Monday, October 6, 2014

MOTHER GODESS

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GREATNESS OF MOTHER GODDESS !!!

The only culture of Hindus who worship Mother Goddess since time immemorial ..The Devi Mahatmyam (Sanskrit: देवीमाहात्म्यम्), or “Glory of the Goddess”) is a Hindu religious text describing the victory of the Goddess Durga over the demons Madhu-Kaitabha, Mahishasura and Shambha-Nishumbha. It is part of the Markandeya Purana, one of the secondary Hindu scriptures, and was composed in Sanskrit around c. 8500-8400 CE, with authorship attributed to the sage Rishi Markandeya.

The oldest surviving manuscript of the Devi Māhātmya, on palm-leaf, in an early Bhujimol script, Bihar or Nepal, 11th century.

Hinduism is the only religion that does not have gender restriction on god ;the Ultimate Reality is referred to in neutral gender , but Its Power , the Creative Power , is always referred to in feminine terms ! thus we have ParaaS’akti , Vishn’uMaaya etc.;

Ambika ( Durga ) is the Vedic Deity , highest in order , on par with Rudra ( S’iva ) , Vishn’u , Gan’apati , and Aditya ;

Tri – Murtis and other Deities are mentioned , without fail , with their Consorts ;

Prithvi and Holy Rivers are regarded as goddesses ;

Divine Incarnations are also known to happen in female forms :

the foremost being ” Mahishaasura Mardini ” , our concern of today , Navaraatra !

अयि गिरिनन्दिनि नन्दितमेदिनि विश्वविनोदिनि नन्दिनुते

Sita and Rukmini are said to be incarnations of MahaLakshmi thus the list goes …GREATNESS OF MOTHER GODDESS !!!

The only culture of Hindus who worship Mother Goddess since time immemorial ..The Devi Mahatmyam (Sanskrit: देवीमाहात्म्यम्), or “Glory of the Goddess”) is a Hindu religious text describing the victory of the Goddess Durga over the demons Madhu-Kaitabha, Mahishasura and Shambha-Nishumbha. It is part of the Markandeya Purana, one of the secondary Hindu scriptures, and was composed in Sanskrit around c. 8500-8400 CE, with authorship attributed to the sage Rishi Markandeya.

The oldest surviving manuscript of the Devi Māhātmya, on palm-leaf, in an early Bhujimol script, Bihar or Nepal, 11th century.

Hinduism is the only religion that does not have gender restriction on god ;the Ultimate Reality is referred to in neutral gender , but Its Power , the Creative Power , is always referred to in feminine terms ! thus we have ParaaS’akti , Vishn’uMaaya etc.;

Ambika ( Durga ) is the Vedic Deity , highest in order , on par with Rudra ( S’iva ) , Vishn’u , Gan’apati , and Aditya ;

Tri – Murtis and other Deities are mentioned , without fail , with their Consorts ;

Prithvi and Holy Rivers are regarded as goddesses ;



Divine Incarnations are also known to happen in female forms :

the foremost being ” Mahishaasura Mardini ” , our concern of today , Navaraatra !

अयि गिरिनन्दिनि नन्दितमेदिनि विश्वविनोदिनि नन्दिनुते

Sita and Rukmini are said to be incarnations of MahaLakshmi thus the list goes …