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The characters of Navadurga dance ceremonies

https://www.bhaktapur.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/mahakalii.jpgThe mask of Mahakali which seems quite frightening. That is also adorned with the paintings of osseins. The green jewel in the apex of her nose introduces her as one of the major deities of the Navadurga dance. Similarly, the third eye of her relates her to Lord Shiva. PC: The Bhadgaunlezzz from Khwopazz
https://www.bhaktapur.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/kumari-1.jpgThe Kumari in Navadurga dance ceremonies is also considered as one of the major deities. She also holds that green jewel in her face. PC: The Bhadgaunlezzz from Khwopazz
https://www.bhaktapur.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/barahi.jpgBarahi also has that green jewel on the top of her nose but she is not counts as the main performers among the Nava Durga. Anyhow, she does an independent dance performance. PC: The Bhadgaunlezzz from Khwopazz
https://www.bhaktapur.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/jay-Mahadev.jpgThe mask of Shiva is always colored, red. Depicting the angry face of him. He is carried by Lord Ganesha. So, no one wears this mask. Also, the fact is that the mask is small and not worn signs to his peripheral role in Nava Durga Pantheon. PC: The Bhadgaunlezzz from Khwopazz
https://www.bhaktapur.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/bhairabnath-rotated.jpgThe mask of Bhairava is also terrifying as the mask of Mahakali. It is painted, black. Meanwhile, the dancer also wears a black costume. The twisted rounded headband of each deity represents either Lord Shiva or Lord Vishnu. However, in the case of Bhairav, there is an image of Bramha. PC: The Bhadgaunlezzz from Khwopazz
https://www.bhaktapur.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/swet-bhairab-rotated.jpgThe mask of Swet Bhairav is exceptionally beautiful which has elaborated headdresses. That depicts an unusual character to the Nava Durga Pantheon. But still, he is the only one who is allowed to dance with Mahakali. PC: The Bhadgaunlezzz from Khwopazz
https://www.bhaktapur.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Simha.jpgSima is according to the belief is a male and a representation of the tiger. Sima and Duma, they habitually dance together. They are called the messengers of the death as well as the bodyguard of Lord Shiva. PC: The Bhadgaunlezzz from Khwopazz
https://www.bhaktapur.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/dumha-rotated.jpgDuma is represented as a female and a lion. As Sima and Duma normally, dance together, they try to show their fierceness through mimicked roaring. PC: The Bhadgaunlezzz from Khwopazz
https://www.bhaktapur.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/mahalaxmi.jpgMahalaxmi does not have a public mask either a face in her silver repousse appearance. She is aimed as the mother goddess of the pantheon who surpasses the tantric powers to other deities from Taleju. Similarly, when she is set aside in a particular residence, the mask of shiva is hanged on the roof of her chariot. That also shows the importance of Mahalaxmi. PC: The Bhadgaunlezzz from Khwopazz
https://www.bhaktapur.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/maheswori.jpgBramayeni is also one among those deities who are considered as a minor deity in the pantheon of Nava Durga. PC: The Bhadgaunlezzz from Khwopazz
https://www.bhaktapur.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/bramahini.jpgMaheshwari is one of the least demonic forms of Nava Durga. Since she also had the third eye, she seems more close to Lord Shiva. PC: The Bhadgaunlezzz from Khwopazz
https://www.bhaktapur.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Balkumari-Mai.jpgIndrayani/Bal Kumari is listed among the minor deities of Nava Durga dance ceremonies. But, it has a third eye in her forehead. That explicates her imminent relation to Lord shiva. PC: The Bhadgaunlezzz from Khwopazz
https://www.bhaktapur.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Bhadrakali-rotated.jpgThi mask is mostly indicated as Bhadrakali. But it has another name Vaishnavi as mentioned in the pantheon of Nava Durga. PC: The Bhadgaunlezzz from Khwopazz
https://www.bhaktapur.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/ganesh-rotated.jpgGanesha or the Binayaki, she also owes an independent dance as of Barahi's. And she is assumed as the female avatar of Lord Ganesha. PC: The Bhadgaunlezzz from Khwopazz
https://www.bhaktapur.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/106170165_303641840805645_1229129420263505797_n.jpgThe image of Swet Bhairav with his crown as well. PC: Saurav Bajracharya
https://www.bhaktapur.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/104712573_3123482791044170_8411259408342213362_n.jpgSima, while posing its mask. PC: Saurav Bajracharya
https://www.bhaktapur.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/104208448_632909947325698_4736958895390905892_n.jpgBarahi, throwing a cup of tho. PC: Saurav Bajracharya
https://www.bhaktapur.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/104028463_586893798685494_8387110069721142709_n.jpgBhairava, in its full attire. PC: Saurav Bajracharya
https://www.bhaktapur.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/104116601_2700902853568284_1608191715917057602_n.jpgThe Mahakali PC: Saurav Bajracharya

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