Know the Significance of Ma Durga's Weapons

The ten arms of the Ma Durga have weapons and it is believed that it protects her devotees from demons

Navratri is one of the key festivals of the country and is celebrated with great pomp and show is already here.

 

The nine avatars of Goddess Durga are worshipped in the nine days of Navratri

 

According to religious beliefs Ma Durga is considered the most powerful goddess among all.

 

The ten arms of the Ma Durga have weapons and it is believed that it protects her devotees from demons.

 

The ten weapons were given by Brahma, Vishnu, Mahadeva and other gods to Ma Durga to protect the universe.

 

The first weapon is Trishul and it is has been given by Mahadev to Ma Durga. The three sharp ends of Trishul are a symbol of ‘trigun’ are Sattva, Raja and Tama.

 

Followed by Sudarshan Chakra which is gifted by Lord Krishna and it symbolises that the world is controlled by her and the universe revolves around the centre of it creation.

 

Lotus is believed to be the symbol of Lord Brahma that stands for knowledge. The half bloomed lotus is a symbolises the rise of spiritual consciousness.

 

Pawandev and Suryadev gave Goddess the Bow and Arrow which are a symbol of potential energy and kinetic energy, respectively.

 

The Sword to Ma Durga has been given by Lord Ganesh symbolises the sharpness of wisdom and its shine represents knowledge.

 

Lord Indradev’s gifted the Goddess, a Vajra. This represents soul’s perseverance and strong resolving power.

 

Followed by a Spear, which symbolises the auspiciousness and is gifted by Lord Agni which also represents fiery power.

 

Mahadev’s Snake is a sign of consciousness and energy.

 

And, the Axe and the Armor has been given by Lord Vishwakarma to the Goddess. The Axe and Armor are the symbol of fighting with demons and not being scared of any consequences.

 

Nistha Jain

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