Devi Mahathmyam Mon-Fri 21:45-22:15 on Asianet
Devi Mahathmyam Mon-Fri 21:45-22:15 in AsianetDevi Mahathmyam is one of the most enduring and popular Hindu scriptures of all times, filled with the stories and the exploits of the Mother Goddess, as she assumes various forms and avatars, from time to time to vanquish evil and restore righteousness and goodness in the world. The stories of Devi Mahathmyam have been told and retold, time and again, but popular interest in it never wanes – perhaps, a testimony to the difficult times that we live in, where greed, selfishness and pride hold sway across the world and the voice of goodness is muted, if not completely lost in the din of violence.
Asianet’s Devi Mahathmyam is a step towards fulfilling this deeply felt spiritual need among our viewers.
The seven hundred verses of Devi Mahathmyam form one of the cornerstones of Hindu philosophy and is perhaps the only text of its kind in the world which focuses on the Supreme Nature of the Mother Goddess as the single unifying force that binds the universe – a construct that is outside the pale of any patriarchal discourse. The Divine Mother even assumes the roles of the established Hindu trinity – Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. She is all at once the creator, the preserver and the destroyer of all creation.
The doors of knowledge and nirvana are open to anyone and everyone who can comprehend the essence of Devi Mahathmyam.
The work consists of the thirteen chapters which form part of a much larger work called the Markandeya Purana, one of the earliest Hindu texts, which comprises of deeply philosophical stories related by the great sage Markandeya to his students.