Ambika (sanskrit: अम्बिका )is one of the 108 names of the Hindu Goddess Durga. Durga, in Sanskrit means “She who is incomprehensible or difficult to reach.” Goddess Durga is a form of Sakti (energy) worshiped for her gracious as well as terrifying aspect. Mother of the Universe, she represents the infinite power of the universe and is a symbol of a female dynamism. Ambika is translated in Sanskrit as a “Jain Yakshi Goddess”. She is the Yakshi (dedicated attendant deity), or the Sasana Devi (protector goddess) of Tirthankara Neminatha. Ambika was the Mother of Dhritarashtra whom was the King of Hastinapur, and the Uncle to the Pandava’s in the epic Indian story of the Bhagavad Gita. The principle worship of “Ambika” or “Mother” was first applied by the Jainas at the end of the 6th Century CE defined by the term “Yaksi Ambika”.
February 4, 2013 at 9:36 am
How fabulous. I am a yoga fan myself, I’d love to be as good as you 🙂
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December 21, 2019 at 9:52 am
Danke Schon 🙂