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Thunderstorm topples over world's tallest Durga idol

  • Published at 02:40 pm September 18th, 2017
  • Last updated at 02:48 pm September 18th, 2017
Thunderstorm topples over world's tallest Durga idol
A 100-foot idol of Goddess Durga was toppled over by a thunderstorm in Guwahati, Assam only a few days before its construction was scheduled to be finished. If finished on time, the idol was going to be tallest Durga idol in the world, breaking the current record of 83 feet, local sources said. No one was injured when the idol fell due to the storm on Sunday, said Biman Debnath, member of Bishnupur Durga Puja Committee, the organisation in charge of the project. The idol was being constructed on a 10-foot pedestal at Bishnupur Club in Guwahati. Sources said the deadline for the project to be complete was Wednesday, as an inspection team from Guinness Book of World Records was scheduled to visit on the same day to verify its height. The idol's designer, Nuruddin Ahmed, is a Guwahati-based art director for films and mobile theatre groups. He was leading a team of 40 artisans to construct the idol, which began on August 1. “This would have been the world’s tallest bamboo sculpture, beating the previous record of 83-foot high fibre-and-iron sculpture of Durga in Kolkata last year. Some 6,000 bamboo stalks were used to construct the sculpture at an estimated cost of Rs12 lakh [around Tk15 lakh],” Ahmed said. He said he was hopeful of rebuilding the idol. Biman Debnath echoed Ahmed's remarks. “We are discussing the possibility of rebuilding the idol with the designer. Hopefully we will reach a decision soon,” he said.
The photo above shows the would-be tallest idol of Goddess Durga in Guwahati, Assam at the last stage of its construction before it was toppled over by a thunderstorm
 
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