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Mahatma Gandhi: Life of Mahatma Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi, or Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, was born at Porbandar in Gujarat, on October 2, 1869. His father was the Dewan of the Porbandar State. Early Life and Career: He married Kasturba when he was only thirteen. He was very truthful from his boyhood days. He went to England to be a barrister. He did not do well as a lawyer.In South Africa he began a movement against the British rulers. In India too he ledthe freedom movement and at last won independence in 1947. Non-violence and Gandhism: Gandhiji believed in non-violence and love. He was against untouchability and all sorts of injustice in society. He lived a saintly life and suffered a lot to see truth triumph. His heart bled for the poor and the oppressed. He said that all men were equal. He wanted them all to live in peace. He dreamed of a Ram Rajya where everybody would live in peace. He was against the modern civilization. Instead, he wanted his countrymen to live in the villages. His philosophy and deed are so great that …

Nineth Form of Goddess Durga

सिद्धगन्धर्वयक्षाद्यैरसुरैरमरैरपि !
सेव्यमाना सदा भूयात सिद्धिदा सिद्धिदायिनी !!

SiddhGandarv-Yaksha-dyair-Surai-ramrairapi !
Sevyamaana sada bhuyaat siddhida siddhi-daayini !!

सिद्ध गर्धर्वो , यक्षों , देवताओं, असुरों द्वारा सदा पूजित सिद्धि देने वाली माता हमको सिद्धि प्रदान करें !!

At once of the world and the originator of that world, SiddhiDaatri is the summation of the manifesations of Durga.

She is the repository of all the Siddhis or Blessings, whether the 8 listed in Markandaye puraana or the 8 listed in Brahmveyvat Purana. Siddhidaatri is possessor and dispenser of all these Siddhis.

Siddhidaatri has 4 hands. She holds in her hands the Chakra, mace , a conch and a lotus flower. She is depicted either astride a lion or, as is more common, sitting on a lotus.
In her resides the ascetic virgin - Brahmachaarini , and the supreme content wife - Shailputri.
The innocent child - Mahagauri , co-exists with the terrible destructive energy of Kaalratri. The warrior goddess Katyayani becomes one with the tender motherhood of Skandmaata. Siddhidaatri is the summation of all manifestations of Durga and by merging and mingling with the energy of Shiva, she brings the world and all its energy into perfect balance.

                                                                         By :  Manish Verma