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ScottMalaysia
22 February 2010, 08:34 PM
I was browsing through some old Hindu magazines from Malaysia, and I saw a picture of the following Goddess:

http://lh4.ggpht.com/_6EGjAQ-bw7o/S4Mn3mzGZzI/AAAAAAAACbs/tueeXT87S2Q/s400/Goddess.jpg

I thought at first that it was Saraswati, because of the swan, but then I saw the other faces and arms holding different things.

Can anyone help me out on this?

devotee
22 February 2010, 09:51 PM
Namaste Scott,

IMO, this picture is of MahaaSarasvati. You see, she has her vehicle ... the Swan & she also carries books in her hand. However, she has been shown with her other forms visible too. As we know that the Mother Goddess is one alone & she is worshiped by various names and forms by devotees. Here, her main form is that of Sarasvati but she shows her other forms too.

OM

saidevo
22 February 2010, 10:03 PM
I thought it could be GAyatrI DevI, checked with the google image search typing gayatri, and found it to be so.

Here is the link to this beautiful picture:
http://scriptures.ru/india/murtis/gayatri.jpg

devotee
22 February 2010, 10:41 PM
I thought it could be GAyatrI DevI, checked with the google image search typing gayatri, and found it to be so.

Here is the link to this beautiful picture:
http://scriptures.ru/india/murtis/gayatri.jpg

You are right Saidevoji. This picture is of GAyatri DevI. I think this picture is modified form of that drawn by Raja Ravi Verma.

OM

ScottMalaysia
22 February 2010, 10:42 PM
Thanks very much. I think it is Gayatri Devi.

What about this Goddess?

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_6EGjAQ-bw7o/S4NOG2-4TVI/AAAAAAAACcQ/T_AxB6Q5DaU/s400/Amman2.jpg

I know that it is a form of Devi, but I'm not sure which one. I don't know if it's Lalita, or Raja Rajeswary, or another form that I've never heard of.

saidevo
22 February 2010, 10:53 PM
namaste SM.

The name of the Goddess is given as MahA Shakti in this link, where the picture resembles what you have given:

http://www.koausa.org/Gods/God7.html

It seems that this is another name for AdiParAShakti, the Universal Mother, as this link indicates:
http://www.adishakti.org/forum/maha_shakti_the_universal_mother_11-06-2004.htm

shian
23 February 2010, 03:16 AM
Thanks very much. I think it is Gayatri Devi.

What about this Goddess?

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_6EGjAQ-bw7o/S4NOG2-4TVI/AAAAAAAACcQ/T_AxB6Q5DaU/s400/Amman2.jpg

I know that it is a form of Devi, but I'm not sure which one. I don't know if it's Lalita, or Raja Rajeswary, or another form that I've never heard of.

This is Maa in form of Santhosi Mata, sister of Ganesha
hey, you can watch this film in youtube, have a movie version and also drama version (modern).



you can also see film of "Jai Gangga Maiya"

Om Shakti

shian
23 February 2010, 03:27 AM
I was browsing through some old Hindu magazines from Malaysia, and I saw a picture of the following Goddess:

http://lh4.ggpht.com/_6EGjAQ-bw7o/S4Mn3mzGZzI/AAAAAAAACbs/tueeXT87S2Q/s400/Goddess.jpg

I thought at first that it was Saraswati, because of the swan, but then I saw the other faces and arms holding different things.

Can anyone help me out on this?

This pic is form of Mother Savitri, and the Gayatri who many peoples chant is Savitri Gayatri.

other Deitys is have their own gayatri, include ISCKON's Krsna, they have sceret Gayatri who will empowerment to student.

Stephen
26 April 2010, 11:25 PM
The picture of MahaSarasvati is so beautiful, and so is the picture of Santhosi Mata.