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This Blog is a collection of excerpts from talks given by Sri Swami Vishwananda. Please note that this Blog does not focus on dates, background and the exact original way of how Swamiji delivered the speech. We edit the talks slightly, presenting them in a kind of “poetic” format. This means we choose certain paragraphs from a talk which reflect a particular theme.
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Friday, 16 October 2009

How Ma Siddhidatri showed Shiva Her power

On the eighth day of Navaratri, the 26th September 2009, Sri Swami Vishwananda told us a Story about Goddess Siddhidatri.

When we pray to Shiva Bhagawan, we know that Shiva is One of the Ultimate, but actually it’s Ma Siddhidatri who gives Shiva the power to liberate Himself.

There was one story how She swallowed Shiva. Shiva was talking and always explaining, because Shiva is Dakshinamurti. So He was always explaining and explaining and explaining and the Mother said: “Look, I am hungry”, but Shiva didn’t bother about it. Mother requested again “Prabhu, I am hungry!!”. But again Shiva didn’t react. Then She said: “Listen Shiva, I am hungry right now!! (laughter) And if you don’t listen to me, I am going to eat you!.” (laughter) Saying that, She did swallow Shiva completely, showing that She is the Greatest and the power behind everything. Even the Yogis said “Without Shakti we are nothing. Without Shakti, even Shiva is just a corpse, nothing else.” So by devouring Shiva, She showed Her greatness and that everything merges into Her. All the power of creation, the power Itself is Her. All the other Prakriti Shakti come out from Her and merge into Her. So with a clear mind, with a clear heart, ask Mother Bhagavati Devi, Durga, Jagadambaki to help each one of us. And if we ever make any mistake, Ma shall forgive us all. She always does. Jagadamba Mata ki-Jai!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Ma is very emancipated it seems! Normally the Prabhus tell the Matajis: I am hungry...;))) JGD

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