I took this shot at kumartuli.. You can see the Maa Durga Idol at the left side..
about Maa Durga:-
Durga (Hindustani pronunciation: [d̪uːrgaː]; Sanskrit: दुर्गा); meaning "the inaccessible" or "the invincible"; durga) is a popular fierce form of the HinduGoddess or Devi. She is depicted with multiple (variously,from ten up to thousand) arms, carrying various weapons and riding a ferocious lion. She is often pictured as battling or slaying demons, particularly Mahishasura, the buffalo demon.
For the Goddess-worshipping Shaktas, Durga is sometimes equated with Mahadevi, the Supreme Goddess. Her triumph as Mahishasura Mardini, Slayer of the buffalo Demon is a central episode of the scripture Devi Mahatmya. Her victory is celebrated annually in the festivals of Navaratri andDurga Puja.
The word Shakti means divine energy/force/power, and Durga is the warrior aspect of the Divine Mother/Brahman (Supreme Absolute Godhead).
Durga's feminine power contains the combined energies of all the gods. Each of her weapons was given to her by a different god: Rudra's trishula(trident), Vishnu's Sudarshana Chakra (whirling, sharp edged discus), Indra's thunderbolt, Brahma's kamandalu (water pot), Kubera's gadā (mace), etc.
In Jain Texts, she is referred to as Durga or Kushmaandi devi and is the yakshini of 22nd tirthankar of Lord Neminath or Arishtanemi.
According to a narrative in the Devi Mahatmya story of the Markandeya Purana text, Durga was created as a warrior goddess to fight an asura (an inhuman force/demon) named Mahishasura. Brahma, the Supreme Creator had given Mahishāsura (an ambitious demon who had observed penance)the power not to be defeated by a male or any God. Mahishasura, thus misleading his powers, unleashed a reign of terror on earth, heaven and the nether worlds. He created cosmic disruption and defeated The Gods of Sun, Fire, Earth, Thunder and all other Nature Gods. The Gods felt helpless and went to Brahma, the Creator for help and, with Brahma, then made their way to Vaikuntha—the place where Sri Bhagwaan Vishnu, the cosmic "Man" lay on Ananta Naag. They found Vishnu and, Shiva, the Supreme destroyer and re-creator, discussing the reign of terror of Mahishāsur. Shiva, made a request to all Gods to combine their Divine Energies together.Thus, to save the 3 worlds, Vishnu, Shiva, Brahma and all of the Gods (Indra, Varuna, Surya, Agni, Yama, Vishwakarma etc.) emitted beams of fierce Divine Energy from their Bodies. The blinding sea of light spread in all directions of the universe like a supernova and reached the Ashram of the priest Kātyāyan and from this sea of energy evolved the omnipotent Goddess Durga. The Goddess Durga took the name Kaatyaayani from the priest, in whose ashram she appeared. She introduced herself in the language of the Rig-Veda, saying She was the Female aspect (swarup) of the Supreme Brahman (Godhead). Now she had come from their combined energy to fight the demon to save the gods. They did not create her; it was her lila that she emerged thus. The gods were blessed with her compassion.
Kumortuli (also spelt Kumartuli, or the archaic spelling Coomartolly) (Bengali: কুমোরটুলি) is a traditionally potters’ quarter in northern Kolkata (previously known as Calcutta), the capital of the east Indian state of West Bengal. By virtue of their artistic productions these potters have moved from obscurity to prominence. This Kolkata neighbourhood, not only supplies clay idols of Hindu gods and goddesses to barowari pujas in Kolkata and its neighbourhoods, but a number of idols are exported.It is one of the seven wonders in Kolkata.
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yquem46 (35636) 2013-09-16 8:38
I like this one where one discovers the goddess only at the low light of the bulb
A very moody shot. A good one
maybe one could even consider to crop it without the 2nd sculpture at right, I dont know
Best regards, have a nice evening
drt100 (2029) 2013-09-16 10:14
There is a special mood with this photo, well done in the shadows and faint light. I like the composition and the dark frame works very well. The single light bulb is so very clear. Well done !
aleXundar (693) 2013-09-16 11:12
What was the power of the bulb?
A fantastic shot with unique perspective dear.
Great colors and clarity.
krzychu30 (12859) 2013-09-16 14:44
strong,evocative and certainly very expressive composition!I really enjoy to admire how you operate here with the light to create so unique mood of the scene.
Absolutely stunning and moody image!
Well done my friend!
subhendu_bagchi (21364) 2013-09-17 0:35
nice work brother. You got a nice frame under low light. The atmosphere in such condition looks mystic. Excellent work. Tfs.
ikeharel (44321) 2013-09-17 1:53
A longer shutter would reveal more on the darkened room, and I made a trial on my photoscape - the details shown with a better light. Upon your approval, I will post a WS with alternative exposure.
A bit mystery conveyed here, but in the pottery workshop I assume not much illuminated than that.
Noel_Byrne (13666) 2013-09-17 11:27
The light has created a very special atmosphere here, showing us the idol in half shadow, half light, giving it a strange sense of life. I like this very moody shot a lot, very nicely seen and taken.
All the best
eldancer1 (20918) 2013-09-19 10:25
When I was growing up in the Philippines this is how we used to light our house with a naked light bulb. I like the effect of the light on the mood. Good details. Well done, tfs.
- Copyright: Indrasish Guha (Indrasish) (2355)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-08-14
- Categories: Food, Artwork, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Nikon D5100, Nikkor 18 55mm
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/20 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-09-16 8:29