This is a wall panel depicting the war between goddess Durga and the shape-shifter demon king Mahisasura. The story goes like, when the demon king Mahisasura started terrorising heaven and Earth, the celestial beings came together to create the warrior goddess and gave her their weapons to fight for their cause.
I am truly amazed by the detailing in this rock carving.
Goddess Durga is a huge draw in my hometown of Kolkata where life comes to a standstill for a week, every year, during the advent of fall, when people celebrate her conquest over the evil demon king
Dear friends, i would love to know what are your biggest festivals?
Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram