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Hinduism - Who Is Mahasaraswati In The Hindu Pantheon?


The Devimahatmya, the oldest and most significant source for Goddess mythology, depicts the goddess Mahasaraswati, Mahalakshmi, and Mahakali in three separate manifestations.

The narrative starts with the creation of the universe.

The deity Brahma is attacked by two demons called Madhu and Kaitabha as he emerges from the lotus sprouting from the god Vishnu's navel.

Brahma attempts to avoid the demons, but Vishnu is unable to assist him since he is deep sleeping, overpowered by the Goddess's influence.

She only leaves Vishnu when Brahma praises the Goddess, allowing him to awaken.

The demons' brains are then clouded, allowing Vishnu to deceive (and slay) them.

Saraswati is the goddess of art, learning, and culture in the Hindu pantheon—anything involving the life and activity of the intellectual and aesthetic faculties.

Mahasaraswati is also associated with intelligence, implying that she has the power to influence people's perceptions.

See David R. Kinsley's Hindu Deities, 1986, for further information about Mahasaraswati and the Hindu goddesses.


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Hinduism - Who Is Mahalakshmi In The Hindu Pantheon?


The three portions of the Devimahatmya, the oldest and most significant source for Goddess mythology, depict the goddess in three different manifestations: Mahasaraswati, Mahalakshmi, and Mahakali.

Mahalakshmi is a fierce warrior goddess, the prime heavenly force on the planet, unlike the goddess Lakshmi, who is a tranquil and propitious wedded goddess.

She is created from all of the gods' collected brilliance (tejas) in order to destroy Mahishasura, a demon that the gods had been unable to defeat.

In the Devimahatmya, her climactic deed is to slay Mahishasura, despite his frantic efforts to overcome and then evade her.

See David R. Kinsley's Hindu Deities, 1986, for further information about Mahalakshmi and all the Hindu goddesses.


You may also want to read more about Hinduism here.

Be sure to check out my writings on religion here.