Navaratri, the Sanskrit word for “nine nights”, also called Durga Puja is a major festival held in India for the honor of the divine feminine. There are two festivals of Navaratri: Chaitra Navaratri and Sharad Navaratri or Maha Navaratri. Chaitra Navaratri occurs during the spring season. Rama Navami, the birthday of great Lord Rama, usually falls on the ninth day of Chaitra Navaratri and thus, Chaitra Navaratri is also known as Ram Navaratri. In .
Drogdze Wangmo protector deity was popularized in the 18th and 19th centuries by the Mindrolling Tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. Drogdze Wangmo is the avowed protector as worldly deities. Worldly Deities have been sworn by an oath to protect both the teachings of the Buddha and his followers. Drogdze Wangmo is known as the Powerful Friend in English. Drogdze Wangmo is also known as the Nyingma protector of the Terma Tradition. The iconography of the .
Drawing mandalas is fun. When you are trying to create something new relax and think echo of your soul and the surroundings. Sketching and giving shape to the mandala can be a new experience in your life which can help to explore yourself and find the shapes, colors, and patterns to represent your current state of mind to your most deeply-desired wish for yourself, for a loved one, or for humanity. You can design .
The Trimurti is a concept in Hinduism in which the cosmic functions of creation, maintenance, and destruction are personified by the forms of Brahma the creator, Vishnu the maintainer or preserver and Shiva the destroyer or transformer. These three deities have been called “the Hindu triad” or the “Great Trinity”. However, the ancient and medieval texts of Hinduism feature many triads of gods and goddesses, some of which do not include Shiva. Trimurti – The supreme lords .
Lion-faced Dakini is a secret form of Vajrayogini also has a relationship to Troma and the practice of chöd. She is appropriate for clearing obstacles of the most pervasive and malignant kind and cutting through the “three poisons” of mind. This ancient practice has been important in Tibetan Buddhism since the time of Guru Rinpoche. PeGyal Lingpa received this revelation directly from Padmasambhava, appearing in a red-black form, instead of the more common dark .
For over 200 years, Western scholars have struggled to understand Hinduism, a faith whose followers seemed (to outsiders) to arbitrarily worship any one of a dozen Gods as the Supreme, a religion vastly diverse in its beliefs, practices, and ways of worship. Some Indologists labeled the Hinduism they encountered polytheistically; others even coined new terms, like henotheism, to describe this baffling array of spiritual traditions. Few, however, have realized, and fewer still have written, .
Parvati is a Hindu goddess. She is the symbol of divine strength, power, love, and productiveness. she is a daughter of the Lord of the Mountains and queen Mena, as she was given a name “Parvati”. Parvati is known as the mother goddess in Hinduism. She is also known as Uma. She is also known as Adi-shakti. She is called by different other names in Hindu religion such as kali, Goddess Laxmi, Adi Parashakti, Shakti, Devi, Durga, Tripura Sundari, Sati, Saraswati, .
Great Goddess, Adhi Shakti, is not only wise, violent but she is also the creator. She is very much in touch with her sexuality, fertility and related bodily functions. She is worshipped as yoni in her Kamakhya form. The name Kamakhya literally means ‘Sexual Desire.’ Kamakhya is also known as Siddha Kubjika, is an important HinduTantric goddess of desire who evolved in the Himalayan hills. She is worshiped as Siddha Kubjika and is also identified .
Durga is the original manifested form of Mother Parvati or Adi-Parashakti. The meaning of Durga is “the inaccessible” or “the invincible”, is the most popular incarnation of Devi and one of the main forms of the Goddess Shakti in the Hindu pantheon. Parvati took the form of Durga to kill the demon Durgamasur. Goddess Durga and festivals In Nepal, Goddess Durga is worshiped during Dashain festival. Durga is worshipped in ten forms with one form for each day in Nepal and celebrated across .
Chinnamasta is the Hindu Goddess of transformation. She is one of the Mahavidyas, the wisdomGoddesses, and is probably the most terrifying of them. She is depicted holding her own head, which she has just cut off. Origin Stories of her origin vary, but one relates that Parvati was bathing with two attendants, Jaya, and Vijaya when the attendants asked the Goddess to satisfy their hunger. After putting them off several times, Parvati looked .