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Statue of Goddess Durga. The word Shakti means divine energy/force/power, and Durga is the warrior aspect of the Divine Mother/Brahman(Supreme Absolute Godhead). As a goddess, Durga's feminine power contains the combined energies of all the gods. Each of her weapons was given to her by various gods: Rudra's trident, Vishnu's discus, Indra's thunderbolt, Brahma's kamandalu, Kuber's Ratnahar, etc. She is the entirety of the the life force.

Statue of Goddess Durga. The word Shakti means divine energy/force/power, and Durga is the warrior aspect of the Divine Mother/Brahman(Supreme Absolute Godhead). As a goddess, Durga's feminine power contains the combined energies of all the gods. Each of her weapons was given to her by various gods: Rudra's trident, Vishnu's discus, Indra's thunderbolt, Brahma's kamandalu, Kuber's Ratnahar, etc. She is the entirety of the the life force.

Dancing Shiva (Nataraja) wall Brihadishwara Temple, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India

Dancing Shiva (Nataraja) wall Brihadishwara Temple, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India

A sculpture in Bali Indonesia of Vishnu riding a Garuda, a large mythical bird-like creature that appears in both Hindu and Buddhist mythology.

A sculpture in Bali Indonesia of Vishnu riding a Garuda, a large mythical bird-like creature that appears in both Hindu and Buddhist mythology.

Standing Ganesha, Tamil Nadu, India. Chola period, 12th Century. Copper alloy. South and Southeast Asian Galleries, Metropolitan Museum, New York City.

Standing Ganesha, Tamil Nadu, India. Chola period, 12th Century. Copper alloy. South and Southeast Asian Galleries, Metropolitan Museum, New York City.

Architectural relief depicting two celestial female figures (Surasundaris), 10th -11th century, Madhya Pradesh, India

Architectural relief depicting two celestial female figures (Surasundaris), 10th -11th century, Madhya Pradesh, India

Hoysala sculpture of an auspicious woman.  Chennakesava Vishnu Temple, Belur, Karnataka, India, 1117AD.

Hoysala sculpture of an auspicious woman. Chennakesava Vishnu Temple, Belur, Karnataka, India, 1117AD.

Temple dedicated to the sun god Surya - By Unitopia Stefan Perneborg

Temple dedicated to the sun god Surya - By Unitopia Stefan Perneborg

A red sandstone relief of Devi. India, Madhya Pradesh, circa 10th century

A red sandstone relief of Devi. India, Madhya Pradesh, circa 10th century

Woman from Khajuraho, India, Stone Sculpture, ca. 9th - 14th Century CE.

Woman from Khajuraho, India, Stone Sculpture, ca. 9th - 14th Century CE.