Our first relationship in the world is through the mother. The earliest memory of any person is that of clinging to the mother’s breast and looking into her love-filled eyes. The comfort and security which the infant gains from this relationship lasts with him all his life. In The Mother is centered a whole world of tenderness, comfort and sustenance. To transfer this concept to a cosmic being was a natural step, which all the ancient cultures took. Therefore the concept of the Divine as the Mother is as old as life itself. Devi is the Divine Mother the eternal womb of all creatures - human and animal. She cradles her infinite love. Wherever you see maternal love, in a bird or animal or human, know that to be the love of the Devi for her Children for she is the universal mother. This Book takes us on ancient quest to unravel the mystery of the Divine Mother in all her manifold aspects.
"This is one of the most comprehensive and fascinating books on the mystery of the Divine Mother, written in a clear lucid style which can be easily grasped by everyone." ( Swami Devananda, Rishikesh)
"The Devi is synonymous with Shakti or divine power, that manifests, sustains and transforms the universe into one unified form of existence. Shakti has all the attributes of the Supreme - Power, knowledge and omniscience. They cannot be separated. They are like fire and heat. Worship of Devi is not sectarian. It is applicable to everyone." (Swami Sivananda "Divine Life Society" Rishikesh)
About the Author
Vanamali Mataji is a contemporary Hindu contemplative, teacher, and author. She lives in a small ashram in Rishikesh, an ancient place of pilgrimage in the foothills of India's holy Himalayas. Vanamali Gita Yogashram is a small ashram (spiritual retreat and place of aspiration.) overlooking the sacred river Ganga in North India. Vanamali Mataji is the author of The Lila Hindu World Heritage Library. Her books include: a translation of the Srimad Bhagavad Gita, Nitya Yoga, a commentary on the Bhagavad Gita, Sri Krishna Lila, Sri Rama Lila, Sri Shiva Lila, Sri Devi Lila, Sri Hanuman Lila, Lilas of the Sons of Shiva, Gurudeva and The Taste Divine. Sri Devi Lila is published in the U.S. as Shakti: Realm of The Divine Mother , Sri Hanuman Lila as Hanuman: The Devotion and Power of The Monkey God. Her titles on the life of Lord Krishna and Lord Rama are also being publiushed in the west by Inner Traditions Books. Her most recent book is The Science Called Hinduism. Vanamali is another name for Lord Krishna. It means the wearer of a garland of wild flowers. Mata or Mataji means revered mother. Mataji's birth name is Devi, Mataji is a great devotee of Lord Krishna.