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Saturday, October 4, 2014

Maa Durga and her retinue

The pics above and below were clicked last evening at Coimbatore on Vijaya Dashmi Day where a troupe representing Durga Maa and her retinue of hunters,drummers & dancers were seen gallivanting on T.V.Swamy Road (opp.Nilgiris Supermarket) dancing with gay abandon and readily posing for pictures. Maa Durga is another form of Sakthi the consort of Lord Siva who has taken this demonic form to destroy all evil forces on earth. Durga Puja or Kali Puja is celebrated in a big way across India during the Navaratri Festival.
Maa Durga
Maa Durga
Hunters in colorful attire


  1. Beautiful pictures. I have mostly seem idols, this is new for me!

  2. Nice capture from the street event! They make colorful present

  3. Namaste...
    Oh wow.....lovely...when you get a chance it would be nice if you do a post on this particular deity?

    Thanks for sharing.
    Its been a while since you visited, is all well?

  4. Wow, colorful and beautiful costume and Maa Durga is very interesting. They look very Indian festival, I think. Thank you for sharing wonderful festival.
    Have a nice day!

  5. Very nice pictures! I never knew that Tamilnadu also celebrated Navarathri in this way! Maa Durga and all the others look great! Thanks for sharing Ramakrishnan!