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Shades of Women

When mythology meets art and celebrates women

Navratri 2018

It’s Navratri, the time when Durga, the Mother Goddess of the Hindus is celebrated for 9 days and she is believed to have manifested in various forms, and Navadurga are the 9 forma that are believed to be the most sacred aspects of Goddess Durga.

A simple thought of sending Navratri greetings led to a thought provoking discussion which then turned into an illustrative project that imagines each one of these godesses in modern day women. We wanted to interpret the different aspects of the Goddess associated with each day to represent women in modern day…

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A Project by Cartoon Mango

Carefree

She's raw. She's untamed. She's fearless. In the wilderness, she lives a vibrant and carefree life. But there's more she wants to explore. So she's ready to step out of her world out into the unknown.

Purpose

Focussed and purpose oriented. With her horizons widened, she is willing to seek new meanings and perspectives. From carefree to focussed, from playful to thoughtful, her tale, her adventure begin when she sets out to accept and embrace the change called life. With hopes as high as floating clouds, her dreams as wild as her imagination, she is all here to conquer!

Success

Her quest for triumph begins. Her dreams start taking definite shape. What seemed unconquerable to her earlier, is now a reality. Her success is reaching new heights!

Power

Boasting of power like the roaring lion, she is here to build her own world, illuminate light & be a torch bearer. The journey has made her indestructible yet composed. With her dignity held high, she is in a state of bliss of having achieved her dreams!

Life

Her glow so pure, so soft, and nurturing. Her love so abundant and unconditional that it could fill the entire world. Her journey has taught her to to be vulnerable and with that power she breathes life into every creature and being.

Fire

She encounters the evil in the world! At times monsters have tried to overpower her purity unaware of the power she possesses. She destroys the demonic and restores faith in the world!

Rage

She is fiercer and wilder. She carries a rage within her. Her calm has disappeared into the darkness. She is now merciless, untamed & ferocious. She is here to slay and destroy negativity!

Balance

As the storm passes and the sense is revived, she realises the destruction. She has uncovered her darkest shade that was out of control. The dark night that it was she overcomes with love and turns it into a soft embrace of the morning sun. With the new found equilibrium she transcends to tranquility.

Enlightenmenet

With peace, calmness & positivity comes great realisation, wisdom & energy. She is in a state of ultimate reality. She posses powers to do the unthinkable, unimaginable, she has extended her presence beyond logic into the imaginary. Her Aura is so magnetic, she is beyond the universe.

Carefree

Carefree

Purpose

Purpose

Success

Success

Power

Power

Life

Life

Fire

Fire

Rage

Rage

Balance

Balance

Enlightenmenet

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