The Goddess Returns: Deity Mysticism for the 21st Century – Integral Life
There is a crucial aspect of feminine wisdom that has largely been lost in today's world—a “sacred feminine” which, if reclaimed, could help relieve a tremendous amount of conflict and suffering all across the planet. In this 13-part Goddess Returns series, acclaimed teachers Sally Kempton and Ken Wilber discuss one of the most powerful ways we can reconnect with this divine feminine: by invoking and internalizing the energetic qualities of eleven different Hindu goddesses.
INDIA DURGA FESTIVAL ( Odissi )
Odissi Dancer Sanchita Bhattcharjee and her troupe practicing for welcoming the upcoming Durga Festival at Heritage house Sovabazar Rajbari in Calcutta on Saturday 17 September2005. Hindu Goddess Durga is the slayer of evil demon king, Mahishasura. She is said to be formed by the joint divine energies of the major Gods in Hindu religion. The ten armed goddess is worshipped with a lot of fervor in Bengal. Every autumn, Bengalis all over the world celebrate her festival which not only stands…
Stone sculpture of Durga Mahishasuramardini in the British Museum, London
Orissa, eastern India, 13th century AD Durga defeats the buffalo-demon Mahisha The myth of Durga killing the buffalo-demon Mahisha has been a popular subject in Hindu sculpture from the early centur