TALES OF THE MOTHER GODDESS
Represented as Shakti or the Female Divine Force, the Mother
Goddess in Indian mythology has appeared in various forms and is
revered as the vibrant creative feminine presence in all creation.
As the Goddess Durga she personifies universal energy.
As Sati, the first consort of Shiva, she symbolises marital loyalty and
As Parvati, the re-incarnation of Sati, she embodies perfect love and
TALES OF DURGA
Goddess Durga is the fierce form of Devi who, as Shakti, is considered the
personification of Universal energy. According to the Devi Bhagavata, the
Universe is but Her manifestation. The worship of Durga is believed to be more
than 4,000 years old in India.
SATI AND SHIVA
Only Sati could fulfill Shiva's exacting demands. As his companion she could
match his ascetic ways as well as be a loving wife. Unfortunately, her happiness
was overshadowed by an arrogant father. Sati countered Daksha's insensitivity
with an immense, horrific sacrifice, which threw the universe into chaos and
turmoil. As the heroine of this primeval romantic story she embodies the essence
of a perfect spouse.
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