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Durga Mata is the power of both the Sat and Asat?

Unreal means "Maya" and maya does exist. “maayaa.n tu prakR^iti.n vidyaanmaayina.n cha maheshvaram.h | tasyavayavabhuutaistu vyaapta.n sarvamida.n jagat.h |” (Swetasvatara Upanishad 4:10) “...
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What is the difference between द्विष and शत्रु in Puranic literature

Dviṣa cames from the root √dviṣ (“to hate”) and literally means “one who feels hatred towards another”. Śatru comes from the root √śad (“to throw down”) and literally means “one who overthrows another”...
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These Dhyana Slokas belong to which deity?

1. Agni Durga 2. Tripurā Parvati The translation of dhyaan mentioned in 12th chapter is as follows, I meditate upon the three eyed Durgadevi, her complexion is like that of lightening(luminous). She ...
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Does reciting a stotra without knowing its meaning work?

I don't know if this is what you are looking for, but, in the last two verses of Sāhib Kaul’s Śārikāstrotra: (17) Having attained the strength of true intelligence through Jñānasvāmin, I know what ...
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Does reciting a stotra without knowing its meaning work?

As per the book Hindu Dharma, hosted by Kamakoti, based on the speeches of Sri Sri Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswathi MahaSwamiji According to the Nirukta (one of the six Angas of the Vedas) a Brahmin ...
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Who are these creatures/entities - Sahajā, Kulajā, Mālā, Ḍākinī, Śhākinī (From Devī Kavacham: Durgā Saptaśhati)?

These are “bhoots” ,as per this source : Here is the relevant portion: The last part of the highlighted portion reads “Kavach in their heart” Hope this helps.
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What is the difference between द्विष and शत्रु in Puranic literature

You can verify the meanings of those 2 words in the online Sanskrit dictionary. Both give the same meaning. द्विष - Enemy, foe, hateful शत्रु - Enemy, foe, rival

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