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There is no force more powerful than a woman determined to rise.
On this International Women's Day, Kalavithi brings you some of the most powerful Hindu Goddess paintings who are revered for their immense power, and influence in the Hindu Culture! These are the women who have partnered with men equally, and often more, to shape up the Hindu mythology and culture.
Durga- Goddess of protection- Mother Goddess, Warrior Goddess, Demon Slayer, handpainted in Pattachitra style, riding on her lion and slaying the buffalo demon, Mahishasur. Durga is believed to have been conceived by the combination of all the divine powers of heaven, and is the protector of Good on Earth and Heaven. This vibrant portrait reflects the energy and power of the Goddess.
Lakshmi- Goddess of abundance and prosperity- Lakshmi or Laxmi, is the Hindu goddess of wealth, fortune and prosperity. Lakshmi is depicted in Indian art as an elegantly dressed, prosperity-showering golden-coloured Diva with an owl as her vehicle, signifying the importance of economic activity in maintenance of life, her ability to move, work and prevail in confusing darkness.
Parvati- Goddess of fertility, and motherly love- The goddess Parvati is one of the many forms of shakti, the unknowable but enlivening feminine force in Hindu mythology, the feminine energy of universe. Parvati is a wonderful affirmation that there are no limits to what a woman can do when she uses her spiritual energy in the pursuit of any goal she chooses.