Saptamatrikas, Sapta Matrikas

Saptamatrikas or Sapta Matrukas are a group of seven powerful Goddesses always depicted together in Hindu Scriptures. Goddesses – Brahmani, Vaishnavi, Maheshvari, Indrani, Kaumari, Varahi, and Chamunda or Narasimhi are known as Saptamatrikas. Sometimes they are also depicted as Ashtamatrikas. These Goddesses are worshipped for personal and spiritual rejuvenation. As per the Devi Purana, Matrikas […]

Goddess Chamunda: Charchika, Chamundi

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Goddess Chamunda is one of the Saptamatrikas (the seven divine goddesses) who is the power of the Goddess Chandi. She is also called Chamundi or charchika and is very much similar to Goddess Kali. Goddess Chamunda gets her name as the one who killed the demons Chanda and Munda. She was originally a goddess worshipped […]

Goddess Chamunda & her consort Lord Shiva

The story of origin of Goddess Chamunda is an interesting one. Once two powerful demons Shumbh and Nishumba were tormenting the three worlds. The celestials went to the Himalayas and started worshipping Goddess Durga. The benevolent goddess came to the Himalayas on the call of celestials in the form of Goddess Parvati. She assured the […]