Goddess Durga symbolizes the divine forces (positive energy) known as divine shakti (feminine energy/ power) that is used against the negative forces of evil and wickedness. She protects her devotees from evil powers and safeguards them. It is believed that Goddess Durga is the combined form of powers of Goddesses Lakshmi, Kali and Saraswati. Recently, DJJS organized the event of ‘Maa Bhagwati Jagran’ at Rayya, District Amritsar in Punjab on January 14th, 2020.
The word Durga, from the root word 'durgam' itself embodies fearlessness. The stronger we are from inside, the more fearless we are at the outside. This strength and fearlessness to speak nothing but truth goes a long way in ensuring success in the long run. Goddess Durga rides a tiger, it's a metaphor showcasing that ‘A fearless being can go on to tame problems and situations even as fierce as a tiger and come out the winner.’
Sadhvi Bhavarchana Bharti Ji, preacher disciple of Shri Ashutosh Maharaj Ji (Head and convener of DJJS), explained that Durga Maa with her eight hands epitomizes the skill of multitasking. Multitasking not only saves time, but it also keeps us mentally active and agile. Multitasking makes us independent of the vagaries of time and resources. She further elaborated that the most prominent feature on any idol or statue of Goddess Durga that arrests our attention is her beautiful, calm and serene visage which sports big yet watchful eyes. Big eyes are a symbol of having a 360-degree vision so as to know where one needs to reach. But just knowing the destination does not complete the journey. The watchfulness symbolizes a constant eye on your journey to the goal.
Lastly, when all other powerful Gods failed to stop the unstoppable demon Mahishasura, the Supreme Being too had to take a form of Goddess Durga to vanquish the unconquerable. His Holiness Ashutosh Maharaj Ji is one such power who is bestowing devotees with Brahm Gyan an eternal science of self-realization which harnesses the Shakti and creates divine personality which not only benefits the person but society as a whole.