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Ancient Mirrors of Womanhood - Chapter 69, Devi (Durga, Parvati, Laksmi, Tara) Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 69, Devi (Durga, Parvati, Laksmi, Tara) Summary and Analysis

The word devi (female form of deva) is a Sanskrit word that means deity, or literally translated, "glowing with brilliant illumination." Devi is a representation of the all-powerful Shakti. She has many aspects including Sita, Radha, Sri, Laksmi, Tara and Kali. Durga is one of the many names of Devi, but it has not always been so. Durga is the name that once belonged to a demon buffalo.

There is a time when Demon Durga causes great chaos. He brings floods and droughts, and uproots the mountains and oceans with his great horns. He captures every Goddess and forces them to do his housework. The people pray to the God Shiva to destroy the evil Durga, but he is unable to do so. Shiva asks for the help of Devi, for...

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