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6-ft tall chocolate Durga idol adds to Kolkata’s festive cheer

Adding to the festive cheer, a six-feet tall Durga idol made of chocolate was put on display at a hotel today in Kolkata. 

The idol has been made of approximately 600 kg of chocolate.

Three persons, under the guidance of pastry chef Sunil, worked eight hours a day and completed the idol within a week.

The idol will be on display till September 29, the day of Mahanavami.

“We made the idol with chocolate – an all time favourite item of the Bengalis to celebrate their love for Durga Puja and sweets,” Keneth Scott, a top official said on behalf of the hotel.

“We also wish to pay our tribute to the skilled artisans of Kumartuli, the idol-makers and artisans hub in city,” Scott said.


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