Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Devi - God as a Female


God may be in the details, 
But the Goddess is in the questions..
Once we begin to ask them, 
There's no turning back...

Keeping in line with the above sentiment, I'll begin this Navratri post with a question- God is Female.. Agree or Disagree?

For a follower of one of the Abrahamic Religions, the answer most likely would be 'NO', as Western religions are based on the premise of a Male God, generally envisioned with white robes and a flowing white beard, sitting high on a throne in a distant heaven.

For a person following one of the Eastern religions, the answer could very well be 'YES' as most Eastern religions give equal emphasis to both Male and Female aspects of divinity. For example, Hindu Theology, believes God to be a balance of the Male and the Female Powers, the Purush and Prakriti, otherwise referred to as Shiva and Shakti.


Shiva-Shakti



Continuing in the same vein, I'll ask another question.. Bible, Genesis 1:27, states that - God created human beings in his own image. In the image of God he created them; male and female.

Now the question here is, if God is Male, how is a female in His image???

You may not have an outright answer to this one, but I hope the questions did begin a thought process in your mind! In the current post, we will try and understand the cult of the Goddess, not only from an Indian perspective, but also from the point of view of various other world religions.




 The Historical Perspective

Historically, the cult of the Mother Goddess was more widespread all over the globe than it is now. Older Western religions viz. the Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Native American etc. included Goddess worship as a central part of their cultures.

In fact, more than 50 figurines of the Goddess have been found in excavations from all over Europe, dating more than 20,000 years ago, of which, Venus of Willendorf, is the most famous. Let us take a look at some of the goddesses worshiped in other ancient religions. Greeks, Romans, Egyptians, Celts, Incas, Aztecs, all had their favorite goddesses viz.-

  • The Celts had Abnoba- a goddess of rivers and forests and 
  • Agrona- the goddess of war;
  • Greeks had Rhea- the Mother of Gods;
  • Aphrodite- the goddess of Love and Beauty and
  • Athena- the goddess of Wisdom and War.
  • Similarly, the Egyptians revered Bast- the protector of the pharaoh and 
  • Isis- the goddess of magic, motherhood and fertility.


Goddesses in World religions



There are many more examples from Native American, Chinese, Japanese and Polynesian mythologies indicating that most ancient religions gave as much importance to the feminine aspect of God as the masculine. It is also interesting to note that most of these depictions look at the Goddess as the Guardian of Nature and have a Maternal connotation just like the Mother Goddess in the Indian sub-continent. Indeed, excavations from the Indus-Saraswati Civilization, have thrown up abundance of seals and figurines that suggest goddess-worship. Sometimes its a male-god or tribal chief worshiping a goddess while on other seals there are seven attendants accompanying the central goddess.

Man bowing to Goddess
 



The female figurines in terracotta found at Mohenjo-daro are comparable to similar artifacts excavated from archaeological sites in Baluchistan, Elam, Mesopotamia, Transcaspia, Asia Minor, Syria, Palestine, Cyprus, Crete, the Balkans and Egypt. Famous Scottish anthropologist, James George Frazer, believes that all diverse goddesses worshiped in Europe were derived from a single concept originating from the Indo-European Neolithic cultures. The figurines also show an exaggerated fertility aspect suggesting the role of the goddess as a MOTHER-figure heralding a tradition that is still unbroken in Hinduism.




Goddess Worship in Hinduism

Throughout its millenia-old history, Hinduism provided its followers with the freedom of worshiping God in whichever form they want. While Vedas talk about the elemental gods, later scriptures especially the Agams and Puraans glorify three major aspects of God:

Vaishnavism, worship of Lord Vishnu and His Avatars 
Shaivism, worship of Lord Shiva
Shaktism, worship of the Goddess or Devi


These different sects provide different concepts, rituals and spiritual exercises for different modes of Awareness of the soul. Thus, Shaivism and Shaktism identify the Goddess as the consort of Shiva but while the Goddess is one half of the Complete Whole in Shaivism, she is Supreme in the latter. In Vaishnav tradition, Goddess is considered Lord Vishnu's Yogmaya who takes the form of Mother Durga to look after the Material Creation as Her own child.



