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India’s First Transgender Durga Idol To Be Worshipped In Kolkata!

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India will worship a transgender Durga that has been inspired from Shiva’s Ardhanarishvara (half man and half woman) avatar – an attempt at including the marginalised transgender community in the Puja celebrations.

India’s First Transgender Durga Idol To Be Worshipped In Kolkata!:

  1. Kolkata (West Bengal)

1. The Idol Is Created By China Pal, The Only Women Artist Of Kumortuli

The Idol Is Created By China Pal, The Only Women Artist Of Kumortulisource: huffpost.com

The idol was visualised by 55-year-old transgender, Bhanu Naskar, and was crafted by China Pal, who also happens to be the only woman artisan of Kumortuli. The male half of the Durga idol features a moustache, a pectoral in place of a female breast, smaller eyelashes and is clad in a dhoti. On the other hand, the female half of the Durga idol appears the same way it is usually seen at puja pandals.



2. To Watch This, Head To Joy Mitra Street

To Watch This, Head To Joy Mitra Streetsource: savethedemocracy.org

This Sunday, the Joy Mitra Street in Kolkata will break all stereotypes and embrace people of all gender identities to celebrate their beloved deity in a never seen before avatar.

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