DwaraPalakis | Female Guardian Deities

DwaraPalakis are female goddesses, and they act as guards to the holy mother Shakti Devi. Similar to the DwaraPalakas, who guards the male gods like Shiva, Vishnu, Muruga and Vinayaka, these minor goddesses are willfully discharging their duties by protecting their divine master Ma Shakti Devi, also called as Durga Devi, Parvati Devi and by various other names.

These Dwarapalakis are formed from the sweat of the holy mother Shakti Devi, and they are also considered as an incarnation of Ma Shakti Devi. In Shakti Devi temples, we can see two Dwarapalakis standing in the two sides of the main shrine. Most of the devotees before reaching the main shrine, would pray to them also, in order to make them to pass their prayers to Ma Shakti Devi. They act as an intermediary between us and Ma Shakti Devi, and would mercifully recommend our reasonable desires to Ma Shakti Devi in order to get it fulfilled.

DwaraPalakis are considered as divine attendants of Ma Shakti Devi, and they contain powers similar to Lord Nandikeswarar, the divine attendant of Lord Shiva. Though they don’t have separate temples, worshipping them along with Ma Devi would fetch favourable results in our lives. Their names are Shanka and Padma. They can also be found in some Saraswati and Lakshmi Devi temples, since Ma Saraswati and Lakshmi Devi are also considered as an aspect of Ma Shakti Devi.

Some devotees would not worship them and they would simply ignore the DwaraPalakis, by considering them as the servants of Ma Parvati. Divine attendants or Divine servants are also contains equivalent powers similar to their divine masters.

The god and goddesses would treat their attendants with much respect and they would permanently shower their blessings on them.Hence let us worship the divine mother Dwarapalakis similar to Ma Parvati, and be blessed.


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