What’s in a name right?
Apparently, my parents decided I could use some divine intervention, so out of the blue, I received this letter and package. It’s a blessing from India, namely the Brahmasthanam Temple, and I now have two deities watching over me.
In Hinduism, the Goddess Durga means the inaccessible or the invincible or Maa Durga (Mother Durga), one who can redeem in situations of utmost distress. She is thus considered the fiercer, demon-fighting form of Lord Shiva’s wife, Goddess Parvati. Durga manifests fearlessness and patience, and never loses her sense of humor, even during spiritual battles of epic proportion.
In the Vedic system Saraswati is the goddess of knowledge, music and the arts. Saraswati has been identified with the Vedic Saraswati River. She is considered as consort of Brahma and wife of Vishnu. She is the daughter of Durga and is seen alongside her during Durga Puja celebrations along with her rival sister Lakshmi and her brothers Ganesh and Muruga. Saraswati’s children are the Vedas, which are the oldest sacred texts of Hinduism.
As a river/water goddess, Saraswati symbolizes fertility and prosperity. She is associated with purity and creativity, especially in the context of communication, such as in literary and verbal skills.
There you have it. Another fine example of the wonderful world of the internet. Order the help of a God online.