Goddess Durga is identified as the principal Hindu goddess of war, strength, and protection. The Mythology centers around combating evils and demonic forces that threaten peace, prosperity, and Dharma the power of good over evil. Durga is also a fierce form of the protective mother goddess, who unleashes her divine wrath against the wicked for the liberation of the oppressed, and entails destruction to empower creation. Durga Puja celebrates the victory of the goddess Durga over the demon king Mahishasura. It begins on the same day as Navratri, a nine-night festival celebrating the divine feminine. Durga Puja's first day is Mahalaya, which heralds the advent of the goddess. Celebrations and worship begin on Sasthi, the sixth day. It is particularly celebrated in Bengal, Assam, and other eastern Indian states. Durga Puja celebrates the victory of the goddess Durga over the demon king Mahishasura. It begins on the same day as Navratri. This is a 3D Relief Painting. Relief is a sculptural technique, where the sculpted elements(CLAY/ TEXTURE PASTE) remain attached to a solid background of the same material. The term relief MEANS to raise. To create a sculpture in relief is to give the impression that the sculpted material has been raised above the background plane. The Painting is as such done in Acrylic colors, with the face of Goddess Durga done in Metallic Bronze. The jewelry for the crown area or headgear is hand sculpted with clay by the Artist. The jewelry adorned by the Goddess is in Temple Jewellery or Kemp jewelry from the southern part of India. Kemp stone jewelry also know as kempu stone jewelry is South Style Jewelry that is studded with a peculiar stone named kempu stone hence the name Kemp.
This is an abstract mixed media painting.
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