Learn how Durgaji’s hair and eyes were made Navratri 2021

Shardiya Navratri is starting from 7th October i.e. Thursday. During Shardiya Navratri, nine different forms of Maa Durga are worshiped on different days. The worship of Maa Durga during Navratri is considered to be very fruitful. Maa Durga had appeared to kill the demon named Mahishasura. It is believed that he contained the power of all the gods.

Jyotishacharya Pandit Somesh Parsai explains that in this regard it has been described in detail in Durga Saptashati. According to this, to kill Mahishasura, Maa Durga originated from the brilliance of all the gods. Durga Mata had freed the world from its terror by killing Mahishasura on the strength of this combined power of the gods.


According to the description given in Durga Saptashati, the face of Durgaji was made from the effulgence of Shiva. After this Vishnu ji gave him arms with his brilliance. The toes of Durgaji were made by the radiance of the Sun and the chest was formed by the radiance of the Moon. Goddess Durga’s nose was made of Kuber’s brilliance, Daksha Prajapati’s brilliance made teeth, Sandhya’s brilliance made brows and Vayu’s brilliance made ears. Durga’s hair was made from the brilliance of Yamaraja and her eyes were shaped by the brilliance of fire.

After incarnating in the form of Durga to kill Mahishasura, all the gods also gave powers to the goddess. Jyotishacharya Pandit Narendra Nagar tells that according to Durga Saptashati, Lord Vishnu gave Sudarshan Chakra to Mother Durga while Lord Shiva presented her with Trishul. Similarly, Devraj Indra gave Vajra to Mother Durga, then Yamraj gave Kaladand, Varundev gave conch shell, Pawandev gave bow and arrows.

Many deities also furnished Durgaji. For this Samudradev presented him with ornaments. Prajapati Daksha gave a garland of crystals to Goddess Durga, while Sarovar gave Akshaya flower garland. Kuberdev presented a divine pot of honey to Durgaji. The lion that Maa Durga rides was presented to her by the mountain king Himalaya.

Source: Patrika : India's Leading Hindi News Portal by www.patrika.com.

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