Vishnu and his Avatars / Varaha Avatar
Vishnu has many avatars but the Boar or Varaha Avatar has always been seen by foreign commentators to be one of his stranger manifestations. There is no cult of porcine totemic worshippers in any part of India, which could explain this as the usual process of assimilation of local area cults into the larger body of the great tradition. Even the true believers seem to feel this form needed some manifestation, and there is a lengthy allegorical discourse upon it. But of that later. It is…
Lord Vishnu Art Subject: Hindu Deity Art – Varaha The Boar, third incarnation of Vishnu Paint Material: Opaque watercolors Base Material: Stamp Paper Size: 8 in. wide X 12 in. tall (20 cms X …
Ten Incarnations of Lord Vishnu in Hinduism and the Evolution of Human civilization
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“Durga’s themes are power over evil and negativity, knowledge and sustenance. Her symbols are fire, yellow-colored items, lions, rice bowls and spoons. The Hindu warrior Goddess Durga …
Durga The word Shakti means divine energy/force/power, and Durga is the warrior aspect of the Divine Mother/Brahman(Supreme Absolute Godhead). As a goddess, Durga's feminine power contains the combined energies of all the gods. Each of her weapons was given to her by various gods.
Simhavahini Durga Goddess Durga represents the power of the Supreme Being that preserves moral order and righteousness in the creation. The Sanskrit word Durga means a fort or a place that is protected and thus difficult to reach. Durga, also called Divine Mother, protects mankind from evil and misery by destroying evil forces such as selfishness, jealousy, prejudice, hatred, anger, and ego.
Mahadevi, the Great Goddess | India (Rajasthan, Bikaner) | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
In this twenty-armed form, Mahadevi holds an array of weapons, affiliating her with all the male gods. This iconography also associates her with Durga, the slayer of the buffalo demon Mahisha. Ultimately powerful and creative, Mahadevi is understood by her devotees as the the true reality in the universe