SPIRITUAL CONCEPTS

For serious spiritual seekers.

Maa Durga Symbology

Maa Durga takes the four Bija mantras: HRIM KRIM SRIM and NRIM, to the next level- to the next deeper level of analysis.

While the symbology of Maa Kali’s four hands gives us the four fold values: fearlessness, activity, prosperity and surrender. The symbology of Maa Durga’s four siblings tells us the how to achieve those four values. The four sibling’s name’s Sanskrit meaning reveals us how to achieve fearlessness, prosperity, activity and surrender. Thus Maa Durga symbology acts as a connector between the values and their corresponding norms. This symbology introduces us to the next training of norm buildup.

Saraswati, is a Sanskrit fusion word of Sāra (सार), which means essence, and Sva (स्व) which means one self, the fused word meaning “essence of one self”, and Saraswati meaning “one who leads to essence of self-knowledge”.

Therefore, Saraswati stand for how to achieve HRIM i.e. through inner-self knowledge.

Lakshmi in Sanskrit is derived from the root word lakṣ (लक्ष्) and lakṣa (लक्ष), meaning to perceive, observe, know or understand your aim, objective. These roots give Lakshmi the symbolism: “know and understand your goal”.

Therefore, Lakshmi stand for how to achieve SRIM i.e. through strategic-objective knowledge.

The name Ganesha is a Sanskrit compound, joining the words gana (gaṇa), meaning a group, multitude and isha (īśa), meaning lord or master. The word gaņa when associated with Ganesha is often taken to refer to the gaņas, a troop of semi-divine beings that form part of the retinue of Shiva, Ganesh’s father. The term more generally means a category, class, community, association, or corporation. Thus, Ganapati is a compound composed of gaṇa, meaning “group”, and pati, meaning “ruler” or “lord”, which symbolizes the conquest and unification notion of Indianness and Hinduism.

Therefore, Ganesha stand for how to achieve NRIM i.e. through unification-mission knowledge.

Kartikeya is the Hindu god of war. He is the Commander-in-Chief of the army of devas. He is an embodiment of perfection, a brave leader, and a war lord, who was born to destroy the tamasik demons. Kartikeya represents power and strength. He is known to the most masculine and fierce among Hindu gods. He is the bestower of Glory, victory, order, discipline to his devotees. The name Kartikeya in Sanskrit means son of krittikas, where the Sanskrit word krittika means creativity. Thus, he stands for action or karma, which is the origin of creativity.

Therefore, Kartikeya stands for how to achieve KRIM i.e. through value-creation knowledge.  (Value creation knowledge = project management knowledge)

Thus Maa Durga symbology connect the values with the respective body of knowledge for norm buildup.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *