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Radha-Durga

Discussion in 'Hinduism DIR' started by Sirona, Jan 27, 2021.

  1. Sirona

    Sirona Hindu Wannabe

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    Namaste,

    a Germany-based guru movement I mentioned a couple of times before worships a deity which seems to be a composite of Radha and Durga.

    https://www.facebook.com/Rampyarisheart/photos/a.371381453465161/427584327844873/

    https://theashram.bhaktimarga.org/s...xl/public/2018-06/radhadurga-mandir-web-1.jpg

    I've never seen such a form before, and because of my mostly Gaudiya Vaishnava background I find it a little odd. But I guess anything goes in Hinduism (does it?) and I am probably just biased. What do you think?
     
  2. ameyAtmA

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    ParaBramhan is really one complete, Purush-Prakruti,

    In this form DurgA (the composite shakti of Dev - which means She really is Adi Shakti MahaLakshmi), holds a bansuri in addition to the ashTabhujA ayudh - astra shastra (intentionally not translating to English words)
    because KRshNa is DurgA , and DurgA is KRshNa NArAyaN-NArAyaNi

    Buddhi-svarupA of KRshNa = DurgA
    prANa of KRshNa = RAdhA


    aspects of Shakti

    Shri KRshNa is Brahman inside out. Golden inside out.
    There is just One, Shri Hari VishNu-is-Har-Shiv-Shambho-isShakti-MahALakshmi-DurgA
    but if that is not good enough for you fine -

    Who is DurgA? NArAyaNi , who is the other side of the coin that is KRshNa - NArAyaNa, playing the role of His YogmAyA

    Sarva mangala mAngalye shive sarvArtha sAdhike
    sharaNye trayambike Devi nArAyaNi namostute

    Daivi hyesha guNamayi , mama mAyA duratyayA... (says KRshNa in BG)
     
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  3. Vinidra

    Vinidra Jai Mata Di!

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    To me, both Radha and Durga are (among the many) forms that Mother takes. So for me, it kinda works. :)
     
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    I have read of a traditional temple in India where the goddess is similarly a composite of Lakshmi and Durga.

    Urakam Temple – Timings - History – Story – Festivals – Pujas | Hindu Blog



    In the Chottanikkara temple in south India, the goddess is worshipped as Saraswati in the morning, Lakshmi at afternoon, and Kali at night.

    Chottanikkara Temple - Wikipedia
     
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  5. Vinidra

    Vinidra Jai Mata Di!

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    I really love that!
     
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