With Navratri just around the corner, it seems like the right time to start embellishing your home for the festivities. However, while decorating, do not forget to hang Maa Durga painting for blessings this Navratri in your home.
Maa Durga is a Hindu warrior Goddess. She combats evils and demonic forces. Thus, it becomes important that you have Durga wall art and paintings in your home to bring peace and prosperity. Maa Durga wall art will make sure that this fierce form of the protective mother Goddess protects your family from harm, and destroys anyone who tries to hamper your family’s peace.
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This Maa Durga painting showing the nine manifestations of the Goddess Durga in Hinduism is known as Nav-Durga. Worshipped during the festival of Navratri, each of these nine manifested forms hold their own special significance for each of the nine divine nights of the festival.
The nine forms of Maa Durga depicted in this Durga painting are Shailaputriare, Brahmacharini, Chandraghanta, Kushmanda, Skandamata, Katyayani, Kaalratri, Mahagauri and Siddhidhatri.
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In this Maa Durga painting, the Goddess is shown to have 8 hands, each hand carrying a weapon or sacred item. All the Gods gifted all these weapons to Goddess Durga. Different weapons must be used to fight enemies depending upon the circumstances. While the spear and trident have most commonly been portrayed in her images, there are others as well, with their own special meanings.
Let us know the significance of each weapon Maa Durga have in her hand.
1. The conch shell in Durga’s hand: it symbolizes the mystic sound of the universe- ‘Om’.
2. The bow and arrows: they exemplify energy. Maa Durga holding both the bow and arrows mean that she has control of both forms of energy – potential and kinetic.
3. The thunderbolt: it signifies firmness of character, determination, and supreme power.
4. Discus or Sudarshan Chakra: This was Vishnu’s gift to Maa Durga. It symbolises the centre of all creation in the Universe.
5. Spear: This weapon was a gift from Agni. The spear not only symbolizes auspiciousness, but it also represents pure, fiery power.
6. Sword: Maa Durga is an ocean of knowledge, intellect and wisdom, and thus, carries this sharp weapon in her hand. This weapon is only carried by those who have a sense of responsibility and the understanding to discern right from wrong.
7. Club or axe: These two are chief representations of Maa Durga. Both of these weapons symbolise the powers of Vishwakarma. They signify that Maa Durga has both the power to destroy as well as create.
8. Lotus: The lotus is the symbol of Brahma. It signifies eternal wisdom, as well as liberation through knowledge. Since the lotus flower blooms in the mud, it is a symbol of remaining pure always.
9. The Trishul or trident: The most visual of all the weapons, Maa Durga holding a Trishul in her hand truly brings life to this Maa Durga painting.
The trident symbolizes three human characteristics– Satwa (Inactivity or the ideal state of mind characterized by awareness and purity of thought), Rajas (activity or energy associated with desires, wishes and ambitions) and Tamas (lethargy and stress). This means that there needs to be a balance between these three characteristics if one wants to achieve tranquillity and contentment in their life.
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Maa Durga slew a lot of wicked demons such as Shumbh and Nishumbh and Chand and Mund in her Kaali form. In this form of Maa Durga, her skin is bluish-black and her tongue is blood red. She wears a garland of severed heads and skulls of demons that she has slain. Once after slaying a wicked demon, Maa Durga became so angry that she was about to destroy the whole Universe. To stop her from doing so, Lord Shiv laid down on the ground before Her. She, thus, stepped on Shiv’s body. This made Her stick her tongue out in a sense of shame at having put a foot on her husband’s chest.
This Maa Durga painting is a depiction of this particular occurrence. It is a cue for us that although Maa Kali is the wrathful form of Maa Durga, she is still a loving mother beneath all that rage.
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As you can see in all Maa Durga paintings, She is always shown donning a red sari. There’s a notable significance to that as well: the colour red symbolizes action and the red clothes signify that She is destroying evil and protecting mankind from pain and suffering.
What this Durga painting teaches us is that just as She has conquered all the desires, we should also control our animalistic tendencies such as anger, arrogance, selfishness, greed, jealousy, desire to harm others, etc.
