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Shakthi is a femenine gender word and means power or energy. Power is therefore associated with women. Its only in sanAtana Dharma that shakti is celebrated. Shakti is largely associated with godess Durga who defeated the evil demon MahishAsura.
शक्ति or Power is derived from samskRutam.
In Ancient Bharat there were a lot of women who were very highly educated .
Would prevent aging.
Anasuya Pictured with Brahma, Vishnu
and Shiva as her children
Maitrayee debating Maharishi Yagnavalika
Lopamudrapictrued with her husband Maharishi Agastya
Bharat and shakti-Powerful women of Bharateeyaitihasa (Indian History)
Draupadiwas the daughter of King Drupada of Panchala. She was born of the fire of her regal personality equally filled with spark and flame. And Mahabharata describes her as extremely beautifull
Draupadi being disrobed IN Kuru court
With her husbands
During the later part of India’s freedom struggle a lot of women fought bravely defying the roles society thrust upon them. These women are also personifications of Shakti. They inspired other women to join the struggle. Some of them are…
Sarojini Naidu: She was a brilliant woman with great
oratorical skills. She worked beside Mahatma Gandhi in
the civil disobedience movement and was jailed
repeatedly. She accepted it proudly. Her whole life was
dedicated to achieve India’s freedom.
ArunaAsaf Ali: During the time when in India women were not educated, she was a graduate and a teacher. She joined Congress and particiated in many agitations. She was Jailed numerous times. She held a hunger strike while I jail and craeted history. She participated actively I the “quit India Movement”. She was awarded the Bharat Ratna for her Bravery. Such is the power of woman.
popularly known after hhaving been given the
name by Swami Vivekananda was born in
Ireland and came to India in 1898. She believed
India was a great country and that the woman
of India were forms of Shakti. She worked hard
for the empowerment of women and inspired great
people such as Swami Vivekananda, Sri Rabindranath
Tagore and Sri Aurbindo. Swami Vivekananda
called hera “lioness”, Sri Tagore as “ Lok-Mata”
and Sri Aurbindo as “Agni Shikha”. She started an all grils school in India which is now the Ramakrishna Math Sarada Mission Sister Nivedita’s Girls’ high school.
Kasturba Gandhi: She was the wife of mahatma Gandhi. She was instrumental in the success of the “satyagraha” movement. She fought for India’s independence shoulder to shoulder with her husband, taking in multiple imprisonments by the British. She was also involved in women ‘s education and educating women about cleanliness and hygene. She was an ordinary woman who proved to be very powerful in India’s freedom struggle just by her sheer ability to stand up.
Padma SubramanyamA rare combination of a flawless dancer, choreographer, music composer, singer, research scholar, teacher and author, Dr. Padma Subramanyam is one of the most respected and reputed Bharatanatyam dancers. Born in Chennai in year 1943
LataMangeshkar: She at one time even held the world record for recording the most number of songs, a record that was taken over by her contemporary and a great singer herself, Asha Bhonsle. She has recorded songs for more than 30 regional languages and has laid a claim to every entertainment award that there is on offer. Easily one of the most memorable voices in Indian music, she has given more to playback singing than any other singer, dead or alive
Minister for Water resources,RiverDevelopment and Ganga Rejunvenation in Union Government of India
Irish origin Hindu, who contributed to India’s freedom
Women with Magical Mathmeatical capabilities
She runs an ashram for abandoned children and women in Mathura called “Vaatsalya Gram”.
Minister for External Affairs in The Union Government of India
Indian Police Service officer
We have taken a look at the various forms of Shakti and the different embodiments of Shakti