Endearing Goddess

This handmade painting of Goddess Durga that I saw at my local Durga Puja pandal lacks the usual ferocity or passion that most images of the Goddess have - instead it has a certain simplicity - perhaps to simplify the myth and its significance to the generation fed on Cartoon Network and Lays chips - a generation that is just six or seven years younger than mine, and yet seems so alien.
The two photographs following this one are similar images of Lord Ganesha and Lord Shiva. The trinity symbolise feminine power, prosperity and masculine power.

1 comment:

The Keeper of the Keys said...

brilliant idea, and yeah, I feel the generation gap, too. :P