Hindu goddesses are female deities adored and worshipped by their devotees. These goddesses
fulfil all the desires of their devotees and enable them to enjoy honour and reverence here in
this world and salvation hereafter in the other world.
This series of seven books on Hindu goddesses deals with origins, modes of worship and
exploits of the goddesses. Beautiful illustrations along with easy-to understand text keep the
interest of young and old alike.
According to the authors of our scriptures God, the supreme creator of this universe, has been
manifesting himself by virtue of his supernatural illusory power as a man or a woman for the
protection of his creation. When he appears in the male form, he is hailed and worshipped as
Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesha and when he appears in his female form, he is adored as Saraswati,
Lakshmi and Kaali.
Goddess Saraswati who mainly performs the task of creating the universe and disseminating
knowledge is the Saattvika power of Lord Brahma, the creator. Goddess Lakshmi who nurtures and
nourishes creation is the Raajasika power of lord Vishnu, the protector. Goddess Kaali who
mainly performs the task of annihilating the wicked is the Taamasika power of lord Mahesha,
the destroyer. It is by virtue of the powers of these goddesses alone that the trinity is
empowered to perform their respective functions. If they are bereft of these powers
(Shakties), they become virtually lifeless.
There occurs a context in 'Shrimad Devi Bhagavata' wherein the primordial Universal Mother
herself tells Brahma, "O lord Brahma! I and the supreme Brahma are one and the same. There
exists no difference at all between me and the supreme consciousness (Parabrahm). I am what he
is and he is what I am. I am alone inherent as the motive power in every atom of this universe
in its diverse manifestations."
It is, therefore, amply clear that all the goddesses are the very embodiment of diverse
powers. All the gods derive their respective strength from them. Man too can acquire strength
by their worship and adoration.
The subject-matter of each book has been culled from different ancient scriptures through the
medium of four-colour attractive illustrations. We have traced the origin of different Divine
powers and described their modes of worship in an easy language. Readers are requested to make
us aware of the needed improvement, if any.
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