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Hindu Goddesses: Durga, Kali, Lakshmi, Saraswati, et al

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Saraswati: Goddess of Knowledge & Arts
Saraswati, the goddess of knowledge and arts, represents the free flow of wisdom and consciousness. She is the mother of the Vedas, and chants to her often begin and end Vedic lessons.

Ashtalakshmi - The 8 Forms of Lakshmi - Hindu Goddess of Wealth
Lakshmi, the Hindu Goddess of wealth is worshiped in eight different forms. She is regarded as the mother of wealth and its source and supplier. Meet the eight appellations and read about their individual nature and forms.

Kali: The Dark Mother
Goddess Kali, the Dark Mother is one such deity with whom devotees have a very loving and intimate bond. Get close to Kali - the fearful goddess with a heart of a mother!

Lakshmi: Goddess of Wealth & Beauty!
All about the Hindu deity Lakshmi - the goddess of prosperity, wealth, purity, generosity, and the embodiment of beauty, grace and charm.

Goddess Durga
Goddess Durga is the mother of the universe and is worshipped as the supreme power of the Supreme Being.

Kali: The Dark Mother
The love between the Divine Mother and her human children is a unique relationship. Kali, the Dark Mother is one such deity with whom devotees have a very loving and intimate bond. Get close to Kali - the fearful goddess with a heart of a mother!

Lakshmi: Goddess of Wealth & Beauty
About the domestic deity Lakshmi - the goddess of prosperity, wealth, purity, generosity, and the embodiment of beauty, grace and charm.

Saraswati: Goddess of Wisdom
An article on Goddess Saraswati on the occasion of Vasant Panchami and Saraswati Puja. From your Guide.

Top 5 Books on the Mother Goddess
Goddess worship has long been a significant aspect of Hinduism. Here is a selection of books that narrate the story of the mother goddesses of India and bring out the various facets of this tradition and its contemporary nature.

Durga Art Gallery
Our tribute to the mother goddess through paintings of Durga from Delhi's Exotic India Art Gallery.

Kali Art Gallery
The fearful imagery of Goddess Kali has inspired generations of painters. We present here a selection of contemporary Kali paintings...

Lakshmi Art Gallery
The image of Goddess Lakshmi - the presiding deity of wealth & beauty is a favorite with artists. We present here a selection of contemporary paintings and sculptures...

Saraswati Gallery
Presenting the many moods of Saraswati, the goddess of art and literature, the mother of wisdom and knowledge. Download images of paintings, sculptures and beautiful bronze statues of the goddess of creativity...

Durga: The 9 Appellations
Nava Durga or the nine manifestations of Goddess Durga are Shailaputri, Brahmacharini, Chandraghanta, Kushmaanda, Skandamata, Katyayani, Kaalratri, Maha Gauri, Siddhidatri. What does each form stand for and what are their significance? Find out.

Saraswati Vandana
A prayer for Mother Saraswati - May the Goddess fully remove your lethargy, sluggishness, and ignorance...

The Living Goddess of Nepal
The custom of worshipping a pre-pubescent girl as the source of supreme power is an old Hindu-Buddhist tradition that still continues to this day in Nepal.

Mahalaya: Invoking the Mother Goddess
Mahalaya, which is observed 7 days before the Durga Puja heralds the advent of the goddess of supreme power. Read the significance of Mahalaya and listen to Real Audio recording of Mahishasura Mardini.

Toilet Seat Deities: Controversy
Ganesh and Kali have been deposed to the toilet seat! 'Sacred Seats' with images of Hindu deities are available in 3 colors for $ 130 each. Who did it? What for? Should you protest?

Vaishno Devi Slide Show
Cool slide show of the goddess with commentaries.

Jai Maa Kali
About Kali, regarded as one of the supreme goddesses in the Hindu pantheon; includes pix.

Maa Durga
Pictures of Goddess Durga in her various manifestations, along with some basic facts about the goddess.

Manasa - the Snake Goddess
During the monsoon season, Goddess Manasa is worshiped, mainly in eastern India, throughout the months of June, July and August, a time when the snakes leave their nesting ground and come out into the open and become active. In this article, read about this regional Hindu deity and her symbolic significance.

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