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Statues of buddha
Silene lerchenfeldiana
Trollius europaeus on Vitosha mountain 4/4
Trollius europaeus on Vitosha mountain 3/4
Trollius europaeus on Vitosha mountain 2/4
'Illuminating the faith'
Trollius europaeus on Vitosha mountain 1/4
a  A group of immigrants arriving for the first time in Paris
Trollius europaeus triptych 3/3
'Walking on the bridge'
Trollius europaeus triptych 2/3
Taught by herself.
Trollius europaeus triptych 1/3
Allium schoenoprasum 3/3
Flying With You
Sun rise up
Allium schoenoprasum 2/3
Little Owl making eye contact
A common friend.
High Way
Allium schoenoprasum 1/3
Chess Board
Yellow-Legged Gull walking on water
15th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Taught by herself.

Painting the Goddess Durga. Durga puja is the biggest festival of west bengal. It is the festival of joy, a festival of good overcomes evil. Durga (deity) represents Good and Holiness and The Asura represents bad and evil. Idols of Durga along with other gods and Asura also worshiped during the puja. Kumortuli Patuapara is a small area in Kolkata,the home of some poor artists who are famous for making idols with clay and bamboo etc.Before durgapuja they were very busy due to the excessive demand of their idols. It was raining when I took the picture. They usually covered the front of their shop with plastic to protect idols from rain. I saw an artist was working on his creation. It was little bit of dark. I saw the artist was painting the idol,from where it was like the deity herself hold his hand and taught him how to paint her or how she likes to be painted and the artist just like a meritorious student learnt that without questioning. I was so amaze at that moment. There is a saying that “Nothing can move without his or her will”.

TAGS: Artist, India, Monochrome, People, Travel

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Date Taken: 08.2017
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