The process of idol making has started for biggest ever Durga Puja festival in Wales. This will be the last Puja to be held at Butetown History and Arts Centre before it shuts for the time being. Artists Dibyendu Dey and Sunil Paul, the primary architects flew in from Kolkata to make the 6 ft Durga idol from clay, straw and papier mache. The Wales Puja Committee has also arranged for workshops with local schools and the University of South Wales to make them aware of the whole process of idol making ahead of the grand festival.
“We are expecting 1,500 people to come to the festival. Puja has been held in Wales for 40 years and this will be the biggest Puja ever held here”,
Dr Raja Biswas from the Wales Puja Committee told Wales Online.
Photo Above: Dibyendu Dey, at Butetown History centre, Cardiff, working on his sculpture
Courtesy: Wales Online and Abbie Wightwick
Source: Wales Online