Goddess Durga as Lord Vishnu's Yogmaya



The worship of Mother Goddess actually shows a FIVE-FOLD approach by the devotees. The FIRST approach is the one we have seen repeated in all ancient communities of the world - that personifies Divinity as the Mother Goddess. Rigved refers to Her as the Mahimata, or Earth-Mother; Viraja, the Universal-Mother; and Aditi, the Mother-of-Gods. Verse 7.8i.4 while addressing the Dawn-goddess Usha states - Vayam syama maturna sunavah - Let us be dear to you like sons to a mother.



Mahimata, the Mother of Creation



In the SECOND approach, Goddess is visualized Mystically in the form of Shakti, the Cosmic Energy which is the Source of all Creation. All things, material and abstract are only the manifestations of the Divine Female. Both the Puraans and Upanishads contain numerous references to Goddess as Shakti. The Mahabharat mentions Pradyumna’s worship of Goddess Katyayani, Aniruddha’s hymn to Goddess Chandi and Yudhishthira’s hymn to Goddess Durga.


 Aadi-Shakti, Cosmic Energy of the Universe



The THIRD approach, identifies the Goddess in the form of Dash-Mahavidyas or the Ten Wisdom Goddesses, who represent a spectrum of feminine divinity, from horrific goddesses at one end, to the ravishingly beautiful at the other. Worshiped by the followers of Tantrism, they are led by the fiercest of all, Goddess Maha Kali. The devotees understand them as different aspects of the same Great Goddess suited to the tastes, temperaments, and mental levels of spiritual aspirants

The ten goddesses are: Kali, Tara, Shodashi, Bhuvaneshwari, Bhairavi, Matangi, Chhinnamasta, Dhumavati, Bagala, and Kamala.



Dash Mahavidyas
 



The FOURTH approach is again devotional in nature, but here the goddess is (surprisingly) worshiped as the patron of the warriors. These warrior-goddesses are known as the Saptamatrikas, or the Seven Mothers. This group comprises of the warrior avatars of even otherwise benign goddesses such as Saraswati and Lakshmi (!!). Thus in the Matrika cult, Brahma's consort in martial mode is Brahmani, Shiva's better half is Maheshwari and Vishnu's consort is Vaishnavi.


The fierce Matrikas in battle mode
Image courtesy Grant Morrison's 18 Days
{Art by Mukesh Singh}



At this point, it may be worthwhile to remember the Indus-Saraswati seal shared earlier which depicted seven attendants of the central goddess. The seven may actually represent the Matrikas, especially since the depiction of these goddesses has remained almost unchanged even in later Art.

The FIFTH approach is of the Puranas like the Skanda Puraan, Brahmavaivarta PuraanDevi Bhagwat Puraan, Prapancha-saratantra, Linga Puraan etc. which describe various goddesses as consorts of the Male gods. Thus, while Devi Durga is described as the Core Goddess, other goddesses are  described as Her expansions who form the Vital Energy (Shakti) of the Gods without whom, it is impossible for them to vanquish the Demons.

This fifth approach also covers all assorted LOCAL goddesses as well as the Nav-durga worshiped in India's towns and villages and accords them the status of being one with the Supreme Goddess Durga. The principal THREE forms of the Devi according to the each of the three gunas of course are Maha-Kali, Maha-Lakshmi and Maha-Saraswati.



Female Hindu Holy Trinity





The Supreme Goddess DURGA

Of all texts related to goddess worship, Markandeya Puraan contains the most vivid description in the form of  a full book, known as Devi Mahatmya conceptualizing and adoring the Goddess and is the first scripture to celebrate the Goddess as the Supreme Divinity.

Goddess Durga is referred to variously as
Chandi, the fierce goddess, who destroys the evil Asuras; as Annapurna or the giver of food; and as Jagaddhatri, one who upholds the world. In the ‘Devi Kavacha’ an auxiliary of the Mahatmya, Devi is conceived of in nine forms known as the Nava-durga.

These are:
  1. Shailputri, daughter of the mountains; 
  2. Brahmacharini, dwelling in Brahman; 
  3. Chandraghanta, who has the moon for her bell; 
  4. Kushmanda, the fertility goddess; 
  5. Skandamata, mother of the war god Skanda; 
  6. Katyayani, the daughter of Rishi Katyayana; 
  7. Kalaratri, the dark night of dissolution; 
  8. Mahagauri, the light of knowledge; and 
  9. Siddhidatri, the bestower of success.

According to the traditional story of appearance of the Goddess, once a Buffalo-demon called Mahishasur (Greek Minotaur??) had conquered the Three Worlds. Due to a boon from Brahma, he was invincible against any male, be it a beast or human or even a demigod.



