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Kṣemaṅkari literally means ‘one who brings about the welfare of beings’.
 
Kṣemaṅkari literally means ‘one who brings about the welfare of beings’.
  
Worship of God as the Divine Mother is a very old tradition in the religion. Most of the goddesses are the facets of Pārvatī, the spouse of Śiva.
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[[Worship]] of God as the Divine Mother is a very old tradition in the religion. Most of the goddesses are the facets of Pārvatī, the spouse of [[Śiva]].
  
 
One of the nine aspects of Durgā (Navadurgās) is called ‘Kṣemaṅkari’. She is shown with four arms exhibiting:
 
One of the nine aspects of Durgā (Navadurgās) is called ‘Kṣemaṅkari’. She is shown with four arms exhibiting:
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# Kamala - lotus
 
# Kamala - lotus
 
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==References==
 
==References==
 
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* The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore
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* The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram [[Krishna]] Math, Bangalore
  
 
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[[Category:Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism]]

Latest revision as of 06:02, 17 December 2016

By Swami Harshananda

Sometimes transliterated as: Ksemankari, KSemaGkari, Kshemankari


Kṣemaṅkari literally means ‘one who brings about the welfare of beings’.

Worship of God as the Divine Mother is a very old tradition in the religion. Most of the goddesses are the facets of Pārvatī, the spouse of Śiva.

One of the nine aspects of Durgā (Navadurgās) is called ‘Kṣemaṅkari’. She is shown with four arms exhibiting:

  1. Triśula - trident
  2. Kamala - lotus
  3. Pānapātra - drinking bowl
  4. Varadamudrā


References

  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore