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Dussehra: Glory to Durga Devi 2011

Durga Devi preparation, Mumbai 2011 by Arun Shanbhag

Shristhī-sthīthī-laya kārinī Cause of this creation, sustenance & dissolution Wishing you all a Wonderful Dassara. M&M & A

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Dassara: Celebrating Devi’s Grace

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

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Mahalakshmi Temple, Goa

photos of Maha Mandapam at Mahalakshmi Temple in Goa by Arun Shanbhag

The Mahamandap (Great Hall) at the Mahalakshmi Temple in Bandivade, Goa provides a therapeutic escape from many of Goa busy attractions. It is a perfect place to sit undisturbed and commune with the divine. On this early morning, regular devotees went about their prayers silently and tourist laden buses had not yet arrived. In front […]

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Dassara, Dussehra: Celebrating Devi’s Grace

Devi Shanteri at the Ramnathi Devasthan by Arun Shanbhag

Wishing you all a Wonderful Dassara. All year around, We are blessed by Devi’s Grace! M&M & A

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Durga Puja – Dussehra

Most compassionate and beautiful, Yet relentless in battle against evil, Devi! Shower us with your grace! M&m amp; A Durga as Mahisasura-mardini, Cave Temples of Badami (6th century). See Durga Stotram (Ode to Durga Devi) from my book Prarthana: A Book of Hindu Psalms Other Durga Devi / Dassara Posts: Dassara: Celebrating Devi’s Grace, 2008 […]

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Durga Devi – All Powerful Shakti

After my earlier post on the Chicago Balaji Temple, reminded me about the Balaji Temple in Atlanta, GA. I was fortunate to visit the temple in Dec of last year. More than the main deity, “Durga Devi” in the seconday shrine intrigued me. Durga manifests the fertile woman, as the all powerful shakti, full of […]