The Final Touch: Durga Puja Is Knocking At The Door
|THE UNFINISHED BEAUTY|
|From the side-angle|
|The magnificent Durga|
|KARTIKEYA & GANESHA|
|SARASWATI & LAXMI|
|numbers of idols|
|Radiance of the eyes|
|The potter in his hut|
|Stroke of perfection|
|We all are same|
|Yet to be coloured|
|Colours which enhances the beauty|
We came back after a while and decided to have a look at the artists who were doing their job under the terrible scorching sun beside the road.
|Men at work|
My eyes suddenly fell on a table where the earthen heads of the idols were kept for drying...And how amazing they looked...!!
Then I saw a huge structure which was covered with white polythene, I could make out that it was an idol. So I got inside the polythene cover and was startled!! No, there was nothing horrible at all, there was a man painting the eyes of the idol,standing on a bench. I wa sstartled because I didn't imagine that there would be a person inside the cover!! Anyway I also stood up on the bench and with his permission took pictures of his painting. I after all understood that to cover himself from the heat, he was painting insid ethe polythene cover!!Here is the picture..
But I guess they just forget all their worries when the see appreciation in the eyes of the visitors or when they see the fully finished idol ready to transfer to any mandap. On that day I understood that a model or idol is the outcome of the constant labour of a number of people who in lieu of small payment makes something so elegant, so perfect....