Re: Devi Durga
Originally Posted by Abhishek Born Again
The Rsis depicted Reality the way it is - complex. At the same time they saw that this complexity is composed of some number of Purities. So Devi Durga is a composite of all these Pure Ones, and thus spans the length and breadth of all that exists or is beyond.
I want to know that what is the difference between Devi Durga's Swaroopas?
True to the Rsis vision, Ma Durga is not like the usual Abrahmanistic, Monotheistic, Jealous God of propagandist political ideologies that go by the name of religion today. Instead, She is a harmonious Unity of the nine Devi-s. Worshipping each of these Devi-s is like following a unique religion, still, at the end of it all, Durga Ma unifies everything. What happens, then?
Asking questions is not ignorance at all. Spreading falsehood, like the many "contractors" of Dharma do these days, is real ignorance.
This question may be a confusing one so Pardon my ignorance.
Notice that ShailaPutri is the Goddess of this material world; that is, all that we see around us is only 1/9 th of Durga!
I mean to say that during Durga Puja or navratri we worship the 9 Devis Devi Sailputri to Devi .
I also don't remember all details. But a comment is in order:
But in Ashtami in Durga puja we also worship goddess Chandi/Chamunda
.This puja is called Sandhi puja
,it is basically the moment where Ashtami and Navami coincide and this is the moment when Devi killed the Demons Shumbh-Nishubh and Raktbeej,if I am not wrong.
Chandi is the name of Durga Herself.
Whereas, Chamunda came out of Ma Kaushiki's body. Kaushiki is imo Mahagauri Herself, who Durga calls upon to act as a "bait" to ensnare the rakshasha-s.
So, as I said, Chandi is another name of Durga. What does this name mean? It means, Durga is the controller of all that moves in the six Loka-s.
So,please enlighten me on Devi Chandi or Chamunda
.Are both same or different I have been a Worshipper since I was 5 years old but I have not been able to understand the difference.Maybe I should read some scriptures.
To achieve this feat, Durga has a representation in these realms, also understood as the leader of the Six. That is, The Seventh.
What I mean by "representation" is that The Seventh is the controller of all that moves, even when Durga Herself is beyond even that.
Who is this Seventh?
Chandikā, the word, means: "of Chandi". So this much is clear, isn't it.
Chandikā has threefold aspect:
Kālikā, Chandikā, and Chāmundā.
Of course, Kali (Kālrātri) is Very, Very near to these three Devi-s, hence the similarities in their rūpa-s. The basic difference, however, is that Kali is Infinite.
Chandikā is the "center" of these three. Chamunda is more near to the six Loka-s. Not unsurprisingly, Chamunda is known as the Seventh Matrika, and the Leader of the other Six Matrika-s.
Kalika, on the other hand, is very much near to Ma Kali.
I hope this makes some sense, though please come back with any other query or correction to this.
Things to remember:
1. Life = yajña
2. Depth of Āstika knowledge is directly proportional
to the richness of Sanskrit it is written in
3. Āstika = Bhārata ("east") / Ārya ("west")
4. Varṇa = tripartite division of Vedic polity
5. r = c. x²
r = realisation
constant c = intelligence
variable x = bhakti