Traditional Durga pujas in Bengali households are an interesting feature of Calcutta's heritage. There are some pujas which dates back nearly 200-250 yrs, are still performed with great dedication and devotion. These pujas continue to uphold the traditional values but at the same time are no less compared to the highly embellished community pujas organized in the city today.
The Durga Puja spans over a period of ten days in case of traditional and household Pujas, though the main part of it is restricted to four days only. The main Puja, however, starts on the evening of 'Sasthi', the sixth day after the new moon, generally from beneath a 'Bel' tree for the traditional ones. In the wee hours of 'Saptami,' the next day, the 'Pran' or life of the Devi is brought from a nearby pond or river in a banana tree and established inside the image. The main puja starts thereafter and the prime time is reached in the 'Sandhikshan,' the crossover time between Ashtami and Navami. Finally, on 'Dashami,' the tenth day from the new moon, the image is immersed in a pond or river.
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Cricri (119511) 2011-10-07 1:20
Une note très intéressante qui accompagne cette image de la déesse, c'est joli, colorées et plein de jolis détails décorative, belle image
arijit_ghosh86 (795) 2011-10-07 10:51
Its just like Durga Temple..not the pandal.
Great take with proper light.
fabianoleite (11637) 2011-10-07 10:52
Those Eastern antiques are really beautiful, the details are very rich, and you show it well. Good work, congratulations!
TopGeo (38216) 2011-10-08 0:17
Hello Madhumita.(The worship of Durga is the year's largest Hindu festival)? .It is interesting to note informs and accompanies the image of the Goddess! Very good idea and presentation.
sacimar (26205) 2011-10-08 2:06
this is an interesting image, I like the deatils of the figures, light and colors are well balance, nice picture,
peppe59 (14555) 2011-10-08 3:30
This very interesting picture, good light and colors.
thanks for sharing and congratulations.
siolaw (38292) 2011-10-10 5:47
The symmetric framing works great here, and the colours are just fine! Perfect subject too.
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2011-10-10 5:51
A beautiful photo of Goddess Durga. I like the face, the colors and sharpness. We South Indians celebrate the same festival called Navratri.
frunchy (1800) 2011-10-10 13:36
very interesting photo and interesting note, always something new to learn, i like it!
I find it very interesting personally how the man looks, with some sort of smile.
TFS, best regards, F.
alin-m (3716) 2011-10-11 12:40
Beautiful detail from life of india.Interesting vivid colors.
Angshu (56758) 2011-10-16 22:23
Very beautiful! Actually Durga Puja in Kolkata has gone beyond just being a festival to being a work of art. Nice control of light to create a nice effect on the beautiful idol
subhendu_bagchi (26089) 2011-10-18 21:10
really a different type of sculpture. A different type of look of Maa Durga. You got the frame very well with nice colour tone and sharpness. A nice one. Tfs.
baddori (20133) 2011-10-21 11:09
Dettagli e colori tipici ed inconfondibili .
Foto ben impaginate e presentata .
Bella Galleria di vita quotidiane .
quillo (11850) 2012-02-27 8:47
...... namaskaram Madhumita :
I like this cut of the Goddess Durga ...
interesting color contrasts in this small sample
of the traditions in Bengali Households.
Saludos y feliz día.
mkamionka (36747) 2012-07-27 13:56
beautiful detail. It looks very interesting and thanks to unique exposition you caught it in an interesting mystical mood and atmosphere.
Very well done,
dale54 (7902) 2013-02-04 12:12
madhumita hello,very good note.so interesting.beautifull color,light and POV! lovely. dr