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Hinduism - Who Is Yogmaya In The Hindu Pantheon?

 

Yogmaya is a powerful Goddess form known for her capacity to bewitch and perplex people—in other words, her ability to wield maya, the power of illusion.

Yogmaya is mentioned as the divinity who assumes the shape of a newborn girl and is subsequently slain by Krishna's cruel uncle, Kamsa, according to certain modern texts.

All the inmates of Kamsa's palace fall slumber under her enchantment the previous night, according to these texts, and Krishna's father, Vasudeva, is able to take the child away.

Yogmaya is said to have facilitated Krishna's clandestine rendezvous with the ladies of Braj later in his career—when Krishna plays his flute, the women come to him, but all the others fall under Yogmaya's influence and are oblivious of their absence.

Yogmaya is a strong goddess because of her capacity to manipulate maya; she is honored on the fourth day of Navaratri, the festival of the "nine nights" that are holy to the Goddess in her many incarnations.


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Hinduism - Who Is Vasudeva In The Hindu Pantheon?

 


Who Is Vasudeva?



("Vasudeva's son") The deity Krishna's patronymic is derived from his father's name, Vasudeva, by lengthening the beginning vowel.



Take a look at Krishna.


~Kiran Atma


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Hinduism - Who Is Vasudeva In Hindu Mythology?

 


Who Is Vasudeva?

Krishna's father as a divinity. 

Vasudeva's most significant part in Krishna's mythology occurs on the night of Krishna's birth, when he is able to transport the baby Krishna from his birthplace, the jail, to the house of his foster parents, Nanda and Yashoda.



That night, Vasudeva arrives with Yashoda's newborn daughter, who is really the goddess Bhadrakali in disguise.



Kamsa murders the kid by slamming it on a stone the following morning, but the goddess emerges from the corpse, taunting Kamsa that the person who would kill him has escaped.


~Kiran Atma


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