Maa Durga Idol: The Metaphor of Feminine Power

Posted by vivek choudhary on June 16th, 2021

Devi Durga has been remembered in several similar Devi Bhagwat Purana. She is considered as a divine potency reliable for the preserving this substance world in sequence and discipline.

Devi Durga is deemed the feminine embodiment of strength. She is represented in various Vedic literatures as a goddess with feminine prowess, power, determination, wisdom, and punishment beyond this material world. Those who inquire victory in this material world in terms of material powers and wealth also ardently worship her.

In India, she is revered by most Hindus. Although she is honored beyond the country, she is frequently invoked in Rajasthan. In ancient India, she was essentially admired by the Kshatriya group of men, the ones interested in fighting and management.

The etymology of Durga’s name

Durga mata murti symbolises the one in command of this element world, also termed as “durg”. The word “durg” originates from two Sanskrit words, “du” involving complex and “ga”, indicating cross over. Accordingly, the word “durg” indicates the citadel that is tough to cross over. As per Srimad Bhagwatam (10.14.58), this element world is declared as padaṁ padaṁ yad vipadāṁ na teṣām, that is, threatening at every step and therefore, challenging to cross over.

Durga is possessed of ‘Durga, which indicates a prison house. When souls – generated of limited energy – neglect the service of the greatest character of the godhead, they are restricted in the earthly prison-house, the fortress of Durga.

Birth of Durga Devi

Maa Durga idol has been honoured in several shastras like Devi Bhagwat Purana. She is regarded as spiritual energy responsible for saving this material experience in order and dignity. As per Brahma Samhita (5.8), she is the thought or darkness of Rama Devi, the spiritual Shakti of the Supreme Lord in his fantastic residence.

Decoding her condition and the individual relationship

Devi Durga is the principal source of her various forms, each having a distinct character. But, her elemental form includes of all the peculiarities of her developments and manifestations.

As declared in Brahma Samhita (5.44),

* She has 10-arms, describing the ten leadership activities.

* She rides on the lion, depicting her heroic bravery.

* She grinds down Mahishasura, serving the subduer of clamps.

* She is the mother of two sons, Kartikeya and Ganesha, symbolising beauty and progress.

* She is situated between Lakshmi and Sarasvati, describing mundane opulence and earthly wisdom.

* She is outfitted with the 20 weapons, describing the numerous divine activities forbidden by the Vedas to contain vices.

* She operates the snake, interpreting the elegance of the destructive time.

Family members of Devi Durga

Maa Durga statue is always associate with Sri Rudra or Lord Shiva as Devi Parvati. Both of them continue at Mount Kailash. She has two sons, noting Kartikeya and Ganesha.

Her expansions and forms

She has a variety of expansions as per various shastras. Her expansions comprise

1. Nav Durga

2. Chausath yoginis

3. Shodash Matrikas

4. Dus Mahavidya, etc.

She has several forms as she is worshipped by various devotees, as per their Durga idol online and desires. Ranging from delivering the souls from the dark mundane world to giving them varieties of siddhis, she takes forms per the devotees’ requirement.

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