Mahishasur, the Minotaur



Mahish had subjugated the three realms and made them his slave. Tired of his tyranny, the Devas ran to Brahma for help and after Brahma disclosed his boon, the male gods decided to create a FEMALE warrior to eliminate the buffalo demon.

They decided to pool all their creative as well as destructive powers for the process, and the COMBINED energies of all the gods took shape of a beautiful Goddess who was the Devi Durga.



Goddess Durga emerges from the Energy of Gods




The goddess was gifted weapons by all the assembled gods and she set forth on her mission. As soon as the Minotaur saw Durga's Divine form, he understood that the demigods had found a way around the boon granted to him by Brahma!

Rishi Markandeya, gives a detailed account of Ma Durga's battle with the demonic forces, including the slaying of Mahish in about 700 verses, chanted religiously by ardent devotees of the Goddess especially during the current Nine Days of Durga Puja.

Durga, Kali and other Matrikas together killed scores of demons including the dreaded Asuras like Shumbh, Nishumbh and Raktabeej.


 

 Ma Kali defeating Raktabeej



After a prolonged battle, the buffalo-demon was slain, and henceforth, Goddess Durga was given the epithet of Mahishasur Mardini, the Slayer-of-Mahish. This is the most widely depicted representation of the Goddess in art and there's a lot of profound symbolism inherent in the depiction of the Goddess in battle mode.

By vanquishing the buffalo-demon and reigning in a fierce Lion, Goddess Durga inspires us to tame our own ANIMAL INSTINCTS and rid ourselves of our Inner demons.



Goddess Durga slaying Mahishasur



The depiction also reflects taming of the MALE EGO by the Feminine principle to bring back balance in Creation and prevent the annihilation of our World.

The FEMALE principle tames this animal urge of mankind to destroy itself and gives it a push towards the creative process of sustenance. Men have indeed been responsible for a lot of blunders in our history just to pander to our egos. The development and deployment of the first Nuclear bomb; Iraq's annexation of Kuwait; America's attack on Afghanistan; Pakistan's attempt to steal Kargil from India, all being very apt examples of the same.. By controlling our animal urges, Ma Durga prevents us from straying from the path of Spiritual growth and brings us back in line.

Not only Hinduism, other ancient Eastern religions also recognized and revered the Goddess for the same. In my travels, I found an unlikely temple dedicated to the Goddess in Penang Island of Malaysia! Even though the deity here is worshiped as a form of Buddha, its name and depiction clearly refers to Goddess Chandi, which is another name for Goddess Durga :o)


Chundi Bodhisattva in Penang, Malaysia



Even with the increasing opportunities available to women in civilized societies, a majority of women in the developing economies as well as certain fanatical societies do not have equal rights as their male counterparts. The many hands of the Goddess could easily represent the multi-tasking woman of today!

    Traditional Goddess                                                    Modern Goddess


The prerogative is on us, the Men of today to acknowledge and respect the Goddess in women around us and to accord them the same respect we reserve for the Goddess in our Temples. 

Let this Navratri be a reminder to us to deal with our inner demons and re-establish the high status accorded to women in our ancient scriptures! I conclude this post with the ode to the Goddess, the Mahishasur-Mardini Stotra compiled by Shri Adi Shankracharya-


O Daughter of Himalayas, Dwelling in the Vindhyas, 
O consort of Shiva, glorified by Indra,
Creatrix of the Universe, Slayer of Mahisha,
O Daughter of the Mountain, Victory to You!

Arising from the Ocean, Nourishing the Three worlds,
Delight of Raas Dance, O consort of Vishnu,
Remover of all sins, Destroyer of evil Pride,
O Daughter of the Mountain, Victory to You!

Conqueror of Daityas, Vanquisher of Danavs,
Destroyer of Dhumralochan, Slayer of Shumbh-Nishumbh,
You stemmed the spawn of Rakta-bija,
O Daughter of the Mountain, Victory to You!

You are Invincible, with your Trident,
You string your mighty bow, and weild your shiny sword,
To remove the miseries, of all the Three worlds, 
O Daughter of the Mountain, Victory to You!

You are fond of battle, against worthy warriors,
You are fond of dancing, with Shiva as Ardha-narishwar,
Your beauty captivates even the heart of Cupid,
O Daughter of the Mountain, Victory to You!


