ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Mother Who Is Not a Mother-In Search of the Great Indian Goddess

In Search of the Great Indian Goddess Kamala Ganesh The mother goddess can be interpreted as expressing ideas of power,autonomy and primacy in the widest sense of the terms' She conveys not so much the idea of physical motherhood but a world view in which the creative power of feminity is central; the goddess mediates between life and death and contains in herself the possibility of regeneration. Is there a basic unity of theme and continuity of ideas to be seen in the variety of goddesses which abound in India? This article explores the mother goddess tradition.

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