Hyderabad: Like Ganapati, Durga idols too went eco-friendly this year in Hyderabad.
A community pandal at Esamiya Bazaar in the city installed a 45-foot-tall idol of Goddess Durga made of grass, clay, red sand, and water paint.
According to pandal organiser Gulab Srinivas Gangaputra, More than 20 artists worked for over a month to make the gigantic idol. He further said that the initiative was taken to make sure that there is no harmful impact on the environment.
The idol has nine faces and nine pairs of hands, signifying the deity’s nine forms.
As Navratri festivities head for the Vijaya Dashami day, celebrations, particularly at the Durga Puja pandals in different parts of the city, have started to peak.
From Esamia Bazar to Gachibowli and Kukatpally to Nallakunta, pandals have been set up by the devotees with Durga idols and the venues buzzing with religious fervour in the mornings and evenings.