Is there anyone more amazing than Maa Durga? More beautiful? More gorgeous? Or more complete?
There is something absolutely enchanting about her face – it does not matter how many hundreds of her idols you may have seen – She is always new and always makes us spellbound.
Here are some of Her beautiful idols over the years from all over India, and of course, many from Kolkata. Each is as amazing as the other – just like her many forms.
#1 That timeless face
For hundreds of years, this has been the traditional face of Goddess Durga idols in Bengal. Decked in divine white Sholar Saaj in her benevolent yellow form, she is the Mother of all creation. Her beautiful big eyes tells that she loves her children and her blazing all-seeing third eye sees everything that happening in the universe.
#2 The warrior goddess
The Mother and guru of all warriors. The greatest warrior and protector.
#3 The calmest and gentlest
In her calm and gentle avatar, she is Prakriti, Mother Nature. She feeds, she clothes, she cares, she educates and she liberates.
#4 Goddess who gives life can also take it back
The Divine Mother takes care of all Her creation and if needed, she will also punish the evil hard if they try to disturb the peace of Her children.
#5 She is all colours
Whatever is created in our world is seen by us through the colours. The Divine Feminine is all colours, and all colours are Her. She is all that is manifested.
#6 She is the Unmanifest
She is also the unmanifested – the dark sky of space that remains black so that She can show forth Her shining stars.
#7 She is All
She is Jagdamba, She is Athena, She is Fatima, She is the Holy Ghost, She is Tara – She is the Adi Shakti. She is All.
#8 Evil, don’t you dare mess
The Mother knows Her children – no matter what race, what caste, what age they are. And She knows what darkness lurks where. Have no fear when you have Mother in your heart.
#9 That loving face!
Just look at Her and forget everything else!
#10 The unfathomable
Our brains are too tiny to understand Her true significance. Although we will not understand the depth of our mother’s affection, we can simply enjoy Her love, protection and care.
#11 Making Her in our own image
This beautiful Goddess Durga idol has been made in the Jagannath Puri temple style.
#12 Maa Durga in Rajasthani art style
#13 Maa Durga’s North Indian look
As we travel towards the northern part of India, the face and features renews as the look of the land. Here we see Devi Durga in white skin with green eyes and sharp features.
#14 She is all looks and forms
Which is Her best look? No one can truly claim that. She is all forms and looks. What does form matter anyway.
#15 She is everyone’s Mother
She is your Mother and my Mother and of every creature in this universe. She is the greatest, grandest and most magnificent of all. She is Maa Durga.
Image credits: Shirsendu Sengupta, Nirupam Biswas, kavithamd.com