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Woman Thou Art Divine

The three worlds trembled – a deity was created with celestial powers. With all her blessings, she transformed into this beautiful form, and marched against the demons, on her mount. Unsurpassed in beauty; she is eternal. She is the protector of the realm, and a clear manifestation of energy. She is all women, in their truest form. She is Durga, the life-like expression of divine energy. Depicted in her various names; she is all woman — in every form.

Paatala The one with the colour red

Your left eye reflects the light of the gleaming moon;

The right, mirrors the glare of the blazing sun.

There is another,

that no one sees,

except for those who are awestruck by your beauty.

The third,

they say —

Sets the world on fire.

I am an admirer of the beautiful third-eye.

That perhaps,

dons your forehead as the flaming red-dot. 

AaryaThe Goddess

I saw you with my own eyes,


I heard how fierce you were,


Riding a lion,

killing the buffalo demon

with your own hands.

Your sword,

pierced the heart of the wicked.

But, it was only as if you tickled a leaf and bud,

till the merciless demon breathed his last.

I am astonished by your strength,


Incarnation of Parvati;

You are the mother goddess of willpower and strength. 

Bhavini The Beautiful One

Ruffles of autumn leaves,

the lazy breeze,

chirping robins —

All bow to your beauty.

As you stand tall, my goddess.

Grownups dancing,

finery in abundance,

mouth-watering dishes,

fall short in front of your brilliance.

Deity of wisdom, power, and strength.

Burning essence,

decorative pandals,

steady beats of the ‘dhol’.

All in the name of your favour.

Protective mother of all.

Saadvhi — The One Who is Self-confident

Woman, your name is mystery.

You are the source of being,

adaptable and ever-changing.

You are poised, warm, and composed.

Yet, you hold all the ability,

to brew up a storm.

Woman, you are fearless.

You can fight demons without help.

You can conquer lands —

if need be.

And yet, in your heart,

you hold all the affection,             

to calm a nation.

Woman you are complete,

A true gift of Mother Nature.

SursundariThe One Who is Extremely Beautiful

Draped in a sari,

tresses blowing in the wind,

I remind you of the magical queen.

My throbbing veins

and walk of pride,

lay the naysayers all to shame.

With a firm command,

and kohl for my raven eyes,

they are only left speechless.

The grace, the enchantment,

shows everyone,

that I can dare.

“Who am I” – you ask?

I am nothing and no one,

but the magical,


and the divine.

Words and Poetry by MMC

Photo: Sazzad Ibne Sayed

Styling: Sonia Yeasmin Isha

Models: Mysha and Nikki

Wardrobe: Deshal

Jewellery: 6 Yards Story

Makeup: Farzana Shakil’s Makeover Salon

Special thanks: Ishrat Jahan

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