Last minute finishing works of pandals and idols are going on at war footing speed after the preparations for the Durga Puja celebrations have been affected due to rain during the past few days in Tripura.
Decorators are busy giving the final finishing to the pandals, while artisans are working hard colouring the idols.
With the sky becoming clear and the artisans are again busy in giving the pygmalion touch to the idols and decorators who are engaged making beautiful pandals (makeshift temples) have speed-up their activities to complete their work before the Durga Puja festival that starts from Monday.
Not only locals but every year thousands of artisans also visit the State from West Bengal who works here in idol making or decorating the pandals and thus Durga Puja is a big source of income for many.
The works for the pandals are expected to be completed by the next two days and they are hopeful that with the grace of the goddess Durga the sky shall be clean.
Durga Puja is the prime festival of Tripura celebrated both by the non-tribal and tribal section of people with full devotion and merrymaking.
Colourful pandals, various types of idols and festivities – Tripura is in a celebration mode again as the rain god has stopped.
The organizers have heaved a sigh of relief and are busy completing their work to give the best show during the puja.
Millions of Hindu devotees worship deities and visit specially designed pandals during the festive season to revere Goddess Durga.
This year there has been an increase in the number of pujas as the celebration resumes even in the remote areas where once due to militant threat the celebration, a symbol of unity among the tribal and non-tribal, had to be stopped.