Thursday, January 3, 2013

Hindu God and Goddess

Lakshmi - Goddess of Wealth & Beauty!!

Goddess Laxmi is recognized as the goddess of wealth and prosperity according to Hindu religion. Goddess Laxmi is one of the nine forms of Goddess Durga or Shakti. Laxmi is praised and devoted by millions of Hindu all around the world to get wealth and prosperity. Goddess Laxmi is also the wife of Lord Vishnu. She descanted on earth in Treta Yug as Sita, wife of Lord Rama and later in Dwapar Yug she descended as Rukmani, wife of Lord Krishna. Goddess Laxmi is praised and devoted more on Diwali along with Lord Ganesh as it is said according to Hindu religion that devotion of Lord Ganesh and Laxmi on Diwali brings new energy, prosperity and wealth to household.

Goddess Durga - The Mother Goddess & Her Symbolism

Durga is a Sanskrit name which means invincible or inaccessible. Durga is one of the biggest feminine deities of Hindu religion. She is resembled as the Shakti which means power, energy and force. Goddess Durga is appeared as a feminine character with eighteen arms each arm holding different weapons and riding on tiger. Goddess Durga is a one such goddess which contains combined power of all the Gods such as trident of Lord Shiva, discus of Lord Vishnu, thunderbolt of Lord Indra and many others. Durga is worshipped a lot in West Bengal during Durga Pooja which is celebrated on the same day of Dasehra. According to Hindu religion, on this day Goddess Durga killed Mahisasur (a demon) and his whole Army.

Radha Rani - The Supreme Goddess of Vrindavan

Radha the name itself represents love and affection. Radha is a central name to appear whenever we talk of Lord Krishna. Radha and Krishna together are represented as true love. Radha was the first love of Lord Krishna and was his most favorite among all Gopis (Girlfriends of Krishna). Radha is also called as Radhika, Radha Rani and Radhika Rani. Though Radha was not married to Lord Krishna but still the story of true love and affection between both of them is still recognized as the most inspiring story. Radha and Krishna together represents absolute truth according to some religion. In Vaishnav and Nimbarika religion, Radha and Krishna are the major deity of worship.

Laxman is one of the most important characters of great Indian epic Ramayan. Laxman was the son of Dasratha, King of Ayodhya. He was the step brother of Lord Rama. Laxman is recognized as a most angry personality. Laxman was an incarnation of Shesnaag (Lord Vishnu’s stance). Laxman was an idol brother who obeyed each and every order of his brother. Laxman accompanied Lord Rama in his 14 years long exile and fought bravely along his brother to rescue his sister in law, SIta. For his brotherhood and obedience Lord Rama flourished him as most loving and favorite bother of all four. Later Lord Rama also proclaimed him as the king of Avadh.


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