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Goddess Vasudevabhagini – About Hindu Goddess Vasudevabhagini

Goddess Vasudevabhagini means one who is the sister of Vasudeva – Narayana or Vishnu. So who is the sister of Narayana? It is Goddess Durga. Thus Vasudevabhagini is another name of Goddess Durga.

It is in Harivamsha that Goddess Durga is called Vasudevabhagini. She is also referred as Narayanapriya in Harivamsha. Vasudeva is one among the numerous names of Vishnu and Bhagini means sister.

Secular scholars are of the view that the concept of Vasudevabhagini was part of a failed attempt to get the Shakti cult especially Durga and her worship under the patronage and protection of Vishnu.

However, this did not happen and today; Goddess Durga is closer to Shaivite cults.