You are all Auspicious, the Merciful Mother of All,
You are my mother, and I too am Your son,
Do not reject my prayer, even if its flawed,
O Daughter of the Mountain, Victory of Victories to you!
 
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Aum Shanti: Shanti: Shanti:
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53 comments:

  1. love your comparison of Mahishasur as the greek Minotaur!

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  2. valuable knowledge.. Thanks Bro..

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  3. @Sonu thanx a lot bro :) it was d first thing tht came to my mind when i read about Mahishasur's description!!!

    @Manish d pleasure is all mine bro :)

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  4. wow that was very interesting. In Christianity we don't have a mother goddess. Some religions with in Christianity as others call it Worship Mary the mother of Jesus. Who they think is the mother of God. I however don't. We belive in One God and he is masculine. So this is fasinating to me Thanks for posting it.

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  5. unbeleivable Vinny!! its lots of valuable reading & learning material which you sooooo easily Search & share , and silly like us do not have time to read compleatly , i just glanced through . will read more later on . Smartism ( Smarta) impressed me , did not know much about it before

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  6. ‎‎@Indira Sharma hmmm well it luks simple auntie but takes ages to compile :) no probs thnx for glancing thru at least!

    @Lynn Taylor yeah I knw still wanted to share the phenomena of Goddess Worship wid u hence m glad u went thru it!

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  7. I love the study of others culture and archeology also. I was looking up some of the interesting temples and palaces of India not long ago.

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  8. hey vineet , i went through ur blog ......
    really enjoyed .......... :)

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  9. Vinne, I respect you for your priceless thoughts and your blog has made me curious to read the greek mythology. Blesses!

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  10. Wow where do u do so much research from?? very nice nd thoughtful...

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  11. @Jayati thnx n u shud!! u'l find a lot of similarities btw Greek n Hindu mythologies :)

    @Shagun.. well I hv my sources :)
    lolzzz just kidding.. thanx a lot for d appreciation!

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  12. @Sridhar Regarding your confusion about Goddess Lakshmi's origin, she is described as the personification of Lord Vishnu's energy just as Saraswati represents Brahma's creative powers and Kali represents Shiva's destructive powers.. so in that sense she is ALWAYS present with each form of Vishnu..

    However, to make things easier to understand for you, I'll tell you that Goddess Lakshmi was born as the daughter of Rishi Bhrigu and was given to Lord Vishnu as his consort by her father after he was convinced that Shri Hari Vishnu was the greatest out of the three gods of the Holy Trinity.

    However, due to a curse from rishi Durvasa (which had led to the Lord's Kurma Avatar), Ma Lakshmi had to leave the Heavens and reside in the ocean but returned to her home at the time of the cosmic churning :)hope that clears ur confusion..

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  13. For me, the question of Supremacy of a male god or a female god is futile coz I believe it is the same Lord who manifests in different forms to perform different functions.. you may woship God as a Him or a Her it doesnt make a difference as long as your devotion is genuine :)

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  14. Thankx vineet that was of great help. I asked about Laxmi ji because i saw it in an episode of Vishnupuran. in that they showed when laxmi ji appeared from samundra manthan there was a fight between Deva and asura for who would marry her. On seeing this laxmi ji prayed vishnu ji. Vishnu ji asked her to pray bramha ji. When bramha ji appeared he took laxmi ji as her daugher and introduced the ceremony of Swayambar. He invited all devas and asura but didn't invited Vishnu ji. And it was asked laxmi ji to marry any one of Deva/asura. Laxmi ji again started praying vishnu ji. Vishnu ji then appear at the very last movement of swayambar and laxmi ji accepted him as her husband. :)

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  15. @Sridhar yeah that pretty much fits the broader narrative :)

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  16. Impressed with you posting on Hinduism, I have sent you a friendship request. Meanwhile, may i ask if you have read Dr.Brian Weiss' book 'Many lives, many masters','Same soul, many bodies' Please do. Also 'You can heal your life' by Luise Hay. All these folks are stumbling upon some cardinal principles of Hinduism. Just great to see the truth emerging from so many sources.... plz reply...

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  17. @Srinivas.. yup i have read Dr. Weiss' books and I agree with your observation.. I believe most of these incidents point to the true reality of our lives which was quite well understood by our ancient rishis but modern science is yet to grasp their true importance..

