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i will be listing the se tiny figurines in sets of 3 that will each relate to each other. they are very finely detailed and its hard to find this kind of quality in the India Tourism market today. i wish i had better camera for you, its a cell phone camera but all i have to work with. in every case at least one or 2 of the photos will be clear enough to see what you are getting. they are weighty for their size - each in the 1- 1.5 inch range usually. these are perfect for those tiny spaces that need alot of blessing like your car and your purse. they are charming next to a vase or bowl of fresh flowers. or to put a picked flower head alongside them in their place of display. following will be descriptives of the energies each murti represents to a Vedic such as myself. i am not Hindu, nor do Hindus take these representations as polytheistic, each is a representation of the One Whole and Complete God energy. the Absolute I-AM or the One-without-a-second or the Brahman Consciousness or whatever you want to name it. the Vedas have so many names because each and every thing sentient and insentient and all energies and concepts are part of a vast and undefinable ALL That IS. so here is what we have to offer up for your contemplation ...

SARASVATI = OM AIM SARASVATI NAMAHA "Sarasvati like a great ocean appears with her ray, she rules all inspirations."

Sarasvati is one of the many faces reflected in the image of the Divine Mother. Called the Goddess of the Word, Sarasvati means "the one who gives the essence (Sara) of our own Self (Swa)." 2 She is also known as the Goddess of Learning and is the consort (wife) of the Hindu God Brahma (the Creator).

Considered "Knowledge itself personified as a feminine deity" Sarasvati is closely identified with culture, language, speech, wisdom, intellect, creativity and inspiration. She contains all forms within her, pervades all creation, and is the power of intelligence and thought.

As a Universal Goddess and representative of the Mother of the World, Sarasvati has many titles of honor and her epithets explain her best. She is the "power of memory" and the "power of knowledge." She is "intelligence, or she who is intelligence," "whose form is the power of intellect" and "who is the power of forming ideas." 4 She is the Goddess who "revealed language and writing to man."

Sarasvati is also the Shakti of Brahma -- Brahma (Father), Vishnu (Son) and Shiva (Holy Spirit). Brahma is the Divine Lawgiver and the source of all knowledge and Sarasvati as his Shakti releases it into the matter cosmos.

Shakti is a Sanskrit term meaning energy, power, or force. The Shakti is that point of the Feminine Principle who releases the potential of God from Spirit to Matter. As Shakti, the Divine Mother is therefore the dynamic, creative force of the universe–the manifest power of her masculine counterpart. Shakti is inherent in the form of all Mother images.

The Sarasvati River

"May the rivers overflowing grant us their grace (VI.52.4)." 7
In some texts, Sarasvati is Vac (the Word) and is called the Mother of the Vedas. The hymns are revelations "envisioned" by the rishis "through her grace and in her presence." The Vedas personify Sarasvati throughout the text as a river goddess calling her the "great Goddess Stream." Thought at one time to be a myth, the Sarasvati River was said to be the greatest river in India originating in the Himalayas and flowing westward to the sea. In 1985 an archaeological survey found an ancient riverbed that matches its description.

Some believe Sarasvati's identification with the river has to do with her purifying qualities as the "waters cleanse poison from men." This is no "ordinary river." It originates in an ocean in the heavens and flows down to the earth and "represents an ever-flowing stream of celestial grace which purifies and fertilizes the earth." As a physical manifestation of Sarasvati, the river "connects one with the awesome, heavenly, transcendent dimensions of the goddess and of reality in general." Sarasvati "is not only the most sacred river but the Goddess of wisdom, of the Divine Word." Because of her association with poetry, speech, music and culture, Sarasvati is called the Goddess of Learning and the patroness of the arts and music, it is aid, "Sarasvati is present wherever speech exits."


LAXMI / LAKSHMI = OM AIM HRIM KLIM LAKSHMI NARAYAN NAMAH = the Divine Feminine Energy of wealth, prosperity (both material and spiritual), light, wisdom, fortune, fertility, generosity and courage; and the embodiment of beauty, grace and charm. Lakshmi is said to bring good luck, and is believed to protect her devotees from all kinds of misery and money-related sorrows.

Lakshmi in Sanskrit is derived from its elemental form lakS, meaning "to perceive or observe". This is synonymous with lakṣya, meaning "aim" or "objective". In Hindu sacred texts, the Vedas call Mahalakshmi Lakshyayidhi Lakshmihi which means she is the one who has the object and aim of uplifting mankind.

