Saturday, April 27, 2013

Om shakti, om shakti, om shakti, om!


If you've stumbled upon this blog, you're likely interested in Hindu mythology, stories of the origins of yoga asanas, or you may even be a bhakti yogi(ni).  If you're in any of those categories, here is a Tamil-language film (with English subtitles) to check out.

It's an adorable, low-tech devotional film from India that tells many of the most famous tales of the exploits of the Divine Mother, Adi Parashakti:  the supreme energy that animates the universe.

The vanquishing of Shumba and Nishumba by Chandi Maa, a very silly representation of Mahishasura (so cute) in his battle with Durga Maa, and many other beautiful stories are here.  I searched, but could not find information about when this film was made.  If anyone can add details, please comment : ) .

It's very difficult to find devotional films like these that have English subtitles, so please enjoy this one!