Goddess Andal: One of the most remarkable individuals in religious history is Andal. She is described as an Alvar, someone who is "engrossed" in the recesses of pleasure of God, the ubiquitous Mysterious One, in her native Tamil language. There really are 12 Alvars as according to legend, and Andal is the sole female. These gurus revitalized Indian culture between both the fifth and ninth decades in South India's Tamil-speaking area, sparking a resurgence of religious devotion across the entire subcontinent. They composed absolutely gorgeous poetry to their Divine Beloved, Vishnu, as a testimony of their devotion for Him while traveling from location to location, from shrine to shrine, and from religious place to religious place. Anyone can comprehend why their poetry was so appealing; at once passionate and philosophical, their words swept down the barriers of class and social class, attracting individuals from every background to their religion. Through this, they established a brand-new religious tradition marked by intensely emotional bhakti, or adoration of the Divine, the consequences of that which can still be seen in Indian religious life nowadays. The most prominent addition to this tradition is Andal, whose career and poetry are celebrated every December-January.
Goddess Durga: The Shiva Purana makes reference to Durga, the source of this divine female force. Shiva invited Her from His left Half before the cosmos' creation and used Her help to construct Shivaloka. It continues by stating that the monster Mahishasura, a son of Rambha, once wrought havoc on Bhuloka (Earth) and defeated all the gods of paradise, placing their survival in danger. When Lord Vishnu heard about some of these things, He let out a huge amount of light that merged with the similar rays emanating from the mouths of those deities. This powerful light changed into Durga, a powerful female deity who confronted Mahishasura in a battle.
Goddess Santoshi: Santoshi Mata is referred to as the goddess of contentment in our earliest religious writings. She is Lord Ganesh's child. She accepts all of her devotees' sorrows, problems, and poor luck and confers wealth and happiness upon them. She is considered as Goddess Durga in the most calm, peaceful, clean, and compassionate form. She is sitting on a lotus, symbolizing that the goddess of pleasure is still present in the minds of her worshippers despite the outside world being full of greed, arrogance, and immorality. As a symbol of her innocence and a message that when there is innocence of heart and devotion, we will find our mother of pleasure, she lives on the lotus that is blossoming in the sea overflowing with milk.
Goddess Annapurna: Annapurna Devi is pictured in imagery as a lovely young woman with four hands, a high bosom, three eyes, and a countenance that is rounded bright like the full moon. She is shown holding a golden ladle adorned with dazzling jewels in her right hand and an adorned pot loaded with scrumptious porridge in her lower left hand. She is adorned with ornaments. It is suggested metaphorically that her worshippers will never go famished. She is sometimes depicted sitting majestically on a royal golden throne with a crescent moon on her forehead and Lord Shiva appearing next to her carrying a vessel for asking, pleading with her for money.
Q1. How is Goddess Annapurna worshiped?
Worshipers generously and tastefully celebrate Annapurna Jayanti. They conduct puja in their house to worship the Devi in West Bengal.
Q2. What are the ten divine forms of Goddess Durga?
During the occasion of Durga Puja, Durga is adored with dedication in each her 10 holy manifestations-
Kushmanda, Chandraghanta, Brahmacharini, Shailaputri, Skandamata, Kalaratri, Mahagauri, Mahakali, and Durga.
Q3. How do you destroy old god & goddess pictures?
of someone's religious tradition, the bottom line when making decisions about
unwanted or damaged religious god pictures is to treat them with reverence and
respect. In almost all cases, burial is the preferred method of disposal for
they are in frames with glass tops, remove the photo from their frames. These could
be used later or disposed of separately. Should not be thrown into a river with
a glass frame as they could break and hurt other devotees taking baths
removing all the pictures from their frames, the pictures could be buried in a
hole and a tree could be planted on the top. As the pictures/photos are made of
paper they will disintegrate into mother earth.
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