A Final Prayer To Goddess Durga

PhotographerKen Low
PrizeHonorable Mention
City/Countryshah alam, Malaysia
Photo DateOctober 2016
Technical InfoFujifilm X-E2 with XF 35mm
Entry Description

In Hinduism, Goddess Durga is the mother of the universe, the power behind the creation, preservation and destruction of the world. The protector from the evils of the world, Goddess Durga is portrayed as carrying weapons in her many arms and riding a lion. Durga Puja is a celebration of the Mother Goddess victory of good over evil, one of the most important festivals of India. The nine day celebrations include rituals to ward one of impurities, vices and defects, adoring Goddess Durga as the giver of spiritual wealth and the goddess of wisdom. Devotees offer a final prayer in earnest to Goddess Durga on the last day of the celebrations to bestow on them spirituality, wealth, auspiciousness, prosperity, strength, knowledge, etc. before she returns back to the heavens. Apart from being a religious festival, it is also an occasion for reunion and rejuvenation among family and friends.

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An avid photographer living in the beautiful city of Kuala Lumpur, taking a photograph here, there and everywhere as time goes by ...