Archives for June, 2016

kamala

Kamala The series of ten Mahavidyas begins with Kali and ends with Kamala. Both are aspects of the Divine Mother

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raja-matangi

Matangi At first glance Matangi looks very much like Sarasvati. The main point of similarity is thevina that she plays.  Like Sarasvati,

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Impurities-of-Mind

Impurity(mala). In Tantric teaching the word for impurity is mala. Mala arises through the atman’sassociation with maya, the Divine’s own power of limitation. The imperfect finite

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baglamuki

8,Bagalamukhi Of all the Mahavidyas, Bagalamukhi is the one whose meaning is the most elusive. Her symbology varies widely, and

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dumathi

Dhumavati personifies the dark side of life. We know from our own experience that life can be exhilarating, joyful, and

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6,Bhairavi The name Bhairavi means “frightful,” “terrible,” “horrible,” or “formidable.” The basic idea here is fear. Ordinarily we associate fear

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chinnamasta

(“she who is decapitated”) is a form of the Divine Mother shown as having cut off her own head. The

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srividya

3,Tripurasundari       Tripurasundari is sometimes spoken of as an adimahavidya, or primordial wisdom goddess, which puts her in the company of Kali and

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,Bhuvanesvari The fourth Mahavidya is Bhuvanesvari, whose form closely resembles that of Tripurasundari. Even more than the goddess who is

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tara

2,Tara In the succession of #Mahavidyas, #Tara comes second, immediately after Kali, whom she closely resembles. Just as Kali herself

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