Monday, July 09, 2007

Other Names of Durga -meanings

durga devi painting, old times painting
Some meanings of the durga names:

Uma, "light";

Gauri , "who radiate with brilliant yellow color";

Parvati, "the daughter of himalaya mountains";

Jaganmata , "the-mother-of-the-world"

Durga "the inaccessible or who can never be defeated";

Kali , "the goddess with glowing black color";

Chandi , "the fierce force";

Bhairavi , "the terrible attacker."


Meaning of Durga

In Sanskrit language Durga means " who is incomprehensible or difficult to reach ." Goddess Durga is treated or believed as a form of Shakti worshipped for her grace as well as terrifying aspect. Mother of the Universe, she represents the infinite power of the universe and is a symbol of a the material manifestation in the world. she is another form of energy (shakti). Durga, is a beautiful warrior often seated on a tiger(some times on a lion), is the first appearance of the great goddess. She is also worshipped with many other names, such as Parvati, Ambika, and Kali. She is more relegiously worshipped in bengal and karnataka states of India. In nepal and sikkim also worship durga maata(mother). North eastern regions of india worship mother goddess durga more relegiously.

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Thursday, June 07, 2007

Devi Bhagavatham greatness

Devi bhagavatham is a wonderful scripture on mother goddess, be it durga or kali or aadi parasakti (aadi parasakthi). This devi bhagavatham is written or pronounced by veda vyasa and furtehr sootha (sutha muni) and sounaka muni(saint) professed it to other devotees and rishis.
Unless we read this devi bhagavatham relegiously atleast once, we can not understand the greatness, the powers and the origin of the mother goddess or adi parasakti.
Translations for this devibhagawatham are available and any translation would introduce you to the greatness of devi.
The devi bhagawatham is like the famous bhagavatham which spells the leelas of lord krishna and vishnu, this devi bhagawatham speaks about devi.