ভারত মাতা পূজা- Maa Durga worshipped as ‘Bharat Mata’

This epic painting of Bharat Mata by Abanindranath Tagore (1905) provided the much needed icon for the Swadeshi movement and our fight for independence.
She symbolizes the spirit of our great nation ‘Bharat-Barsha’
Goddess Durga is also worshiped as Bharat Mata in some puja pandals till today across Kolkata. Notable among these is Bharat Mata Puja, Bijoygarh in South Kolkata where the idol closely resembles Abanindranath’s image of the deity.

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