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Ms. Priyanka Kundu

Ms. Priyanka Kundu, Art Historian (Ahmedabad)

Ms. Priyanka Kundu

Ms. Priyanka Kundu did her Bachelors in History of Art from Kala-Bhavana, Visva-Bharati (Santiniketan) and has also completed her Post-Graduation in Art History and Aesthetics with specialization in Indian Architecture from Faculty of Fine Arts, Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara. Her core area of interest is Ancient and Medieval Indian Art. She did her research paper (Master's dissertation) on the study of Medieval Sculptures of Assam, with a methodical reading of Religious Studies. At present, she is doing her internship in Lalbhai Dalpatbhai Museum (Ahmedabad), in physical cataloguing of N. C. Mehta Collection of Indian Miniature Paintings, under the guidance of Prof. Ratan Parimoo, Director of the Museum.

Other Interests : Photography, Travelling, Reading Fiction and Mythology, Listening Music, Sketching and Doodling

Devi Shakti

Devi Shakti

The rituals of worshipping Mother Goddess have a deep and prominent root in every civilization. The description of her in Indian mythology is fascinating and a miscellany of multiple dimensions. Sometime, she is represented as Parvati or Uma, one of the most beautiful and tranquil image of Mother Goddesses and on the other hand she is furious, grotesque looking, when appears as Kali. She is Annapurna, the giver of food and nourishment; she is Shitala, the Goddess of small pox. She is indeed many-sided and sometime with multiple eyes and faces. She is Adi or the beginning and at the same time Antya or the end. Sage Markandaya explains her as the creator of the world in Devi Mahatmya (a Shakta text, written between 400-600 CE).

She is the consort of Lord Shiva and also the Maya, who wakes up Lord Vishnu from yoga nidra to kill the demons Madhu and Kaitabha. She is Mahamaya, who creates herself from the amalgam of Gods' Shaktis. She is Devi Durga,...

Key words : Devi Shakti, Navaratri, Devi, Durrga, Fastival India, LDM, Lalbhai Dalpatbhai Museum, L.D. Museum

Categories : Painting