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  18. great link dude! Aum tat sath~

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  19. Happy Chaitra Navaratri,

    Wonderful job ..............You will be blessed by all those who are going to be benefited by your efforts. Appreciated, your genuine, honest efforts, and pure intention behind this.

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  20. Nice post vineet...i Believe in the shiva-shakti, yin-yang concept... Balance... Complementary to each other... People who believe in male god should ask, if there is day-night/ black- white etc, why only male god? There is no balance in the concept of only male god....

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  21. HARE KRISHNA!. . beautiful article,covered everything so nicely,thanks vinny

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  22. Hello Vineet (My modern Tulsidas),
    I love your blog and I have some questions in my mind. I want to say sorry first because those questions might not appropriate for your blog. It may be a jock for a people who won’t believe it, but those questions bother me a lot. I wonder if I get an answer from you.
    From my childhood I have been brought up in family who has strongest faith in a god. I last visited my hometown on November-2012 in India; we kept visiting holy places in India because we went there after five years. We did some “havan/yagna” at different places. When we (done by my parents) did yagna in “siddpur” in Gujarat where our kuldevi(varahimata) is, where two ladies and one man got possessed by mataji that I have seen happening to people from my childhood and it isn’t anything new to me. One of the ladies said to my parents and uncle and aunties that “mataji is really happy with your family and she will stay at your home for 24 hours from now to tomorrow”. So we went back to our home and did long puja, while doing it I started feeling something weird and my voice got lot louder and I started liitle shacking(I wasn’t in a state as compare to ladies I have seen that morning). Suddenly I felt something wrong with my body and stopped singing prayers and stand up and went out of puja room.my auntie gave me a water. I got so scared of it because it was my first time feeling that, I tried to sleep hugging my mom and my auntie but couldn’t sleep .Next morning everyone at my home did puja but I was out with my dad because I was so scared, Again one of the ladies from last day got possessed by mataji she answered a questions of some people and then that lady ask my grandmother to call a “kuvashi” and “kandorio”, First no one understood then she repeated call kuvashi who got scared then they realized she is talking about me.so we got a call from home and again I am now too scared as so specially called me.it took us some times to go back to home around 20 min. Then she told me to drink some water. I didn’t asked any questions or anything just quietly drink all, and just waiting to leaving my home, again just because I was too scared and afraid of doing longer puja.
    My dad told me just don’t think much it happens sometimes when you got too emotional with god everything will be ok. We left from my hometown to Ahmedabad at my parents’ home, and I started feeling better from my fear. After that when I went sai mandir and serve a food to poor people happily I started feeling some vibration in my body like smaller scale of earthquake and same when I went to vaishnav Devi. But this time it was much lighter so I wasn’t that scared as last time. When I was leaving from India I was sad but happy about one thing that “I am pretty much done with vibration”.
    I was thinking I am done with vibration and do my puja happily, but I was wrong. In a weekend weekends when I do longer puja of Krishna, Shiva and other gods I do feel little lighter vibration compare to first one and whenever I do I stop doing it and take a little break then complete my rest of the puja. I am not sure if I am doing right or not.
    My questions are what are those vibrations? Is it just my mental thinking? Is there in reality? Why did it happen to me? Is my first experience of that vibration is just a mental state of seeing those ladies? How to get rid of it? Is it good or bad? I hate myself seeing like those women’s so I just stop myself when I feel some vibration, so is those vibrations is the first state of that possession?

    I just want to do puja happily without being possessed or getting vibration.
    Thank you and I will wait for your reply and again sorry for asking weirdest questions.


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    1. May be chances that the vibrations are indications for the rise of kundalini energy..You just have to accept and nothing to worry about if it is kundalini shakti.

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  23. Dear Khinjal, I feel so terrible hearing what you had to go through! Its scary.. I dont think I would be able to comment on it since I haven't observed that happening to anyone I know.. maybe its because of the entire atmosphere that is created that you got those vibrations.. Take the Lord's name without worrying or thinking about all these phenomenon.. And worship the Gods associated with the Satvik Guna like Lord Vishnu, Shri Krishna, Shri Raam instead of others.. Hari is the greatest and most Supreme and am sure He will help you get out of this phase. Hare Krishna!

