Kumartuli - Idol making hub of Kolkata

See details about the place Kumartuli in Kolkata, specialized for idol making specially idol of Maa Durga.

Kumartuli also spelled as Kumortoli is a well known place in Kolkata famous as potter,s town. Kumartoli is 250 years old idol making hub of the city. According to Asiatic Society of Calcutta, it is estimated that first Durga Puja in Kolkata was sometimes in 1606 AD and just after 4 years this Kumartoli came into existence. Laxmikanta Roy Mazumder, was the first patron of Kolkata's potter's town and initiator of the "puja" of Durga in clay idols.

Location map of Kumartuli, Kolkata

Number of Idols made at Kumartoli, Kolkata

All types of clay idols are made at Kumortuli, Kolkata but mainly it is famous for making idols for Durga Puja. It is estimated that around 15,000 Durga idols are made every year and the number is increasing. At Kumartoli idols for Saraswati Puja, Vishwakarma Puja, Laxmi Puja, Kali Puja aree also made of different attractive varieties.

Location of Kumartoli and how to reach

Kumartoli is located in Northern part of Kolkata very near to Shyam Bazar. One can reach Kumortuli by hiring a taxi and it takes 25 to 30 minutes by road from Sealdah. There are several buses for Kumartoli from Sealdah and different other places of Kolkata.

How to buy idols from Kumartuli

Potters at Kumartuli making Durga idols
To buy idols from Kumartoli best way is to reach there, the advantage is that you can have several variety of idols in all price range. For Durga Puja idols are booked in advance so you may have less option going late.

For Saraswati puja, Vishwakarma puja, idols are displayes at Kaiser Street Sealdah for 2-3 days. You cam select idols of Saraswati Puja of all size and price range.

Online idol booking and idol export from Kumartoli, Kolkata

With advancing facilities potters of Kumartoli had extended his business and now there are many idol makers group who exports idol specially to Bangladesh, US and other part of the world. Potters have made a facility to book Durga idols online from Kumartoli. Now a days idols of glass, fibres, bronze, stones are also made and exported.

Rup Archana idol makers group is one of the leading idol exporters at Kumartoli. You can book idols of any model from website www.kumartuly.com. Rup Archana send Durga murtis models in abroad like Bangaladesh Durgapuja Committee (New York), Sanskriti Hindu Cultural Society (Buffelo), Bengali Cultural & Social Club (London), Torrento Bengalee Association (California), Mahey Island (Sessels) and many more.


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