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Godess TARA

Black Tara: Tibetan goddess of power. The goddess Tara is worshipped in many forms throughout Eurasia, and in the Hindu and Buddhist traditions. In her Black Tara manifestation, she controls the power of the will and measures our actions against our intentions. She administers the tests required for a soul to evolve and achieve enlightenment. The Black Tara rules over spirits and exorcisms, and heals afflictions of the mind and body.

Tara’s themes are Universal Unity, peace, cooperation, destiny, energy and spirituality. Her symbol is a star. In Hindu mythology, Tara is a star Goddess who encompasses all time and the spark of life. She extends this energy to us, fulfilling our spiritual hunger. In so doing, Tara strengthens our understanding of the Universe and its mysteries and gives us a glimpse of our destiny.

Godess Durga idol being prepared at an artisan's shed, Kolkata.

Bronze Shiva. Found in Tamil Nadu,southern India,Chola dynasty,about 950 AD

Kali, or the dark goddess, is the fearful and ferocious form of the mother goddess Durga. She stands with one foot on the thigh, and another on the chest of her husband, Shiva.

Length of brocaded velvet, late 15th century Italian (Venice) Silk velvet brocaded with metal-wrapped thread

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The Goddess Chinnamasta, Pahari, Mankot, circa 1750 | Lot | Sotheby's

Saranya is the wife of Surya, and a Hindu Goddess of the Dawn and the Clouds. Saraṇyū is the female form of the adjective saraṇyú, meaning "quick, fleet, nimble", used for rivers and wind in the Rigveda.

Goddess Lajja Gauri

In Hinduism, Bhuvaneshvari is the fourth of the ten Mahavidya goddesses. Also Bhuvaneswari is considered as the supreme goddesses who creates everything and destroys all the unnecessary evils of world. She is also considered as the Mother goddess of Kali, Lakshmi, and Saraswati also Gayatri. In Hindu Mythology she is considered as the most powerful goddess in the universe. Parvati is Sagun Roop of Goddess Bhuvaneswari.

Saraswati is the Hindu goddess of knowledge, music, arts and science. She is the companion of Brahma, also revered as his Shakti (power). It was with her knowledge that Brahma created the universe. She is a part of the trinity of Saraswati, Lakshmi and Parvati. All the three forms help the trinity of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva in the creation, maintenance and destruction of the Universe.

An old Indian painting of Lord Vishnu resting on (the serpent) Ananta-Sesha, with Lakshmi massaging his feet. 18th century

Vajrapani

The Divine Mother, slayer of illusion, Kolkata.

Merciful lord Hanuman, the monkey god.

I have watched this process a few times all over India and these artisans are amazing! block printing #India #printing #artisan

Visiting this temple next month! #Lakshmi image. Brihadishwara Temple. Tanjore (Thanjavur), Tamil Nadu, India. The Greatest of Great Living Chola Temples - UNESCO World Heritage Site

Kashmir carpet weavers

Rudraksha has its origin from the Sanskrit words, Rudra and Aksha. Rudra is another name for Lord Shiva, and Aksha means eye. As per the old mythological tale, the Rudraksha plant was born out of Lord Shiva's teardrops, hence the berry is called as Rudraksha. Rudraksha berry are produced by Rudraksha trees in Parts of Nepal, Indonesia India. Ancient scriptures, such as Shiva Purana, Padma Purana and Srimad Bhagavad mention the greatness and wonderful powers of the Rudraksha bead.