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With #Navaratri drawing to a close, taking a look at some of the well known Shakti, Devi temples in Telugu states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Apart from these temples, almost every village and small town has a guardian deity, the Ammavaru or Ammoru as we call them.
As per the Puranas, when Sati died, a grief stricken Shiva, carried her body, performing the Tandava in anger. When the gods implored Vishnu to save the world from Shiva's wrath, he cut Sati's corpse into pieces with his Sudarshana Chakra.
The places where parts of Sati's corpse fell on earth are considered as Shakti Peethas, sanctified by the holy presence of Devi Maa. There are around 51 Shakti Peetha of which 38 are in India, while Bangladesh has 5, Nepal 3, Pakistan 2, and Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Tiber 1 each.
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You've heard of people losing their homes because of the partition but have you ever heard of a GODDESS losing her home because of it?!

Read on to know more about this forgotten and neglected chapter from the Partition of Bengal and India in 1947
This is the original vigraha of Maa #Dhakeshwari, the patron Goddess of #Dhaka after whom the city is named. The #Dhakeshwari Temple was built in the 12th century by Ballal Sen
She currently lies ignored and forgotten in the streets of #Kumartuli in #Kolkata
@ReclaimTemples @PradzWorLd @p_dgofficial @ProudSanatani43 @upword_ @YearOfTheKraken @Shaktitva @indiccollective The #Dhakeshwari temple, Dhaka is considered an Upa Shakti Peetha where the crown jewel of Maa Sati fell

The Puja of Maa Dhakeshwari in Kolkata currently is done in the Navratri style of Puja which happens for 9 days in contrast to the usual Durga Puja which lasts 4 Days
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#Navratri - 9-day festival dedicated to Mother Goddess Durga

During these 9 nights and 10 days, 9 forms of #Shakti are worshiped

Sadly many Hindus are not even aware of those 9 names

If you are one of those, time to correct it

Jai Mata Di

#नवरात्रि
#Shailaputri Durga

Worshiped on the first day of #Navratri

A daughter of the Himalayan mountains and with the bull Nandi as her steed, Shailputri’s most famous temples lies along #Varanasi’s Marhia Ghat
#Brahmacharini Durga

Brahmacharini represents goddess Parvati’s desire to be with Shiva

One hand holds "Kumbha" or water port and the other rosary

She personifies love and loyalty

Brahmacharini is a store-house of knowledge and wisdom

Rudraksha is her most adorned ornament.
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#नवरात्रि द्वितीया। कल शैलपुत्री की कथा के बाद, नारी के पुत्री रूप के पश्चात #ब्रह्मचारिणी माँ की कथा पढ़ें । #Navaratri #brahmacharini #Story #Hindi #कथा
शैलपुत्री पिता के संरक्षण मे बालसुलभ हठ एवम् आनंद की कथा थी। बिटिया को बताया कि घर से निकल चुकी उस कन्या का है। आज की कथा मेट्रो, ऑटो, बसो मे अस्तित्व का स्थान ढूँढती ब्रह्मचारिणी का है।
या देवी सर्वभूतेषु मां बह्मचारिणी रूपेण संस्थिता।
नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमो नम:।।
कथा

शैलसुते पिता की ड्योढ़ी लाँघ कर कैलाश पहुँच गई। नव-यौवनावस्था प्रिय के घर पहुँची तो स्वागत मे एक उदासीन, आत्मा को पिघला देने वाला अँधकार था। पिता के अश्रुपूरित नेत्रों को त्याग कर सुहागिन आँगन के स्थान पर देवि ब्रह्मचारिणी ने एक निस्तब्ध, अपरिचित अँधकार में पदार्पण किया।
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Historical Buddhist statue at the Mes Aynak site in #Kabul, #Afghanistan, #Buddhism
Centuries old "Ekamukhalinga " ( Lord Shiva) in #Afghanistan , now in #Kabul Museum !
#Hinduism
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