Thursday, 7 July 2011

Goddess Saraswati, Lakshmi, Parvati (Trinity)

<span>Goddess <span>Saraswati</span></span>
Goddess Saraswati is recognized as the goddess of Knowledge and wisdom. Goddess Saraswati is the Goddess of learning, music, knowledge and wisdom, who represents the free flow of wisdom and consciousness. She is the divine consort of Lord <span>Brahma</span>. She is worshipped by all persons interested in knowledge, especially students, teachers, scholars and scientists. Lord Brahma created the universe, since knowledge is required for creation; Saraswati signifies the creative power of Brahma. The creation of Brahma became profitable with the knowledge provided by Goddess Saraswati. She wears neither jewels or paints herself with bright colors. The white Sari she adorns reflects essential purity and her rejection of all that is materialistic.
She is considered to be an eternal of wisdom. The name Saraswati came from "saras" (meaning "flow") and "wati" (meaning "a woman"). So, Saraswati is symbol of knowledge; its flow (or growth) is like a river and knowledge is supremely alluring, like a beautiful women.
Goddess Saraswati is usually depicted with four arms, wearing a white sari and seated on a white lotus. The white lotus denotes supreme knowledge and four arms denote her omnipresence and omnipotence. She is considered the mother of the Vedas which sprang from her heads. She is goddess of all the creative arts. She is often represented as a graceful woman with a lute. In the Vedas, Saraswati was a water goddess of a river of the same name which flowed west from the Himalayas.
Saraswati has an arrogant nature and is disputatious. One myth tells that she was originally the wife of <span>Vishnu</span>, along with Lakshmi and <span>Ganga</span>. But Vishnu could not endure their quarrelling; therefore he gave Saraswati to Brahma and Ganga to Shiva. On another occasion Saraswati was too idle to arrive on time for a sacrifice to be performed by Brahma in which his wife had to take part. Brahma sent a messenger to fetch her, but she sent back the message that she was still at her toilet and that he should wait. Brahma was incensed at this reply. He asked the assembled gods to provide him with another wife. Gayatri, the daughter of a sage, was offered to him, and he married her immediately and completed the sacrifice. When Saraswati eventually arrived on the scene, she in turn displayed her anger and cursed Brahma to be worshipped no more than once a year. Thus she had to accept the presence of Gayatri, but was mollified by the latter's promise to remain always in second place. Goddess Saraswati is denoted as knowledge.
<span>Saraswati - the Consort of Brahma </span>
Lord Brahma is known for creating the universe. Since knowledge is required for creation, Maa Saraswati signifies the creative power of Brahma. An apt creation requires sound knowledge. The creation of Lord Brahma became fruitful with the knowledge provided by Goddess Saraswati. The learned and the erudite attach greater importance to the worship of goddess Saraswati. As a practice, only educated people worship her for knowledge and wisdom. They believe that only Saraswati can grant them 'moksha' - the final liberation of the soul.
<span>Saraswati Birthday</span>: ---
Saraswati's birthday - Vasant Panchami - is a Hindu festival celebrated every year on the 5th day of the bright fortnight of the lunar month of Magha. Hindus celebrate this festival with great fervor in temples, homes and educational institutes alike. It is not perfect confirmed in Hinduism Scriptures about her birth. His birthday is only as a wish is celebrated on Vasant panchami.  
<span>In her Image</span>: ---
Generally in her image, Goddess Saraswati is usually depicted as a beautiful woman with yellow skin dressed in a pure white saree. Saraswati is portrayed sitting on a white lotus with lute (a musical instrument) in her hands. The book in her hand signifies the eternal and universal knowledge as well her perfection of the scriptures. Lotus symbolizes the supreme reality and it suggests that the goddess herself is rooted in the supreme reality. Swam was rider of Goddess Sarawati and her herald, the peacock, is the symbol of the arts. Her birth is not known.
Goddess Saraswati is popular as millions are her devotees and she is considered to be the divine consort of Lord Brahma. She is famous popular among world…    
<span>Goddess Lakshmi</span> 
In Hinduism, Goddess <span>Lakshmi</span> is recognized as wealth, luxury, fortune, purity, beauty, etc. She is divine consort of lord Vishnu and in Hinduism believed that Goddess Lakshmi is a kind of money as money is phase of Lakshmi. The word Lakshmi is derived from Sanskrit word Lakshya, Lakshya meaning target or goal.
<span>Goddess Lakshmi</span>: ---
The story of Lakshmi`s birth begins when the Devas (minor gods) were in a race against the Asuras (demons) to obtain amrit (the nectar of immorality). The Devas consulted Vishnu who was on earth as Kurma, a tortoise. They decided they would churn the oceans for the amrit. They created to churn by the threading the serpent Vasuki around Mount Mandara. Kurma dived to the ocean floor and balanced Mount Mandara on his back.
In the grip of Kurma`s cosmic clutch, the mountain could not sink into the ocean bed. The gods churned and received the Nectar of Immortality from Lakshmi <span>Devi</span> and then fourteen treasures came to their hands. Lakshmi Chose Lord Vishnu as Her Consort. Vishnu carried Lakshmi from the ocean into His heaven. Each time Vishnu descends on earth as an avatar an avatar of Lakshmi accompanies him.
Goddess Lakshmi is specially worshipped on diwali festival (India’s biggest celebration festival), which every year comes on Kartik Amavasya as on this day peoples worshipped Goddess Lakshmi at night. She is known by many names like Mahakali, <span>Prabha</span>, Vidhya etc.     
<span>In her Image</span>: ---
Generally, Lakshmi is portrayed as a beautiful lady with golden complexion, dressed in red color attire and adorned with precious jewels. Lakshmi has four hands representing the four ends of human life, Kama (desires), Artha (wealth), and Moksha (liberation) from the cycle of birth and death. She holds lotus bud in two of her hands, which stands for beauty, purity, spirituality and fertility. She sits on a fully blossomed lotus, a seat of divine truth.
Cascades of gold coins are seen flowing from her hands, illustrating that she blesses people with wealth. The constant effort of two elephants is often shown standing next to the goddess and spraying water. It denotes that, in accordance with one's dharma when governed by wisdom and purity, leads to both material and spiritual prosperity. The personal charm of Lakshmi is considered par excellence. An aura of divine happiness, mental and spiritual satisfaction, and prosperity always exists around her.         
This all imagination is generally showed in her image.
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<span>Goddess Durga</span>
Goddess Durga is a well known goddess in the Hindu mythology. Goddess Durga is the divine consort of Lord Shiva, the trinity god. Goddess Durga is also considered as a representation of Shakti or Durga, but the gentle aspect of that goddess not the fierce one. Maa Goddess Durga is beautifully presented in the Hindu Literature as being beautiful, as a mediator in the conflicts of heaven, as a daughter of the Great Himalayan Mountains and as the divine sister of Goddess Ganga. The divine motherly love of Goddess Durga is visible with her two children Ganpati and Kartikay. According to the Hindu Belief, Goddess Durga is the second consort of Shiva, the <span>Hindu God</span> of destruction and rejuvenation. Although, she is not different from Dakshayani (Sati), being the reincarnation of that former consort of Lord Shiva.
Goddess Durga is recognized as Maa (Mother) Durga symbolizes the power of the Supreme Being that maintains moral order and righteousness in the universe. Worship of the goddess Shakti is very popular among the Hindus. Durga stands for the unified symbol of all divine forces (Shaktis). Goddess Durga is the divine mother, who protects people from evil forces of selfishness, jealousy, hatred, anger and ego. Mother's love and her kindness towards her child, is the best example of pure love in this whole universe.

