Author: Chitralekha Singh
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8124201501
This book will appeal to those interested in religion, mythology, art, iconography and to all those who wish to learn about Hindu Gods and Goddesses.
Goddess Durga, with thousands of names after her different manifestations, attributes, appellations is the primordial, most knowledgeable, the utmost graceful, Maha Sakti, the one comparable to the sky, is the most wise female divinity in the Universe.
The descent of Durga aims at the destruction of the demons and the liberation of the society from their cruelties. Durga has been a very favorite topic with the artists, who have expressed their imagination in millions of paintings and sculptures.
CONTENTS: Saktism * Durga the Great Goddess * Durga: Her Supremacy * Sacred Writings * Different Manifestations * Mahisasur Episode * Shumb Nishumb Episode * The Lion-Durga Mount * Durga Worship * Temples, Shrines and Sacred Places * Festivals, Fasts and Holy Days * Cherished Success and Distress Destruction * Durga in Art * Different Names of Durga * Vaisno Devi and Bhairava Legend * Dhaniyu Devotee, Emperor Akbar and Coconut Offering
Durga the great Goddess
Durga : Her Supremacy
Shumb Nishumb Episode
The Lion-Durga's Mount
Temples, shrines and sacred places
Festivals, Fasts and Holy Days
Cherished Success & Distress Destructionm
Durga in Art
I. Different Names of Durga
II. Vaisno Devi and Bhairava legend
III. Dhaniyu Devotee, Emperor Akbar and Coconut offering.