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Devi Shakti

Devi Shakti

The rituals of worshipping Mother Goddess have a deep and prominent root in every civilization. The description of her in Indian mythology is fascinating and a miscellany of multiple dimensions. Sometime, she is represented as Parvati or Uma, one of the most beautiful and tranquil image of Mother Goddesses and on the other hand she is furious, grotesque looking, when appears as Kali. She is Annapurna, the giver of food and nourishment; she is Shitala, the Goddess of small pox. She is indeed many-sided and sometime with multiple eyes and faces. She is Adi or the beginning and at the same time Antya or the end. Sage Markandaya explains her as the creator of the world in Devi Mahatmya (a Shakta text, written between 400-600 CE).

She is the consort of Lord Shiva and also the Maya, who wakes up Lord Vishnu from yoga nidra to kill the demons Madhu and Kaitabha. She is Mahamaya, who creates herself from the amalgam of Gods' Shaktis. She is Devi Durga,...

Key words : Devi Shakti, Navaratri, Devi, Durrga, Fastival India, LDM, Lalbhai Dalpatbhai Museum, L.D. Museum

Categories : Painting