Ramdas Shenoyy decodes women in Indian Mythology and stories from stirfrymba.com
Indian mythology has a rich depiction of some powerful women with distinct and unique characteristics. The beauty is that we have such women even now, who have some of these unique strength and stirfrymba.com has been fortunate to feature some of them.
Radha – Radha would be a symbol associated with Krishna, and with her power of devotion, she was able to achieve the status of a goddess and was worshipped alongside Krishna. If we look at one recipe for success, then it definitely is devotion to one’s passion and Vidya Anand who was featured in the story, ‘Learning from dance’ is proof of the same. How dance can teach us to be disciplined, build stamina and strength, being creative and also help in learning a subject like maths, could be explained only by a person who has a devotion to an art form.
Kamdhednu—The mother of all cows She is capable of fulfilling the deepest wishes of her devotees. Kamadhenu emerged in the process of the great Samudra Manthan, which was the churning and mixing of the great oceans by the deities Asuras and Devas.
Here, we had Bia Sandhu, who had got the magical formula of helping women aspirants of beauty pageants. At the outset, such pageants look exploitative, but it has helps women to build their confidence and also help other women build success stories. Bia is able to churn and bring out the best qualities in women.
Ganga– Ganga is the personification of the River Ganga and is a popular goddess in Hindu mythology. It is Ganga who teaches us to work for the betterment and upliftment of society. At stirfrymba, The Zen of craft—Mayura Balasubramanian, who has focussed on developing craft and culture-based livelihoods for village communities in 20 states.
Saraswati — is the goddess of wisdom, music, and learning. She is also known as Sharada. Here we had Dr. Pramila Kudva, Principal of Pawar Public School and Fatema Agarkar, a modern educator who are helping students learn academic and life skills.
Durga – She is also the representation of feminine power in the universe. Her iconography shows her riding a lion or tiger and holding the Trishul or trident. Our story on Rinku Shah, who guides women that help others improve fitness, increase stamina and enable women to live a life of their dreams, which is fit, happy and healthy.
Lakshmi – the goddess of wealth. Lakshmi does not only represent materialistic wealth but also glory, joy, and honor. Jewelry Queen – Mona Shroff with her jewelry, in 2011 after 18 years of experience as a designer creating in-house labels for Selfridges in London, Gallerie Lafayette in Paris, and 28 department stores in the United Arab Emirates is learning for many aspirants.
Goddesses in Hinduism are a clear depiction of how to look at different elements of life, and they teach us life principles and qualities that help us to lead life.
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