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Goddess Sri Narmada – One Of 64 yoginis in Hinduism

Goddess Sri Narmada is one of the 64 yoginis in Hinduism. The 64 yoginis are holy women with yogic powers or female attendants of Shiva or Durga. They are worshipped as Goddesses in Hindu religion. Yogini Sri Narmada is depicted as standing on an elephant. Narma means joy and da is one who gives; Narmada Yogini is the one who gives joy. Elephant symbolizes wisdom. It suggests the importance of wisdom in life in the world.  Worship of 64 yoginis are more common in Tantrism and among Shakteya practitioners.

Goddess Sri Narmada is worshipped for success in life and also not getting addicted to worldly life through wisdom. Sri Narmada yogini standing on elephant means that we should have control over our desires. We should let desires run amok.

Sitting or standing upon an elephant is a very difficult activity. It signifies alertness and practice as to not to fall into the trap of desires.

The mantra associated with Goddess Sri Narmada is Om Aim Shanti Swaha.

Goddess Sri Narmada is offered orange color flowers and yellow color bhog (food or naivedya). Lamp for her should be lit using pure ghee. Agarbatti should be of natural orange color flowers. Offer white color chandan.

The ideal day to propitiate Sri Narmada Yogini is Tuesday.