About Goddess Durga… #goodvsevil #overcome #navarathri #spirituality #wisdom #gunas #maya #mind

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Maa Durga, literally meaning the protector, was born to defeat the conquerer-king, Mahishasura. Once Durga was created with the collective energy of tridevas and gods, the ten-armed super-goddess received gifts and boons from the other gods. Shiva gave her his trident, Shri Vishnu gave her his Sudarshan Chakra, and Brahma gave her his kamandalam of holy water and wisdom. Indra gave her his vajra, Varuna gave her his conch, Agni gave her a missile or spear, Vayu gave her a bow and arrows, Vishwakarma gave her his axe and an armour, and the lord of the mountains gave her a lion. Maa Durga carry all these weapons and more ; 1. Trident or trishul: The three-headed sharp weapon is said to symbolise the three gunas humankind is made of, tamas, rajas and sattva. 2. Discus or Sudarshan Chakra: Vishnu's gift symbolises the centre of creation. 3. Thunderbolt or vajra: Indra's gift symbolises firmness of character, determination, and supreme power. 4. Conch: The conch is the symbol of the primordial sound of creation, Aum. 5. Spear: While a spear symbolises auspiciousness, this gift of Agni also represents pure, fiery power. 6. Sword: Symbolising intellect and wisdom, this weapon is usually carried by people who have a sense of responsibility and the understanding to discern right from wrong. 7. Bow and arrows: This combination of potential and kinetic powers symbolises energy. 8. Club or axe: Representations of Durga alternate between these two weapons. Both symbolise the powers of Vishwakarma, and have the power to destroy as well as create. 9. Lotus: The lotus is the symbol of Brahma, and represents wisdom, as well as liberation through knowledge. 10. Snake symbolises consciousness and the masculine energy of Shiva. The lion, Maa Durga's vehicle, The king of the jungle has ferociousness to lead in battle, and the benevolence to forgive past mistakes–a true king. So it won't be wrong to say that Maa Durga carries ten awesome weapons and sits on the king of all animals to go into the battle against evil. Isn't that just what makes her the most powerful and popular goddess in India?βœ¨πŸ‘πŸ•‰πŸ”±πŸ¦πŸŒ·πŸ“ΏπŸπŸŒ™πŸŒ€πŸ’€πŸ†βŒ›οΈπŸ”†β€οΈπŸŽ¨πŸ™πŸ»βœ¨ @shounakcl

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