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Saraswati’s grace on Hinduism

For Hindus who prefer to remember Devi Saraswati only once a year, Basant Panchami, her birthday, is the best day for her remembrance. On her last birthday, we learned that the Devi holds a book and uses a swan as … Continue reading

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The three primary incarnations of Shakti

According to a tale in the Shiva Purana, preparations for the incarnation of the three major forms of Shakti, Parvati, Sita, and Radha, started a long time before they actually appeared on Earth. Interestingly, the preparations for these three incarnations … Continue reading

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Navaratri: Remembering Mother Durga

What do Hindus pray for during the Navaratri? The table below lists some of the blessings that they request. Note that the superior blessings (middle column) from the Mother Goddess can not be misused by humans, for goodness (sattva guna) … Continue reading

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Vasant Panchami: Remembering Saraswati

Devi Saraswati, who personifies universal intelligence, is believed to be born on Basant Panchami, the fifth day (waxing fortnight) of the lunar month Magha. The occasion is considered most appropriate for remembering this form of the Mother Goddess, who wears … Continue reading

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Sita: Goddess beyond Nature

Everyone who has heard the story of the Ramayana remembers Devi Sita’s agni pariksha (the test of fire) and her return to Prithvi (goddess Earth) in the final pages of the great epic. On both occasions, Sita proved her chastity … Continue reading

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