October 12, 2018

Devi Stuti: Symbolism of Madhu and Kaitabh

One of the most beautiful sections of the #Caṇḍī Pāṭha is the stuti to the Devi done by Brahma, so that Vishnu can fight with the Asura-pair named Madhu and Kaitabha.  The names Madhu and Kaitabh most easily remind us of madhu - honey, and a play on the word kITa - insect, a honey-bee.  These insects of the genus Apis are known in commonly for their remarkable single-pointedness in gathering honey and work as a perfect symbol of all such people who are satisfied in their trapping of daily life, going over the mundane routine day in and day…
Read More

All rights reserved Salient.