Hindu Deities and Their Meanings
My daughter said we 'needed' some Gods, so she bought us 2.
One for me, called HANUMAN and one for her:
SHRI DURGA DEVI - also called The Divine Mother.
The eight arms with which she is at times shown have been interpreted as representing health, education, wealth, organization, unity, fame, courage and truth. Other images show Durga with ten arms. Her vehicle is a lion or tiger which further emphasizes her violent and aggressive qualities. As a figure of power, she has been likened to a sort of feminine St George.
Durga, also called Divine Mother, protects mankind from evil and misery by destroying evil forces such as selfishness, jealousy, prejudice, hatred, anger, and ego. For example, selfishness must be destroyed by detachment, jealousy by desirelessness, prejudice by self-knowledge, and ego by discrimination.
HANUMAN - Click here
Posted: 10:36:39 PM
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