Mahalakshmi is endowed with six auspicious and divine qualities, or Gunas, and also because she is the source of strength even to Lord Narayana. She is the consort of Vishnu and married Rama (in her incarnation as Sita) and Krishna (as Radha and later Rukmini). All the wives of Krishna were forms of Lakshmi.

Mahalakshmi has always existed. She is also known as the sister of the great guru Sukracharya and the great moon devi Chandra. Each time Vishnu descends on earth as an avatar, He is accompanied by an avatar of Lakshmi.

As Goddess of the Middle episode of Devi Mahatmya, she is depicted as Devi in her universal form as Shakti. The Goddess is described as eighteen-armed, bearing a string of beads, battle axe, mace, arrow, thunderbolt, lotus, bow, water pot, cudgel, lance, sword, shield, conch, bell, wine cup, trident, noose and the discus sudarsana. She has a complexion of coral and is seated on a lotus.

She is seen in two forms, Bhudevi and Sridevi, Bhudevi is the representation and totality of the material world or energy, called the aparam Prakriti, in which she is called Mother Earth. Sridevi is the spiritual world or energy, called the Param Prakriti. Most people are mistaken that they are separate beings although they are one, Lakshmi as all Divinity is ultimately One.


DURGA / KALI = OM AIM HRIM KLIM CHAMUNDAYE VICCE = Durga - the goddess of power and strength, is perhaps the most important goddess of the Hindus. She is a multi-dimensional Goddess, with many names, many personas, and many facets. As Mahishasuramardini or Shakti, she is the destroyer of evil - with her ten mighty arms carrying lethal weapons she triumphantly slays the demon Mahishasura. As Sati, beloved daughter of King Daksha and Queen Menaka she gives up a kingdom and earns her father's wrath. As Kali, she turns black as the night and omnipotent, terrible in rage and fury, with just a string of skulls as her garland and her only garb. As Parvati, she is serene, the pretty consort of Lord Shiva by his side in the snowy peaks of the Kailash mountain. She is Bhavani, symbol of life. She is Sati, the object of death. She is Basanti, the heralder of springtime. She is also Amba, Jagadhatri, Tara, Ambika, Annapurna - she is Ma.

Durga, through all her forms, encompasses the essence of salvation and sacrifice. She is the mother of bounty and wealth, as also of beauty and knowledge, for her daughters are Lakshmi and Saraswati (Hindu goddesses of wealth and knowledge, respectively).

Goddess Durga is the inherent dynamic energy through which this supreme consciousness manifests itself. This supreme consciousness or the absolute soul is infinite, birthless, deathless, beyond time and space, and beyond the law of causation.

The power of the Supreme Being that preserves moral order and righteousness in the universe, She is the energy aspect of the Lord. Without Durga, Lord Shiva has no expression and without Shiva, Durga has no existence. Lord Shiva is only the silent witness. He is motionless, absolutely changeless. He is not affected by the cosmic play. Shiva has no direct connection with the tangible elements in the universe and is obliged to emanate a manifestation, an emission of energy, shakti, through the goddess. It is Durga who is the doer of all actions. Shiva and Durga are regarded as the twofold personalization of Brahman, the primeval substance, ARDHANARISHWARA, the Male and Female body united as one.

The Sanskrit word Durga means a fort, or a place that is protected and thus difficult to reach. Durga, also called Divine Mother, protects mankind from evil and misery by destroying evil forces such as selfishness, jealousy, prejudice, hatred, anger, and ego.

The projection of the stronger and fiercer side of womanhood is but obvious in the tales surrounding goddess Durga. According to certain mythological tales, Durga is thought to be the skin of Parvati, which slips off and fights the demon brothers - Shumbha and Nishumbha. Sometimes Durga is supposed to have created helpers to fight for her, Kali being the most famous. In other versions she is supposed to have created the Saptamatrikas, the Seven Mothers, who were originally Yaksha gods, possibly the Pleidian sisters.

The absence of any male influence as well as of any male assistance, in Durga's fierce battles with male demons, is worth noting. The most interesting facet of the tales of her origin is not that she is presented as Shakti - the divine power - but rather, that she assumes the powers of the male gods to save the universe.

3 Solid Indian Brass Murti - Tiny Altar Figurines - Sarasvati, Laxmi & Durga


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