Hindu Goddess Statues

Hindu Goddess Statues

The Feminine Principle

The goddess takes many forms in Hinduism. There is the great goddess, Devi, embodied in such figures as Durga and Kali. There is the benign and caring mother of creation, as well as the terrifying and bloodthirsty goddess bringing catastrophes. There are sensuous young maidens, loving couples, river goddesses, heavenly courtesans and hybrid creatures. There is an all-pervading sensuality in the Hindu goddesses, a celebration of the senses and the life-energy of nature.