The Names Of The NavaDurgas In Accessible Translation For NavRatri

With NavRatri beginning tonight - here's an enumeration of the Nine NavaDurgas (One for each Night) … along with an attempt to make the theonyms more understandable via colour-coding. The colour of the part of the word in Sanskrit corresponds to the English word it's translated as. So, for instance, 'Shailaputri' has 'Shaila' (Mountain) in … Continue reading The Names Of The NavaDurgas In Accessible Translation For NavRatri

SiddhiDhatri – The Final Night – Ninth of the NavaDurgas

The Ninth and Last of the Nine Nights of #NavRatri is dedicated to Ma as SiddhiDhatri - often rendered in translation as the 'Bestower of Boons', or words to that effect. And yet, while this is indeed a reasonable direct translation of SiddhiDhatri ('Siddhi' having amongst its meanings a 'Boon', often in the sense of … Continue reading SiddhiDhatri – The Final Night – Ninth of the NavaDurgas

For Friday & For Full Moon – MahaGauri Devi

In light of the full moon, and also that it is Friday - Devotional (A)Art(I) posting of Devi as (Maha)Gauri. Direct meaning of Gauri, is "fair", "brilliant", "white", "radiant", "beautiful", and also, the Moon. MahaGauri, then, is the most brilliant, the great white one, the radiant splendour, the full moon. I have written elsewhere, as … Continue reading For Friday & For Full Moon – MahaGauri Devi