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Simh Vahini

 

 

Cosmic energy in its dynamic form is symbolized for us ordinary mortals in Indian mythology as “Shakti”, the World Mother. She is the power and energy by which the Great God creates, preserves and destroys the world.

Shakti is worshipped in many different forms. As “Uma” or “Parvati”, she is the gentle consort of “Shiva”. As “Kamakshi”, she is the Great Mother.

In the form of Durga, she rides the lion. Lion is the symbol of ego and arrogance that Man has to subdue. With the weapons in her hand she fights the eight evils (hate, greed, passion, vanity, contempt of others, envy, jealously and the illusions with which man binds himself).

 

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