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We all have inner strength inside of us. When we tap into it, it gives us the ability to deal with any kind of situation. But there are some moments when we need some extra support and push. Instead of depending on family or friends, I decided to lean on a Higher Power. One of the form is Durga, the Shakti (strength/power) because I knew that this Higher Power will always be there by my side and I will not be judged under any circumstances.

I talk as I speak with another human being about anything and everything whether it is confusion, anxiety, stress, fear, or joy. It is delightful to have conversations and I get my answers in the form of some signs. And that puts me at peace and calms me down instantly.

This artwork - Shakti is inspired by Durga, the feminine nature of God, appears in the Rig Veda, one of the Indian scriptures. She has been a warrior goddess. She is depicted fierce in action, yet her face is calm and serene. She is protective and violent not because of her hatred, egotism or getting pleasure in violence, but because she acts out of necessity, for the love of the good, for liberation of those who depend on her, and a mark of the beginning of soul's journey to creative freedom.

Durga traditionally holds the weapons of various male gods of Hindu mythology, which they give her to fight the evil forces because they feel that she is the shakti(energy, power). One of the weapon is a Trishul or Trident.  

It symbolizes that she ends three types of miseries - physical, spiritual or mental.


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