Durga's Secret

‘Her unbound hair reveals that she is still wild like Kali, but her nose-ring reveals she is domesticated like Gauri. The weapons in her multiple hands reveal a different kind of violence, one that is restrained unlike Kali’s, one that offers protection but can also be used to punish. She is Brahma’s defiant daughter, Vishnu’s protected and protective sister, and Shiva’s affectionate wife.’

In this festive season heralded by Navratri, when the entire country celebrates Durga or shakti, the primordial female form, renowned author Devdutt Pattanaik reveals the various aspects of the Goddess in ‘Durga’s Secret’ from his bestselling, 7 Secrets of the Goddess.