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These pictures are from my recent trip to Calcutta. Kumhartuli is in the heart of the city, where most of the sculptors reside and work. These pi… Read More
These pictures are from my recent trip to Calcutta. Kumhartuli is in the heart of the city, where most of the sculptors reside and work. These pictures were taken 2 days before one of West Bengal's biggest celebration - Kali Pujo. Kali is the goddess worshiped for 9 nights in the month of October, every year. Read Less
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A walk around Kumhartuli
Street Photography from Kolkata, India.
Spray painting the diyas


Kali modelling in process, on the streets


2 complete, 2 incomplete hands.. in sync.

Another observation.. The missing hand is that of Lord Shiva.. but the cart says Krishna.. :)
Boxing session. The master & his creation seem to be having some fun while at work..
Hay Trees
Would you like to have a new head.. This is where you get them..


Hay Modelling..


The master figuring out where to apply more 'orange' to make it look realistic.. :)


Even Statues indulge in some give and take.. :)


Violence.. in between all the holiness..


So many Hands..


Catwalk in Kumhartuli..


Murder in progress..


So many body parts. So many forms..

My Favorite.. Took me 5 clicks to get the right position.. 


The smile, even though he is being trampled upon.


The transition to "Being a Human"
The Beauty and the Beast


Aliens
A human popped out of the shell.. God's real creation..

(While all the pictures above depict a Goddess being made by a human, this one, a true Art, depicts a man being born out of the shell)


Mixing of cultures.. and emotions.. 
These statues could give the Greeks, French, Romans a run for their money..