Durga, Creating a Goddess: the project is complete!
On Saturday the 4th of April the completion ceremony was held. It was a lovely afternoon, with speeches, performances, a chance to look at the finished work and refreshments. I hope you enjoy looking at the pictures on the blog, and if you want to see the real thing, the figures will be in St Fagans:National History Museum until September.
Durga - the details
Here are some more detailed images...
Tomorrow (Saturday 4th April) is the closing ceremony, and the figures are almost done!
Painting the eye
Today (April 1st) the painting of the eye ceremony was held at 2pm. Now the eyes of the Goddess Durga have been opened, she is enlivened and has the ability of sight.
The artists will only be here until Saturday when the closing ceremony will be held at 2pm. Please try and come and visit!
The painting of the Goddess continues...
Have a look at the picures below which show how the painting has progressed in the last two days.
Once the base colours were applied, the detailed work began! While Purnendu worked on the eyes, Dibyendu began attaching some of the decorations brought with them from India around the outside, framing the Goddesses beautifully.
The artists had also brought with them a frieze they had made at home which surrounds Durga's head and torso. The frieze shows the stories from Durga and Shiva's life.