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The creation of Devi Durga

By |September 29th, 2015|

The creation of Devi Durga : As comes the puja comes near, the creation of Devi impacts an important aspect in our life. The smell of mud, the drawing of her eyes, the various forms gives a deep impact on us. The vital power that deviated from the gods took shape of a divine form, [...]

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Devi Worship in Bengal

By |September 13th, 2015|

Devi Worship in Bengal : Annapurna is the form of Parvati who blesses the household with food. Aparajita means Durga as the invincible.Bhadrakali is one of the aspects of Mahakali and the form that sprang from her wrath when her husband, Shiva, was insulted by Daksha, and who fought along with Virabhadra. Bhairavi is the [...]

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Devi Forms personified

By |September 6th, 2015|

Devi Forms personified, in the Devimahatmya, the goddess is described herself in three significant forms - Mahakali, Mahalakshmi and Mahasaraswati. In the first form she woke up Vishnu from his sleep, to face the Asuras, Madhu and Kaitabha, who had risen in the cosmic ocean. In the second form she faced the forces of the [...]

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Kumartuli-A Walk through

By |August 30th, 2015|

Kumartuli-A Walk through, a busy place for idol-makers, their small and narrow workshops, specially during the time of the Durga puja. Over the years, the region has experienced and witnessed changes in the style of the clay idols, their expression and depictions, especially the ones made for Durga puja. Carrying a history within itself, as [...]

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