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Devi Cult In India

Hindus are the Soviets or Vaishnavites.

Of course, now we all worship, including Buddha and Guru Nanak. Devi worship would seem to have been prevalent throughout India, from a much earlier period, involving the sacrifice of animals and children, which led Buddha to preach Ahimsa or nonviolence as a religion. The famous Kali Calcutta temple has witnessed the blood of millions of goat-like animals. People used to offer their first child as a sacrifice, to replicate the deity.

At Kali temple at Kodungallore, Keralam, thousands of cocks were sacrificed wearing their necks, on Ashwathy nakshatram in Kumbh month (February 15 to March 14). This practice has now stopped.

In Tamilnadu, Mariamma is the Devi. There is a Mariamman covil (temple) in every village. Those who believe in Devi cult, believe that she is the source of all Shakthy or Power. It is created by all the other Gods. Scientifically, too, the mother can give birth, even without a man, as in cloning.

I think India is the only country that has a goddess as the supreme power. It is interesting to note that God is in the West. In China and Islam too, this is true. Only in India is the Goddess or Devi as powerful, if not more, than the Gods, like Shiv or Vishnu. While the influence of the latter is limited to a number of areas, Devi is worshiped throughout the country. Matrilenial families are found only in India. This is an interesting theme for investigation by sociologists I think the Devi cult came from Dravidian tribes.

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