Mahisasura, the terrible king of the Asuras had defeated the gods and driven them out of Heaven.
The gods, dejected and humiliated went to Brahma, the god of creation.
He, in turn, took them to Vishnu, the God of preservation and Mahadeva, the God of destruction, to report their defeat.
The gods then projected their energy from their bodies and evoked a new form of energy. This energy then crystallised into the heavenly form of a Goddess. She was Mahamaya, the Mother of the Universe.
The emergence of the goddess was an auspicious moment. The Goddess then emerged in full battle array to combat Mahisasura.
The Himalayas gave Her the lion to act as her mount, Vishnu gave her the Chakra, Mahadeva gave her the trident, Yama gave her the Kaal Danda, Kalbhairav (or Veerbhadra) gave the Khadga, Chandra gave the ashtachandra shield, Surya gave bow and arrows, Vishwakarma a protective armour called as kawach, Brahma gave her the rosary and the Kamandalu (container of sacred water), and Kuber gave her ornaments and necklaces.
Armed with weapons of all kinds, the Mother Goddess defeated the Asuras, thus ending the rule of evil forces. The occasion of Mahalaya, thus, always goes on reminding mankind of the divine scheme of things that the Evil may have had its say, but it is ultimately the Good that has the last laugh.
The Goddess is yet to arrive at our land and make it a heaven of peace and celebration with tranquility in the offering.
Written by Raunak Nayak
About the author:
He resides in Durgapur and is presently an Under-Graduate student of Jalpaiguri Government Engineering College in the field of Electrical Engineering. He is a St.Xavier’s School, Durgapur Alumni and later did his +2 in HemSheela Model School. He writes short tales, scribbles and loves to pen his thoughts in almost every occasion. He writes down the columns for Beauty of Durgapur and is highly experienced in Content Writing, Creative Writing, and Motivational Writeups. He is a budding Entrepreneur as well and is always searching for people who think alike. He is an orator, speaker, technology enthusiast and a true Durgapurian by heart. Stay connected for his upcoming contributions.
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