Likewise, the love of Maa Bhagwati (Durga) towards her devotee (Child) is pure and serene. Maa (Mother) never asks for a favour from her child. She pours her kindness and warmth on the child without desiring anything in return. The love of Jagdamba is like a free flowing river. Durga loves her each and every devotee (Child) without any discrimination.
<span>Origin of Goddess</span>: ---
Durga It is believed that once the existence of the universe was under a threat by Mahishasura (the demon). The Gods pleaded Shiva to protect their world from the evil forces. Lord Shiva asked the three goddesses, Saraswati, Maa Kali and Maa Lakshami to release their powers (shaktis). The Power emerged in a female form. The Divine light emerged and a goddess of exceptional power appeared with many arms. She was beautiful as well as ferocious.
Durga was an extremely gorgeous girl with full of rage. The gods named her Durga, the invincible one and they furnished her with all their arms. Durga rode on a lion to the top of a mountain. In a violent battle, she killed Mahishasura and thus, saved the world from the demon's threat.

<span>Durga - The Image</span>: ---
The word Durga has been derived from Sanskrit language which means a fort or a place that is difficult to reach. In the Images, Shakti is visible in the female form, wearing red clothes. Goddess has eighteen arms, carrying many items in her hands. The red color symbolizes fierceness and it suggests that goddess destroys evil and protects people from pain and misery caused by evil forces. Durga riding a tiger shows that she holds infinite power and uses it to save virtue and destroy evil. The eighteen arms holding weapons signify the unattainable energy that Maa Durga possesses. Different weapons suggest the idea that she can face any evil force without consideration.
Goddess Durga, also known as Parvati or Lalitha is the wife (consort) of Lord Shiva and exists in various divine (both friendly and fearful) forms. Two of her fierce but very powerful forms are Durga (goddess beyond reach) and Kali (goddess of destruction).
Both have eight hands and great power and energy (Shakti). Durga rides on a lion and Kali rides on a corpse of a demon. Parvati was called Sati in her previous divine incarnation. The family of Lord Shiva, Parvati and their sons Ganesha and Kartikeya is an ideal example of family unity and love. She has a charming personality. She is adored by married women for a happy married life.
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