My Drawing – 3 (little toucan)


toucan

Hello !! I am back with my another drawing using oil pastel. Those of you who regularly follow my blog must have realized that I have again got back my lost hobby i.e painting and drawing. In the past few posts I have uploaded paintings by me.

Today again when I sat for painting, I was thinking what I can draw. Then suddenly I decided to draw a Toucan (a bird), as this is one of my most favourite bird.. I love this bird because of its beautiful beak..

I took the help of google to draw this. When I ended the drawing I myself liked it a lot.

I purposely made it colorful as I planned to frame it for my room and I thought the more colorful it is the more it will beautify my room in the gloomy days of rat race …

Hope you all like it too… 🙂

Goddess of POWER – Indian culture


durgaa

India is always busy with festivals and celebrations. The entire year India celebrates some festival or the other throughout each corner of the country. But one of the most famous and awaited festival is Durga Puja, which is mainly celebrated in the state of West Bengal.

The above picture is of Goddess Durga who is worshiped as the Goddess of POWER by Hindus. In the ancient history of India it is believed that when all Gods failed to finish the evil power named Mahishasur (demon) then it was Goddess Durga who killed him. Basically Durga puja is the festival of worshiping WOMEN POWER. You all can see that she is depicted with 10 hands, it is so because it is said that all Gods gave their most powerful weapon to Durga to finish the evil and bring peace, prosperity all over. Durga sits on a lion who is considered to be her vehicle rather its better to say the lion carries her and helps her to fight the evil.

During the month of September- October usually Durga puja takes place when it is believed that Durga comes to her father’s home with her four kids ( LAKSHMI -daughter, SARASWATI- daughter, Ganesh- son, Kartik- son) for vacation. During this phase for 5 days people across India wears new clothes, indulge themselves in yummy foods , pandal hopping and lots more fun.

I being an Indian wanted to share with you all a very little yet colourful portion of Indian culture and custom.. Hope you all liked reading..