In Southern Asia, the separation of life and art is nonexistent. Creative expression is a lifestyle not a medium for material gain. Dancing is kinesthetically taught to preserve individual thought and transcend any negative feelings into greater ones. Take for example the physical and metaphysical use of Henna or Mehndi, in which the general population of old Egypt and India utilized this type of brief tattoo for religious services, wedding celebrations, and for basic body embellishment. Ladies more often than not have any significant bearing varieties of henna or mehndi configuration designs staring them in the face and feet. However Henna (حنّا) is an Arabic male name for John. It is a common given name as well as a surname particularly among Arab Christians. The Arabic female name Hannah (حَنَّة meaning"blessed") is rarely also anglicized as Henna. Henna is also a Finnish female given name. It seems both feminine and masculine traits are recognized as not separate but synchronized in ancient Indian and Egyptian culture. Perhaps there is much we could reflect back upon from them and apply to balance out our desensitized western ways.
HAPPY NAVARATRI❤ #Kalratri Mata is worshipped on the seventh day of #Navratri. She is considered quite a violent form of Maa #Parvati. Her name means: ‘Kaal’ - time/death & ‘Ratri’ - night. As per her name, she is considered as the destroyer of darkness.
#Goddess Kalratri has dark black complexion. She rides on a donkey. The Goddess has 4 hands; both right hands stay in Abhaya and Varada #Mudra; and the left 2 hands carry sword and a hook weapon.
As the legend goes, there were 2 demons - Shumbha and Nishumbha, who had captured the entire Devlok (holy abode of Devas). The King of the Gods, Indra was defeated badly. In order to get their home back, they sought help from Maa Parvati. While they were explaining the entire story to her, she was bathing inside. In order to help them, she sent Chandi to help them.
When Goddess Chandi went to the demons for war, Shumbha and Nishumbha sent Chanda and Munda to fight. Hence, she created Maa Kalratrito kill them. After killing them, she got the nameChamunda. After that, Raktabeej arrived. This demon had the capability of recreating his body with his blood. Everytime Goddess killed him and his blood spilled on the ground, the demon made a new body for himself. So, Kalratri Durgadecided to drink all his blood, so that nothing drops down on the floor; and it actually worked!
There are many other legends associated withKaalratri. One of them tells how Maa Parvati became #Durga. As per that legend, the demon Durgasur was trying to attack Kailash (the holy abode of #Shiva-Parvati) in the absence of Maa Parvati. So, she sent Kal Ratri for dealing with him. The guards of the demons tried to attackKala Ratri, but she grew bigger and bigger in size. Eventually, she got too powerful to handle. Durgasura had to leave, but Maa Kalratri told him that his death is near. Another time when Durgasur tried to attack Kailasha, Maa Parvati fought with him and killed him. Hence, she got the name Durga. #navadurga#navaratri#sha#shanti#Shakti#adishakti#mantra#om#hindugod#hindugoddess#indialove#sacred#soul#spirit#spiritual#yoga#namaste#shiva#mahadev#lordshiva #shanti