jayavant:

I’m a day late, but it is Navarātrī, the period of 9 nights during which Hindūs worship the various avatars or incarnations of the Goddess Dūrgā.
First night of Navarātrī- Goddess Śailaputrī
‘Shaila’ means mountains and ‘Putrī’ means daughter. She is also known as Pārvatī or Hemavatī Śailaputrī is believed to be the rebirth of Satī, the daughter of Daksha and the wife of Lord Shiva. In her second birth she is Pārvatī, the daughter of Himālaya and later she became the consort of Śiva.
This is one of the very first forms of Shakti and is closely associated with Lord Śiva. 
वन्दे वाञ्छितलाभाय चन्द्रार्धकृतशेखरां। वृषारूढां शूलधरां शैलपुत्री यशस्विनीम् ॥

vande vāñchitalābhāya candrārdhakṛtaśekharāṃ  vṛṣārūḍhāṃ śūladharāṃ śailaputrī yaśasvinīm. 

jayavant:

I’m a day late, but it is Navarātrī, the period of 9 nights during which Hindūs worship the various avatars or incarnations of the Goddess Dūrgā.

First night of Navarātrī- Goddess Śailaputrī

‘Shaila’ means mountains and ‘Putrī’ means daughter. She is also known as Pārvatī or Hemavatī Śailaputrī is believed to be the rebirth of Satī, the daughter of Daksha and the wife of Lord Shiva. In her second birth she is Pārvatī, the daughter of Himālaya and later she became the consort of Śiva.

This is one of the very first forms of Shakti and is closely associated with Lord Śiva.


वन्दे वाञ्छितलाभाय चन्द्रार्धकृतशेखरां।
वृषारूढां शूलधरां शैलपुत्री यशस्विनीम्

vande vāñchitalābhāya candrārdhakṛtaśekharāṃ
vṛṣārūḍhāṃ śūladharāṃ śailaputrī yaśasvinīm. 


jayavant:

Tonight is the second night of Navarātrī. The Goddess worshipped tonight is Brahmacāriṇī.
Brahmacāriṇī is a pious and peaceful form or is in meditation. She is also known as Tapaścārinī, Aparnā and Umā. This form of Durgā is related to the severe penance undertaken by Satī and Pārvatī in their respective births to attain Lord Śiva as husband. Some of the most important Vratas observed in different parts of India by women are based on the strict austerities followed by Brahmacārinī.
दधाना करपद्माभ्यामक्षमाला कमण्डलू ।देवी प्रसीदतु मयि ब्रह्मचारिण्यनुत्तमा
dadhānā karapadmābhyāmakṣamālā kamaṇḍalū devī prasīdatu mayi brahmacāriṇyanuttamā 

jayavant:

Tonight is the second night of Navarātrī. The Goddess worshipped tonight is Brahmacāriṇī.

Brahmacāriṇī is a pious and peaceful form or is in meditation. She is also known as Tapaścārinī, Aparnā and Umā. This form of Durgā is related to the severe penance undertaken by Satī and Pārvatī in their respective births to attain Lord Śiva as husband. Some of the most important Vratas observed in different parts of India by women are based on the strict austerities followed by Brahmacārinī.

दधाना करपद्माभ्यामक्षमाला कमण्डलू
देवी प्रसीदतु मयि ब्रह्मचारिण्यनुत्तमा

dadhānā karapadmābhyāmakṣamālā kamaṇḍalū 
devī prasīdatu mayi brahmacāriṇyanuttamā 

brahmaanda:

Yaa devi sarva-bhuteshu shakti-roopena samsthithaa
Namas-tasyai namas-tasyai namas-tasyai namo namah
To the Great Goddess who abides in all beings in the form of Power and Energy,
Salutations to her, salutations to her, salutations to her, salutations again and again.

brahmaanda:

Yaa devi sarva-bhuteshu shakti-roopena samsthithaa

Namas-tasyai namas-tasyai namas-tasyai namo namah

To the Great Goddess who abides in all beings in the form of Power and Energy,

Salutations to her, salutations to her, salutations to her, salutations again and again.

greenzeldy:

tattsandcats123:

Episode 13: Unafraid of the Dark, Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey

FUCKING. SPACE.

That is fucking frightening.

lizthelazylizard:

saandusti:

blackinasia:

justfalana:
British colonialism in Africa in a nutshell.

British colonialism everywhere.

European Colonialism in general 

lizthelazylizard:

saandusti:

blackinasia:

justfalana:

British colonialism in Africa in a nutshell.

British colonialism everywhere.

European Colonialism in general 

hinducosmos:

The return of Rama  by K. Venkatappa Title: Myths of the Hindus & Buddhists Published 1914 by Harrap in London.  (via wikimedia)

hinducosmos:

The return of Rama by K. Venkatappa
Title: Myths of the Hindus & Buddhists
Published 1914 by Harrap in London.
(via wikimedia)

hinducosmos:

Sculpture near pillar bracket in Vaishnava cave temple no. 3 in Badami Badami cave temples - Bagalkot District, Karnataka, India. Photography by Dineshkannambadi (via wikipedia)

hinducosmos:

Sculpture near pillar bracket in Vaishnava cave temple no. 3 in Badami
Badami cave temples - Bagalkot District, Karnataka, India.
Photography by Dineshkannambadi (via wikipedia)