Devi: The Great Goddess
Devi (in Sanskrit and in English)
HomepageAspects of Devi
Heroine
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Radha and Krishna Dressed in Each Other's Clothes (Lilahava). Lent by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
Sita
Draupadi
Radha
Heroine
As heroine and beloved, Devi comes down to earth and her exemplary life provides an inspiring model for women. Devotees admire and adore these manifestations of Devi because of the greatness of their personal sacrifice and commitment to moral obligation; their portrayal of courage, and outspokenness; or their disregard of social norms in the face of overwhelming love.
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