Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Goddess Kali getting ready to be Worshiped

Goddess Kali getting ready to be Worshiped
While the rest of India (intentionally kept the 'God-fearing' part silent so as not to piss off my good viewers) worships the Goddess of wealth Lakshmi during the grand occasion of Diwali, we choose to stick to the more powerful deity, Goddess Kali (We Bengalis address her 'Ma Kali') and perform Kali Puja with utmost devotion on the new moon day of the Hindu month of Kartik. Here 'we' refers to the people of Bengal, Odisha, Assam and Mithila region of India as well as Nepal. Apart from 'Kali Puja' we Bengalis also call it 'Shyama Puja', while Maithili people address this event as 'Mahanisha Puja', either way, basic event remains the same- Goddess Kali is worshiped at odd hours of the auspicious night till dawn... worshipers trying to please the Goddess with Tantric rituals, animal blood and many more things beyond my weak understanding. Anyway, this photograph was result of my peep into the idol makers' workshop when the idol making was yet to be started for Kali Puja. Judging from the time, cracks and cobwebs over the clay idol I assume it was built well in advance to cover the last minute rush of idol buyers. Probably I'll be back with glimpses of Kali Puja in Bardhaman, so keep an eye over this clicking space. Wish you all ever lasting glow of happiness, prosperity and love of dear ones in this sparkling Diwali!

13 comments:

  1. Happy Diwali to you too. We worship Lakshmi Devi on the night of Diwali.
    :)

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    1. Thanks Anita... I'm sure you're enjoying your Diwali :-)

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  3. Subho Shyama pujo and happy Diwali... clicked just after the Durga Pujo it seems... :-)

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    1. You must be enjoying a lot in Kolkata... There's a secret behind every photograph ;-)
      Eta Durga protima capture korte giye peye giyechilam... bakita fiction :-D

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  4. happy deepawali and kaali pujo sir g.

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    1. Same to you broda :-)
      May you always glow and never crack :-))

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  5. A very happy Diwali to you and your family !

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    1. Thanks a lot Paresh.... I'm sure you're enjoying your Diwali :-))

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  6. We worship Goddess Saraswati and then Goddess Lakshmi. :)

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    1. Yes greed make us to run behind various things... be it Kali, Lakshmi or Saraswati :-/

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    2. LOL...greed is the first thing that makes us believe in God :D

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