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Devi Forms personified

By |September 6th, 2015|

Devi Forms personified, in the Devimahatmya, the goddess is described herself in three significant forms - Mahakali, Mahalakshmi and Mahasaraswati. In the first form she woke up Vishnu from his sleep, to face the Asuras, Madhu and Kaitabha, who had risen in the cosmic ocean. In the second form she faced the forces of the [...]

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Kumartuli-A Walk through

By |August 30th, 2015|

Kumartuli-A Walk through, a busy place for idol-makers, their small and narrow workshops, specially during the time of the Durga puja. Over the years, the region has experienced and witnessed changes in the style of the clay idols, their expression and depictions, especially the ones made for Durga puja. Carrying a history within itself, as [...]

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Durga-Kali-Chandi-an unified form

By |August 19th, 2015|

Durga-Kali-Chandi-an unified form, Navaratri/Durga Puja The festivals of Navaratri and Durga Puja, honoring the goddess, begin on the month of Ashwin and last for nine days. The goddess is known by many names, including Kali, Lakshmi, and Durga. This festival particularly celebrates her power, or shakti, with which she destroys evil. The Puranas describe the goddess sitting astride [...]

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Devi Durga’s win over the asuras

By |August 16th, 2015|

Devi Durga's win over the asuras. The Skanda Purana indicates that the name of Durga is given to the goddess Parvati, consort of Siva, when she kills the Asura Durga. A myth from the Devi Mahatmya, however, states that the Goddess acquires this name when she kills the demon Durgama. Her qualities as a goddess [...]

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Devi formation-As in Devi Bhagwatam

By |August 9th, 2015|

Devi formation-As in Devi Bhagwatam, The Devisukta mentions that the Goddess is the ultimate source of Shakti expressed through all the gods, that she is the source of all of creation, she is the source of all worlds. The name Adya Shakti or Adi Shakti literally means prime energy/pwer.In mythology she is the power or [...]

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The presence of Devi in Puran

By |August 2nd, 2015|

The presence of Devi in Puran The Devi Mahatmya in history is traced around the fourth- fifth century , also known as Durga Saptasati, Durgapatha, Chandi, Chandipatha is composed as a long text of seven hundred verses (Saptashathi) arranged over thirteen chapters which are grouped into three sections: Prathama Charitra, Madhyama Charitra and the Uttama [...]

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Dasa Mahavidya-A brief insight

By |July 25th, 2015|

Dasa Mahavidya-A brief insight The ten Mahavidyas : Dasha Mahavidya. The concept comes from the Tantra. It is found in Bhagavata Purana and Brahaddharma Purana- Forms defined are (Kali, Tara, Tripura Sundari (Sodashi), Bhuvaneshvari, Bhairavi, Chinnamasta, Dhumavati, Bhagalamukhi , Matangi and Kamala ) . There is some confusion and differnece in thoughts for the incarnations [...]

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The Religious Belief

By |July 12th, 2015|

The Religious Belief-There are many thoughts on the existence , formation and creation of human being .It is believed the Supreme power created the Universe and also the Human being. It is said that God created Human in the formation of his own image.The illusion of Maya is the original power of creation . The [...]

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Unique form of Devi Durga

By |July 11th, 2015|

Unique form of Devi Durga worshiped in Bengal : 1.Bipattarini : Goddess “Bipatarini Chandi” is worshiped mainly in south24parganas. Goddess Bipattarini Chandi is a mixed form of Durga and Kali . She protects from all sorrows and problems in our lives . 2.Rajballavi : Goddess is celebrated in Jangipara and Rajbalhat in Hoogly district . [...]

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Devi Incarnations

By |July 5th, 2015|

Devi Incarnations, The spiritual form of devi durga is Yogmaya and her external form is Mahamaya. The Narad Puran states many incarnations of her forms, She is Uma, Girija, Ambika to name a few.She is beautiful in her form as Lalita, Parvati, Aparajita, Dakshyani as the daughter ofr Daksha, Gouri as the wife of Lord [...]

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