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Arah
2012-01-22 14:42:15 EST
Hindu Goddesses of War



One of the astonishing phenomena in ancient mythology is the existence
of goddesses of war, which contrasts with the absence of women from
the actual scene of war. For hundreds or even thousands of years of
wars between rival tribes, peoples and countries, women have been
excluded from one of the central occupations of human beings; but the
appearance of goddesses of war persisted as long as there were any
goddesses left in any pagan pantheon all round the globe, from America
to the Far East to the Near East and Europe.

A Great Mother goddess of war is also the Hindu Kali, known both for
her cruelty and for her motherly care for all creation. Kali is
sometimes considered an aspect of another Hindu war goddess, Durga,
about whom the following story is told on the site ‘Goddesses of War’:

Durga, a fierce warrior, was born during a lengthy battle between the
Hindu gods and an army of demons. In desperation, the gods gathered
together and breathed in unison. A ferocious fire blazed forth from
their mouths, out of which Durga was born — a fully grown warrior,
ready to fight.

The gods quickly gave her a lion (or, some say, a tiger), to mount,
and a weapon for each of her ten hands. Durga advanced toward the
demons — one of them in the form of a buffalo, which is reminiscent of
the Chinese story cited above. As her arms flashed with their weapons,
within moments she had slaughtered all the demons.

On a site dedicated to her particularly, Durga is said to represent
the power of the Supreme Being Shiva, to whom she was married, who
preserves moral order and righteousness in creation. She is called
“Divine Mother”, and one of her epithets is Maha, which means “Great”
or “Terrific.” She had three divine children, two sons and a daughter.

Durga’s festival is celebrated in the autumn, in the months
corresponding to September/October; and the Wikipedia comments that
“The worship of Durga in the autumn is the year’s most major festival
in East India.” These autumn months are when the monsoon’s torrential
rains hit India. These rains are both punishing in their destructive
force and the killing of many people and beneficial by being India’s
main source of fertility.

Taking Durga as an example of an all-around war goddess, it has been
said that she “protects mankind from evil and misery by destroying
evil forces such as selfishness, jealousy, prejudice, hatred, anger,
and ego.”; At another website it is said that she “symbolizes triumph
over evil.” But the idea of evil has no place in the pagan, natural
scheme of things; it is an artificial idea, that fits more into the
late Hindu religion of ideas than into the natural world, to which the
Great Mother (as Durga is said to be) would belong. The Great Mother,
as a ruler of the Underworld besides being the ruler of Earth and
Heaven, is also a goddess of wisdom and judgment. On the whole, she is
both beneficial and punishing, as any good mother should be.


Fanabba
2012-01-22 16:48:30 EST
On Jan 22, 2:42 pm, arah <araharah2...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hindu Goddesses of War
>
> One of the astonishing phenomena in ancient mythology is the existence
> of goddesses of war, which contrasts with the absence of women from
> the actual scene of war. For hundreds or even thousands of years of
> wars between rival tribes, peoples and countries, women have been
> excluded from one of the central occupations of human beings; but the
> appearance of goddesses of war persisted as long as there were any
> goddesses left in any pagan pantheon all round the globe, from America
> to the Far East to the Near East and Europe.
>
> A Great Mother goddess of war is also the Hindu Kali, known both for
> her cruelty and for her motherly care for all creation. Kali is
> sometimes considered an aspect of another Hindu war goddess, Durga,
> about whom the following story is told on the site ‘Goddesses of War’:
>
> Durga, a fierce warrior, was born during a lengthy battle between the
> Hindu gods and an army of demons. In desperation, the gods gathered
> together and breathed in unison. A ferocious fire blazed forth from
> their mouths, out of which Durga was born — a fully grown warrior,
> ready to fight.
>
> The gods quickly gave her a lion (or, some say, a tiger), to mount,
> and a weapon for each of her ten hands. Durga advanced toward the
> demons — one of them in the form of a buffalo, which is reminiscent of
> the Chinese story cited above. As her arms flashed with their weapons,
> within moments she had slaughtered all the demons.
>
> On a site dedicated to her particularly, Durga is said to represent
> the power of the Supreme Being Shiva, to whom she was married, who
> preserves moral order and righteousness in creation. She is called
> “Divine Mother”, and one of her epithets is Maha, which means “Great”
> or “Terrific.” She had three divine children, two sons and a daughter.
>
> Durga’s festival is celebrated in the autumn, in the months
> corresponding to September/October; and the Wikipedia comments that
> “The worship of Durga in the autumn is the year’s most major festival
> in East India.” These autumn months are when the monsoon’s torrential
> rains hit India. These rains are both punishing in their destructive
> force and the killing of many people and beneficial by being India’s
> main source of fertility.
>
> Taking Durga as an example of an all-around war goddess, it has been
> said that she “protects mankind from evil and misery by destroying
> evil forces such as selfishness, jealousy, prejudice, hatred, anger,
> and ego.”; At another website it is said that she “symbolizes triumph
> over evil.” But the idea of evil has no place in the pagan, natural
> scheme of things; it is an artificial idea, that fits more into the
> late Hindu religion of ideas than into the natural world, to which the
> Great Mother (as Durga is said to be) would belong. The Great Mother,
> as a ruler of the Underworld besides being the ruler of Earth and
> Heaven, is also a goddess of wisdom and judgment. On the whole, she is
> both beneficial and punishing, as any good mother should be.

