Fiberglass Panch Chali Durga Idol: An utterly fantastic statue of Durga defeating the buffalo demon or asura Mahisha. Durga is the center piece of the sculpture. She is radiant, standing with her ten arms spread out like the rays of the sun each holding a weapon bent on the destruction of Mahishasura. The sculpture captures the moment when Durga’s spear pierces the chest of Mahisha with drops of blood pouring from the wound. Durga’s vahana or vehicle, a lion, is actively participating in the foray jumping on the the Buffalo of Mahisha. A snake is slithering along the front of the sculpture in the act of biting Mahisha’s leg. Fiberglass Panch Chali Durga Idol
The Hindu Goddess of Durga is the most powerful aspect of Devi. Durga means “the invincible” or “the inaccessible”. Kali is considered by Hindus to be an aspect of Durga. Durga is thus considered the fiercer, demon-fighting form of Shiva’s wife, the goddess Parvati. Durga manifests fearlessness and patience, and never loses her sense of humor, even during spiritual battles of epic proportion.
Surrounding Durga are small versions of Ganesh and Murugan. Ganesh is in the abhaya mudra and holds a lotus, conch shell and an elephant goad. At his feet his vehicle, Mooshika the rat. Murugan is on the opposite side holding a bow and arrow. He has a slight mustache with his vehicle, a peacock by his side. Lakshmi is behind Ganesha with one hand held up in the abhaya mudra. Saraswati is behind Murugan playing the veena. Both their vehicles, the owl and swan are on the base of the sculpture. Fiberglass Panch Chali Durga Idol
Fiberglass Panch Chali Durga Idol
Weapon after weapon, when hurled at the buffalo demon, but each time he managed to rise up undefeated.
Realizing that her weapons had no effect on Mahisha, Durga threw them aside, dismounted from her lion and with her bare hands sprang upon Mahisha’s back. With her tender feet she kicked his head. The demon, immune to the weapons of all the gods, fell senseless at the touch of Durga’s feet. Durga then raised her trident and plunged it into the buffalo demons heart conquering the unconquerable.
Durga, Devi, Shakti, Bhavani, Parvati different parts of India know her by different names, but the reverence and respect and love for Maa Durga is the same throughout the country. Durga, a warrior Goddess, with her name translating to “the inaccessible” or “the invincible”, is the most popular reincarnation of Goddess Shakti. Today many forms of her are worshipped in different parts, although she most popularly and commonly depicted as riding a Lion, ten hands adorned with ten different weapons, defeating and killing the buffalo demon ‘mahisasura’, In Bengal and some other adjoining areas she is also worshipped with her whole family with Karthikeya, Lord Ganesha, Goddess Saraswati and Goddess Laxmi.
Even while slaying the buffalo demon her face is lighted with smile which radiates peace and wellbeing for all.
Legend has it that Mahisasura, the shape shifting buffalo was once terrorizing the world, kicking up dust, leaving destruction in his wake with his armies torturing pious sadhus(hermits) and disrupting yagyas and havanas. As the Devas and Asuras are locked in a perpetual battle symbolizing the ever recurring war between good and evil, Mahisasura was looking to gain edge over the Devas by getting stronger. He started penance and hardship in the form of Tapasya of Lord Brahma. Finally Lord Brahma appeared and granted him a wish. Mahisasura asked for immortality where ‘no man or animal’ in the face of the earth can kill him. Brahma granted him that wish saying that a woman will be the end of him.
Empowered by the blessing from Lord Brahma, Mahisasura let his reign of terror loose. He defeated Indra, the king of Gods and drove the Devas out of heaven. Defeated and humiliated they went to Lord Vishnu. Consulting with Lord Brahma and Lord Shiva, the god of destruction, Lord Vishnu formulated the plan to create a female form to kill Mahisasura. Thus born Durga. Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva combined all their powers together to give birth to Durga. Durga is an incarnation of Goddess Parvati, the daughter of Himavan, the lord of the mountains. She is the mother-goddess — Shakti — the power that runs the universe.
All the Gods including Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva gave durga their weapons. Shiva gave her his trident, Brahma his Kamandal, Vishnu his discus, Indra his Vajra, Himalaya gems and a Lion to ride on. Adorned by gems and garlands and weapons from all the Gods, she defeated Mahisasura in fierce battle that raged for fifteen days. On the day of Mahalaya, Mahisasura was killed by Durga
Durga symbolizes the victory of good over evil, win of light over darkness. She is the true reminder of women power and how goodness always prevails in the face fiercest of evils.
Fiber Durga statues from India are extremely strong and durable.They can be dropped and put through stress and not break.
The paint is able to be washed without discoloring or fading.
This makes the sculpture perfect for performing abhishekam during puja ceremonies.
“Fiber Durga statues are extremely durable and strong! You can wash them and perform puja with liquids without worrying about the colors.
The only maintenance you will need will be to dust them regularly.
You can wash them as well to give the deity of a bath of love and appreciation!
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