Saturday, September 21, 2013

Kumartuli: A must visit to see the making of Durga idols

A workshop with so
many idols!
Kumartuli is the place to be if you are interested in sculpting. The work of these talented artists is indeed mesmerizing.

Kumartuli (Kumortuli) is home to talented sculptors who sculpt the idols of Gods and Goddesses. Kumartuli is well-known for the Durga idols that the artists create in there. You will find the place abuzz with activities all through the year, but it reaches its peak during Durga pujas. Durga idols start getting sculpted almost five to six months before Durga Puja. Not only do the artists create idols for West Bengal and other states, the idols are also sent abroad.

Kumartuli is located near Shobhabazar in North Kolkata, West Bengal. I am sharing some pictures of the beautiful sculptures that these talented artists create.

An artist at work at Kumartuli
Durga Idol

Durga idol,
work in porgress
at Kumartuli
Ganesh Idol at

Idols in various
stages of finishing
at Kumartuli
A beautiful old
house at Kumartuli

You can find some more pictures from my visit to Kumartuli last year here:-Kumartuli a unique abode for idol makers of Kolkata 


Indrani said...

Some day I wish to visit too. Great pics!

Sammya brata Mullick said...

Yep! Went there today...will be posting a blog soon! Cheers :)

And one suggestion please remove the captcha code verification. It's pretty annoying. :)