Just wondering is animal sacrifice is clearly written in devotion instructions in religious texts for Mansa Devi ? They seem to kill many many goats for her :(
Sucks, MansaDevi is one of my faves, I really connected to her stories and mythology in a huge way.
The guys carrying out Mansa goat sacrifice post pics and videos online of themselves walking in slo-mo brandishing swords like they’re in a Tarantino movie or something. It’s there a lot on social media.
I love Kamakhya Devi so much and there is lot of animal sacrifice at her temples too. Didn’t know that before.
I love all the MahaVidya so much too and especially Chinnmasta, the non-dual imagery and symbolism of her is so wonderful to me, I love her so much. However I haven’t been able to read the Shakti goddess sadhana info properly yet, do Tantriks have animal sacrifice for Chinnmastika and for MahaVidya puja in general also ?
I’ve read the translated pashu-bali parts of texts as per Shakta Kali puja, though I still think the Arthur Avalon stance of animal imagery as meant to be taken figuratively is the accurate interpretation, like sacrifice your anger and sacrifice your mental ignorance ways, not an actual buffalo or goat or bird (poor things)
I’m doing all kinds of weird little vegan puja rituals due to being vegan which I have no idea how this will work out, we’ll see haha
But yeah for people more well-read in Shakta faith, the animal sacrifice instructions, they are there in texts for all these goddesses ? Written clearly as part of the necessary sadhana rituals in each case ?
I will be modifying all my sadhana personally, read extensively about using pumpkins, eggplants and things as alternatives for modifications and sounds good to me.
I realize this sounds kinda judgmental and I don’t mean it that way, pashu-bali is the one thing I’ve been really struggling to wrap my head around in starting down the path of doing bhakti of Devi.