Little Monk's Durga (Tales of Wisdom Unique Vocabulary Enhancer)

Little Monk's Durga (Tales of Wisdom Unique Vocabulary Enhancer)

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Item Code: NAD502
Author: Gauri Kelkar & Tapas Guha
Publisher: Wisdom Tree Publications
Edition: 2011
ISBN: 9788183281904
Pages: 58 (12 Color Illustrations)
Cover: Hardcover
Other Details 10.0 inch X 7.5 inch
Weight 410 gm
About the Book

Goddess Durga was created out of the combined power of all gods to destroy the evil demon Mahishasura who had overthrown the gods from their heavenly abode. This book details the several demons who posed a threat to the very existence of the race of the gods and man and how each one met a dastardly end at the hands of this supreme divine mother!

About the Author

Gauri Kelkar is a freelance writer and editor whose area of interest now extends into the vast and varied mythological world of gods and goddesses. A first timer in the world of children’s writing where imagination rules, the journey from writing content for adults to writing tales for children has been fraught with literary challenge-one that she has enjoyed thoroughly!

There’s hardly a genre of illustration that Tapas Guha hasn’t enjoyed doing. But if asked to choose his favourite, comics and graphic novels it shall be. He lets the mood and ambience of the text inspire his illustration, which explains the use of varied mediums in his body of work. When not creating artwork, Tapas can be seen either enjoying a hot cuppa cappuccino at a coffee pub or tea at some adda with friends.


oddess Durga, the Divine Mother, is the supreme protector of the universe from all evil thought and deed. Durga, in -it means ‘invincible’. She is also referred to as Devi or Shakti.

Goddess Durga is the supreme energy who emerged out of the active strength of all gods. This warrior-goddess was invoked protect the race of gods and man from the destructive and evil s of the powerful demon, Mahishasura. Since then, whenever any evil force tried to conquer the Earth, Goddess Durga appeared save her beloved devotees.

Goddess Durga is typically depicted with ten arms—each an represents the ten geographical directions, including the three-dimensional space above and below—the Heaven and the Netherworld. She rides a fierce lion. Unlike other goddesses, Durga is not attached to anyone. The Divine Mother’s nine avatars are worshipped on the occasion of Navaratri.


Preface 5
1 The Origin of Goddess Durga 6
2 The Slaying of Mahishasura 11
3 The Rise of Shumbha and Nishumbha 16
4 Goddess Durga Takes on Dhumralochan 20
5 Goddess Durga Raises Kali 25
6 Raktabija Bleeds to Death 29
7 The Slaying of Shumbha and Nishumbha 33
8 The Goddess as Mahamaya 38
9 The Rise and Fall of Bhandasura 42
10 When Goddess Durga became Shailaputri 46
Glossary 51
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