Saturday, October 11, 2014

Mahishasura - the Hunky deity in Hinduism


Mahishasura - the Hunky deity in Hinduism
The Mahishasuramardini form where Mahishasur is getting killed by Devi Durga.

According to ancient Hindu scriptures, the great Mahishasura was the son of asura king Rambha and cursed princess Mahishi who was in the form of a water buffalo. Well, don't ask for explanations as I'm as amused as you're right now... holy shit man! Why would an asura king, who was so damn ambitious and sincere as to penance and earn God's boon, fall in love or make love to a water buffalo? Extreme form of bestiality perhaps! Anyway this photo post was not meant to address mind-molesting theories centered around the origin of Mahishasura but to salute his hunkiness. Sadly, other deities in my religion are happy to be obese and are mostly proud owners of pot bellies or chubby cheeks. None cares to workout! Jokes are over... now let us analyze our minds because we're the ones shaping up those idols, giving fatty images to most revered (and lavishly spent too) Gods and Goddesses... while reserving the eight-pack abs and Greek God like features for mighty Mahishasura, someone whom we love to see getting killed! Isn't it quite contradictory? It'll be hard to believe if anyone of you try to convince me with the idea that Devi's (Goddess Durga or Shakti) hunt should be portrayed in a grand way and that is how Mahishasura earned his hunky look. Then you have to answer me, what made the Goddess overlook Her son getting morbidly obese?
Mahishasura - the Hunky deity in Hinduism
A statue of Mahishasura on Chamundi Hills, Mysore.

16 comments:

  1. Dude, Shiva, her husband got 8 pack abs, Narayana, her brother got 8 pack abs, only Brahama, her grand dad in her Sati form is pot bellied, even her son Murugan (or Karthikeyan) also got 8 pack abs, except her second son, the Vinayaka (or Ganesha). Don't be too harsh on our gods, they also workout, they might not hit your next door gym, but they are busy in their celestial gyms :P

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    1. Hemendra, I understand that all are not that obese and my usage of "morbid obese" was just for some humor... but do you see the same Greek-God like musculature in Narayan or Kartikeya/Murugan as Mahishasura could build? :-D

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  2. Lol..! Nice article. Some reasons behind mythology does confuse us ,lesser mortals. I suddenly remembered the dance skit we had done in our school where the Goddess Durga kills Mahishasura. The girl playing Mahishasura was the fattest of us all..!
    :P
    thanks to your post i now got an idea to my post!
    ;)
    cheerio..

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    1. Nothing exceeds the pleasure of being able to fuel another blogger's imagination... thanks Manogna :-))

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  3. Very nice explanation with an equally amazing snaps. Good work Anunoy!

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  4. Hehe..only Ganesh is obese...Kartik is quite good looking though I think you're familiar with the Bengali phrase 'Kyalane Kattik' ...:-D :-D

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    1. Heheheee I understand your soft corner for the other avian rider but you admit it or not he looks sissy before this hunk :-))))

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  5. Loved the facts A! And of course the pics.. One from my neighborhood as well!

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    1. Yes, I could actually see you from the top... weren't you spending some good bucks at the race course down the hill area? :-P

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  6. While urban Hindus worship either Vishnu or Shiva depending on their branch of Hinduism, most rural Hindus worship their own village goddess or an earth goddess who has power over fertility and disease, thus life and death.
    what does buddhism mean

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