The book Tara – Dasa Maha Vidya in Telugu in PDF format. Sulekha Creative Blog – Dasha (ten) Mahavidya- Part Two- Kali, Tara and Tripura Sundari (2 Even before the Mahavidya cult came into being, she was a major goddess with large .. The Dasa (ten) Mahavidyas . Bonalu, I understand, is also a plural for Bonam, one of the surnames of the people of Telugu Mudiraj caste. This page is collection of Mantras of Das Mahavidya Goddesses. This page list Mantras for Goddess Kali, Goddess Tara, Goddess Shodashi, Goddess.

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But, these goddesses resemble one another. She is the very essence of every existence. All the dualities of life, the light and the dark, the beautiful and the fearsome, are united and reconciled in Kali. For these reasons, Tripura Sundari, though she basically belongs to Sri-kula, as Mahavidya Tripura Bhairavidisplays traces of aggression ugra and horror ghora.

Sri Ramakrishna Paramahansa envisioned Kali, his twlugu deity, as the love that exists at the very heart of life; and that which endures through both life and death. It is quite probable that, originally, the village goddesses had all quite simple names, such as Uramma Grama-devata or Peddamma or Doddamma the great mother ; but, later were given special titles to denote their functions.

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But, in the Mahavidya cult, Sodasi is also seen as the embodiment of sixteen modification of desire. Pratyalidhapade Ghore Mundalamala Pasovite. During the Bonalu, Potharaju who accompanies the women folk is enacted by a pretty fierce looking character. The iconography of Kali is rich in symbolisms. Sometimes he goes into a trance and predicts the future of the community.

The most unusual depiction of Tripura Sundari appears in the Vamakeshwara-tantra where she is te,ugu with ashes, wears tiger skin, ties her hair in a knot over the top of her head as a jatacarries a skull ; and holds a snakea trident and a drum. The scissors and sword in the hands of Tara are tools to remove the ego, the sense of mistaken identity that defines, limits, and binds.


She is depicted as a beautiful young girl of sixteen, of red and golden complexion, having four arms dawa a noose, a goad, a sugarcane vidyaa, and five flower arrows. In all the three telgu, Tara the blue goddess is a guide and a protector; and helps to tide over the stormy sea of troubles teelugu turmoil of life Samsara-tarini.

To reach her one has to abandon all prejudices, inhibitions; and discard all attachments, even the attachments to ideas and concepts. She is the auspicious divinity truly worthy of meditation. Unlike the goddesses Potharaju is not usually depicted in elaborate images.

They all are intensely feminine; and assert the supremacy of the female.

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Tara closely resembles Kali in appearance. She is unrestrained and boundlessness; free from all limitations and all illusions. They derive their names based on the functions assigned to them.

There are also differences in the depiction teluyu the two goddesses.

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Kali is also pictured in more benign forms. Between Kali and Tara there are some similarities as also some differences. She was a prominent goddess well before the Mahavidya cult came into being.

Part One — Mahavidya — Introduction. Dear Usha, Yes Maa.

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She is Trividha Shakthi: She was a well known Tantric deity even before she was grouped with the Mahavidyas. But, at the same time, neither do they regard them as totally benevolent. And, both are associated with Shiva.


Even before the Mahavidya cult came into being, she was a major goddess with large following of devotees immersed in her mythologies, hymns and songs. Kali is consciousness in motion—the overflowing joy that projects, sustains, and withdraws the universe. Your explanation of course, as I understand it especially in the following all point to that which is the unconditioned: Lashkar Bonalu, is a grand event celebrated for 2 days in the Aashada Masam of the Telugu calendar.

She is never depicted as a submissive consort luring with charm. I appreciate your thoughtful comments about the all-comprehensive-spread of Indian system of thoughts. It is very hard to trace the exact histories of these shrines. The girdle of the seven severed human arms that circles her waist is said to represent the versatility and the freedom of choice inherent in all beings. Kali who dwells in funeral pyres stands upon the corpse of a male.

Tara is associated with the speaking prowess.

The faith that everything resides in Mother and Mother resides is at the heart of Mahavidya tradition. Kali represents the highest form of wisdom or liberating knowledge; and Tara is related to the discipline of yogic practices. It mocks at those who in folly of their vanity try to oppose her. Both Kali and Tara are strongly associated with death and dissolution; both stand upon inert male figure. She is the first and the foremost among the Mahavidyas.

She sits on the chest of Shiva, while the four major gods support her throne as its legs.

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