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Shakti of Kutchh

On the day when Narendra Modi wins the Gujarat election to become the Chief Minister for the third time in a row…I bring to you the women from his land…. The Kutchhi woman is very beautiful and takes care to always be decked up with ornaments and jewellery….These are tribal women of Gujarat….and you must notice the difference in their attire…The different tribes can actually be identified by the kind of clothes they wear….

And I remember the famous Billy Joel song….

She can kill with a smile, she can wound with her eyes.
And she can ruin your faith with her casual lies.
And she only reveals what she wants you to see.
She hides like a child, but she’s always a woman to me.
She can lead you to love, she can take you or leave you.
She can ask for the truth but she’ll never believe.
And she’ll take what you’ll give her as long as it’s free.
Yeah, she steals like a thief, but she’s always a woman to me.

Also this post is dedicated to all the women especially The Indian woman…and sadly as crimes against women increase in India I pray to God that the feminine and Shakti(power) is actually praised and worshiped as much in daily life as in the sacred Hindu scriptures. And would like to end with this Sloka addressed to DURGA the goddess of power (Shakti).

“Yaa Devii Sarvabhuuteshhu Maatrirupena Sansthitah
Yaa Devii Sarvabhuuteshhu Shaktirupena Sansthitah
Yaa Devii Sarvabhuuteshhu Shaantirupena Sansthitah
Namastasyaih Namastasyaih Namastasyaih Namo Namah”

Meaning: Goddess Durga is omnipresent. She is the personification of Universal Mother. She is a Mother, who is present everywhere and who is embodiment of power and energy. Great mother, who is present everywhere and who is embodiment of Peace. I bow to that mother, I bow to Durga, I bow to Shakti.