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In Hindu art, Maa Durga is frequently shown standing atop or riding a tiger or lion. It is her vaahan i.e. vehicle. While the tiger represents unlimited power, the lion represents beastly desires. This Canvas wall art painting is also depicting Her riding on a lion. In riding this fearsome beast, Maa Durga symbolizes her mastery overall power, will and determination.
This bold pose is called Abhay Mudra, meaning “freedom from fear.” Just as the mother goddess confronts evil without fear, we too should conduct ourselves in a righteous and courageous way, not getting scared in the face of hardships and adversities.
Maa Durga riding a lion indicates that She possesses unlimited power and uses it to protect virtue and destroy evil. Her sitting on the vaahan reminds us that it is us who is in control of the beastly attributes that try to tame us and lead us away from the path of enlightenment, and not these attributes that control us.
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Durga translates to ‘the protector’, or ‘the Invincible One’. The white halo behind Her head shows us that Maa Durga is beyond everything, she is beyond all space and time. Through this wall art, the universal mother seems to be talking to her devotees: “Surrender all actions and duties onto me and I shall lift you from your all troubles”.
She is both the End and the Beginning. Hence, She has also been given the name ‘Adi Parashakti’ i.e. the primordial cosmic energy, This is because Maa Durga represents Power or Shakti or Energy of the Universe. She is Prakriti or Mother Nature.
This Maa Durga painting is a reminder to us about the fact that She is the divine source of energy from which everything took birth. Maa Durga is the supreme soul. It is believed that she is the original cause of all the present or past worldly occurrences.
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Did you know that Maa Durga is the other half of Shiva? While He is the father of the Universe (the form), She is the Mother (the expression). So when you look at this Maa Durga Canvas Wall Art Painting, know that you’re also looking at Shiva!
Shiva maintains the crucial balance between life and death without which creation and sustenance are impossible in the three worlds. He is the absolute master of eternity. Shiva is the omniscient, omnipresent and indestructible master who brings order and harmony to all creation in the Universe. This is a task that should be carried to with acute precision since the balance of the universe is in His hands. The task also calls for an abundance of energy.
Maa Durga provides this huge amount of energy to Shiva along with divine grace to accomplish the task. She acts as Shakti (the Eternal Mother Goddess and the energy) by providing Shiva with the grace needed to beneficially use the vast, incalculable power for the benefit of creation. It is through their union as the ultimate primordial couple that lends a purpose and a way of sustenance to the Universe and the beings that live in it. Bring Maa Durga painting for blessings This Navratri this wall art is a celebration of that union.
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This wall art also comes with a story. It’s also important to know how the statues of Maa Durga are made. They’re made of soil or clay from outside the river Ganges. But it is imperative to mix that soil with soil taken from outside brothels. Folklore suggests that a priest should go to a courtesan’s house and request for pure soil from them. The soil is considered pure because Hindu Mythology says that this is the place when the man entering the brothel leaves his innocence and purity outside. It also is a beautiful way to say that Maa Durga doesn’t discriminate; every section of the society is welcome to take part in the celebrations and offer prayers to Her.
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This Durga painting is a depiction of the relevance of the festival of Navratri. The festival of Navratri is celebrated as a mark of the victory of Good over Evil. It is associated with the prominent battle that took place between Durga and demon Mahishasura. Maa Durga painting this Navratri to make your occasion more religious and for more upcoming Hindu Festivals.
Mahishasura was a demon who had obtained a boon from Lord Brahma that no male God or deity would be able to kill him. He misused this boon to conquer the Kingdom of Gods, thereby dethroning Lord Indra from his reign. He created such havoc in the three worlds that all the Devas went to the Trinity i.e. Shiv (the Destroyer), Vishnu (the Preserver), Brahma (the Creator) for help. The Trinity and other Devas combined their powers and gave them to Parvati, wife of Shiva.
She then transformed into a form mightier than any God or Goddess- Maa Durga and killed the demon. Her divine shakti contains the combined energies of all the gods in the form of weapons and emblems (mudras). Hence, this is a truly special and significant painting.
No matter which of these Maa Durga painting you choose from, every Durga painting will bring positivity and prosperity to your surroundings. The blessings of the Goddess will also come to those who worship Her and are devoted to her. Maa Durga paintings this Navratri in your mandir or decorate your living room with it- the presence of the Goddess in the devotee’s home is paramount!
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