ASHTADASABHUJA MAHAALAKSHMI DURGA
near Salem, Tamil Nadu, India.
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are those who worship the Supreme Deity exclusively as a FEMALE PRINCIPLE.
The Supreme Deity is the Universal Mother or MAA as she is affectionately
called by her Bakthas . MAA is Love and Compassion personified. She
is full of kindness and joy . She is Karunamayi and Anandamayi.
is always on the lookout for ways and means of helping her Devotee.
Unfortunately people view God or the Supreme Deity as a power
who punishes the devotees for their misdeeds. But how can a mother punish
her children for their misdeeds. Reprimand, warn may be , but no mother
punishes her children to hurt them. When we visualise the Supreme Deity
as full of Love and Compassion how can she punish her children? Since
the images of MAA carry many weapons it is mistakenly believed that
MAA is always angry and ready to punish her devotee.
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MAHAATMYAM is the Supreme book of the Sakthas. MAA fights and vanquishes
the evil forces . It clearly shows that MAA is always willing to take
up arms against the evil forces to protect her Devotee. The evil forces
in this modern age are many and we pray to MAA to wipe out the evil
forces of this world. In the mental plane we pray to her to get rid
of Anger, Lust and Greed which makes us unhappy .Rather than punishing
the Devotee MAA is always on the lookout for even a semblance of goodness
in her Devotee so that she can reward him. A prayer to MAA will bring
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JAMMU & KASHMIR , INDIA
temple is a cave temple situated on top of a hill near Khatra, Jammu.
The Devi is in Pindarupa.
The three Pindas are MAHAA KALI, MAHAA LAKSHMI and MAHAA SARASWATHI.
The shrine is preferably
visited in the winter when the crowd is less and the Purani Gufa or
the Old Cave route is open.
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