Cuttack, the main business centre of Odisha is not only famous for its Ancient heritage in business but also for its Silver and Gold filigree works. While the prices of precious metals like Gold and Silver are rising at tremendous speed but the Durga Puja Organizers in the City are not stepping back in decorating their idols and mandaps with Gold and Silver filigree.
Ya Devi Sarva Bhutesu Maa rupena samsthita I
Ya Devi Sarva Bhutesu Shakti rupena samsthita I
Ya Devi Sarva Bhutesu Buddhi rupena samsthita I
Ya Devi Sarva Bhutesu Laxmi rupena samsthita I
Namestasyai II Namestasyai II Namestasyai II
Namo Namah II
Choudhury Bazaar one of the well known business market in the city was the first to make a silver tableau for the Goddess in 1951. It has also added 8 Kg of of gold to the Tableau this year. It was also the first one to make Golden crown for all Gods and Goddesses on the mandap. The tableau are known as “Chandi Medha” in Cuttack. After it three other mandaps has also provided their mandaps with the Midas touch.
Chaulia Ganj Durga Mandap will be joining them this year with its 3.5 Kg Gold Ornaments which worths Rs.1.15 Crore. The Puja Committee Secretary Niranjan Sahoo Said,”We have made the crown and ornaments of Maa Durga with 3.5 kg of gold costing nearly Rs 1.15 crore”.
The Manglabag Puja Committee were the last one to have joined the club in 2010, who had spent Rs.1 Crore, it has used 2.5 Kg of gold for the Devi’s Crown and 3 Kg for other deities on the mandap.
Cuttack the Silver City is one of the front line cities where Durga Puja is celebrated with full pride. It is just 25 Kms away from the Bhubaneswar Airport and is well connected by Railway and Roadway. The main attraction during the Durga Puja is its Mandaps, Decorations and Cultural activities.
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Check out the images of some famous Durga puja mandaps in Cuttack.