Why does Islam call for killing of idolaters ?
(Koran 9:5 : Verse of the Sword: "Slay the idolaters wherever you
find
them.")

Islam cannot be reformed.


Prophet of Doom
http://www.prophetofdoom.net/


Former Muslims Tell the Truth About Islam
http://www.islam-watch.org/
http://www.faithfreedom.org/


UNmaivirumbi
2012-01-22 17:22:26 EST
On Jan 22, 2:42 pm, arah <araharah2...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hindu Goddesses of War

Good. You seem to be learning. God can manifest in any form He/She
chooses!

Islam does not make sense


And/or Www.mantra.com/jai Dr. Jai Maharaj
2012-01-22 17:26:58 EST
In article <885153e2-695b-4f1d-a14c-cd6da824cd49@k6g2000vbz.googlegroups.com>,
arah <araharah2012@gmail.com> posted:
>
> Hindu Goddesses of War
>
> One of the astonishing phenomena in ancient mythology is the existence
> of goddesses of war, which contrasts with the absence of women from
> the actual scene of war. For hundreds or even thousands of years of
> wars between rival tribes, peoples and countries, women have been
> excluded from one of the central occupations of human beings; but the
> appearance of goddesses of war persisted as long as there were any
> goddesses left in any pagan pantheon all round the globe, from America
> to the Far East to the Near East and Europe.
>
> A Great Mother goddess of war is also the Hindu Kali, known both for
> her cruelty and for her motherly care for all creation. Kali is
> sometimes considered an aspect of another Hindu war goddess, Durga,
> about whom the following story is told on the site =91Goddesses of War=92:
>
> Durga, a fierce warrior, was born during a lengthy battle between the
> Hindu gods and an army of demons. In desperation, the gods gathered
> together and breathed in unison. A ferocious fire blazed forth from
> their mouths, out of which Durga was born =97 a fully grown warrior,
> ready to fight.
>
> The gods quickly gave her a lion (or, some say, a tiger), to mount,
> and a weapon for each of her ten hands. Durga advanced toward the
> demons =97 one of them in the form of a buffalo, which is reminiscent of
> the Chinese story cited above. As her arms flashed with their weapons,
> within moments she had slaughtered all the demons.
>
> On a site dedicated to her particularly, Durga is said to represent
> the power of the Supreme Being Shiva, to whom she was married, who
> preserves moral order and righteousness in creation. She is called
> =93Divine Mother=94, and one of her epithets is Maha, which means =93Great=
> =94
> or =93Terrific.=94 She had three divine children, two sons and a daughter.
>
> Durga=92s festival is celebrated in the autumn, in the months
> corresponding to September/October; and the Wikipedia comments that
> =93The worship of Durga in the autumn is the year=92s most major festival
> in East India.=94 These autumn months are when the monsoon=92s torrential
> rains hit India. These rains are both punishing in their destructive
> force and the killing of many people and beneficial by being India=92s
> main source of fertility.
>
> Taking Durga as an example of an all-around war goddess, it has been
> said that she =93protects mankind from evil and misery by destroying
> evil forces such as selfishness, jealousy, prejudice, hatred, anger,
> and ego.=94; At another website it is said that she =93symbolizes triumph
> over evil.=94 But the idea of evil has no place in the pagan, natural
> scheme of things; it is an artificial idea, that fits more into the
> late Hindu religion of ideas than into the natural world, to which the
> Great Mother (as Durga is said to be) would belong. The Great Mother,
> as a ruler of the Underworld besides being the ruler of Earth and
> Heaven, is also a goddess of wisdom and judgment. On the whole, she is
> both beneficial and punishing, as any good mother should be.

Jai Durga Devi!

Jai Maharaj, Jyotishi
Om Shanti

UNmaivirumbi
2012-01-22 17:47:12 EST
On Jan 22, 5:26 pm, use...@mantra.com and/or www.mantra.com/jai (Dr.
Jai Maharaj) wrote:
> In article <885153e2-695b-4f1d-a14c-cd6da824c...@k6g2000vbz.googlegroups.com>,
>  arah <araharah2...@gmail.com> posted:

> Jai Durga Devi!

Jai Jagadambe!

Please destroy all evil

Protect the good people!





Myself Mallu, Yourself?
2012-01-23 00:31:53 EST
On 1/22/2012 2:47 PM, uNmaivirumbi wrote:
> On Jan 22, 5:26 pm, use...@mantra.com and/or www.mantra.com/jai (Dr.
> Jai Maharaj) wrote:
>> In article<885153e2-695b-4f1d-a14c-cd6da824c...@k6g2000vbz.googlegroups.com>,
>> arah<araharah2...@gmail.com> posted:
>
>> Jai Durga Devi!
>
> Jai Jagadambe!
>
> Please destroy all evil
>
> Protect the good people!
>
>
>
>


Jai Mata Di!


