Originally posted by JanakiRaghunath
Originally posted by .Vrish.
Actually, b4 this, they had brought in Shumbha, Nishumbha and their demons. They had one imaginary yakshini impersonate Parvati and try and separate Shiva & Parvati, but Mahadev sabotaged her plan.
Who are Shubha and Nishumbha? Are they real demons?
They are demons who were killed by Ma Durga, their associates Chanda Munda and Raktabeej were killed by Ma Kaali
Maa Parvati divided herself into two forms. One fair who was Durga , gauri or Kaushiki and one Dark who was Mahakaali or Chandi.
Maa Chandi killed Chand munda and was named Chamunda
Rakta beej had a boon that any drop of blood of his falling on earth will produce many more like him. So Mahakaali drank all his blod. Hence she is also called Rakta danta
Mahakaali is the the Raudra Roop of the gentle and calm Maa Parvati
She depicts the concept of what happens if the mother godess becomes angry
After killing Rakta beej Maakali's anger didnt subside so she strated doing Tandav the dance of Distruction. Scare the Devas went Mahadev and pleaded him to Pacify Maa Kaali
Mahadev went and lied down in the path of her dance
Maa Kaali in a state of trans stepped on his chest, saw down , realized who he was and stepped back in ensnarement. Her tongue came out. It put an end to her anger and her Raudra roop and she became Parvati again
Edited by Nandiniraizaada - 29 August 2012 at 10:13pm