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Goddess Yogamaya

Goddess Yogamaya is one among the numerous forms of Goddess Durga. Goddess Yogamaya is regarded as the sister of Lord Krishna, born immediately before him. She is the child that flew away from the hand of Kamsa and warned him that Krishna has already born on the earth and will annihilate him in near future.

Yogamaya is the Goddess of delusion. Some scriptures point out that it was due to her spell that the entire kingdom of Kamsa fell asleep when Sri Krishna was born.

Goddess Yogamaya shares many characteristics of Lord Vishnu including the dark complexion. She is four-armed and carries conch and discus (Sudarshana chakra) in her upper hand. Her normal right hand is in ‘abhaya posture’ – blessing or protection. Left hand is placed on her thigh.