Navratri 2023, is a Hindu festival that resembles the greatest victory of Good over Evil. The meaning of Navratri is ‘nine nights’, thus it is a nine days-long festival during which the nine forms of Maa Durga are worshipped day-wise each day respectively. The legend of this festival resembles the great battle fought between Goddess Durga and Mahishasura. Thus Maa Durga is considered the strongest of all deities in the Hindu religion. Goddess Durga wields 10 strongest weapons which are utilised to protect the devotees from the force of evil.
This Navratri 2023, Let’s Take A Look At 10 Points Explaining The Significance of Maa Durga’s 10 Powerful Weapons:
It is believed that Trishul, of which three sharp ends resemble ‘Trigun’ three properties of life, is a weapon of Lord Shiva that he gave to Goddess Durga. The triguns are called Sattva, Raja and Tama.
One of the most powerful weapons in Hindu mythology, wielded by Lord Krishna which he gifted to Maa Durga.
Lotus is a symbol of Lord Brahma that resembles longevity, fertility, wealth and knowledge.
Bow and Arrow
Bow and Arrow are the symbols of energy gifted by Pawandev and Suryadev.
Sword is rewarded by Lord Ganesh, its sharpness resembles wisdom and on the other hand, sharpness represents knowledge.
Almost everyone knows about the mighty weapons Vajra of Indra, the God of the sky, lightning, weather, thunder, storms, rains, and river flows, that gifted the weapon to Ma Durga.
It is the Symbol of auspiciousness gifted by Lord Agni.
Gifted by Lord Shiva, the snake is a symbol of consciousness and energy.
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Axe and Armor
Axe and Armor, both gifted to Maa Durga by Lord Vishwakarma, symbolise the fight with evil and not being scared of consequences.
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