|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?
|A statue of Mahishasura on Chamundi Hills, Mysore.|