Saphta Kanni / Maathar
Topic started by Ragu (@ 126.96.36.199) on Mon Aug 30 18:53:13 EDT 2004.
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Who are this Saptha Kanni and Saptha Maathar?
Are they the same.
- From: Rajendhra Cholan (@ 188.8.131.52)
on: Fri Sep 24 08:06:31 EDT 2004
Saaptha kaanni and saptha maadhargal are different.
Sapta Kanni, I know noyl two of them..Aagaya kannai, Jala kanni..and rest..I am sorry..you can visit Melmaruvathur Temple, and have a note.
Sapta Maadhargal are, Brahmi, Vaishnavi, Vaaraahi, Chaamundi, Kaumari, Maaheshwari and other one. This you can get to know, at Kachaleeshawarar Temple, in Armenian Street, Parrys. Opp to Sri Durga Sanctum..
Hope this will help to some extent if not compltely...
- From: JayBee (@ klg-56-132.tm.net.my)
on: Wed Oct 20 11:47:49 EDT 2004
Saptha Mathar are called Saptha Mathruka.
They are the inherent sakthis which resides and activates each devas.
Whne AmbaaL was engaged in the Sumbha Nisumbha war, the devas decided to send their sakthis to help AmbaaL.
From each one of six devas, six sakthis came out.
Brahma - Barhmi
MahEsvara - MaahEsvari
Kumara - Kaumaari
VishNu - VaishnNavi
Varaha - Vaaraahi
Indra - Aindri
The seventh sakthi was from AmbaaL Herself. She was known as ChaamuNda.
The goddesses resembled their respective devas in everything - vahanas, weapons, etc. But only the gender was different.
Saptha Kanni are forest sakthis who are worshipped in the villages. They are a class of village deities.
Saptha Mathrika worship was very popular in Tamilnaadu at one time. It is very ancient.
There is a Vaaraahi in Tanjavur Big Temple. She is said to have some sinister powers.
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