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The Temples Of North-East India
The Temples of North-East India - Index Invocation
The Author Introduction
Kedarnath Badrinath
Bhagawan Pasupathinath Of Nepal Gangotri & Yamunotri
Rishikesh Haridwar
Prayag Gaya
Kasi Ayodhya
Kali Ma Of Calcutta Bhuvaneswar
Konark Puri
Some Shrines Superb
Major Sections
Temples Of India
Lord Siva To Be Adored The Devalayas Of Karnataka
Palani Dhandhayudhapani The Kovils Of Kerala
The Temples of North-West India Temples For The Triple Sects
Mata Kanakadurga of Vijayawada The Legend Of Mata Kanyaka Parameswari
The Temples Of North-East India Mantralya Mahakshetra
The Aalayas of Andhra Pradesh The Mandirs Of Maharastra
Mighty Atoms For Tiny Tots Lord Siva Of Sri Kalahasthi
Bhagawan Vithoba Of Pandharpur Bizarre Beliefs And Odd Traditions
Asoka Priyadarsin The Mother Of Melmaruvathur And Her Miracles
Vishnu Mayam Jagat Sarvam Sakti Mayam
The Temples Of Tamilnadu Hindu Ethos In Capsules - Vol I

Hindu Ethos In Capsules - Vol II

Hullo Tirupathi !
Uthuthshta Govinda Cum Jo Jo Mukunda The Miracles Of Gods For The Debacles Of Humans
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KALI MA OF CULCUTTA
The Prime seat of Sakteism

THE SAKTHI UPASANA AND SIGNIFICANCE

As the intellectual luminosity of the Bengalees is of a special kind and stands apart form its counter-parts, its contribution to the nation's reputation is quite outstanding, and many great sons of Bengal achieved remarkable progress in religion. Their innovative dynamism and reformatory zeal established several hoary institutions and noble traditions. Among them, Sakti puja is highly laudable and it is knitting the class and mass into an unbroken entity. It has a great past and originated in the distant past. Tantric literature envisages a complete picture of Sakti Upasana right from the Vedic age. Many eminent Tantrikas have realised ten Mahavidyas, like Kali, Tara, Shorashi, Bhuvaneswari, Bharavi, Chinna Masta, Dhumavati, Bangala, Mantangi and Kamala. And of them Kali is supreme. The word Sakti is 'derived from the root "sakt' means thereby 'to be able to do'. Sakti normally stands for female, but it is neither male or female, but only a force and manifests in rational form. Mother worship tantamounts to worship of the highest divinity as the MOTHER-Sri Mata. In Sakti worship, Siva is impersonal and inactive. But Siva and Sakti are interrelated as prakrit and purusha and they are inseparable. They are two in one, and not one in two forms. Sakti is really para tatwa-Satchi dananda swarupini. Siva Sakti in his ultimate state is calm and motionless. Both together, they become active only in one form. Motion and action start then, manifesting in vibration. It is described in their literature that Kali is of eight kinds, like Dakshina Kali, Bhadra Kali etc.

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