The Temple Of Goddess is in Devotee's Heart
Curiosity as of many minds ; Why God and Goddess worshiped in Duality ? why the Goddess ? Why Temple of the Goddess ? Why now ?
Its very simple to understand , the world is divided in two powers masculine and feminine , one is cause of production and another is cos or creation in womb . So that In duality this concept comes to worship power , If we starts our mindful journey from one Source of Energy Popular name in Hinduism that is ,' The lord Shiva is main source of entire creation without division . the very first division appears when Shiva divided himself in three parts of Trinity . Brahma , Vishnu , Mahesh (shankar). further we find cause to run Maaya Shiva divided himself in duality , that is Adi Shiva and Adi shakti . and Trinity also divided their powers in Duality as Bramha + Brahmani (cause of creation ), Vishnu + Laxmi ( cause of preserver and cause of wealth ) , Shankar + Parvati / Sati . ( lord shiva / shankar / mahesh / are the cause of destroyer ) , and amazing part is Lord Shankar and Ma Parvati has full family of sons and daughter . and they are Originally known as very prime source of energy Ma Adi Shakti (she is sati she is parvati ) and Lord Shiva as very first basic division even before Trinity division
There are loads of description and stories available of further avatars of God and Goddesses for different causes on different time frame , its a long and descriptive , some how it is not subject so we have to come out in short briefing .
" Beneath the veil of the Goddess is a wealth of feminine knowledge that has been lost, or forbidden, to women and the world. Knowledge is power, and learning of Goddess lore will empower women through knowledge of their ancient roots. The tapestry of the Goddess is richly woven with golden threads of rediscovered women’s art, history, cultural heritage, and folklore.
The world of the twenty-first century is out of balance. It is a world diseased by fear, hate, war, greed, violence, and all the subtle and obvious manifestations of suppression and subjugation of nature and the peoples of the world. These destructive aspects of human expression are typically considered the shadow aspects of the masculine: power not in service to the life force. It is our belief that what is needed to restore the essential balance of humanity and the planet is the life-enhancing aspects of the feminine: equality, reciprocity, and caring, to name a few. The Goddess is the pure, undiluted essence of femininity, the homeopathic cure for what ails us.
The spiritual beliefs of Temple of the Goddess are not meant to invalidate others but, we hope, serve as an affirmation of the inclusiveness of all beliefs. Just as a loving mother honors, celebrates, and respects the differences in all her children, we believe the Divine, by whatever name she/he is called, embraces the life-affirming spiritual beliefs of all humanity. " ( from Temple of Goddess )
The Goddess Maa Adi Shakti
As every one knows Maa Shakti is "symbol " Power of womanhood . But Why it is so much need reminders ! cos this term including worship of Maa designed and politically used in practical in men's world .
Amazing temple worship rituals , Goddess is respected and worshiped there in many ways and in home in society this power get crushed with several social reasons .
Its difficult for goddess too , to take place in temples and worshiped by Tantrik is she not opted " 9 Avtar of power pack " in 9 days Kali avtar more significance in tantr sadhna , and Maa Kali and maa Kamakhya are famous for in Tantrik mission ...... , but in my point of view if Maa blessed anyone with black power means she want to punish that soul .... So be simple , that is Maa's true nature , and nature attracts nature (its a natural law)
Just think ! why ! cos man need more mystic power , hunger of power get mold to men to do worship of Maa ! same with Lord shiv . thinking ; if Lord Shiva and Maa Shakti gives drop of power to human as fruit of Sadhna , man get mad and ego starts dancing . the time is even to get power do not lose gratitude compassion and love . cos these three are base. to leave these means you are ready to leave earth where you stands .
9 days are not just 9 days , these could be 9 systematic steps in attainment of power , , it may be 9 days in attainments or it may symbol of 9 human births ...
As you wish to understand this power and attainment process , take Essence of Maa Shakti .
Basic is do not trap in following mechanically under wordily desires , give place to this power in center of heart just merged it with power of lord . ( though they are one already, but you have to do by own )
May Ma bless to everyone wisdom and wishful thinking in these Nava+Ratri ..
Now here below we will grab only Feminine part Goddess as Maa Adi Shakti power of her and purpose of austerity
Major These nine nights celebrate the Divine Feminine, and are a time of great festivity in India called Navratri its get celebrate different part of India in different ways
Investing in one of these three gunas will shape your life in a particular way. If you invest in tamas, you will be powerful in one way. If you invest in rajas, you will be powerful in a different way. If you invest in sattva, you will be powerful in a completely different way. But if you go beyond all this, it is no longer about power, it is about liberation. After Navratri, the 10th and final day of Dussehra is Vijayadashami — which means you have conquered all these three qualities. "
Day One she is : Shailputri :- Dedicated the day to A responsible Sweet little playful Daughter .
Day Three she is : Chandrghanta : Wisdom Moon is placed on her head, her development Moon Headed on her Head. Moon is cause of Inner calmness and stability and emotionally uncontrolled energy also , the moon placed on head means , controlled by mind now not by heart !
Days four to six of Navaratri represent the quality of Rajas, which means activity and passion.
Day four she is - Kushmanda :- Her name comprises of “Ku-shm-anda” meaning “the cosmic egg.” she is in calm and in peace Beautifully wearing red sari and Ornaments with all inner serenity and power ... In Sanskrit, “Kushmand” means pumpkin and Devi Kushmanda liked the sacrifice of pumpkin and hence this is the other reason that she is addressed with the name of Kushmanda. i
Day five she is - Skandmata :- she is A Mother , she is protector , she is creator . Great Motherhood , she have a son in lap with all previous attained qualities ...with green moon headed (green color is symbol of earth and peace )
Day Six she is - Maa Katyayani :- she is get strong equipped with all weapons of strength
Day Seven she is - Maa Kali :- she is powerful to protect her and her beloved (if needed ) .
Day Eight she is - Maa Gauri :- she is again in peace and blissful posture Jai Maa Adi Shakti , Ma Gauri , cool like Moon , Calm , compassionate and blessing giving in posture , Musical instrument in her hand .. vehicle is Nandi .... Nandi , who is devoted all basic stubborn tendency on shiv's feet so maa vehicle is strong but devoted Nandi is , it self maa is full on power acquiring real essence of power is " Wise Calm and Strong " and weapon in her hand are Damaru , Trishul and Saree is white . means here Shiva also allow merged slowly him in Maa,s energy ...
Day Nine she is - Maa Sidhidatri :- Wonderful posture in Giving only ....
She is ultimate .. She is Devi ..She is feminine ...She is Shakti .... She is Adi ( never ending )
The Journey of Nav Durga !!
Om Om Om