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  24. Vineet,

    I did realized that i might be happening because of the worshiping lady god and they might are more emotional then man so i am not any more doing longer puja for "MA"(I am not against it or anything just want to stay away from those vibrations)

    I have baby Krishna with me,so every weekend i give him bath and then i do "shirangar" and do puja for baby Krishna only.Last Saturday while worshiping Krishna i got little emotional about serving prashad to god,i asked baby Krishna please please eat my apple(prashad),then i said you have to eat and show me you are here with me(LoL some of my family member is thinking i am little crazy about that)well i am not sure he eat my apple or not because there were so many slices of apple in the plate,but a little tear came up from my eye(i wasn't sad or anything) and i felt that vibration for sure so stand up and walked upstairs and downstairs for a little then completed my puja.

    It might be the case like my dad says to me.when i get emotional with god i feel that.But i don't know why i got too emotional ask that to Krishna,i didn't planned or anything it just came up from my heart.anyway thank you so much for your advice and i will try you advice for sure.

    Thanks for replying

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    1. Dear Sister Kinjal

      This is for sure good vibration as this is not taking you away from God. You may contact spiritual research foundation, just google SSRF. They are researching in extra sensory perception. It is established by a renowned Doctor. So, i believe they are not charlatan type.

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  25. I am one of your fans. I appreciate what you have done, and most important you are also good when delivering it in the form of blog posts.
    How about you research Kalki Avatar too, since the time is near, and he is also the figure of several religions. I have resource for you to start:
    http://www.vishwaamara.com/personalities/lord-kalki-the-avatara/

    Other pages in that website are also good to read.
    Finally, I say thanks to you for improving my knowledge.

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  26. I have a story. This story surely is not legitimate, but maybe it can add something to think about. Like you said, you often thinks several stuffs you read.

    Jesus lived as Wild Bill Hitckok, Jesus being shot. Jesus split into two personalities:
    1. Lived as Adolf Hitler.
    2. Lived as Parahamsa Yogananda.
    Hitler is now lives as me, Yogananda lives as Rudra Chakrin of Shambala. Later we will unite become one body again.
    Greek writer Savitri Devi considered Hitler to be Kalki, the tenth and final Avatar of Vishnu. She saw his defeat—and the forestalling of his vision from coming to fruition—as a result of him being too magnanimous, too trusting, too good, of not being merciless enough unlike his coming incarnation: "Kalki will act with unprecedented ruthlessness. Contrarily to Adolf Hitler, He will spare not a single one of the enemies of the divine Cause."
    Miguel Serrano, a former Chilean diplomat. believes that Hitler was in Shambhala, an underground centre in Taklamakan Dessert. where he was in contact with the aliens and from whence he would someday emerge with a fleet of UFOs to lead the forces of light over the forces of darkness.
    Ossendowski a polish writer wrote that one day (the year 2029, to be exact) the people of Aghardi would issue forth from their caverns and appear on the surface of the earth.
    Vishnu will be in the form of KALKI, the powerful machine-man with extra ordinary strength and will be looked as awesome man who will come in the pose of riding on his white horse with his blazing sword in his hands, this horse coudble robot horse as well.
    It seems alien of Shambala has kidnapped Hitler's body and unite it with Rudra Chakrin, the other part of him. They change Jesus into a cyborg, so can have access to more deadly arsenals.
    Using his new cyborg body, Jesus Christ that is the joined body of Parahamsa Yogananda and Adolf Hitler, then use his new power of time travel. He timetravel three times to the future (today's us) to live among muslims. He does that so he will judge muslim fairly.
    I am his holographic body, but later I will vanished and back to Shambala where my real body is there. Thats the time when I will arise in Singapore to form my army.

    Rudra Chakrin, a man who will fight World Babylon Caliphate (united islam nations) later, was born in a village in India in 1924. When he grow childhood, his father shifted him to mystical kingdom Shambala that located under Takmalakan Dessert. Because of the knowledge of Kalachakra he never looks old.
    Before he judge the islam world, in 1970 he went in trance and sent his holographic body to the future to have a life or ordinary human to learn situation. He does that several times (go and comeback, go and comeback), and after he truly know that muslim can;t change he stops his timetravel, and leave shambala to return to India.
    He prepared all his supernatural power:
    1. He can make himself as small as atom, so he can reside in other being's body to hear what that person said in his mind.
    2. He can enlarge his body so he can become giant.
    3. He can become weightless so he can fly thousands of miles.
    4. He can become so heavy so he can lift mountain, literally.
    5. He can touch anything from distant, like touching the moon. He also can walk through walls.
    6. He can construct any forms or shapeshifting himself just by intention.
    7. He has the authority to always win whenever engage in battles, like Moggallana.
    8. He can control 4 elements. Supposed he want to teleport, he use fire as transportation so he can appear suddenly in other place.
    And then with the support of all his allies, he will succed to build The World Empire of Ceylon, as preparation of last battle that will take place in India. Two superpower countries will fight each other to the death, and the winner will become the sole ruler of Earth.

