According to mythological legend Durga was created for the slaying of the buffalo demon Mahishasura by Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva, and the other gods, who were powerless to overcome him. Embodying their collective energy (shakti), she is both derivative from the male divinities and the true source of their inner power. She is also greater than any of them. Born fully grown and beautiful, Durga presents a fierce menacing form to her enemies. She is usually depicted riding a lion and with 8 or 10 arms, each holding the special weapon of one of the gods, who gave them to her for her battle against the buffalo demon.

About The Artist

Anupriya is from Kolkata and is a college student and is a student of applied arts.

The Workshop Began

Anupriya greeted all the participants and thanked them for the introduction. She first started sketching the portrait of the goddess on her canvas and started painting them in shades of red. She continued to paint the goddess’s bindi, lips and the head of the demon in red colour and gave finishing touches to the goddess by colouring the hair in black and shades of grey.

Towards The End Of The Workshop

Anupriya made a beautiful Durga Avtar painting in shades of red and black colour. It looked divine, artistic and aesthetically beautiful. All the participants appreciated and showed their co-created Durga Avtar paintings to Anupriya. The host thanked Anupriya for teaching this art form.

The attendees were from different parts of the country. They also belonged to different age groups but their love for art brought them together on a single platform. The Circle Community, as always, was successful in connecting artists and curating a magical and positive vibe together. 

On this note, here’s us signing off until next time!

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