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Jaya Durga – Goddess Jayadurga

Goddess Jaya Durga, or Jai Durga, is one of the numerous forms of Goddess Shakti. She is mentioned as the presiding deity in two Shaktipeetahs. Jaya Durga form of Goddess Shakti is worshipped at Baidyanathdham, at Deoghar in Jharkhand, India and another is believed to be at Karnat – exact location not yet discovered.
After Sati’s death, Shiva roamed around with the body of Her. Lord Vishnu realized that this never ending mourning would destroy the world and therefore to stop Shiva, Vishnu used Sudarshan Chakra to cut down the body of Sati into pieces. The places where Sati’s body parts fell are Shaktipeetahs. There are 51 Shaktipeethas.
It is believed that Sati’s heart fell at Baidyanathdham and she is worshipped here as Jaya Durga. Her ears is believed to have fell at Karnat but this spot is yet to be identified and the form of Shakti worshipped here is also referred as Jaya Durga in scriptures.
Jaya Durga is depicted as having dark complexion. She is three-eyed and four-armed. Sh…

Quotes from Rig Veda

Be united. Speak in harmony.
Let your minds apprehend alike.
Common be your prayer;
Common be the end of your assembly;
Common be your resolution;
Common be your deliberations.
Alike be your feelings;
United be your hearts;
Common be your intentions;
Perfect be your unity.

Sam gacchadvam, sam vadhadvam
sam vo manamsi janatam
deva bhagam yatha purve, sam janana upasate
samano mantrah, samiti samani
samanam manah saha cittamesam
samanam mantramabhi mantraye vah
samanena havisa juhomi
samani va akutih samana hridayani vah
samanamastu vo mano yatha vah susahasati.