The Goddess slays Mahishasura!

    Om SathGuru Sri Seshadri Swamigal Thiruvadikkae

The Goddess slays Mahishasura!

Mahishasura, had obtained a boon from Lord Shiva, that he become most powerful of all the Devas. So all Devas approached Gowri and said, “YOU are power of (Shakthi) SAMBHU in the form of a woman. It is destined that he must be killed by YOU, for he has obtained a boon from Sambhu that no man shall kill him. Goddess YOU must save us.”

SHE spoke endearingly: “Devas! It is said that one of the objectives of doing penance is protection of those who seek refuge. Your enemy will perish in a short time. He, who acts contrary to Dharma, against those who abide by Dharma, will die like an insect.” The Devas bowed to the daughter of the mountains and returned in peace to their abode.

One day the arrogant Mahishasura entered the forest of Arunachala. Goddess Gowri sent a monkey-faced Muni named Suraguru to him. When Vanaramukha delivered the message to Mahishasura, the later was enraged.

The wicked demon then gathered all his armed forces and prepared for battle. His force came from all quarters and surrounded Arunagiri.

The Goddess pierced Mahishasura with HER TRIDENT. The Goddess cut off his head with a sharp sword and stood dancing upon him. Seeing this, Siddhas, Gandharvas and Maharshis hailed HER as Goddess Durga!

Indra, the king of the Devas, bowed down before HER and with folded hands he praised the Goddess. He prayed that HER form as Mahishasura Mardhani (the destroyer of Mahishasura) should be a source of prosperity and happiness for all creation.

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