Durga: The Goddess Comes To London| 39mins
Director: Wayne Derrick, Jeremy Jeffs & David Wallace | Producer: Aaron Young
Focus Years: 2006 | Country: United Kingdom
Filmed over a year with The British Museum, Kolkata comes to London and the Ganges flows into the Thames for the grand celebration of the Hindu goddess, Durga.
On Monday, 2nd October, a 10ft clay statue of the Hindu goddess Durga was ritually immersed into the River Thames, at Putney. This was the culmination of a year long project that began in kolkata in October 2005 and saw the renowned sculptor, Nemai Chandra Pal, create a giant 24ft x 20ft protima in the Great Court of The British Museum.