This Navratra let us know more about one of the beliefs of how Sapt Matrikas originated: According to a legend the Matrikas were created to help Lord Siva in his fight against Andhakasura. When the Lord inflicted wounds on Andhaka, blood began to flow profusely from all over his body. Astonishingly, each drop which touched the ground took the shape of another Andhaka. Thus there were innumerable Asuras fighting Lord Shiva. Now in order to stop the flow of the blood,Lord Shiva created a goddess called Yogeshwari from the flames coming out of his mouth. Lord Brahma, Vishnu, Mahesh, Kumara, Varaha, Indra and Yama also sent their Shaktis to follow Yogeshwari in stopping the flow of blood. Hence, the Sapta-Matrikas originated and Andhakasura finally lost his power and was defeated by Lord Shiva.Worship the Seven Divine Mothers THE SAPT-MATRIKA and be blessed with everything that you wish for.
Jai Mata Di!
Dr. Sushma Ahuja