Kvothe: Man, why’d you drag me to a work party?

Devi: ‘Cause you’re my buddy. You’re my friend. I want you to meet my coworkers.

Kvothe: Oh, that’s nice.

Devi: Yeah, plus there’s this girl here I’m trying to get with and if I showed up by myself, that’d seem kind of lame.

Kvothe: Uh-huh, I get that.

Devi: And I asked a bunch of other people to come, they said no.

Kvothe: Great, thanks.

ORIGIN OF KALI

There are myriad traditions of how Kali came into existence. One version relates when the warrior goddess Durga, having ten arms, each equipped with a weapon and who rode a lion or a tiger in battle, fought with Mahishasura (or Mahisa), the buffalo demon. Durga became so enraged that her anger burst from her forehead in the form of Kali.

Once born, the black goddess went wild and consumed all the demons she came across, stringing their heads on a chain which she wore around her neck. It seemed impossible to calm Kali’s bloody thrashings, which now extended to any wrongdoers, and both people and gods were at a loss what to do. Fortunately, supreme Shiva stopped Kali’s destructive rampage by lying down in her path, and when the goddess realized just who she was standing on, she finally calmed down. From this story is explained Kali’s association with battlegrounds and areas where cremations are performed.

In another version of the goddess’ birth, Kali appeared when Parvati shed her dark skin which then became Kali, hence one of her names is Kaushika (the Sheath), whilst Parvati is left as Gauri (the Fair One). This story emphasizes Kali’s black aura which is symbolic of eternal darkness and which has the potential to both destroy and to create.

In a third rendition, men and gods were being terrorized by Daruka who could only be killed by a woman, and Parvati was asked by the gods to deal with the troublesome demon. She responded by jumping down Shiva’s throat. This was because many years previously Shiva had swallowed halahala, the poison which had risen from the churning of the ocean during the creation and which had threatened to pollute the world. By combining with the poison still held in Shiva’s throat, Parvati was transformed into Kali. Leaping from Shiva’s throat in her new guise, Kali swiftly defeated Daruka and all was well with the world once more.

By K.Nagori

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Reg and Devi have fun at the beach! ;0
From my experience, You are either like Reg and realize full well You take unflattering pics but own it, or like Devi when You could as well be modeling 24/7 but for some reason are super self conscious about it and still claim You look terrible

Anyway, I was planning on finishing this little bonus thing sometime during vacation, but my family kinda made that impossible, plus I had some other stuff going on”“
But also, normal updates start back up next Monday, so yay!

Durgā (Goddess of War). Fierce form of Mother Goddess, victor of good over evil (The Invincible One), slaying Mahishasura, the buffalo-demon. India. 1800s.

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Lakshmi’s Mantra, the Goddess Within

This is a mantra for welcoming abundance, prosperity, feminine power and to honour Goddess Lakshmi. 

OM is the auspicious sound used to chant many mantras. 

HREEM is the supreme essence of the goddess, a bija mantra that complements Shreem. 

SHREEM focuses on our lunar aspects, while Hreem works with the solar. These two bijas balance each other. 

KLEEM works with the energy of attraction, helps us to attract the qualities of Lakshmi in us. 

MAHA means great, and NAMAHA is a word used to denote an adoration of the subject of the mantra.

Devi’s been WAAAYYYY overdue for a design update! I revamped her halfway back in like, 2011, but never had a full outfit down. Now she’s a gym leader too!!

She used to frequent arena circuits as a popular fighter, but moved on to take on the mantle in Veilstone. Based on how it looked in Platinum I think the building is a Literal Non-League Gym too, taking in inexperienced fighters and the like to train, sometimes with Devi herself (even though she’s kind of shy, personally).