Goddess Saraswati, Goddess Lakshmi, and Goddess Parvati- the three beautiful and strong female divinities of Hinduism are together called the Tridevi.
Goddess Saraswati- Saraswati is the goddess of education, arts, and music. She represents the power of knowledge and unadulterated thought. Saraswati is imagined holding a veena (a stringed instrument), prayer beads (otherwise called mala), a book, and a pot of water. The mala connotes the significance of reflection while the water shows that Saraswati assists with cleansing her devotees' thoughts. Saraswati's four arms represent the psyche, the creative mind, thinking, and self-understanding. She is depicted draped in white.
Goddess Lakshmi- Ma Lakshmi is the goddess of luck and riches. Devoted wife of Vishnu, she is his biggest strength. She is shown either standing or sitting on a lotus blossom. For Hindus, the lotus represents spirituality, self-understanding, and achievement. Lakshmi is displayed with four hands, which address the four objectives of a Hindu's life- dharma, kama, artha, and moksha.
Goddess Parvati- The Goddess’s name is often taken with her husband, the mighty Lord Shiva. She is portrayed as staying in the Himalayas. Parvati addresses the congruity of life. She is the mother of Ganesha, who is the lord of favorable luck and insight, and Kartikeya, who is the leader of the heavenly multitude of devas, or male gods. Parvati is a type of Brahman otherwise called Shakti. The name Shakti alludes to the power that constantly brings the universe into existence. Consequently, this power is considered feminine.
Other significant goddesses of Hinduism are-
Kali- Kali, meaning both dark and time, is the fiercest of all. She is the most misjudged goddess who kills each evil spirit with her 18 arms and has a seething temper with her blades and knives. She can build and annihilate with her strength, and frequently needs assistance bridling her force. Kali is the hued woman who is doubly abused, yet her nuance lies in the way that she isn't just a destroyer; she is rather the victory over death, the woman that has her self-defenses down. She is the one who realizes that she must survive to win the fight. At a more profound level, she doesn't represent, as many accept, the void, yet rather the timeless haziness that encompasses us and into which we reflect. She is the savagery that can be relaxed, the hardness that can be seen as dread and respected. She is, as it were, the goddess of misfortune, amassing influence and power by killing it.
Q1. Where should the statues of Hindu Goddesses be placed at a devotee’s home?
A statue of Maa Saraswati ought to be placed in the West southwest as the spot represents education. The Idol should point toward the East direction and should be kept in a room that has access to bright sunlight.
A true devotee should place the statue or the photograph of goddess Laxmi in their puja room or place it in the north/north-east direction of their room. Laxmi is the mother of Ganesh and thus should be correctly seated on the right of Ganesh, as the left spot is intended for the wife. Any slip-up in this matter is accepted to bring a terrible consequence. What is more significant in any pooja is intense dedication and love towards the Goddess, with no narrow-minded aim.
Shiva Parvati murti is thought of as exceptionally propitious and praiseworthy. It should be kept by devotees in the puja room or the north or upper east direction of the house.
While a statue of Maa Durga is the most appropriate for the South-Eastern direction, Maa Kaali's deity ought to be placed facing the southern direction.
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