Devi, the Mother-Goddess: An Introduction
Takes readers through Shakta imagery, philosophy, beliefs, customs, history, folklore and myth. This book includes tales of Adi-Maya-Shakti, Lakshmi, Saraswati, Parvati, Kali, Durga as well as several village-goddesses such as Kanyakumari, Vaishnav-devi, Bahucharmata and heroines such as Anasuya, Arundhati and Savitri.
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ascetic asuras Bahuchara Balarama Bali beautiful became bedecked Bhairava Bhoodevi blood body Brahma buffalo-demon calendar print carving cave celestial child coconut consort corpse cosmic cosmos cult Daksha dance daughter death demons desire devas Devi Chapter Devi's divine Durga earth earth-goddess Ereshkigal eyes female fertility flowers forest Ganesha Ganga Gangamma Gauri goddess gods grama-devi guardian Gujarat Hanuman head Hidimbi Hindu husband idol India Indra Ishtar Kali Kama Kartikeya killed king knowledge Krishna Kwan-yin Lakshmi lord lotus Mahavidyas Mahisha male manifestation marry Matrika miniature painting mother mother-goddess Mysore painting Nature North Indian miniature offered Pahari miniature Pahari painting Parashurama Parvati Pradesh prosperity Rama Ravana Renuka represents ritual river river-goddess Rukmini sacred sacrifice sages Saraswati Sati Sati's Savitri serpent Shakti Shiva Shreedevi shrines Sita Svaha symbols temple three worlds village village-goddess Vishnu Vishnu and Shiva vrata warrior wealth weapons wife wisdom woman womb women worldly worshipped yagna Yama Yamuna