𝙈𝙖𝙖 𝘿𝙪𝙧𝙜𝙖 𝘽𝙡𝙚𝙨𝙨𝙚𝙨 𝙒𝙞𝙩𝙝 𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝙇𝙞𝙜𝙝𝙩 𝙊𝙛 𝙆𝙣𝙤𝙬𝙡𝙚𝙙𝙜𝙚 𝙏𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝘾𝙖𝙣 𝙇𝙚𝙖𝙙 𝙏𝙤 𝙨𝙥𝙞𝙧𝙞𝙩𝙪𝙖𝙡 𝙖𝙬𝙖𝙠𝙚𝙣𝙞𝙣𝙜
“She Leapt Upon the great asura, Pinned his neck down With Her Foot, And Pierced him through With Her Spear.”
– Chapter 3, Verse 40, The Devi Mahatmya
Maa Durga’s Slaying Of mahishasura Is Symbolic Of the process of spiritual awakening. Maa Durga’s Spear Symbolizes Knowledge, and being Pierced By It Symbolizes being Penertated By The Light Of Knowledge. The Penetrating Light Of Knowledge Forces the demon to emerge in his real form. The real form of mahishasura symbolizes the “fasle-self” or limited ego-awareness. To be able to progress towards the realization of the “True-Self” it is first important to discern the “false-self” and decapitate it.