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  27. At the beginning of chronicles of Srilanka, king of Bengal married to the daughter of king of Kalinga. A bandit who were half lion and half human kidnapped her to a cave, and they have two children, Sinhabahu and Sinhasivali. Sinhabahu managed to escaped with his mother and sister, they being received by a king. Their father attack the city to take back his wife and children, but got killed by his own son Sinhabahu.
    Sinhabahu later had many sons who the eldest was Vijaya. Because Vijaya was so naughty, the king banned him with his 700 followers and they traveled to several places before finally landed in Srilanka. In this island, Vijaya wiped out the entire natives with the help of Queen Kuveni a yakkha and the rest of natives have to accept Vijaya as the king of Srilanka.
    Prince Vijaya then reborn again as Prophet Jesus, and later as me. I will return to Srilanka to train all men to be soldiers, but thats still long time later.

    There are lost years of Jesus, many people don;t know where was he go? when he was in young age, he went to Kashmir to learn Buddhism from Nagarjuna, the teacher of madhyamaka (a sect between theravada and mahayana).
    Later after died, Jesus reborn as Prophet Mani in Persia, we were the one who build Buddha statues in Iran. The teaching at that time is like "middleeast style buddhism."
    China traders who arrived in Persia then brough this teaching to their mainland, where it being known as Ming religion. (religion of light).
    At that time Prophet Mani who died long time ago lived as a monk named Bhikkhu Zhu YuanZhang who managed his way to overthrown Yuan dynasty and build his own dynasty that as respect for his clan he named it Ming Dynasty. Bhikkhu Zhu Yuanzhang himself then being known as Emperor Hongwu.

    Metteya Buddha.
    After killing Imam Mahdi caliphate of Islam in year 2424, God Sakka, Jesus' father who in christinity being called as Yahweh so pleased about Jesus' work, so he being assigned to be the new God of War. Jesus leave the earth to stay in heaven, while God Sakka descend to earth as a new human baby that known as King Sakka.
    After million years living in heaven, Jesus as God of War fight one of star criminal, and he praise that being for his art of combat and assign him as new god of war. Jesus then descend to earth as a new human baby that known as Metteya.
    King Sakka then learn from Metteya.

    Each Sammasambuddha has three type of body:
    1. Dhamma is his body.
    2. His own body in heaven is his body.
    3. His projection body on earth that walks as Bodhisatta.

    Vaikuntha/new jerusalem (cubed-size ufo).
    When asuras have become problem for the devas, their lord which is Vishnu created a new being called Adam to takecare of it. When he born he carrying this weapon called Chakra. Since that time he became Vishnu's asistant, cause Vishnu uses his weapon.
    after defeating asuras, Adam have a quarrel with Vishnu about who actually defeated the asuras. Vishnu then said to him to leave the heaven. Adam then get out and the giant ufo that has size twice of europe then fly back to space.
    In today;s lifetime, Adam as Rudra Chakrin, finished alot of his kamma, his home will descend again on earth in middleast, being called as New Jerusalem by christiants.

    Kalki Avatar Metteya Buddha has also gifted a very special and unique gadget which is in the shape of a lotus flower. Using this, Lord Kalki can multi-task and execute thousands of responsibilities simultaneously and efficiently.
    This is the chakra weapon, one of many kalachakra astra/weapons that being used by Kalki. He put it in his chest, that when being activated, it will send signals to mini kalachakra at Shambala, and mini kalachakra at shamballa will continue transmitting it to the kalachakra ufo itself. This energy line can transform Kalki into a robot hero, because metal will be his costume.

    shrukracharya = vali = muhammad. from kamajaya arise race of demons. they reborn as muslims.
    source: bhavisya purana.

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  28. The Durga ( “Nari Shakti” the divine feminine force) emerged from the collective energies of all of the gods, including Shiva, Vishnu and Brahma, to vanquish the demon Mahishasura who could not be defeated by any god or man. She is thus the compassionate savior of all of the gods and the universe.

