SAMADHI MESSAGE OF DR. C. B. SATPATHYJI
Durga Devi or Mother Durga is extolled in Hinduism as
the primordial divine power of the creation, sustenance
and destruction of the universe. She is differently addressed
as Dashabhuja1 , Mahavidya2 , Bhagavati3 , Kriyashila4
, Mahamaya5 and Nitya6 . Would anyone like to find out
the etymological meaning of these Sanskrit words, he would
be able to discern the root principles on which these
names were created. For example, when she is addressed
as Dashabhuja, it means that the idol of Mother Durga
shown in a human form has ten hands. Further each of these
hands holds different items which she uses for her divine
creativity. Since she is the root cause of the creation,
sustenance and destruction of the universes, she is also
known as Narayani Shakti7 . Shriman Narayan8 has been
defined as the male aspect of creation.
the various divine powers like Brahma-Vishnu-Maheshwar9
, Indra10 and others are contained in her, she symbolizes
the combined power of the ten Mahavidyas11 as mentioned
in the Puranas12 .
Durga-Shakti always protects the unsullied creation or
‘Punyatmak Shrishti’. Devatas13 symbolise
the unsullied or pure creation. On the other hand, Shri
Durga destroys the impure creation which is symbolized
as Asura including Mahisasura.
worship of Shri Durga falls under the category of Shakti
worship or Shakti tradition within the ambit of Hinduism.
all bow at the feet of Shri Durga on the day of Dussehra
for protecting us all.
the devotees of Shri Sai, the day of Vijaya Dashmi is
important because Shirdi Sai Baba had left for his heavenly
abode on this day. We pray at His feet for taking care
Jai Shri Sai.
C.B. Satpathy, Gurugram
Deshabhuja - name given to a form of Maa Durga having
Mahavidhya - is the great revelation, manifestation, knowledge
Bhagvati - is a popular deity in the Indian states of
Kerala, Goa and Konkan. The word Bhagvati stands for nature.
Kriyashila - ever active.
Mahamaya - the power of illusion pertaining to material
Nitya - means the constant, everlasting, eternal, regulated
mode of expression and evolution.
Narayani Shakti - The eternal energy who creates, sustains
and destroys all the elements.
Shriman Narayan - a name given to Lord Vishnu.
Maheshwar - is another name for Lord Shiva.
Indra - is the Lord of sky and rains and is the king of
Mahavidyas - are the ten aspects of Adi Parashakti in
Hinduism. These ten forms include those of Kali, Tara,
Shodashi, Bhuvaneshvari, Chinnamasata, Bhairavi, Dhumavati,
Bagalamukhi, Matangi and Kamala Devi.
Puranas - are the Sanskrit writings on Hindu mythology
and folklore of varying date and origin.
Devatas - are the gods or the divine beings.