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🌺🌺নবদুর্গা (কুষ্মান্ডা )🌺🌺

🌺 নবদুর্গা – কুষ্মাণ্ডা (৪) 🌺

 

চৈত্র/আশ্বিন মাসের নবরাত্রির শুক্লা চতুর্থী তিথিতে পার্বতী মাতার নবদুর্গারূপের অন্তর্গত চতুর্থরূপের আরাধনা করা হয় যা দেবী কুষ্মাণ্ডা নামে পরিচিত ।

 

আদিশক্তি শিবার হিরণ্যগর্ভা স্বরূপই হল – দেবী কুষ্মাণ্ডা।

 

কু শব্দের অর্থ হল – ছোট, উষ্মার অর্থ তাপ। দুর্বিষহ ত্রিতাপ হল কুষ্মা, যিনি এই ত্রিতাপ নিজের উদরে বা অণ্ডে ধারণ করেন। অর্থাৎ তিনি ত্রিতাপ তথা আধ্যাত্মিক, আধিদৈবিক ও আধিভৌতিক দুঃখকে হরণ করে নেন।

 

শিবা দেবী তার এই রূপে জগৎ সৃষ্টি করেছিলেন। তাই তিনি এই মহাবিশ্বের স্রষ্টা হিসেবে পূজিতা হন। কুষ্মাণ্ডা দেবীর রয়েছে অসাধারণ দিব্য সৌন্দর্য এবং অনন্য নির্মল সুন্দর হাস্য বদন। তার রূপ ও সুন্দর হাসি দিয়ে সমগ্র বিশ্বের অন্ধকার দূর করেন কুষ্মাণ্ডা। সূর্যের কেন্দ্রে দেবী কুষ্মাণ্ডার বাস । সূর্যের প্রচণ্ড শক্তি গোটা জগৎ – এ ছড়িয়ে দেন দেবী কুষ্মাণ্ডা। যাবতীয় রোগশোক ও দুঃখ যন্ত্রণা উপশম করেন দেবী কুষ্মাণ্ডা।

 

সূর্যের মতোই প্রচণ্ড তেজ দেবী কুষ্মাণ্ডার। তিনি সিংহবাহিনী, অর্থাত্‍ সিংহের পিঠে আরোহণ করেন। পৃথিবীর, সূর্য, তারা এবং নক্ষত্রমণ্ডলীর সৃষ্টি করেছেন দেবী কুষ্মাণ্ডা। তারপর তিনি নিজেই সূর্যের গহ্বরে প্রবেশ করেন। কুষ্মাণ্ডা এই বিশ্বব্রহ্মাণ্ডের যাবতীয় শক্তির উত্‍স। সৌন্দর্য ও সাহসের প্রতীক হলেন ইনি। তার হাসি থেকেই নির্গত হয় স্বর্গীয় প্রভা ও শক্তি। এই দিন ঘন নীল রঙের পোশাক পরিধান করতে হয়। নবরাত্রির চতুর্থ রাতে ঘন নীল রঙের পোশাক পরা কুষ্মাণ্ডার আরাধনা করার সমান বলে মান্যতা আছে ।

 

তাছাড়া পূজা করতে কুমড়ো বলি প্রয়োজন হয়, এই কারণে ভক্তগণ দেবীকে কুষ্মাণ্ডা বলে ডাকেন।

 

দেবীর মুখমণ্ডল সূর্যসম দীপ্তিমান। আদ্যাপার্বতীর একটি রূপ হলেও এই দেবীর আটটি হস্ত বর্তমান । তিনি আট হস্তে হাতে যথাক্রমে চক্র, গদা, তির, ধনুক, জপমালা, শতদল, একটি অমোঘ কলস ও একটি কমণ্ডলু ধারণ করেন। দেবী তার বাহন হিসেবে সিংহের উপরে স্থিতা।

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🌺Maa Bagalamukhi 🌺

Bagalāmukhī in Vedas

Bagalāmukhī is one among the Dasha Mahavidya Goddesses, she is the bramhāstra vidya, whose mighty power is invoked to annihilate evil within one’s self and also to receive divine protection from external negative influences upon one’s life. Her association with the occult mentioned in tantras such as the kāmadhenu tantra and others, have popularized her as a tantric deity. Apart from Tantras, there are also mentions of Devi in various Vedic Samhitas. The Sukla Yajurveda mentions Bagalāmukhī as Vagala, the Stambhana Shakti invoked by gods to vanquish evil.The shlokas mentioned here are from kāṭhaka Samhita of Kṛṣṇa Yajurveda, which describes Devi’s staṃbhana/control & paralyzing power as viṣṭambha, through which she controls all minds.

विराड् दिशा विष्णु पत्न्यघोरास्येशाना सहसो या मनोता l
विश्व व्यचा इष्यन्ती सुभूता शिवो नो अस्तु अदितिरुपस्थे ll
विष्टम्भो दिवो धरुणः पृथिव्या अस्येशाना सहसो विष्णुपत्नी l
वृहस्पति मार्तार श्वोत् वायुसंध्वाना वाता अभितो गृणन्तु l

virāḍ diśā viṣṇu patnyaghōrāsyēśānā sahasō yā manōtā l
viśva vyacā iṣyantī subhūtā śivō nō astu aditirupasthē ll
viṣṭambhō divō dharuṇaḥ pr̥thivyā asyēśānā sahasō viṣṇupatnī l
vr̥haspati mārtāra śvōt vāyusaṁdhvānā vātā abhitō gr̥ṇantu l

“The one who illuminates all ten-directions, whose beauty remains unmatched, the embodiment of Vishnu’s spouse. The Ishvari, empress of all realms/lokas, as she holds the greatest strength in this creation known as manōtā. Manōtā is the one who controls the manastatvam, the mind and Vaak, the speech of the celestial deities. As viśva vyacā, she illuminates all-stars in constellations, thus lighting this universe. As iṣyantī, she lives in all beings as the icchā śakti, the power of desire. Subhūtā, through her blissful erotic desire, manifests in different forms of life. My prayers to that lady śivā The Mother of gods, Aditi who constantly stays close to her devotees. She is the viṣṭambha/staṃbhana power that controls and paralyzes all lokas upon her command. The ruler of all mortals, the spouse of viṣṇu, vr̥haspati and vāyu are whose forms, the creator of speech. As vātā, she stabilizes Doṣas in the body caused by air element or vāyu, my obeisance to that Goddess who grants both bhukti(enjoyments) and Mukti(liberation) as boons.”

~kāṭhaka Samhita, kṛṣṇa Yajurveda

She is the creator of Vaak or speech, she controls and paralyzes contaminated speech, as she reminds her devotees to always make auspicious utterances, as karma gathered through misuse of speech burdens that jiva’s life.Her bewitching beauty is described as superior in all lokas, as viśva vyacā she is the illuminator of all cosmos. She is also mentioned as Mahalakshmi and Vaishnavi as per both Sukla Yajurveda and Kṛṣṇa Yajurveda.The svatantra tantra described her as the manifestation of Lalita Maha Tripurasundari, which makes her one of the prominent deities in Sri Kula, who grants both Bhoga (material blessings) and Moksha (liberation) to her bhaktas.

May the blessings of Ma Bagalāmukhī grant us victory over those inner enemies which obstructs our growth and spiritual transformation.

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🌺Supremacy of Kali🌺

Supremacy of Kali

Kali is known as the dark energy, as she remains mysterious/unknown even to celestial deities. Unless there is light an ordinary human mind can’t perceive the intricacies related to that form in terms of its geometry, measurements, nature, influence and energy. With Kali, it’s just one enormous dark cosmic hallway where small temporary forms of light appear and dissolve simultaneously back into darkness. The light in the hallway is our finite reality. The physical life is born encapsulated with finite elements from stardust like carbon in DNA along with oxygen, iron, silicon etc. The finite life of your human body, just like those stars stays until the elemental composition runs out of fuel, and just like your body dies, once nuclear fusion stops even magnanimous stars become dwarfs and die. No matter what happens the climax of everything including the universe is always about the dissolution of all once illuminating matter back to darkness, it’s source.

Kali is referred to as the Universal Mother as she predates everything. She birthed everything, from sub-atomic particles, atoms, and neutrinos to microscopic entities to full-fledged flora and fauna. There is no end to her glory, and even with thousands and lakhs of lifetimes, it’s impossible to even for enlightened Siddhas, Yogis, Paramhamsas and Avadhutas to comprehend her mysticism completely.

In Saundarya Lahari, Adi Shankaracharya said it’s a spell that she casts upon the deities which makes Bramha believe he is the jagatsoota, the creator of the universe, Vishnu believes he is the avata, protector and Rudra believes he is the Kshapata, the destroyer. Under her spell, they forget that these three get absorbed again in Isha, the maheshvara from whom these presiding deities of Sattva, Rajas and Tamas have appeared. Isha again disappears back into Sadashiva, the primordial aspect of Shiva, who predates all sound reverberations in existence. This cycle of origin which begins from formless to form, multiplication of gunas, creation, birth, lifetime, death and merger all takes place through a single mandate from the Great Goddess herself. Shankara defined her action as a mere movement of her creeper like brows which is enough to make these deities perform actions on her command.

The Divine Mother need not speak, as even Sadashiva, the highest transcendental aspect of Shiva isn’t independent of her Maya and gets a command from her to perform as such. In her iconography as both Dakshina Kali, and Lalita Tripurasundari, she is seated in union with Sadashiva, who forms the bed of her throne, and the pedestals were formed by Bramha, Vishnu, Rudra and Ishvara/Isha. Shakti remains the dominant force who birthed all these subservient forces and elements which gave rise to existence. The Mastery upon Maya, the illusion of birth, death and materialism solely rests with Shakti herself who created Maya. The Release or Mukti from this illusion as well is bestowed by the Great Goddess Kali herself, from whom the illusion of light is born and dissolves back into her Darkness/ Unknown Transcendental Energy or Para Bramhan.

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