Navratri 2020: When it comes to Navratri, this festival of Navratri seems incomplete without the idols of Goddess Durga. This year Navratri starts from 17 October 2020 ie today and will run till 25 October 2020. During these nine days, people across the country will worship nine different forms of Goddess Durga. Apart from worshiping Goddess Durga during Navratri, a major attraction for the devotees is to visit the Durga Puja pandals and visit Maa Durga and enjoy the festivities. These magnificent idols adorned in Durga Puja pandals are very beautiful to fascinate the mind. Their attraction is very amazing. But, do you know what important things these attractive idols of Maa Durga are made of. If you think that these sculptures are made of only clay and colors, then it is not so. Here we are going to tell you that with what important things are these beautiful and attractive idols of mother adorned in Durga Puja pandals…
Cow urine or cow urine is of great importance in Hinduism. This is because in Hinduism the cow is considered a sacred animal because it gives us milk, just like a mother does.
The clay emanating from the courtyard of brothels is one of the most important elements used in making the idols of Goddess Durga. It is believed that when people enter the brothel, they leave behind their penance and purity. Due to this, the soil of brothels is considered very auspicious in the world.
Like cow urine, cow dung has great importance in Hindu culture. Gobar is used in various spiritual and religious activities. Never religious without cow dung
Activity is not complete. It is also used to cleanse the house. While making the idols of the Goddess, cow dung is mixed with mud and cow urine.
Ganges to Mud
If you belong to the Hindu community or have a good knowledge about this religion, then you will agree that the river Ganga is called the holy mother. People consider its water and mud very auspicious and always use it in religious activities. Therefore the idols of Goddess Durga are constructed using soil taken from the banks of river Ganges.
An idol prepared using clay and cow dung cannot stand on its own and hence straws are used to make it hard and strong. People commonly use straw and husk of wheat and paddy crops.
To give strong support and proper shape to the sculptures, artists use bamboo sticks. Bamboo sticks are first used to give a thick shape to the idols and then to make a dummy statue, straw is tied with bamboo and then mud is applied on it.
Ganga is one of the sacred rivers of Hinduism. The river Ganges is considered so pure that people believe that by immersing it in water, a person’s sins are washed away. Artists always use the holy water of the Ganges while making the idols of Goddess Durga.