Goddess Durga-Deity of Shaktism

Goddess Durga the mother of Shaktism in hindu mythology and one of the main Goddess for Hindus.She is called with many names,having many persona and many forms.

Goddess Durga

Goddess Durga

“The form of Shakti,The Destroyer of Evil,I bow to you mother with all my heart”

Goddess Durga

Goddess Durga

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Smoke of Faith

Smoke of Faith

Smoke of Faith

A Devotee holds up a Dhuna Dani(vessel to burn resin),a tradition during prayer and puja.This was taken during Vijaya Dashami(Immersion Day of Goddess Durga).

Jhoomer Lights at a Durga Puja Pandal

Jhoomer lights are kind of decorative lights used at pandals and functions to give them an attractive look.And I am very fond of them.

Here is one captured at a Durga Puja Pandal at Rest Camp Maligaon,Guwahati

Jhoomer Lights

Jhoomer Lights

Barpeta Satra and Holi Festival

One of the famous Satra not only in Barpeta but aslo in Assam,established by Vaishnavite Saint Madhabdev.

A beautiful collaboration of Art,Culture and Architecture,one can find immense peace and beauty in this Satra.Famous for its Doul Utsav(Holi Festival) celebrated during the Phagun Month of Assamese Calender,a spring colorful festival.

So,Lets get some glimpse of the Satra…

Barpeta KritanGhar

Barpeta KritanGhar

The Main Entrance of Barpeta Satra

Inside The Satra

Inside The Satra

Inside the Satra

Inside the Satra

Duel

Duel

Seven Stairs Deul inside the Satra Premises for Keuala Baba(Lord Krishna)

Keula Baba

Keula Baba

The Idol of Lord Krishna

And A last a Group performing Holi Geet inside the Kritanghar

Group of Boys Singing Holi Geet

Group of Boys Singing Holi Geet

Barepeta Satra is an unique place of Devotion…The whole Satra wears a different color especially during the Holi..Generally Holi is a 3-5 days affair here…Holi festival in 2017 is going to be celebrated from 9 to 13th March,so if you wish to witness this extravaganza,plan your trip to Barpeta.

Barpeta is located around 90kms from Guwahati and communication is not a problem at all…

 

Celebrating Holi

The Festival of colors-Holi,being celebrated at Barpeta Kritanghar,One of the few Satras in Assam where Holi is celebrated with much more colors and joy and this time near about 2 lakhs people attended the festival at Barpeta Kritanghar.

Khol-A Traditional Instrument

Khol-An widely used traditional instruments in Assamese Culture,also popular in Eastern and other North-Eastern parts
The Khol was introduced by Mohapurash Srimanta Sankardev in Assamese Culture


This Photo was taken at Bordowa-The Birth place of Srimanta Sankardev