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Unformatted text preview: October 15 October 21, 6-8 pm Foelinger Auditorium Conflict Exam on 10/22, 68pm LMS 144 • • • • 25 Matching 25 Multiple choices 4 slides 1 long essay • Durga = – The Invincible Goddess – Devi = goddess • Extolled in Markandeya Purana – (a Purana dedicated mostly to Visnu) • Goddesses incorporated into Jainism and Buddhism • Possible goddess worship – in Indus Valley and other non/pre-Aryan civilization – aka mother-goddess worship – ‘mother’ as the source of life • Puranas – New forms of narratives – New deities incorporated – Assertions and Assimilation of the non-Aryan, oppressed classes, women • Goddess created by gods – to defeat the buffalo-headed demon (mahisasura) – All the other gods have failed at that task – The goddess receives attributes, weapons, and gifts from the gods • Goddess comes to her own – Speaks to the gods – Asserts her identity • Mahisasura – The most important demon killed by Durga – Mahisa=buffalo, asura=demon • Ciksura – The general of the asuras • Raktabija – The demon whose spilled blood gave birth to more demons • Durga: the invincible • Ambika: the compassionate mother • Bhadrakali: the gentle devi • Chandika: the angry killer of chanda • Chamunda: killer of Chanda and Munda • Kali: the great/terrible time (ref. Mahakala) • Parvati: daughter of Himalaya (parvat=mountain) ...
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