Probash e Theme Puja - Concept: AVATAR - Artist: Shakti Chatterjee

Mahashakti, the Supreme power, is called Durga Shakti. The abstract power has been imagined since times immemorial as Durga Shakti. Mahamaya i.e. the power of Mahashakti (The Supreme Power) plays a vital role in creating power combined together stands at the root of creation of the Universe. This supreme is the very essence of all forms of worldly knowledge. So it is usually referred to  manifest as something beyond limits of manifestation, super knowledge, inanimation, latent manifest or kinetic energy or potential energy. She is manifested and described in different shapes.

According to the principles of three qualities of Satwa, Raja and Tama, Durga Shakti is the symbol of Satwa. Natural power is the symbol of Raja and General Energy is the symbol of Tama. Durga Shakti is called as Adhyashakti, Paramatma Shakti or Ati Prakritika Shakti.

She creates and controls other two powers: Natural and General. Natural Power is called as Atma Shakti, Prakrutika Shakti, PanchaMahabhuta Shakti etc. This Shakti creates and controls the General Energy. General Energies are called Jada Shakti or Tamashakti.

In the age of destruction, there is more necessity of Jada Shakti and the people keep faith in Jadashakti. Shiva (The destroyer) and the Tamarupee Shakti Kali. The Pancha Mahabhuta Shakti or Prakritika Shakti is the power of Panch Mahabhuta or the earth, water, fire or the sun, Air and Sphere. Earth is creative energy, water is energy of expression, sphere is preservative energy, Air is serpentine power. The fire is destructive energy. These energies are well known as Natural Energy.

General Energies are based on the Natural Energy. Without the help of the Natural power, the general energy can not be produced. Kinetic Energy, potential, electrical, magnetic, sound and atomic - all energies are produced from the Nature. Without the help of water, the electricity can not be produced and without air, the sound energy can not be generated. So all the energies are being produced and controlled by the Supreme power or Durga Shakti.

This power makes the immovable  to move and impossible to possible. In each work of the world, there is supremacy of the supreme. She is always permanent and Supreme Being. She is very kind hearted and cheerful. By the blessings of Durga Shakti, the mother of the Universe, man is able to get his emanicipation or salvation and indulge in enjoyments in performance of his daily activities. So Vyasadev, the eminent poet of "Devi Bhagwat", has aptly described "Rudrahinam Vishnuhinam na vadanti janastatha Shaktihinam Yathasarbe probodhanti Naradhamam".

The powerless people are despised as mean people. So, by being devoted to the Supreme, we should be strong and powerful by her grace.In the epic action adventure fantasy "Avatar", James Cameron, the director of "Titanic", takes us to a spectacular new world beyond imagination. On the distant moon Pandora, a reluctant hero embarks on a journey of redemption, discovery and unexpected love - as he leads a heroic battle to save a civilization.

The story’s protagonist, Jake Sully, is an ex-Marine who was wounded and paralyzed from the waist down in combat on Earth. In order to participate in the Avatar programme, which will give him a healthy body, Jake agrees to travel to Pandora, a lush rainforest environment filled with incredible life forms – some beautiful, many terrifying. Pandora is also the home to the Na’vi, a humanoid race that lives at what we consider to be a primate level, but they are actually much more evolved than humans. Ten feet tall and blue skinned, the Na’vi live harmoniously within their unspoiled world. But as humans encroach on Pandora in search of valuable minerals, the Na’vi’s very existence is threatened – and their warrior abilities unleashed.

Jake has unwittingly been recruited to become part of this encroachment. Since humans are unable to breathe the air on Pandora, they have created genetically-bred human-Na’vi hybrids known as Avatars. The Avatars are living, breathing bodies in the real world, controlled by a human driver through a technology that links the driver’s mind to the Avatar body. On Pandora, through his Avatar body, Jake can be whole once again. Moreover, he falls in love with a young Na’vi woman, Neytiri, whose beauty is matched by her ferocity in battle.

As Jake slides deeper into becoming one of her clan, he finds himself caught between the military-industrial forces of Earth, and the Na’vi – forcing him to choose sides in an epic battle that will decide the fate of an entire world.

Like the movie AVATAR, this year’s Durga Puja at Charmwood Village, Faridabad breaks new ground in delivering a fully immersive, emotional story of Maa Durga and her entourage, reinventing the Dura puja seeing experience.

Pre-puja Coverage: The Making of AVATAR