Chandi Mangal Title: Chandi Mangal Artist: Hazra Chitrakar Dimensions (cm): 408 x 55.5 Durgaa name of a goddess whose appearance is often beautiful but whose nature is nurturing as well as fierce. She was created from the combined tejas or fiery energy of the gods, who had been defeated by Mahisa Asura, the Buffalo Demon, and rode forth on her lion to battle the enemy. Her function is to restore Dharma and the cosmic balance, and to defeat the enemies of the gods. In many regions of India, Durga’s festival is celebrated at the end of Aswin (lunar month of September-October), known to her devotees also as Navaratri and Durga Puja. This is the case in Bengal., o mother who welcomes sorrow; impossible to vanquish, the daughter of the mountain king (Himalaya). You with 10 arms, the third eye shining in the middle of your forehead. Oh, mother with a garland of hibiscus round your neck and a jasmine nose ring. Your husband Shankar calls you—Bhabanior Bhavani, one of the name’s of the wife of Shiva; the name often used for the the Devi, the Goddess in shakta cults. from far away. Jayaa salutation to the Goddess, also Jaya and Bijaja, compaignons of the Goddess Chandi and Bijoyathe immersion festival of the Goddess Durga, the last day of Durgapuja. In some parts of India, Bijoya Dasami is the day of burning effigies of Ravana, the ten headed demon king. Signifying the triumph of good over evil, huge effigies of Ravana are built in prominent locations. For Bengalis, it is the Goddess Durga’s victory over the Asura, for others it is Lord Rama’s victory over Ravana your two friends are following, along with Laksmi on your left and Kartikabrev. for Kartikkeya (or Skanda), god of war, regarded as the son of Shiva, though the connection between them is somewhat indirect. The myths of origin of Kartikkeya 5 begin with the need of the gods for a general to lead their army in their combats with the demons, Saraswatiin the Vedas just a river goddess, gradually came to represent waters in general with their cosmic symbolism, eventually becoming the goddess of wisdom and the wife of Brahma (the chief god during the period of Brahmanism). Now worshiped as the Goddess of Learning, especially students and teachers, Ganeshathe elephant-headed, pot-bellied son of Shiva and Parvati, or of Parvati only. One legend tells that he sprang from the parings of Parvati’s body. He is the god of wisdom and remover of obstacles; hence he is often propitiated at the beginning of any important undertaking, and he is invoked at the commencement of books. He is said to have written the Mahabharata (the “great epic of the Bharatas” and the longest epic poem of the world, of great importance to the Hindus) from the dictation of Vyasa (the mythic compiler of many works on Hinduism, such as the Mahabharata)., the lion and Asuraname of the group of beings who opposed the Vedic gods (Devas), the victory of the later over the former being celebrated as an event that established order and made possible human life; assura is often translated as demon. Mahisa Asura, the Buffalo Demon, was battled by Durga.. You favoured him one day and showed Kalketu hidden treasure under the dalim (pomegranate) tree. Digging out the treasure Kalketu established a city in Gujarat. He took all the riches home to show it to Khullana who was waiting at the door of their hut. Srimanta was growing up. He said one day that he wanted to travel. His mother invoked on Durga and Chandi arrived. She gave her son to him and he started on his journey with Durga’s name. The boat went cruising along when there came a huge storm, who knows why so ill-fated. Srimanta saw Kamala Kaminifrom kamala, “lotus”, and kamini, “woman”, it is a form of the goddess Lakshmi sitting on a lotus throne.—a beautiful goddess swallowing a tiny elephant. In Ratan Mala ghata bathing-place with steps leading to a river or pond, used for religious purposes; also a place on the bank of a river used for cremation and funeral rites, the relics and ashes being thrown into the river at the end.. With the sound of drums in the ghat, the city keeper and others started gossiping. They were sucking the state dry Shalibahan, the king didn’t look after his kingdom. Srimanta came and stood before him and said o king I have seen Kamala Kamini in your realm. The king said—show me the scene and I’ll give you half my kingdom as well as my daughter. But Srimanta, if you cannot, I’ll have you beheaded at the execution ground on the south of my city. Srimnata took him to Kalidaha but the goddess didn’t show up. So he was handed over to the city keeper and sent to prison. In jail, Srimanta started crying and invoking Durga. He said I’m dying o mother—where are you? His prayers reached her ears in Kailash and she showed up and immediately his bonds came off. When the king ordered him to be retied and hanged, Durga displayed herself on the ground with 18 arms. The king said—who has had the good fortune to worship you o mother. I am complete today that I can look at you. Indra the king of the gods became king—having worshipped you Hazra Chitrakar, village Naya, police station Pingla, district West Midnapur.