How Shiva’s throat turned blue

The devas and asuras were cousins who were always at war. Once there came a time when the cousins agreed to stop fighting and work together. The idea was to churn the ocean of milk which would yield Amrit or the nectar of immortality. Anyone who had a sip of…
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Ambika battles the mighty Shumbha

The Goddess Ambika had wounded the pride of the mighty Asura king, Shumbha — she had refused his offer to make her his queen. After that, she had defeated his armies twice. Finally, putting himself at the head of an immense army, Shumbha marched against her. Ambika, helped by Kaali…
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Chandika fights Shumbha’s army

Shumbha, Lord of the Asuras had proposed to marry Goddess Ambika. She taunted him to prove that he was stronger than she, an incarnation of goddess Durga. Shumbha sent his army headed by able commanders to defeat Ambika. But she, along with Kaali Ma, destroyed the entire army. It was…
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Chamundi

The Asura king Mahisha, was slain by Durga. After his death, the Asuras fled back to Pataal-lok, the underworld. Soon, Shumbha, swore revenge and became the Asura king. Helped by his brother Nishumbha, he mounted an attack on Svarg-lok, abode of the devas and succeeded in capturing it. While the…
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Durga and Mahishasura

Mahisha, the Asura, was the ruler of Pataal-lok, the underworld and homeland of the Asuras. But Mahisha was greedy for power. He wanted to conquer Bhu-lok, where humans dwelt, and Svarg-lok, the heavenly abode of the Devas. The devas were powerful, too strong to overcome. But Mahisha was not one…
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