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hinducosmos:

Nav Durga, The Nine forms of Goddess Durga  The 9 names of Maa Durga are:  1. Maa Shailputri  2. Maa Brahmacharini  3. Maa Chandraghanta  4. Maa Kushmanda  5. Maa Katyayani  6. Maa Kalratri  7. Maa Siddhidatri  8. Maa Skandmata  9. Maa Mahagauri
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hinducosmos:

Nav Durga, The Nine forms of Goddess Durga
The 9 names of Maa Durga are:
 1. Maa Shailputri
 2. Maa Brahmacharini
 3. Maa Chandraghanta
 4. Maa Kushmanda
 5. Maa Katyayani
 6. Maa Kalratri
 7. Maa Siddhidatri
 8. Maa Skandmata
 9. Maa Mahagauri

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(via indophilia)

sergebouvet:

Kathputli Colony is a tinsel slum. Over 600 artists from here have represented India in several fairs and festivals abroad. About 800 families have settled here since Independence. Magicians, acrobats, mime artists, puppeteers, jugglers, folk singers, snake charmers, bear handlers, monkey trainers and other street performers reside in this colony. A visit to the colony is enough to believe that Shadipur Depot is perhaps the only place in Delhi where the ancient tradition of magic is preserved and inherited.

Most of the artists are from UP, Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra. Kathputli Colony is also called by other names: Kalakaron ki Basti, Madari colony and Bazeegarcolony.

Photo: Serge Bouvet
From: sergebouvet.com/kathputli-colony/

manteigaria:

Hanuman showing the images in his heart, in Kalighat folk style, c.1880
Source: Barbara Rossi, From the Ocean of Painting: India’s Popular Paintings 1589 to the Present. New York: Oxford University Press, 1998. Page 64, plate 19. Scan by FWP, Aug. 2001.

manteigaria:

Hanuman showing the images in his heart, in Kalighat folk style, c.1880

Source: Barbara Rossi, From the Ocean of Painting: India’s Popular Paintings 1589 to the Present. New York: Oxford University Press, 1998. Page 64, plate 19. Scan by FWP, Aug. 2001.

aho bhagyam aho bhagyam
nanda-gopa-vrajaukasam
yan-mitram paramanandam
purnam brahma sanatanam

[“How greatly fortunate are Nanda Maharaja, the cowherd men and all the other inhabitants of Vrajabhumi! There is no limit to their good fortune, because the Absolute Truth, the source of transcendental bliss, the eternal Supreme Brahman, has become their friend.” (Srimad Bhagavatam 10.14.32).]

aho bhagyam aho bhagyam
nanda-gopa-vrajaukasam
yan-mitram paramanandam
purnam brahma sanatanam

[“How greatly fortunate are Nanda Maharaja, the cowherd men and all the other inhabitants of Vrajabhumi! There is no limit to their good fortune, because the Absolute Truth, the source of transcendental bliss, the eternal Supreme Brahman, has become their friend.” (Srimad Bhagavatam 10.14.32).]