May that Durga Devi, who rides on Tiger, who is endowed with intense anger and violence and is renowned by the name of Maa Chandraghanta, bestow her grace on me. Chandraghanta Maa is known and named Chandraghanta or Chandra-Khanda as Maa Durga wears the semi-circular moon (Chandra) which appears like a bell (Ghanta) on her forehead.
by Mahaveer Swami
India. Uttar Pradesh region. Town of Allahabad.”Kumbha Mela” sacred festival, 2007 (source: Magnum Photos)
In dwelling, live close to the ground.
In thinking, keep to the simple.
In conflict, be fair and generous.
In governing, don’t try to control.
In work, do what you enjoy.
In family life, be completely present.
A fierce male deity, possibly Virabhadra
19th century. Patna, Bihar, India. (via British Museum)
Hevajra Mandala. Tibet. 1600s.