First Ever Ice Idol of Goddess Durga conceptualized by Snow Park. The Governor of West Bengal present to unveil the unique and Eco-friendly idol.
Snow signifies Shiva and mythically it is believed that Goddess Durga lives at Kailash in the Himalayas with her consort Shiva. Revering to that, Snow Park Entertainment Unlimited welcomed the Goddess amidst all the Snow, so that she can feel close to her companion. Keeping aside the mythical essence, environmentally, the main reason behind the creation of an Ice Durga was to raise awareness about the issue of global warming. With that intent, Snow Park Unlimited Entertainment unveiled the Goddess Durga made of Ice’ – the first of its kind in the history of Durga Puja celebration across the globe in the esteemed presence of His Excellency, The Governor of West Bengal, Keshari Nath Tripathi along with Mr. Sunil Agarwal, Managing Partner of Snow Park ( Entertainment Unlimited)
Keeping in congruence with their motto Snow Park is the first ever place in India, to have an IceKeeling Durga, a 13 feet by 10 feet idol wholly sculpted from ice . The objective behind the Ice idol was the fact that they wanted to sensitise the issue by making people realise the importance of snow caps that are melting and encourage them to take up a sustainable approach. It was mentioned that the idol is totally eco-friendly and organic.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Sunil Agrawal, Managing Partner of Snow Park ( Entertainment Unlimited) said, “I take immense pleasure in presenting Snowy Sharadiya, an eco-friendly initiative to religion, as a part of which we have for you, India’s first ever Ice Durga, a 10 feet by 13 feet idol sculpted entirely and organically from ice! The aim of our Ice Durga is to raise awareness about the issue of sustainable development and promote the message of ecological conservation. Our idol is made organically and keeping in mind, the necessities of the environment. Beside, our amazing ice Durga, Snow Park. I, on behalf of my Snow Park family, urge you all to spend a Happy and an eco-friendly Durga Pujo!”
The Ice Durga will be accessible to the visitors from the 1st to 31st October. The happy hours are from 11am to 3pm and cost Rs. 499 per person for a 60 minutes show. Post 3pm, the charges are Rs 599 per person for a 60 minutes show (inclusive of taxes). The charges also include all snow gear like jackets, gloves and boots (refundable).
Ice Durga is a blend between tradition and modernity. The idol adorns the traditional form of the Goddess with whom we are well versed, but she has been made in a modern and sleek avatar by the vision of Delhi’s famous Imagine Ice studio that uses state-of-the-art modern American machinery and technology, before being assembled at Snow Park itself.
Snow Park ( Entertainment Unlimited):
We are Kolkata’s first ever snow themed recreation park, located at Axis Mall, Rajarhat. We are aimed at giving a hill station like experience to our visitors, right in Kolkata. Our features are already extremely popular in Kolkata. We have it all from Snow games such as football on snow, ice rock climbing, to kid’s snow play to fun rides and slides. We even have a cute moving polar bear to entertain our little guests and dream snow castle and an igloo and even a disco on the snow! We cater to the liking of all age brackets alike.