Dasha (Ten) Mahavidya – Part I

There is a deep quintessential need in the human psyche for a mother. It is said; the Goddess was humankind’s earliest conception of divinity. Among the Shakthas who worship Mother Goddess, the source of all existence is female. God is woman. She is the principle representation of Divinity. She is that power which resides in…

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2012 in review – Thank You Everyone for Liking The Blog

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 13,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 3 Film Festivals Click here to see the complete report.

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Song of God – The Bhagavad Gita (Part – I)

The armies of the Pandavas, and the Kauravas stood facing each other on the battlefield. Then suddenly, a chariot drew away from the Pandava side and came between the two armies. A banner displaying the image of a monkey fluttered above it. It was Arjuna. Arjuna looked at the army before him. Then he looked…

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Happy Navratri – Jai Mata Di

Story Of Navratri The story of Navratra is the symbolic message of the fact that however glorious and powerful the evil become, at the end it is the goodness that wins over all of the evil. The story is associated with Maa Durga and Mahisasura, the buffalo headed demon. The story begins from the life…

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Glory of Eternal Uma-7 Manifestations (Part-III)

Shatakshi Durga Tale A great trouble maker demon named Durgama was once the scourge of all the faithful’s, the gods, sages, nobles and peace loving people of the three worlds. Great was his physical power and master of Vedas he had become. He had made a long penance and had asked for Vedas as a…

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Glory of Eternal Uma-7 Manifestations (Part-II)

Gauri (Kaushiki) Tale Once there existed two demon brothers called Shumbha and Nishumbha. They were mighty and very big trouble makers. All the three worlds and their populaces were living under the fear of those two demons. They had let loose a rule of tyranny. The gods and other celestial races had fled to the…

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Glory of Eternal Uma–7 Manifestations (Part-I)

The eternal force Mahamaya, an eternal part of Lord Shiva. Also known as Ma-Uma or Adi-Shakti, manifested in seven different avatars as Mahamaya, Yogmaya, Mahakali, Mahalaxmi, Gauri, Durga and Yaksharoopa, since the very beginning  of creation. Mahakali and Yogmaya Manifestations At the very beginning of the creation water came into existence by the will of…

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Origin Of Creation

The basic element of manifest and the un-manifest, Power Eternal started the creation in manifested Lord Brahma form. First, water came into existence. By the will of power eternal, Lord Shiva, a divinity got vested in the water and was called “Narayana” (Water borne). Then an egg appeared in the water and out of it…

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The Holy Tale Of Sati – Shiva Puran (Part-III)

Grudge of Daksha against Lord Shiva Once in an ancient age many sages and spiritual seers converged at Prayaga and decided to perform a grand Yajna. It was attended by celestial lords, divine sages, gods, deities, prajapati etc., besides earth based holy men. Lord Shiva was also present. Sometime later, Daksha arrived. Everyone there rose…

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The Holy Tale of Sati – Shiva Puran (Part-II)

Back at Kailasha, in the new marital bliss Lord Shiva once confided to Sati the nine easy ways to propitiate him and gain his grace. Those nine ways of devotion were – Hearing (Kathas related to him and his Puranic wisdom). Singing (Prayers, odes and hymns in his praise). Remembering (His glory, deeds and names)….

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The Holy Tale Of Sati – Shiva Puran (Part-I)

Lord Brahma carried the grudge against Lord Shiva for rebuking him in his own court before others during the Kama episode. He thought – what did prosaic and ascetic like Lord Shiva know the power of passion and the force of romantic feelings? Lord Shiva must experience it and know, he muttered. So, Lord Brahma…

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Sandhya and Kama (God of Love) – Shiva Puran

Birth of Sandhya and Kama Once Lord Brahma was holding his court when all of a sudden a beauteous female popped out of his heart followed by a young man of incredible handsomeness who had a bow and flower-head arrows in his quiver. The young man asked for some specific duty. The creator, impressed by…

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