Yesterday I arrived safely back in Detroit however I am a bit behind on blog posts! The last week and a half of the project was quite intense and free time was limited.
Our trip to India coincided with Durga Puja, an annual Hindu festival worshiping the Hindu goddess Durga.
“Durga Puja festival marks the victory of Goddess Durga over the evil buffalo demon Mahishasura. Thus, Durga Puja festival epitomises the victory of Good over Evil.”
Our local guides took us across the city to view and take part in the festivities. Each community builds what are known as “Pandals”, which are large temporary structures that house sculptures of the gods. These structures and sculptures are built over a period of a few months and then taken down the week following the festival.
Here are some pictures of the larger pandals in Jamshedpur:
Inside the largest pandal: