The Ten Mahavidyas (Daśa Mahāvidyāḥ) are central to the practices of Shakta Tantric tradition. Kamakhya is primarily and equally identified with Durga. The book Tara – Dasa Maha Vidya in Telugu in PDF format. In Tantra, worship of Devi-Shakti is referred to as a Vidya. Of the hundreds . Click the links for details about these Dasa Mahavidyas, Mantras and the Yantras .

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Kali is portrayed mostly in two forms: Kali, especially, is regarded the protector against evil spirits that haunt forests and desolate places; and against wild beasts. I admit It is rather tedious and makes a difficult reading. She is always dominant, striding on the male with a destructive frenzy.

Amazing pictures and illustrations and an exquisite presentation, dear sreenivasarao s I appreciate your thoughtful comments about the all-comprehensive-spread of Indian system of thoughts.

There are therefore varied descriptions of Kali. And her destructionhas a dual aspect; she gives birth to new life as the old one fades away in the darkness of death. In the group of the Mahavidyas, Tara comes next to Kali. Home Talk Property Beat.


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Sri Vidya is still flourishing, particularly in South India. Dear Sreechandra, I am glad you saw this. Bonalu, I vidyz, is also a plural for Bonam, one of the surnames of the people of Telugu Mudiraj caste. Please do read the rest. I gathered a lot from this blog.

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Her tongue hangs out. Without recitation of the pranama mantra any puja is incomplete. The Song of the Goddess.

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In Vaishnava lore Tara was one of the goddess who fought along with Durga to defeat the thousand-headed Ravana. He is usually is a well-built man, bare-bodied smeared with turmeric, wearing turmeric-colored dhoti and a dhatti around his waist, a garland around his neck, vermilion on his forehead and bells tied to his ankle. Potharaju is generally believed to be the protector of the village.

Kali represents the highest form of wisdom or liberating knowledge; and Tara is related to the discipline of yogic practices. The other explanations mention: When two ij are given, one or both may be recited, though typically the first given is most important. She is dark like mountains of collyrium.

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She is the very essence of every existence. Kali in her merciful form is protective, benevolent and a loving Mother who liberates her children. It is quite probable that, originally, the village goddesses had all quite simple names, such as Uramma Grama-devata or Peddamma or Doddamma the great mother ; but, later were given special titles to denote their functions.


During the Bonalu, Potharaju who accompanies the women folk is enacted by a pretty fierce looking character. This page was last edited on 31 Decemberat He is sometimes believed to the brother of the seven sisters and sometimes as their husband. They hold great power for connecting the devotee to the Divine Mother through the heart of worship.

They all are intensely feminine; and assert the supremacy of the female. She is also moody and harmful. The Bonalu is rooted in Dalit folk -tribal- tradition. It is explained that Kali manifests in countless ways, but some aspects of her are more common than others.