Friday, November 20, 2009

Maa Brahmacharini Devi - Second Mata

Mata Brahmacharini is the second Durga Shakti. Brahma that is who observes penance (tapa) and good conduct. Here "Brahma" means "Tapa". The idol of this Goddess is very gorgeous. There is rosary in her right hand and Kamandal in left hand. She is full with merriment.


One story is famous about her. In previous birth she was Parvati Hemavati the daughter of Himvan. Once when she was busy in games with her friends. Naradaji came to her and predicted seeing her Palm-lines that, "You will get married with a naked-terrible 'Bhole Shankara who was with you in the form of Sati, the daughter of Daksh in previous birth. But now you have to perform penance for him." There upon Parvati told her mother Menaka that she would marry none except Bhole Shankara, otherwise she would remain unmarried. Saying this she went to observe penance. That is why her name is famous as tapacharini - Brahmacharini.

Maa Brahmacharini Devi


Photo of Mata Brahmacharini Devi


Maa Brahmacharini Devi Image


Mata Brahmacharini Devi


Picture of Maa Brahmacharini Devi


Image of Maa Brahmacharini Devi


Statue of Mata Brahmacharini Devi


Brahmacharini Mata

Mata Brahmacharini Devi

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Goddess Shailputri Devi - First Mata

Goddess Shailputri Mata is a daughter of Himalaya and first among nine avtar of Durgas. In previous birth she was the daughter of king Daksha. Her name was Shailputri, Sati - Bhavani. the wife of Lord Shiva. Once Daksha had organized a big Yagna and did not invite Shiva. But Sati being obstinate, reached there. Thereupon Daksha insulted Shiva. Sati could not tolerate the insult of husband and burnt herself in the fire of Yagna. In other birth she became the daughter of Himalaya in the name of Parvati - Hemvati and got married with Shiva. As per Upanishad she had torn and the egotism of Indra, etc. Devtas. Being ashamed they bowed and prayed that, "In fact, thou are Shakti, we all - Brahma, Vishnu and Shiv are capable by getting Shakti from you."
Mata Shailputri holds a Trishul, a weapon, in her right hand and a lotus in her left hand. She rides on bull. She has pleasant smile and blissful looks.

Vande vanchhitlabhaye chandrakritshekhram !
Vrisharunda shulhara Shailputri yashsivneem
!!

Goddess Shailputri Mata


Mata Shailputri Devi Photo


Image of Shailputri Devi


Shailputri Devi Picture


Photo of Shailputri Mata


Shailputri Mata Image


Painting of Maa Shailputri Devi


Maa Shailputri Devi


Maa Shailputri Devi Picture

Monday, November 2, 2009

Goddess Kalika Devi

Goddess Maha Kali is one of the many forms of Shakti. Maha Kaali is the fiercest of all goddesses of Hinduism. The word Kali has its roots in the Sanskrit word "Kaal", which means time. And nothing escapes from time. Goddess Kali is sometimes referred as the goddess of death. But actually Kali brings the death of the ego. Even in the scriptures, she has killed demons but not anyone else. Kali is also not associated with Yama (the Hindu God of Death). Kali is considered a form of mother too. Maa Kali is one of the few Goddesses who are celibate and practice renunciation

Goddess Kali and Lord Shiva, both are regarded to inhabit cremation grounds. Devotees go to these places to meditate with the purpose of overcoming the ego. The cremation grounds emphasize the idea that the body is temporary. Kali and Shiva are known to stay in cremation grounds because it is our attachment to the body that gives rise to the ego. Kali and Shiva give the idea of liberation by dissolving the illusion of the ego. The corporeal frame ultimately vanishes but the soul still remains. This is emphasized by the scene in the cremation grounds.


Goddess Kalika Photo

Goddess Kali Devi Mata Photo

Kali Maa Image

Statue of Goddess Kalika

Image of Kali Mata

Closeup Photo of Kali Mata

Maa Kali Picture

Mata Kalika Devi Wallpepar


Photo of Kalika Devi

Hindu Goddess Kalika Image


Photo of Maa Kalika Devi

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