Vanaja dances Igiri Nandini

Vanaja in a meditative pose as she dances Igiri Nandini - a tale in which Goddess Durga battles the demon king Mahishasura. Mahishasura obtains a boon from the creator Brahma granting him victory in every battle with man or God - so sure of himself is he, that he omits women - considering them no threat. As he then begins to torment the beings of the three worlds: driving the Gods out of heaven, massacring the sages and committing unspeakable crimes, darkness shrouds creation, until finally, in desperation, the Gods merge their every resource to create the one entity that he omitted - a woman - the Goddess Durga.

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