Nilima Chitgopekar The Book of Durga

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The Book of Durga

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Durga is unattainable, unfathomable, the Invincible One.Myths associated with her origin tell us that she is 'Shakti' - the femalemanifestation of cosmic energy - created by the fusion of the fierce energies ofall the male gods and stronger than their combined strength. She is the scourgeof demons, as she is protectress of the realms of gods and humans. He anger isterrifying, her lust for victory in the war overwhelming; on the battlefield sheis merciless, even savage. Yet, she may just as easily transform into theconsort of Shiva, daughter of the mountains, sister of the gods, or mother ofher four children and of all mankind. It is this complexity that the author of The Book of Durgaexplores as she takes us through captivating interpretations of myths, rituals,ancient scriptures and iconographic representations to unravel the enigma thatis Durga. Her intense passion for the awesome power and majesty of thewarrior-goddess couples with meticulous research to make this book a truly fascinating read.

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Nilima Chitgopekar
Published by Viking, New Delhi, India (2001)
ISBN 10: 067004976X ISBN 13: 9780670049769
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Book Description Viking, New Delhi, India, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. First Edition. Durga is unattainable, unfathomable, the Invincible One. Myths associated with her origin tell us that she is ‘Shakti?the female manifestation of cosmic energy—created by the fusion of the fierce energies of all the male gods and stronger than their combined strength. She is the scourge of demons, as she is protectress of the realms of gods and humans. Her anger is terrifying, her lust for victory in war overwhelming; on the battlefield she is merciless, even savage. Yet, she may just as easily transform into the consort of Shiva, daughter of the mountains, sister of the gods, or mother of her four children and of all mankind. It is this complexity that Nilima Chitgopekar explores as she takes us through captivating interpretations of myths, rituals, ancient scriptures and iconographic representations to unravel the enigma that is Durga. Her intense passion for the awesome power and majesty of the warrior-goddess couples with meticulous research to make The Book of Durga a truly fascinating read. Printed Pages: 144. Size: 12.5 Cms x 19.5 Cms. Bookseller Inventory # 001895

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