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Hinduism - What Is Durgasaptashati?



(“700 [verses in Durga's praise]”) The Devimahatmya is another name for the Durgasaptashati, the oldest and most significant legendary literature for Goddess worship as the highest celestial force. 

Because the book is 700 verses long, it was given this name, and Durga is one of the frequent titles for this formidable goddess. 

The Devimahatmya is famous for asserting that God is a woman. 

This is an idea that has no obvious origins in the older tradition, which regarded female deities as minor. 

The work opens with a framing tale, but the most of it is made up of three stories about the Goddess's salvific activities, in which she is shown as vastly superior than the pantheon's male gods. 




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