Legends of Devi
This book is a captivating narration of the various legends and folktales that surround the revered goddesses of India. The goddesses not only epitomize the forces of good fighting over evil, but also the source of worldly wellbeing. Ramananda Bandapadhyay s illustrations are symbolically rich and they in themselves constitute a storehouse of information on mythological iconography.
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Chapter Page 1 Kanyakumari
Durga Chandika Kali
Sad Parvati Uma Gauri
Notes on chapter symbols
Agni anger arrows Aryans asked Ayodhya Badai Balarama banks battle beautiful became began begged Bhagiratha Bharata Brahma brahmin brother Chandika chariot consort cowherdesses creation curse Daksha Dasharatha daughter decided demon king demonesses divine dressed Durga earth eyes fell flowers forest friends Gandharvas Ganga gave girl goddess gods grew Hanuman head heaven hermitage Himalayas humiliation husband incarnation Indra Jahnu Janaka Jatila Kailasa Kali Kanyakumari Kartikeya killed Krishna Lakshmana Lakshmi Lanka leave lived look Madana Mahalakshmi Manu marry Mathura Meanwhile meditation mortal mother Narada Narayana Nishumbha oblations ocean Parvati pitcher pleaded powerful practised praise princes Prithivi Prithu Radha Raktaveeja Rama Rama and Lakshmana Rama's Ravana replied river sacrifice sage Sarasvati Sati Shankhachuda Shasthi Shiva Shree Shumbha Sita Sita's Soma sons soon stiff penance Sudama Sugriva told took Tulasi Valmiki Vasishtha Vibhishana Vishnu Vishvamitra weapons wedding wife woman worship Yama Yamuna young