Durga Puja 2014 Puja Pandals, Bangalore

The first part. 

It is the eyes of Ma Durga that fascinates me the most. Each pandal I go I try to observe the expression and feelings depicted by the eyes. Ma Durga is actually in a very angry mood while slaying Mahisasur, the demon in the form of buffalo. The artists while painting the eyes must have definitely tried to convey the emotions. But then only few come anywhere near the angry expression, most of the idols have a gentle loving look.

Here are a set of 4 more pandals. The idols have all been immersed now, just the memories remain.

The one below is from JP Nagar. Ma Durga and her 4 children placed together under one arch. The lighting was good here.

This one was at Command hospital. The idols decorated with glittering sheets of paper and the idols are spaced out. The eyes of the goddess here is colored red and does give a feel of anger, not much though.

Kormangala, Bangalore had 3 pandals. One had the monochrome idols that I showed here. This pandal had very simply attired idols in white clothes, with no crowns on their heads. The artist has painted fire sparks from the third eye depicting anger.

This too is from Koramangala, all the idols positioned separately under different arches. The eyes are soft and loving, known as soumya chokh (gentle eyes).

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14 Responses

  1. Bibi says:

    Oh, so beautiful….

  2. Cloudia says:

    Striking!

    ALOHA from Honolulu
    ComfortSpiral
    =^..^= . <3 . >< } } (°>

  3. Kusum Sanu says:

    I like the first one!

  4. what a colorful post. i can never see india in black and white, because in real life its colorful, vividly so.

  5. I agree maybe the pink lady looks a tad cross (or maybe cross eyed) the others all have gorgeous eyes! i loved seeing this post. Thank you Indrani
    Wren x

  6. Gattina says:

    What an artwork !

  7. Linda says:

    Great color! The artistry is impressive.

  8. Gail Dixon says:

    A beautiful, vibrant display of color and art. Beautiful!

  9. Thanks for bringing us this darshan…I haven't visited a pandal since my Nagpur days, and seeing this brought a flurry of memories!!

  10. Didn't know that Bengali style Durga Puja is seen in Bengaluru too! Nice to know that… Beautiful idols!
    TC! Keep smiling 🙂

  11. The details are amazing!

  12. Jeevan says:

    The last two eyes of Ma Durgas are very similar! Wonderful post from your different pandal visits

  13. colorful and beautiful 🙂

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