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The Durga puja in autumn was only possible because of Lord Rama

By |September 14th, 2018|

Durga Puja is the celebration of the end of the war with Mahishasur at the hands of Goddess Durga. Mythology says, Devi formed by the Gods Brahma, Vishnu and Maheshwara, and given the powers of ten hands and special weapons, Goddess Durga had battled Mahishasur for nine days and finally killed him on the tenth [...]

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Flashback of 10 years ago

By |September 13th, 2018|

          The thought of creating Amarpujo was a long one over the years i use to travel across the city and see the majestic artwork and devi forms. It was 10 years back I had the thought to showcase the artwork and culture that is the root of Bengal. [...]

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Best of Durga Puja Kolkata 2008-2017

By |August 11th, 2018|

Last 10 years have been a great journey of Amarpujo to witness some of the best artwork which I shall try to portray here. This list will continue and my admiration and respect to all the artist and all artisans of Kumartuli for making this happen for all the masterpiece work. Wishes to all the [...]

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Durga Shakti

By |August 9th, 2018|

Devi Durga is worshipped throughout India in various forms and known by an incredibly extensive list of names. These names and representations will be explored here, along with the myths which surround the Goddess. Associated with the gods of the Hindu pantheon she is an unstoppable force known for slaying demons and spurring the gods into action. There are early [...]

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Forms of Devi Durga

By |August 6th, 2018|

Durga, the most highly worshipped goddess of Indian masses held in alike reverence in all sectarian lines, even Buddhist and Jain, in her form as Durga or in one of her many transforms - the ferocious Tara of Buddhists or the nurturing mother Ambika of Jains, is the ultimate of divine power capable of eradicating [...]

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Manifestations of Sri Sri Chandi

By |August 6th, 2018|

In the symbolism of Devi Mahatmyam, the Devi is obviously the Supreme Being, whereas Vishnu and Shiva symbolise prana shakti and gnana shakti. The beautiful and auspicious Kaushiki form of the Goddess is all Sattva. Unlike the slayer of Mahishasura who is form of the divine anger or divine rajas of all the gods, Kaushiki is [...]

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The Onset of Durgapuja 2018

By |July 31st, 2018|

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Mythological forms of Devi Durga

By |October 8th, 2017|

Mythological forms of Devi Durga : According to many Rishis who have visualized Devi Durga in many forms and so in our scriptures the form of Devi durga is enormous. Hindu Scriptures believe in the forms like : Mahismardini Durga, Nava Durga, Aparajita Durga, Bono Durga, Nishtarini Durga, Annapurna Durga, Jagaddhatri Durga and many more [...]

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North Kolkata Puja 2017-Part2

By |October 5th, 2017|

Tala Barowari, Tala Prattay, Ultadanga Pallysree, Telengabagan Tala Barowari : Artist Subrata Banerjee Concept The Mechanical Future. Ultandanga Pallysree : Theme 'The lost Sky of cityscape'  by Shri Purnendu Dey ....Traditional devi form by Sri Ardhendu Dey. Telenga Bagan : Still we see the Child Labour around [...]

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South Kolkata Puja 2017-Part4-exclusive theme

By |September 30th, 2017|

Chetla Agrani, Abasar, Bakulbagan, Naktala Udayan Bakul Bagan Sarbojonin : The Concept for this year is Akla Phera by artist Bimal Samanta .....the artist used Bamboo from Assam. Devi idol is unique and beautiful created by Arun Pal. Light by Pinaki Guha. Chetla Agrani : Artist Bhabotosh Sutar has a masterpiece [...]

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