Kolkata: Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the ‘coronavirus’ themed pandals have become the latest trend and now an artist has reimagined Goddess Durga as a doctor killing ‘coronasur’, pictures of which have gone viral on social media.
The idol shows Maa Durga, depicted as a saree-clad doctor wearing a lab coat and stethoscope, killing a coronavirus-shaped Mahishasur.
The goddess is seen holding a giant syringe that is being used to kill the demon.
Durga’s four children have also been imagined as other essential workers fighting COVID-19 from the frontlines.
Well, this COVID-19 themed Durga idol also caught the attention of Congress MP Shashi Tharoor who called it ‘brilliantly appropriate’ during this phase.
Sharing the picture on Twitter, he wrote, ”Brilliantly appropriate #covid19-themed Durga Puja creativity from Kolkata, with the goddess slaying the virus! Salutations to the unknown designer & sculptor #DurgaPuja2020.”
Brilliantly appropriate #covid19-themed Durga Puja creativity from Kolkata, with the goddess slaying the virus! Salutations to the unknown designer & sculptor #DurgaPuja2020 pic.twitter.com/Q8ZT8EtWfo
— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) October 19, 2020
According to a post shared by a Facebook user Nittya Paul from Matigara, the idol had been made in Siliguri in North Bengal by sculptor Jiten Paul.
In a similar COVID-themed pandal in Kolkata, Goddess Durga has been depicted as a woman migrant worker with a shirtless toddler in her arms.
This year’s Durga Puja festival will commence this year from October 22 and last till October 26.