ISBN 9780143067672,The Book Of Durga

The Book Of Durga


Pengiun Books



Pengiun Books

Publication Year 2009

ISBN 9780143067672

ISBN-10 0143067672


Number of Pages 128 Pages
Language (English)
Durga is unattainable, unfathomable, the Invincible One.Myths associated with her origin tell us that she is 'Shakti' - the femalemanifestation of cosmic energy - created by the fusion of the fierce energies ofall the male gods and stronger than their combined strength. She is the scourgeof demons, as she is protectress of the realms of gods and humans. He anger isterrifying, her lust for victory in the war overwhelming; on the battlefield sheis merciless, even savage. Yet, she may just as easily transform into theconsort of Shiva, daughter of the mountains, sister of the gods, or mother ofher four children and of all mankind. It is this complexity that the author of The Book of Durgaexplores as she takes us through captivating interpretations of myths, rituals,ancient scriptures and iconographic representations to unravel the enigma thatis Durga. Her intense passion for the awesome power and majesty of thewarrior-goddess couples with meticulous research to make this book a truly fascinating read.