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Durga saptshati has multiple mentions of Navdurga. When Markandeya ji asks for Durga kavach mantra, Brahma ji describes nine form of Durga or Navdurga. Shailputri / Parvati : fear and sorrow goes away by her darshan. Daughter of Himalaya. Brahmacharini : who continuously seeks Brahma Chandraghanta : Moon resides in who's Ghanta Kushmanda : this warm ...


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A mantra when obtained from a competent Guru purifies one's mind eventually leading to moksha. How does that work? Prolonged meditation leads to accumulation of spiritual energy. A Guru with such a storehouse of energy transfers a portion of his energy when initiating a disciple with a mantra. When a disciple repeats such a mantra his mind is purified by ...


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There is a widespread notion that Hindu rishis were non Bramhan and often dalit however this is completely a false notion. Vyasa is not a Varnasankar but rather a proper Bramhan the Skand Puran Avantaya Khanda Reva Khand Chapter 97 verse 18 clearly states that mother of Vyasa was not a fisherwoman but a princess. Further in Mahabharata Santi Parva Chapter ...


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As per Dharmashastras, oils (butter, oil, and fat), were a way to preserve food (as in keep something in its original state). 1.169. Food kept overnight, or kept for a long time, may be eaten if mixed with oils: as also preparations of wheat, barley and milk, even without, oils. Yajnavalkya Smriti According to the Mitaksara, a commentary on Yajnavalkya ...


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Yes, Mandalas are very essential components of Trika Shaivism. In many rituals, deities are worshipped inside Mandala form. Sri Abhinavagupta frequently discusses the use of Mandalas to perform various rituals in Tantraloka and Tantrasara. For example, in chapter 14 of Tantrasara, he discusses forming a Mandala in the form of Tridents and invoking deities in ...


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