“જય ચામુંડા માં” – ચોટીલા


Chand and Munda- The form of Chamunda Mataji-The form of Ma Kali who emerged from the forehead of the angry face of the Mother killed the Asuras Chanda and Munda. Chanda means a person who is short-tempered and Munda means a shaven-headed man.  Together they imply the anger of  a champion fighter. Because of this victory over Chanda and Munda , Kali Mata is known as Chamunda.The other names of Chamunda Mataji are: Ran-chandi, chotilavali maa , Chamunda, mahisasur-mardini. The twin warrior goddesses, Chandi and Chamunda, represent a curious tradition in Hinduism of female warriors, often depicted in pairs, who ride together in battle defeating asuras and exhibiting extraordinary strength and prowess.Throughout India they are assigned different names in different traditionsDayamava-Durgamma in Karnataka, Chotila-Chamunda in Gujarat, Keliamma-Chamunda in Uttar Pradesh, etc.but the stories related to them are all very similar.Sri Chandi and Sri Chamunda are expansions of the goddess Durga and the story of their appearance is as follows:  There were once two demons, Chanda and Munda, who performed great austerities for thousands of years in order to please Lord Brahma.  After some time, Brahma appeared before them and they asked for the benediction to become great warriors, strong enough to rule the world and conquer heaven.  Brahma granted the request but, because the two were demons, chaos quickly ensued.  They became more and more greedy and even tried to violate the abodes of Brahma, Siva and Vishnu.  It was agreed that Durga-devi should handle the matter, and the goddess expanded herself into two forms, Chandi and Chamunda, who fiercely fought against the demons and emerged victorious.Sri Chandi-Chamunda is said to be the embodiment of Durgas power and strength.  The two deities assume fierce forms with large eyes, tridents in their hands, and ride a single lion together.  They are dressed in red and green and adorned with flower garlands.  There are temples to these twin goddesses scattered throughout India,a famous one is situated on the Chotila Hill in Gujarat.  Festivals are celebrated during Durgapuja in the month of Ashvina (September-October).

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2 ટિપ્પણીઓ (+add yours?)

  1. pravinshah47
    જાન્યુઆરી 29, 2011 @ 19:31:19

    તમારો બ્લોગ ગમ્યો.
    પ્રવીણ

    જવાબ આપો

  2. http://chamundamataji.blogspot.com/
    ઓક્ટોબર 11, 2011 @ 09:20:51

    Chamunda mataji is very pious devi in the world & we shall complate all wishes.

    જવાબ આપો

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