India’s bruised Goddesses

21 September 2013 | by The Petticoat Journal | NEW DELHI

In about a month, Indians will spill out on streets and roads to express their reverence for the “inaccessible” or “invincible” Goddess Durga. Everyday they pray to Goddess Lakshmi. Almost every educational institutions greet you with a wall frame or life size figurine of Goddess Saraswati. But even as they shower all their love, respect and every other emotional attribute that comes naturally for an almighty who holds the powers to fulfill your wishes or to destroy you if you cross some secret limits set by the same powerful almighty. In saying that, the flesh and blood avatars of the same almighty, women that is, not holding similar powers or anything even close, are battered, harassed, and subject to all the misery within and without human bounds. Advertising agency Taproot displays this striking contrast through these pictures of bruised Indian Goddesses:

 

India's bruised Goddesses

Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth and prosperity sports a cut and a bruised lip

 

India's bruised Goddesses

Lakshmi, the goddess of Wealth

 

India's bruised Goddesses

Durga, the Goddess of good triumphing over evil has a black eye and a bloody lip

 

India's bruised Goddesses

Saraswati, the goddess of knowledge and arts has a sore eye, a bleeding mouth and tear on her cheek

 

 

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