Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Durga Puja 2013



I was strolling on the Mall Road and decided to go for Naina Devi temple to see Durga Puja celebration and click some pictures. I have never thought that this celebration could be so sparkling and so lively. When I went there it was little hustle- bustle. I roam around for some time and then went to main temple.  Main temple was decorated with Goddess Durga statue, made by Local artist…

I came to know that the main worship will start by 6 PM. so I stand there and wait. Temple was crowed. Devotees were coming to pay their obeisance to Goddess Durga. One priest was telling devotional story and showing his grief for declining social values…

Suddenly hustle-bustle increased and sound of drum became louder… Few temple workers were keeping everybody away from the place where main prayer would be start after some time. Devotees were taking place to watch the big prayer. Everybody wanted to sit in front seat. I was still standing and busy watching all activities…

After one and half hour wait main prayer started. Head priest started prayer with different sort of things. He was moving his hand in full circle and he himself was also moving in circle. He did this almost 9 or 10 time and every time he were holding different thing in his hand. He started with wick lamp and ended it with earthen made lamp stuffed with fired coconut or jute strings. Now smoke was all over. Head priest has no reactions on his face. He was behaving as he is away from this earth and moving in some other world …

When he finished his prayer then devotees start their prayer. All has different style to show their devotion to goddess. Only one thing was common that earthen made lamp. Some did it with two lamp some did it with three lamp. One girl has danced first and then she hold lamp. Whole temple area was covered with layer of thick smoke and sound of drum was in full tempo…

I looked at viewers who were busy in clicking pictures with mobile. Almost everyone was clicking pictures and showing to others. I thought I was here because I wanted to click pictures but are they also here for the same reason or they had any religious regions ? I couldn’t get the answer.  Anyways this whole thing was very enjoyable which I did at that particular moment and then I went back with some pictures…












 

13 comments:

  1. Wonderful captures of a lovely puja

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  2. Awesome images, thanks for bringing me on !

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  3. Wow, these are terrific photos. The thing about India is, it is how colourful it can be.

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  4. Thank you for your comments about the temple worship and your fascinating photos.

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  5. Nice photos. I am always interested in seeing different cultures. There is so much to learn. It looks like you had an amazing experience yourself.

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  6. All the sparkling gold color on stage is impressive. It does look like a lively celebration.

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  7. Wonderful images of celebration at Durga Pooja.

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  8. How interesting, I enjoyed learning about the festival through your words and images!

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  9. It was fascinating to see the Diwali festival through your camera lens.

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  10. Thanks for letting us see what was going on at the festival. I feel the excitement in the air filled with such brilliant and sparkling colors.

    Yoko

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