Saturday, April 09, 2005

Durga, Awesome Mother

Durga, Awesome Mother: meditate on her this new moon solar eclipse Posted by Hello

Durga, often called the Inaccessible, comprises the trinity of goddesses with Uma and Parvati. A beautiful yellow woman with ten arms, she carries a trident, sword, drum and bowl of blood. She rides a lion (or a tiger, as in this lunar month) and uses the gods' weapons to defend them from demons. Her sacred festivals take place in Bengali in the autumn. The opening phrase of the national anthem of India praises her. She represents a kind of fierce, protective mother defending her young.

"Behold, the Divine Mother comes to defend her children.
Her great, just wrath opposes all who would oppress me.
She lifts trident and sword in my defence.
Ruin comes to all those who would persecute all people
who call upon the Goddess."

Burn incense, relax and visualize yourself standing in a Hindu temple. Climb the seven steps leading up to the open door and go inside. There you find a huge statue of Durga. As you walk across the floor, she suddenly comes to life, steps down to meet you, dances across the floor and sweeps you into her arms. She kisses your forehead, and sings her magick songs of defence and protection. Her words become visible, sailing out from the temple. You do not see where they are going, nor can you direct them. She lifts you into her lap as she sits on the altar once more. She speaks to you about your problems, giving divine wisdom and guidance. Listen...

When she finishes, she sets you on the floor and dances her magick dance. When you feel once more firm in your body, chant:

"Comfort me, Mother.
Reveal to me your plan behind the cycle of my life.
Lift my grief and despair.
Help me to better understand your great powers.
Give me faith in your goodness and greatness."

Thank her for her help and wisdom.
- from Moon Magick, D.J.Conway.


Blogger Sebastian Aristos said...

Very nice pic. Love the tiger too. What made you post this picture today though ? Is she particularly associated with the new moon or solar eclipse at all ?

I might do a bit of an image google on Krishna. I can't resist a cute blue face.

12:20 pm  
Blogger Sebastian Aristos said...

Hey Claire. Good news. I'm at Club 80, and logged on to see if you had been able to update your blog. It seems that you are no longer 'in the drop club'. Did you re-organise your html code, or do you thing this is the work of Durga ? In any case, it's good to see that your blog looks as though some order has been restored. Hopefully you'll be back to bloggging before you know it.

6:32 pm  
Blogger Sebastian Aristos said...

What a wonderful blog entry, Claire. I think this is definitely one of your best. Just imagine how great it would be to have this guided meditation as an audioblog with some lovely music. Keep up the great work. Only eleven months till the next Bloggies. (Can we ask the Holy Mother for advice about our blogs ? Does she charge a consultation fee ? Is she annoyed by daggy questions by iconoclastic upstarts ?)

12:02 am  
Blogger asgif666 said...

It is meant to be a guided meditation; I wish I could add suitable (Indian) music...thanks! ;-))

12:05 am  
Blogger asgif666 said...

Have you checked out my latest refreshment yet, up the top, re Berserk Warriors, ABBA, Mental as Anything? lol

12:06 am  
Blogger asgif666 said...

Still in 'drop club' here, btw ;-P

12:06 am  

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