Mahishasura Mardini | Aigiri Nandini महिषासुर मर्दिनी स्तोत्र | Mahalaya Meaning and Significance | Sri Astro Vastu

Post Date: November 17, 2021

Mahishasura Mardini | Aigiri Nandini महिषासुर मर्दिनी स्तोत्र | Mahalaya Meaning and Significance | Sri Astro Vastu

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The demon which could change shapes was no match for the radiant and strong goddess Durga. On Vijaya Dashami, Goddess Durga slayed him. The nine days of battle became what we celebrate today as Navaratri. Goddess Durga killed mahisasura and was named as Mahishasura  Mardini .

 

She killed him with the chakra which god Vishnu had given her.

she freed the world from Mahishasur’s tyranny.

Indra and the other deities returned to their respective places Since then, Goddess Durga is worshipped during the Navratris and is addressed as Mahishasur Mardini

 

The gods are omnipotent, but their power is challenged by demons from time to time. According to the legend, the demon king Mahishasura had even conquered heaven after defeating the gods. He spread so much evil rule  that Goddess Bhagwati had to take birth. And then she was named as ‘Mahishasur Mardini’.

Mahishasura Mardini is said to be the Hindu goddess Durga. she had liberated the gods from this by killing a demon named

 

Mahishasura. Mahamaya mother Jagadambika had given a boon to the deities that she would appear in the worst times and destroy the demons. Even though the mother is constant, she appears again and again. For the slaying of Mahishasura, due to the expansion of her pastimes, the mother had put an end to the evil Mahishasura by appearing with the glory of all the gods and goddesses. After Mahishasura, many more demons were born on earth like Chand Munda, Dhumralochan, Shumbh Nishumbha, to kill all of them, the mother took the form of Kaushiki Devi and killed the wicked on the Himalayan mountain, hence she is also called Nishumbha Shumbhahanni

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