Category: Hindu Deities

Durga signifies the innermost power of consciousness

The following article by Dr David Frawley was first published by DailyO The goddess is forever taking shape within and around us as the creative and transformative force that is the essence of the cosmic life. Ma Durga is one of the oldest, most powerful and widely worshipped of the great Hindu mother goddesses, claiming

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The Devatas (Gods and Goddesses) as Forms of Brahman

Hindu Gods and Goddesses, more properly called Devatas or Divine principles, are usually treated by modern scholars in a superficial sense as powers of nature or as imaginary spirits of the primitive mind.  Or at a psychological level they have been reduced to expressions of human emotions or sexual energies. At a yogic level, for

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Understanding the Secret Meaning of Ganesha

Who is Ganesha?   Ganesha is a figure of great mystery, power, and paradox. We sense in his unusual figure something of the unknown, unlimited and mysterious, far beyond our human considerations. What are the secrets that he holds and what do they mean for us at the deepest level? Ganesha’s arising or birth, if

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Why we must worship Goddess Kali

As the transforming power of time, Ma Kali can usher us into a new era of global peace and understanding, but we must first let go of our ignorance and arrogance. Ma Kali is the most misunderstood of all Hindu Goddesses, though she is often regarded as the most powerful. Ma Kali’s dark and fierce

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Nag Panchami : Revealing the Secret of the Nagas

We live in a universe full of electro-magnetic, subtle energy and pranic currents embedded in our own bodies and in the very fabric of space. These cosmic forces are symbolised as serpents (nagas) in yogic thought. Mastering them is the key to the unfoldment of higher awareness. We must honour all forms of Nagas, from

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Why Lord Shiva is the Ultimate Grandmaster of Yoga

Lord Shiva, among the great deities of Hinduism, most personifies the practice of Yoga. As Yogeshvara, the great lord of Yoga, Adi Natha, Adi Yogi and Mahayogi, he rules over all aspects of Yoga relative to body, mind and consciousness. For those looking to understand the origins of Yoga and the role of all yoga

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HAMSA RAHASYA: The Secret of Hamsa

Shaivite Yoga and the Hamsa   The Hamsa is one of the key concepts in Vedic, Yogic and Tantric thought. Along with the Kundalini, it holds many secrets of deeper Yoga practices. Indeed without understanding the Hamsa, the Kundalini force cannot be properly developed or understood.   The Hamsa as a bird is portrayed in

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Shiva Ratri: Waking Up to your Immortal Self

Look to your true Self beyond body and mind that are but your instruments of expression in the manifest worlds. Whatever you see is but a reflection of the power of Shiva! Lord Shiva is the supreme deity of ever-wakeful awareness, the veritable consciousness of immortality. Connecting to his energy is essential for our optimal

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Goddess Durga is no myth or superstition

Ma Durga is the ultimate iconic form, present in every expression, movement and mood, natural and supernatural.   India is the land of the Divine Mother, honouring her wonderful names, forms and manifestations on all levels of existence, great and small. India as a country is revered as Bharat Mata, Mother India, through Vande Mataram,

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The Shiva Linga and its Meaning

Note an expansion of this article in the book of David Frawley: Inner Tantric Yoga: Working with the Universal Shakti (Lotus Press, September 2008) The sexual symbolism of Tantra, like the subject of sexuality in general, has always engaged the human mind. The modern mind seems to be obsessed with it as well. Many people

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