05 October 2019
Bhubaneswar: One of the oldest of Capital city, Saheednagar Durga Puja Samittee is all set to boast of a solid gold crown for Maa Durga. This is going to be the first gold crown or mukuta in Bhubaneswar and is manufactured by Odisha’s largest jewellery chain Khimji Jewellers.
Cuttack’s famous filigree work was used to make the crown of about 2.5 kilos 916 BIS Hallmark Gold. Six goldsmiths worked round the clock for about seven months to complete the mukuta. Previously too Khimji Jewellers had undertaken the task of making silver ornamentations for Maa Durga and her coterie since 2016. Saheednagar Durga Puja Samittee members believe that possession of gold crown is extremely auspicious and marks prosperous beginning for all.
It is important to note here that, Khimji Jewellers were the ones who restored all the ornaments of Puri Jagannath had made a crown for Lord Lingaraj, Bhubaneswar and to other major temples of the State.
Situated in the heart of the city, Saheednagar Durga Puja Samittee has been conducting Durga Puja since 1976-77 and attracts thousands of devotees every year.