Kumortuli – Land of God Makers

“Yaa Devi Sarvabhuteshu
Matri rupeno samsthita
Yaa Devi Sarvabhuteshu
Shakti rupeno samsthita
Yaa Devi Sarvabhutesu
Shanti rupeno samsthita
Namestasyai Namestasyai
Namestasyai Namoh Namah”

— Sloka for Goddess Durga

Unfinished Goddess Durga - at Kumortuli, Kolkata, India//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

If someone wants to see the best-est place in Kolkata.
If someone wants to explore THE Bengali Culture.
If someone wants to know about the root of prosperity of Indian aristocracy.
If someone wants to see a den, full of artists.
A Philosophy —

Kumartuli is the place one can visit.  The clay for the idol is collected from the holy Ganges river,which is nearby to the place and there is also a age-old custom that a handful of soil which is called “Holy Soil” (In Bengali Punnaa Mati) mixed with the clay, which goes with the clay for making Goddess Durga idol. Holy Soil is collected from Red light area, actually a handful of soil is collected from outside of a Prostitute house. After finishing the clay structure, they paint the God with colour and decorated with jewellery.

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