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Dashamahavidya_08 Dhoomavathi

Dhoomavathi is one of the most frequently mentioned Devi name in Movies and other Books. Dhoomavati Devi is the seventh Vidya of the Dasha Mahavidyas. She is portrayed with two hands. Sitting in a Crow's flag-chariot in a deserted area, in one of her hands, she holds a “winnowing sieve” and makes either boon conferring gesture or knowledge giving gesture with the other hand. The boon conferring gesture and knowledge giving gesture are known as Varada-Mudra and Chin-Mudra respectively. The goddess is said to be like old aged women and deformed, ugly and smoky colour. She is thin, unhealthy with pale complexion, unlike other Mahavidya(s), she is unadorned with jewellery. She wears old, dirty clothes and has dishevelled hair. If the other deities are wore all ornaments, but Dhumavati Devi has no ornaments because of her widowhood form. Dhumavati, a rabid woman with fierce skin and curly hair and bushy skin, is a grandmother who understands the ultimate state of life. The seventh Mahavidya is Dhumavati. Here is the story of her origin. One day Mahadev was sitting in Kailash and Godess Parvati was on his lap. She told Shiva that she was very hungry and requested him to get her some food. Shiva asked her to wait a while and so saying went back into meditation. Parvati once again asked Shiva, “hey father of the universe, please give me some food, i cannot wait any longer”. When Shiva asked her to wait a second time, Parvati was so hungry that she became aggressive. The third time this happened, Parvati could bear no more and she swallowed Shiva to appease her hunger. Immediately smoke started to come from within her body. Shiva, who was inside her body, had opened his third eye and he said to Parvati, “without me, there is no Purusha in the universe, only Prakriti, as only you exist.” For this reason, this is the widow form of the goddess known as Dhumavati. Dhuma means smoke, and she is depicted without any ornaments and in widow apparel. Dhumavati demonstrates renunciation and removes all frustration and agitation, and is free from disrepute. Therefore, in the “Narada Pancharatha”, it is said that the Devi will take on the role of the widow and this form of the goddess will be worshiped in the same manner as dhoomavati. In a “Swathanthra Tantra”, it is said that Sati-devi sacrificed her life in the dakshayagna, and that the dhoomavati originated from the higher layers of smoke. We should be aware that the Goddess who has called as Annapoorneswari not asked here Annam. Food is wisdom. All the wisdom we see today is the technique/Vidya that was transmitted to Goddess by Shiva. As the food of wisdom grows, the hunger for ignorance grows. Forgetting him and committing many evil deeds. The Goddess here shows her destructive power by devouring Lord Shiva who destroys the universe. But in spite of all the enlightenment and all the destruction of the goddess, the goddess is visible like old aged women and is always in the form of maya. “Dhoomam” means smoke or fog. The goddess is called Dhoomavati because she is derived from smoke, is coloured by fumes, and is controlled by smoke. Dhoomavati is often portrayed as the master of the indigenous things. As with all bright things, the Goddess is the Goddess of Wrath. If we think of smoke as vanity, the people are unable to recognize the truth because it is covered with a form of magic. Dumavati is the pretext of this cover of Maya. Though the true face of truth is said to have been forgotten, the Goddess is all-encompassing and enlightened. The goddess is also the overlord of Maya because she is an illusionist. The real “Upasak” who sits on his mother's lap and sees his mother's affection is not his mother's deformity. Only the best “Sadhak” can see the image of the dreaded mother and the image of the deformed. It is important to understand that when we say that we are the master of all obstacles and adverse circumstances, it is the negative experiences that compel us to realize our true power. The true instructor/Upasak overcomes the crisis and reaches the goal. The Goddess is always ready to lead the spiritual path of the ordinary people who are depressed in the earthly life. It can be said that the Dhoomavati represents the creative darkness and the great emptiness and the ignorance that envelops Pranja. It is not wrong to say that the world has evolved from the great Godess Dumavati. Because void contains everything but it cannot be separated from anything. It can also be seen that Dhoomavati is capable of suppressing lust. The Dhoomavati is said to be a power without Lord Shiva. Since Dhoomavathi has devoured Lord Shiva, the Goddess has been depicted as the image of human beings who do not know all the forces within her. And as the embodiment of humility, the Goddess teaches us how to become like the enlightened being. The flag of the Goddess's chariot is the crow. The first thing to consider enlightenment as a student's goal is “Kakadrushti”. Just like the raven that is constantly on the lookout for food, the Sadhaks should be constantly seeking enlightenment. The soot of the hoof is the sun's mate. It is possible to suppress everything, like a raven, which has no effect when it comes to eating bad things and eating it as if it were the most clean. The Winnowing sieve/separator in the hands of the goddess is to accept what is useful and to separate what is not. It means to embrace pure wisdom and to overthrow what is not. The chaff is good to look at, but it is not. Exterior goodies are not necessarily external. In her own image, the goddess understands the devotee that the sadhaka must be in the inner wisdom, not in the external form. Dhoomavati, the Jagadishwari, is the all-inclusive Varadayani who completes the Upasana by all these qualities. Jagadeeswari, who is universally beloved as a universal philanthropist, may give her all the best wishes to all.