The worship of the feminine has always been central to the Hindu culture. Be it any cast or sect,
a feminine deity is always present to receive the reverence and devotion of her ardent devotees.
Devi Durga, one of the most fierce manifestations of the supreme energy, is one such feminine
deity in Hinduism. There is a whole sect of people dedicated to her worship known as the
'Shakta' people. Her devotees regard her as the Parabrahm (the ultimate being) itself, thus
worshipping her to attain moksha (salvation). According to the legends, she was the one who
slew the demon Mahishasura, who had wreaked havoc upon the living beings, thus relieving her
devotees of misery and suffering.
This brass statue perfectly portrays the ferocious yet affectionate form of Devi with utmost care
and delicacy. The fine carvings on the pure brass make the Devi almost feel alive. Sitting on her
mighty lion, the ten-handed Devi is holding various weapons and also blessing her devotees at
the same time. This signifies her benevolent and motherly nature, but if the situation compels,
she is ever ready to slay the forces of evil as well. The Devi is clad in an ethnic Sari and
exquisite Jewelleries. A garland slithering down her body and the royal crown completes her
presence as a divine deity. Still, amidst all the chaos, her face radiates divine calm and silence.
A silence that can pervade even the most restless of hearts. That is what the Devi stands for, to
keep fighting with the evil within, and rise towards divinity, becoming one with the eternal
To celebrate Devi Durga's victory over Mahishasura, a 9 days long festival is held known as the
Navaratri. Celebrated in almost every part of the country, this is when the Devi almost rules the
very heart of the people. Such is the love and devotion for Devi among people. This love and
devotion have made it possible to craft such a beautiful statue, conveying the innate essence of
mother goddess Durga.
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