This is the time of the annual festival of #Navratri (Nine Nights)/#DurgaPuja (as it is called in the Eastern parts of India mainly in the state of Bengal). It is observed in India (as a mega scale event) and many parts of the world (including Australia) in honour of the goddess #Durga- the supreme goddess who battles and emerges victorious over the buffalo demon Mahishasura to help restore dharma (path of rightness).
People wear ethnic wear and dance in the tune of joyous celebration! Dandiya is one of the popular dance forms of India which are often performed during this time. It is believed to be the indication of dramatisation of the fight between Goddess Durga and Mahishasur – the Demon King. The colourful sticks used to perform Dandiya represents the sword of Goddess Durga.
#IndianArt have many artefacts re-creating these occasions and cultural heritage.
#DidYouKnow, in 2021, the festival of #DurgaPuja was declared as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO. Durga puja in Bengal, is the biggest spectacle in the country and a very significant socio-cultural event. The mesmerizing rituals, mega events are a visual retreat and it is often said that during this time Bengal turns into a walking art gallery.
At #MayaEmporium (An exclusive Premium Indian Tea & Fine Indian Arts in Australia), we are glad to have handpicked a few artefacts from our collection that symbolise the occasion. Come and visit us to see them or Contact Us for more details and to acquire them at a very special Discounted Price (Valid till 10th November 2023). With every purchase from this #DurgaPuja Collection, please enjoy a pack #complimentary (FREE) pack of our #MayaOfAustralia #premium Indian Tea!
A timeless hand-painted and meticulously crafted art made of pure natural Indian Cork or Shola, clay and bamboo.
Handmade Dokra Brass artefact-non–ferrous metal casting using the lost-wax casting technique. More about this artform may be found here.
Wooden framed artwork, Acrylic on Canvas.
Artefact from the state of Rajasthan- Hand-painted on marble plate
The Ritual of vermillion smearing (Sindoor Khela) in Bengal style of painting- Unframed artwork, Acrylic on hard Canvas-More about this ritual may be found here