Appearance, Iconography of Goddess Rajarajeshwari Devi

Appearance or iconography of Goddess Rajarajeshwari Devi is mentioned in many Puranas and scriptures. Rajarajeswari has four hands (Chaturbhuji) and three eyes (Trinetri). She holds the noose, the goad, sugarcane bow and five flowered arrows in her four hands.

Three main aspects of the universe – Sun, Moon and fire – represent her three eyes. She has a crescent moon in her forehead (in her crown) which means she blesses the world with her divine blessings.

Significance of the things Rajarajeshwari holds in her hands:

Rajarajeshwari holds a noose in her hand. The noose tells us about the power she has on the whole universe which she can control by her determination and love. The goad is the indication for power of knowledge. The sugarcane stem draws out the mind principle of man. The five flowered arrows (Pushpa Bana) indicate the five senses – sound, touch, form, taste and smell.

Goddess Rajarajeshwari has three manifestations or forms or aspects – Sthula Shareera (physical aspect), Sukshma Sharira (astral form) and archetypal form of the macrocosm and microcosmic creation.

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