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IN Photography ON 27 Sep, 2016
India is the land of diversity. It has a diverse variety of cultures, languages, religions and endless physical patterns. While Indian mythology surrounds around the stories of Gods and their Consorts i.e. Goddesses, it reflects a deep meaning of their presence in the lives of Hindu people.
Each and every Goddess has a meaning which throws the light on the power of Indian women. But as time has changed, the perception has changed and the inheritance of meanings have changed, due to which now the Indian woman is no more regarded the same way as in the past.
Well, the photographer designed a photo series called 'Lost Indian Goddesses'.
Mumbai-based conceptual photographer 'Victoria Krudysheva' and the designer 'Paarul Bhargava' made a team and decided to create a photo series.
The series featured captivating pictures of Hindu goddesses depicting their most celebrated attributes and the captions read out 'how women in India are disparaged for showing up the same traits'.
The caption for this portrait reads, "You worship [the] all-powerful Durga, but tell women to know their place."
The caption on the photo reads: "You welcome Laxmi at your home, but frown upon bahu who's making a career, and expect your daughter to leave work after marriage"
"You praise Saraswati but don't consider those girls can be in a rock band, and art is not a serious enough profession for you," says this Saraswati portrait.
The picture reads the description as: "You call women who drink indecent, yet have a Varuni - goddess of wine in Vedas."
"Your goddess Kali is naked but you ask your girlfriend to cover up, criticise that woman in a crop top, make your daughter conscious of her body. Instead of conquering evil she is fighting herself," points out the description on this picture of Goddess Kali.
"Those goddesses you worship are walking daily among us, but you choose to humiliate, harass, rape, disrespect or simply discriminate [against] them. It is the time you open your eyes to the actual goddesses till it's your head in Kali's hand," the photo series conclusively reads.