass Durga Idol Legend has it that Mahisasura, the shape shifting buffalo was once terrorizing the world, kicking up dust, leaving destruction in his wake with his armies torturing pious sadhus(hermits) and disrupting yagyas and havanas. As the Devas and Asuras are locked in a perpetual battle symbolizing the ever recurring war between good and evil, Mahisasura was looking to gain edge over the Devas by getting stronger. He started penance and hardship in the form of Tapasya of Lord Brahma. Finally Lord Brahma appeared and granted him a wish.
Durga Idol First each of the gods are made using a clay. A mold is then made from each clay model. A liquid fiberglass mixture is then poured into the mold and allowed to harden. The mold is then broken off and the hardened fiber models are put together. Clothes are then fashioned to fit the gods. The clothes are custom made using old saris and patterned cloth. Glass beads are then fixed to the cloths. The crowns are made using cloth and then held in place with fiber skeletons. Beads are added to the crowns as well. Jewelry inlcuding nose rings, earrings, rings and bangals are added to each figure.