A powerful demon named Mahishasura was wreaking havoc on the gods and goddesses and was threatening to overthrow them. He was distracting them from their duties and causing them to turn their attention toward worldly pleasures. Shiva, Brahma and Vishnu, the sacred trinity in charge, were worried. They brought their energy together to create a great goddess, Mahamaya (also known as Durga).
Mahamaya was a fierce warrior, and along with her trusty lion, she attacked the evil demon. Mahishasura was able to transform into different creatures to try to defeat Mahamaya. It was a formidable fight. Mahamaya’s lion swiped at Mahishasura’s chest and was able to weaken him some. At that time Mahamaya shot an arrow into his flaming mouth, making him drop to the ground. Mahamaya stood upon Mahishasura’s chest and cut off his head with her scimitar. With the demon defeated light and grace were restored to all.
Maha maya means “great…
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