Photographer's Note

Hi Friends,

During my visit to Cooch Behar in West Bengal in one of the quarters of Madan Mohan Temple I found this artist giving shape to faith. He was making clay idols for the temple and some festive occasion to come.

Idol worship is mainly observed in Hinduism. Hinduism neither prescribes nor proscribes worship of images. Although Hinduism is commonly represented by such anthropomorphic religious icons such as murtis, aniconism is equally represented with such abstract symbols of God such as the Shiva linga and the saligrama. Furthermore, Hindus have found it easier to focus on anthropomorphic icons,because it is much more difficult to focus on God as the unmanifested than God with form, due to human beings having the need to perceive via the senses.

I hope you will enjoy the efforts tried.

Regards and Thanks for Visiting

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