Monday, October 14, 2013

Rama Ravana War

10:20 PM
Rama Ravana War
Digital Painting (MS Paint) 

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On the day of Vijayadashmi/Dussehra, the victory of Lord Rama over ten-headed demon king Ravana is celebrated. The story of Rama & Ravana appears in the epic Ramayana. Ravana kidnaps Sita, the wife of Rama. In order to save Sita and get her back Rama wages war against Ravana and kills him.

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NavaDurga- Digital Paintings

10:12 PM
NavaDurga 
Digital Painting (MS Paint) 

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NavaDurgas are the nine manifestations of Goddess Durga which are worshipped on the nine nights of Hindu Navaraatri festival. These nine manifestations are- Shailputri, Brahmacharini, Chandraghanta, Kushmanda, Skandamata, Kaatyayani, Kaalraatri, MahaGauri & Siddhidatri.

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Sunday, October 13, 2013

NavaDurga- Siddhidaatri

10:08 AM
Siddhidatri
Digital Painting (MS Paint) 

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Siddhidatri is the Ninth aspect of Goddess Durga, who is worshipped on the Ninth night of Navaratri festival. She is the granter of Siddhis, it may be in the form of boons, powers or knowledge. She provides all Siddhis to her devotees.

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Saturday, October 12, 2013

NavaDurga- MahaGauri

7:58 AM
MahaGauri
Digital Painting (MS Paint) 

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MahaGauri is the eighth aspect of Goddess Durga, who is worshipped on the eighth night of Navaratri festival. She is white in complexion and her aura is also white due to intense penance. Hence she is called Mahagauri (the Intensely White one). 

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Friday, October 11, 2013

NavaDurga- Kaalraatri

8:54 PM
Kaalraatri
Digital Painting (MS Paint) 

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Kaalraatri is the seventh manifestation of Goddess Durga and is worshipped on the seventh night of Navaratri festival. She is both the personification and the destroyer of Darkness.

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Thursday, October 10, 2013

NavaDurga- Kaatyayani

8:13 PM
Kaatyayani
Digital Painting (MS Paint) 

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The sixth night of Navaratri festival is dedicated to the sixth aspect of Goddess Durga,which is Katyayani. She is called Katyayani because she was born as the daughter of Sage Katya. Sage Katyayan performed very hard penance of Goddess Durga. It was his wish that Durga be born as his daughter. 

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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

NavaDurga- Skandamata

3:06 PM
Skandamata
Digital Painting (MS Paint) 

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Skandamata is the fifth aspect of Goddess Durga and hence worshiped on fifth night of Navratri festival. Parvati being the mother of "Skanda" she is called "Skandamata" (mata- mother). She is that aspect of Parvati that created the whole universe.She is the fifth of the Nav-Durgas (Nine Durgas). I have depicted Her according to the description given in following mantra.

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Tuesday, October 8, 2013

NavaDurga- Kushmaanda

7:54 AM

Kushmaanda
Digital Painting (MS Paint) 

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Kushmanda is the fourth aspect of Goddess Durga. She is worshiped on fourth night of Navratri. Ku means Little, Ushma is Warmth or Energy and Anda is Egg , meaning the one who create the universe as Little Cosmic Egg". 

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Monday, October 7, 2013

NavaDurga- Chandraghanta

9:39 AM
Chandraghanta
Digital Painting (MS Paint) 

Chandraghanta is third of the nine forms of Goddess Durga. She is worshiped on the third night of Navratri festival. She wears bell shaped crescent moon on Her head hence the name Chandraghanta (Chandra- moon, Ghanta- bell). 


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Sunday, October 6, 2013

NavaDurga- Brahmachaarini

9:54 AM
Brahmachaarini 
Digital Painting(MS Paint)

Brahmacharini Digital Painting (MS Paint) In Hindu mythology, Brahmacharini is Second of the nine forms of Goddess Durga. She is worshiped on the second night of Navratri festival. Here word Brahma refers to Tapas. So Brahmacharini means Tapas Charini The one who perform Tapas or penance. Parvati earned this name when she practiced severe penances of Lord Shiva. She is the second of the Nava-Durgas (Nine Durgas). I have depicted Brahmacharini according to the description given in following mantra. 

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Saturday, October 5, 2013

Nava Durga-Shailaputri

9:10 AM
Shailaputri
Digital Painting (MS Paint)

Shailaputri Digital Painting (MS Paint) Shailputri is the name given to Durga in her form of "Parvathi". "Shaila" means mountain, "Putri" means "Daughter". Parvathi is the Daughter of Himalayan Mountain. She is worshipped on the first night of "Navaratri". 

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Friday, October 4, 2013

The Great Goddesses

8:04 PM
The Great Goddesses
Digital Painting (MSPaint)

The three great Goddesses worshiped on NavaRaatri are- MahaKaLi, MahaLakshmi & MahaSaraswati.

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MahaKaLi is one among the three Great Goddesses representing the Destruction aspect of Adya Shakti (Primordial Energy). She is responsible for the destruction/Laya of the cosmos. She personifies Time and Detachment/Inertia (Tamas). Her story appears in Devi Mahatmya portion of the Hindu Puranic text Markandeya Purana. When Lord Brahma, the creator of cosmos is threatened by demons Madhu and Kaitabha, he prays to Adhya Shakti, who appears (from Vishnu) as KaLi to save him.
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MahaLakshmi is one among the three Great Goddesses representing "maintainance" aspect of Adhya Shakti (Primordial Energy). She is responsible for preservation and sustenance of the cosmos. She is personification of Sattva Guna/ Equillibrium. She denotes prosperity.
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MahaSaraswati is one among the three Great Goddesses representing the "Creation" aspect of Adya Shakti (Primordial Energy). She is responsible for the creation of the cosmos. She is personification of "Rajas" (activity). She bestows wisdom,knowledge and perfection.