And may Lady Kaka never sing Why This Kolaveri Di.

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Jay Stevens
2012-01-23 01:58:18 EST
On 22/01/2012 10:26 PM, Dr. Jai Maharaj Sad Monkey

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And/or Www.mantra.com/jai Dr. Jai Maharaj
2012-01-23 03:09:38 EST
In article <da54ed10-6ecb-4c5e-88c0-c2e0ef2420cf@n6g2000vbz.googlegroups.com>,
uNmaivirumbi <tripurantaka@yahoo.com> posted:
>
> Dr. Jai Maharaj posted:
>
> > In article <885153e2-695b-4f1d-a14c-cd6da824c...@k6g2000vbz.googlegroups.=
> com>,
> > =A0arah <araharah2...@gmail.com> posted:
>
> > Jai Durga Devi!
>
> Jai Jagadambe!
>
> Please destroy all evil
>
> Protect the good people!

Jai Jai Jagadambe Mata!

Jai Maharaj, Jyotishi
Om Shanti

And/or Www.mantra.com/jai Dr. Jai Maharaj
2012-01-23 03:10:45 EST
In article <08bc1709-c975-49eb-a08b-34f841a34014@t2g2000yqk.googlegroups.com>,
fanabba <fanabba@aol.com> posted:
>
> On Jan 22, 2:42=A0pm, arah <araharah2...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hindu Goddesses of War
> >
> > One of the astonishing phenomena in ancient mythology is the existence
> > of goddesses of war, which contrasts with the absence of women from
> > the actual scene of war. For hundreds or even thousands of years of
> > wars between rival tribes, peoples and countries, women have been
> > excluded from one of the central occupations of human beings; but the
> > appearance of goddesses of war persisted as long as there were any
> > goddesses left in any pagan pantheon all round the globe, from America
> > to the Far East to the Near East and Europe.
> >
> > A Great Mother goddess of war is also the Hindu Kali, known both for
> > her cruelty and for her motherly care for all creation. Kali is
> > sometimes considered an aspect of another Hindu war goddess, Durga,
> > about whom the following story is told on the site =91Goddesses of War=92=
> :
> >
> > Durga, a fierce warrior, was born during a lengthy battle between the
> > Hindu gods and an army of demons. In desperation, the gods gathered
> > together and breathed in unison. A ferocious fire blazed forth from
> > their mouths, out of which Durga was born =97 a fully grown warrior,
> > ready to fight.
> >
> > The gods quickly gave her a lion (or, some say, a tiger), to mount,
> > and a weapon for each of her ten hands. Durga advanced toward the
> > demons =97 one of them in the form of a buffalo, which is reminiscent of
> > the Chinese story cited above. As her arms flashed with their weapons,
> > within moments she had slaughtered all the demons.
> >
> > On a site dedicated to her particularly, Durga is said to represent
> > the power of the Supreme Being Shiva, to whom she was married, who
> > preserves moral order and righteousness in creation. She is called
> > =93Divine Mother=94, and one of her epithets is Maha, which means =93Grea=
> t=94
> > or =93Terrific.=94 She had three divine children, two sons and a daughter=
> ..
> >
> > Durga=92s festival is celebrated in the autumn, in the months
> > corresponding to September/October; and the Wikipedia comments that
> > =93The worship of Durga in the autumn is the year=92s most major festival
> > in East India.=94 These autumn months are when the monsoon=92s torrential
> > rains hit India. These rains are both punishing in their destructive
> > force and the killing of many people and beneficial by being India=92s
> > main source of fertility.
> >
> > Taking Durga as an example of an all-around war goddess, it has been
> > said that she =93protects mankind from evil and misery by destroying
> > evil forces such as selfishness, jealousy, prejudice, hatred, anger,
> > and ego.=94; At another website it is said that she =93symbolizes triumph
> > over evil.=94 But the idea of evil has no place in the pagan, natural
> > scheme of things; it is an artificial idea, that fits more into the
> > late Hindu religion of ideas than into the natural world, to which the
> > Great Mother (as Durga is said to be) would belong. The Great Mother,
> > as a ruler of the Underworld besides being the ruler of Earth and
> > Heaven, is also a goddess of wisdom and judgment. On the whole, she is
> > both beneficial and punishing, as any good mother should be.
>
> Why does Islam call for killing of idolaters ?
> (Koran 9:5 : Verse of the Sword: "Slay the idolaters wherever you
> find
> them.")
>
> Islam cannot be reformed.
>
>
> Prophet of Doom
> http://www.prophetofdoom.net/
>
>
> Former Muslims Tell the Truth About Islam
> http://www.islam-watch.org/
> http://www.faithfreedom.org/

Dhanyavaad for your post!

Jai Maharaj, Jyotishi
Om Shanti

D*@.
2012-01-30 15:33:52 EST


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