Monday, May 10, 2010

Goddess Mahishashur Mardini Mata

Once upon a time there lived a demon named Mahisha. Once, he decided to pray to Lord Brahma, who he thought would give him a boon, which would make him invincible. Mahisha performed severe penances praying. The three worlds trembled under the strength of his penances and a pleased lord Brahma came to give him a boon.

Mahisha asked for immortality, which the lord said he could not have as every creature that was born had to die. Mahisha decided that he would ask for a boon that would make him as good as immortal. He asked that no man should be able to kill and, if he had to die it should be only at the hands of only a woman. Now that Mahisha was invincible, he and the other asuras went about hurting and killing everyone on earth and then went on to the heavens to fight the Gods. Even Indra's thunderbolt could not withstand the asura attack. Mahisha drove out the Gods and took over Indra's throne. Mahishasura started harassing all pious people who continued praying to Vishnu or Shiva.

The Gods and people were depressed and decided to ask lord Shiva for help. Lord Shiva, Vishnu, and Brahma concentrated hard and used their radiant energies, which were joined by the energies from Maa laxmi, Maa Saraswati and Maa Parvati. This godly energy took the form of a divine lady with thousand arms. This was Durga Devi.She mounted a fiery lion and roared. It was a roar that shook mountains and created huge waves in the seas. Even Mahisha was worried for a second, but his vanity took over when he saw that the terrible form was that of a woman.

Durga created a large army from her breath to fight Mahisha's army and then fought with Mahisha who came in the form of a Buffalo. As he struggled to set himself from the Buffalo form she killed him with her sword delivering the earth and heavens of the Burden called Mahishasura. There after Durga Devi then called Mahishashur Mardini Mata.

Goddess Mahishashur Mardini Photo

Image of Mahishashur Mardini

Maa Mahishashur Mardini Picture

Wallpaper of Mahishashur Mardini Maa

Photo of Mata Mahishashur Mardini Devi

Goddess Mahishashut Mardini Image

Mata Mahishashur Mardini

Bronze Statue of Mahishashur Mardini Mata

Mahishashur Mardini Photo

Picture of Maa Mahishashur Mardini

Maa Mahishashur Mardini Devi

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