The photos show goddess Maa Durga, as a doctor wearing a white coat and killing a coronavirus-shaped Mahisasur.
The photos show goddess Durga, as a doctor wearing a white coat and equipped with a stethoscope, killing a coronavirus-shaped Mahisasur. Instead of the traditional trident, the goddess seen holding a giant syringe that is being used to kill the demon.
The goddess’s four children have been depicted as other frontline Covid-warriors. While Ganesh has been depicted as a police officer, Lakshmi has been dressed as a nurse, Saraswati has been represented a teacher, Kartik has been portrayed as a cleaner.
The post shared by a Facebook user Nittya Paul from Matigara said that the idol had been made in Siliguri in North Bengal by sculptor Jiten Paul. However, there are also claims that the idol is from Jharkhand and Assam.
The original post was shared nearly 69,000 times and the photos are being shared on other platforms like Reddit and WhatsApp as well.
Shashi Tharoor shared with captions – “Brilliantly appropriate #covid19-themed Durga Puja creativity from Kolkata, with the goddess slaying the virus! Salutations to the unknown designer & sculptor #DurgaPuja2020”
Maa Durga as doctor. Asur as corona virus. Innovation is the name of the game during #DurgaPujo