follow It brings me immense pleasure to share that I, along with 24 other bloggers are celebrating #9daysofwomanhood throughout Navratri. I thank Akshaya Nandakumar for introducing me. I am sure you would have loved her blog on the prompt for today ‘Choose one of the 9 avtaar of Durga and describe why you are that avtaar’ .
This was the toughest of all prompts from this Blogathon. I had been thinking over the past six days for this prompt but ‘nothing’ came across my mind. The dilemma of how can I consider myself to be a Goddess or how can I even think about comparing myself to one continued to haunt me. I am a mere human being.
Last night my thinking process was at its peak and I slept off with no points to ideate upon and write my post for the prompt of the day. I opened my eyes in a well-lit room and around me were the nine avatars of Durga. I paid my homage to each one of them. And then my question hit me back. I thought why not ask the avatars themselves if I was blessed with any of their powers. But I did not hear any answer. All I could see was Mata Kushmanda smiling and then I heard the bells ringing louder and louder as if I was in a temple. Soon I realised that it was my alarm waking me up for the day.
I woke up only to get busy with the daily household chores and forgetting completely about the prompts. While having our breakfast together, my dear husband asked if was feeling sick. I was amazed at the question. To which he himself answered ‘Why then you are not going for Dandia for two days now, the first five days you were having fun there, isn’t it??’ Oh Yes!! I so wanted to enjoy the Dandia nights. Though I am not great at performing the Dandiya, still I entertain myself as I watch others flashing their hands and colourful sticks in the air and dancing to the beats with proper coordination. My neighbour was another reason. And I had always enjoyed her company. But she went to her hometown two days back and I did not want to go without her.
So that is what I explained to my husband and told him that I was not sick but actually, I do not have many friends here. Maybe because I do not like to gossip around and when I see that happening, I excuse myself and take my leave.
I thought the discussion was over when he turned and said ‘This world of yours has been created by you’. These words made me realise that it was not Mata Kushmanda smiling at me but it was my conscience prompting me that I was the creator of my own universe.
Yes! I was bestowed with the power to create the world around me. I have the power to pick up courage over fear. The power to stay away from what is evil. My power is the unlimited. It is inexhaustible and infinite. The power to enrich myself, reward myself, recreate myself and renovate myself anytime, everytime, anywhere, everywhere, anyhow, anyway. I have the power to bring about a change in my life. The power to release the things that do not make me live in harmony. I have the power to choose my thoughts or rather be the creator of my own thoughts. The only thing required to do that is to have faith in oneself and none of us is less than the Devi Kushmanda …the creator of Universe.
Devi Kushmanda, one of the avatars of Durga is credited for creating the world with her divine smile. Her name justifies her main role: Ku means “a little”, Ushma means “warmth” or “energy” and Anda means “cosmic egg”.
She is also believed to improve health and bestow wealth and strength.
I would take the opportunity to introduce Misha Jain who blogs at freshlybakedhead. Do check out for her take on the prompt for the day.
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