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Dassara: Celebrating Devi’s Grace

Kamakshi Devi at Ramnathi Temple Goa

Wishing you all a Wonderful Dassara
May you and your loved ones
Be blessed by
Devi’s Grace!

M&M & A


Another image of Kamakshi, a loving form of Durga, in her garbha griha at the Ramnathi Devasthan, Ponda, Goa.. The utsav murthy, which is taken around the temple in a palanquin, is placed in a niche in the wall behind. Angels appear to have been recruited for decorating the niche. Murthy of Kamakshi before her alankar can be seen in my Dassara greeting from last year.
Kamakshi Devi at Ramnathi Temple Goa

A devotee preparing the aartis for the evening puja. A superbly beautiful time to be in the temple.
preparing aartis at the Ramnathi Devasthan in Goa


See Durga Stotram (Ode to Durga Devi) from my book Prarthana: A Book of Hindu Psalms


See Other Devi/Dassara Posts:

Comments

  1. sameer mangesh kulkarni says:

    thank you so much for the pics of kamakshi devi,i’m a GSB and kamakshi is our kuldevi.

  2. Pratiksha Nayak says:

    Hello,
    Can I get Shanteri Kamakshi devi’s photo… I searched a lot… but could’nt get…. suggest me some sites plz….

    • Pratiksha,
      Why don’t you download these two images of Kamakshi Devi on this page?
      These are fine if you want to use them on your computer
      What did you want to do with the images?

      Dev barae karo.
      Arun

  3. Shanbhagmam Namaskar
    Please have a look at the rare picture of Goddess Kamakashi in the form of Lord Vittal in
    FACEBOOK – Gawd Saraswat Brahmin(GSB)

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