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Kajri Devi – About Hindu Goddess Kajari Devi

Kajri Devi is a manifestation of Mother Goddess Shakti. The name Kajri or Kajari is popularly used to refer to Vindhyavasini Devi. According to holy text Durga Saptashati, Vindhyavasini Devi appeared to protect Devas, saints and human beings who were terrorized by demons Shumbh and Nishumbh. She is believed to have emerged from the body of Goddess Parvati.

The name of the Goddess is associated with the semi classical form of singing popular in the Vindhyanchal region.

Kajri Devi is also known as Yoga Maya, Ashtabhuja Devi and Kaushiki Devi.

As Yoga Maya she keeps all the manifestations on the earth in control. She also destroys evil and looks after the welfare of her devotees.

She is known as Kaushiki Devi as she appeared from the cells of Goddess Durga.

As Ashtabhuja Devi, Goddess is the sister of Lord Krishna. She appeared as the eighth child of Devaki and Vasudeva. When Kamsa attempted to kill her, she flew away from his clutches and predicted his death.