Goddess Chandika – A Combined Form Of Three Goddesses
Goddess Chandika is one of the Supreme Goddess Devi and the fierce manifestation of Goddess Shakti. She is described as the Supreme Goddess who is a combination of Goddess Saraswati, Goddess Mahalakshmi and Goddess Parvati. Goddess Chandika is also described as Ashta dasha Bhuja Mahalakshmi (Maha Lakshmi with eighteen arms). As per the Puranas, Goddess Chandika was originated and widely worshipped in Bengal region. Mother Goddess Chandika is also described in Devi Mahatmyam. It is also known as Durga Saptashati and Chandi path. The word ‘Saptashata’ means 700 verses arranged into 13 chapters and the word ‘Patha’ means reading. It is a religious text praising the success of Goddess Durga over the demon Mahisasura. Devi Mahatmya is part of the Markandeya Purana. Goddess Chandika has been mentioned in this Purana twenty nine times.
There are many temples dedicated to Goddess Chandika in Bengal, Nepal and Maharashtra. In India, Goddess Chandika is worshipped in various forms. In Tamil Nadu, Goddess is worshipped as 18 armed Mahalakshmi in Ashtadasa Bhuja Mahalakshmi temple at Skandashramam, Salem district. In Jammu & Kashmir, Chandika Devi is worshipped in the form of stones in Vaishno Devi Temple, Khatra. In Orissa, she is worshipped as four-armed Goddess in Katak Chandi Temple, Cuttack.
Goddess Chandika A Fierce Appearance Of Goddess Durga
Goddess Durga is related to the killing of several demons by taking the supreme form of Goddess Chandika. She rode on a lion and fought with the demons Chanda and Munda. She is described as Simhavahini and she has up to twelve arms. Goddess Chandika appeared black or red skinned wearing the garland of head skulls. She holds sword, a snake, trisula, skull, a damaru, a severed head, the drinking vessel, the skull cup and so on. Goddess Chandika vahana ranges from lion, owl or tiger. She is representing the death, decay and destruction, the beneficial attributes of Lord Shiva in his destructive roles.
Rituals On Tripura Bhairavi Jayanthi Overcome Fear
Goddess Tripura Bhairavi is sixth among the ten Maha vidhyas. She is an incarnation of Goddess Shakti, one of the earliest forms of Shakti. Goddess Tripura Bhairavi possesses the qualities of creation and destruction and she is the goddess of the cosmic universe. She wears a flower garland in her hands and blesses her devotees. According to Indian calendar, Tripura Bhairavi Jayanthi is celebrated on the Pournami day of the Magha month (Nov- Dec). Goddess Tripura Bhairavi is also known as Kala Bhairavi and Bala Bhairavi. It is believed that worshipping Goddess Shakti and all her incarnations on Tripura Bhairavi Jayanthi will relieves you from all kinds of troubles and problems and win over the fear of death.
Special Ceremonies Mark Tripura Bhairavi Jayanthi
On this auspicious day, people wake up early in the morning and visit the temple of Goddess Shakti. Most of the devotees observe fast on this day. They perform special pujas, homas and chant mantras. On this day, donation and charity hold great importance. At many place, people provide free food for poor and needy individual. Special pujas, Abishekam, Alangaram and Aarti are also performed on this day. Devotees chant the mantra with complete devotion to achieve peace, prosperity, fearless and trouble free life.
Chandika Helps You Achieve Success In A Big Way
Worship Goddess Chandika with complete devotion, faith and dedication, she will protect her devotees from all sufferings and negative vibrations. Offering special rituals to Goddess Chandika on Tripura Bhairavi Jayanthi will help to overcome all obstacles in life and direct you towards the path of success. Worshipping the Goddess Chandika brings success in all endeavours and relieves her devotees from all kinds of resistances.