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7 11, 2015

Durga Puja Celebration Kolkata

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Durga Puja Celebration Kolkata : Walking through the city i find the art and culture flourish in this 4 day festival which captures the heart of every people of the city and even the country. The festival i feel is of sentiment and home coming, people staying away from home find time to visit there [...]

19 10, 2015

Chatu Babu Latu babu Bari

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This puja saw the dawn in 1770 when Ram Dulal Dey started Devi puja at their Beadon street residence. After him the puja lineage was carried on by his sons and it fondly came to be known as ‘Chatu Babu and Latu Babu’ puja.

19 10, 2015

Darjipara Mitra Bari

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The palatial building of Mitras came into existence during the times of Durgacharan Mitra who had several business including being court jeweller of Nawab Siraj -ud -Daulah. His Nephew Nilmani Mitra continued the legacy. Later the family’s condition declined. but Nilmani Mitra’s grandson Radhakrishna bought back fortune in the family. It was Radhakrishna who started [...]

29 09, 2015

The creation of Devi Durga

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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, [...]

13 09, 2015

Devi Worship in Bengal

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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 [...]

6 09, 2015

Devi Forms personified

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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 [...]

30 08, 2015

Kumartuli-A Walk through

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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 [...]

19 08, 2015

Durga-Kali-Chandi-an unified form

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Durga-Kali-Chandi-an unified form, Navaratri/Durga Puja The festivals of Navaratri and Durga Puja, honoring the goddess, begin on the month of Ashwin and last for nine days. The goddess is known by many names, including Kali, Lakshmi, and Durga. This festival particularly celebrates her power, or shakti, with which she destroys evil. The Puranas describe the goddess sitting astride [...]

16 08, 2015

Devi Durga’s win over the asuras

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Devi Durga's win over the asuras. The Skanda Purana indicates that the name of Durga is given to the goddess Parvati, consort of Siva, when she kills the Asura Durga. A myth from the Devi Mahatmya, however, states that the Goddess acquires this name when she kills the demon Durgama. Her qualities as a goddess [...]

9 08, 2015

Devi formation-As in Devi Bhagwatam

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Devi formation-As in Devi Bhagwatam, The Devisukta mentions that the Goddess is the ultimate source of Shakti expressed through all the gods, that she is the source of all of creation, she is the source of all worlds. The name Adya Shakti or Adi Shakti literally means prime energy/pwer.In mythology she is the power or [...]

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