    • The conch shell in Durga's hand symbolizes the 'Pranava' or the mystic word 'Om', which indicates her holding on to God in the form of sound.
    • The bow and arrows represent energy. By holding both the bow and arrows in one hand "Mother Durga" is indicating her control over both aspects of energy - potential and kinetic.
    • The thunderbolt signifies firmness. The devotee of Durga must be firm like thunderbolt in one's convictions. Like the thunderbolt that can break anything against which it strikes, without being affected itself, the devotee needs to attack a challenge without losing his confidence.
    • The lotus in Durga's hand is not in fully bloomed, It symbolizing certainty of success but not finality. The lotus in Sanskrit is called "pankaja" which means born of mud. Thus, lotus stands for the continuous evolution of the spiritual quality of devotees amidst the worldly mud of lust and greed.
    • The "Sudarshan-Chakra" or beautiful discus, which spins around the index finger of the Goddess, while not touching it, signifies that the entire world is subservient to the will of Durga and is at her command. She uses this unfailing weapon to destroy evil and produce an environment conducive to the growth of righteousness.
    • The sword that Durga holds in one of her hands symbolizes knowledge, which has the sharpness of a sword. Knowledge which is free from all doubts, is symbolized by the shine of the sword.
    • Durga's trident or "trishul" is a symbol of three qualities - Satwa (inactivity), Rajas (activity) and Tamas (non-activity) - and she is remover of all the three types of miseries - physical, mental and spiritual.
    Devi Durga stands on a lion in a fearless pose of "Abhay Mudra", signifying assurance of freedom from fear. The universal mother seems to be saying to all her devotees: "Surrender all actions and duties onto me and I shall release thee from all fears".

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  29. My applause to your work of through research. This is true that females had got prominence over the males ever since pre-Aryan Indian society which is well reflected even in today’s tribal ethos. Though Aryans were undoubtedly having a male-dominated family set-up, they had very high respect for women too. At the same time, worship of goddesses like Durga, Kali etc. were adopted by them also as a sign of intermingling with ethnic tribes. This historical perspective may differ from the religious beliefs.

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    1. Thank you Hemant da! Shaktas have always been a part of Indian tradition and I dont really believe in the Aryan invasion/migration theory since genetic studies show there has been no such movement of a new gene pool into India for at least 10,000 years! I agree with the rest of your assessment :)

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  30. Comparing the demons of inner self with mahishasura n the msg to deal them is good.
    Respecting the woman is so grt...but as u said she is not becoming equal to man in here r there..my personal opinion is she sounded herself in some sentimental attachment limits...she can cross that limits without damaging anything...fr that she needs some support from man n society...sorry I am taking ur time...thanks a lot good wishes

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    1. Good to hear your thoughts and thanks for your appreciation :)

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  31. Dear Dr.ji,
    Excellent very interesting comparison so nice ,last dassara we have done Devi Bhagavatham and avathara charth on all the above 9 forms of Durga what you mentioned .

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  32. Dear Vineetji !! Great article ...thank you for all the research....

    On the other hand....when i read about religious accounts (Hindusim or other) i find everything to be a sham....like creating this humongous world so the individual souls can live separately and in world which they can control...unfortunately I feel there is no choice...its an illusion of choice...obviously the world had to be humongous in order to dilute the illusion....ultimately in the world where God exits ...everything that we do should lead to Him or else have to go through the tourture of 84 lakh lives...and process repeats if you dont find a way to Him....so in essence instead of enlightening the lost souls which is a no big deal for Him ...as a penance for asking freedom this complex world is created as a penance to find a way back to Him ...and hence the illusion of choice in which mothing matters unless we please Him....

    Sorry just something that bothers me...

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    1. I know what you mean... but we have to make the best out of what we have :)

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  33. Ah well !!! Its sad...anyways thnk u for taking it positively....i hope someday we have all the answers to why...

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  34. Dear Dr.Vinithji
    ItIs very interesting you have mentioned a lesson for people to under stand the world works with philosophy of prakurthi + Purush (men&women)negative & positive if I am worng please correct me .
    "AMMEY NARAYANA" "DEVI NARAYANA LAKSHMI NARAYANA"
    N.Devarajan

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  36. Dear Dr .ji it is amazing there is no words to express "Ammey Narayana Devi Narayana Lakshmi Marayana Bhadrey Narayana Rudhraey Narayana Shakthi Narayana"

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