Sri Kadiyali Mahishamardini Temple
Kadiyali, Udupi - 576 102
Sri Mahishamardini or Durga, the Goddess of the Universe, possess different forms and aspects. She is a powerful aspect of the feminine Goddess in Hinduism. Parvati, the wife of Lord Shiva and is a form of Durga. She is also called Shakthi, the Goddess of Energy and Power.
She is best known for destroying the Buffalo demon Mahishasura. In the Puraanas, it is written that when Mahishasura drove the gods out of their heavenly abode, they appealed to Durga to help them, and each god gave her their weapons. Durga's slaying of Mahishasura, was why she is called the Mahishamardini, the slayer of Mahishasura.
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Last updated on May 5, 2021