Next, in her gentle, radiant dayini form (Lakshmi, Sarasvati), she is the gracious donor of boons, wealth, fortune, and success. As heroine (Sita, Draupadi, and Radha) and beloved, Devi comes down to earth and provides inspiring models for earthly women. In this aspect, Devi is then seen as a local protector of villages, towns, and individual tribal peoples, where she is concerned only with local affairs. In her fifth aspect, Devi appears as semi-divine (Nagini, Sundari) force, manifesting herself through fertility spirits, and other supernatural forms. Finally, she is also represented in women saints and yoginis, who are born on earth but endowed with deep spirituality and other-worldly
She was introduced in Hindu Mythology during the Mahabharata, tricking the demons, Asuras, of the Amrita and giving it all to the immortal gods, Devas. Mohini is the only form of Vishnu in the feminine form. The name Mohini has been derived from the Sanskrit root word, “moha” which means “to enchant, disillusion or perplex”. Hence, Mohini comes to mean a temptress who uses her erotic nature and charm to lure those in love with her, to their doom. It can also imply the quintessence of female exquisiteness and
It is going from one form to another. Tripura Sundari She is worshipped as a goddess who can be considered as the Aphrodite of the Indian mythology. She is a true beauty but she is also one of the angry goddesses of India. The anger comes from the notion of human to attach beauty only with a certain form. She teaches the art of seeing beauty in everything around us and attaining happiness through the same.
Introduction Ganpati Sthapana Puja is one of the most important and foremost ritual of every Puja, Yagna or any auspicious task undertaken. Call him Ganpati, or refer to him as Vinayaka, pray to him as Vighneshwara or worship the Lambodara; they are few of many different names that Lord Ganesha is known by. Lord Shiva had a warrior clan, which was collectively known as Ganas and Ganapati was the ‘Ishta’, i.e;. The Head of the warrior clan. Hence he was bestowed with the name Ganesha!
He is the most important god of Vaishnavism, the largest Hindu sect. Indeed, to illustrate Vishnu’s superior status, Brahma is, in some accounts, considered to have been born from a lotus flower which grew from Vishnu’s naval. A complex character, Vishnu is the Preserver and guardian of men (Narayana), he protects the order of things (dharma) and, when necessary, he appears on earth in various incarnations or avatars to fight demons and fierce creatures and so maintain cosmic harmony. Vishnu represents Sattvaguna and is the centripetal force as it were, responsible for sustenance, protection and maintenance of the created universe. Etymologically speaking, the word 'Vishnu ' means 'one who pervades, one who has entered into everything. '
The Ramayana is often compared to Iliad by Homer because these two epic poems have a lot in common in plot. In the Ramayana, Dasharatha is the King of Ayodhya and has three wives and four sons, Rama, Lakshmana, Bharata and Shartrughana. Rama is the favorite son of his father because he is brave, righteous and skillful in everything. When he grows to the manhood, the great sage Vishvamitra comes and askes for help in defending the demons. At his request, Rama and Lakshamana agree to aid him in slaying the demons.
In Immortals of Meluha, Shiva is called the Mahadev long before he believes he is the successor of Lord Rudra . He is the Mahadev in name long before he accepts that he is in actuality. In other words, he learns to live up to the mask he wears. He submits to the idea before fully believing it. The man therefore becomes the myth.
According to Hindu mythology, Gaja Lakshmi brought back the wealth lost by Indra (king of demi-gods) from the ocean. Goddess Gaja Lakshmi is four-armed, in red garments, carries two lotuses, other two arms in abhaya mudra and varada mudra, surrounded by two elephants bathing her with water
It is prepared with rice at the centre of the plate and decorated with various fruits and vegetables. Durga pujor ‘Noibeddyo’ Khelat Ghosh family, 47 Pathuriaghata street, Kolkata Maa Durga or Mahisasurmardini (the form of Debi Durga killing Mahisasur with trishul) has been worshipped daily for more than 250 years in Halder family of Kali Prasad Chatterjee Street in Kolkata. Mahisasurmardini established in Halder family 171, Kali Prasad Chatterjee Street, Kolkata Mallick family in Darponarayan Tagore Street has celebrated 262 years of their puja in 2014. Ek-chalar Thakur Mr. and Mrs. Mallick in 32, Darponarayan Tagore Street, Kolkata If one carefully observes the previous photograph (Darponarayan Street) and this following photo collage, it is found that Debi Durga is sitting on the lap of Lord Shiva (husband of Durga). This is definitely a rare posture of the goddesses where Shiva seems to be an adorable husband.
In the Sanskrit-English Dictionary, Monier Williams defines Purusha as “the primaeval man as the soul and original source of the universe; the personal and animated principle in men and other beings, the soul or spirit; the Supreme Being or Soul of the universe (sometimes with para, parama or uttama; also identified with Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva and Durga. (927)” the definition reveals the sense that the noun (Purusha) does not ascribe specifically to males only but can be applied to both the sexes depending upon the human