Post by madanmohandas on Sept 1, 2022 3:25:50 GMT -6
In Sri Chaitanya Bhagavata, Adi kanda, chapter four, 19, we find the the following couplet,
vaadya-gita-kolaahale kari' gangaa snaana/
aage gangaa puji, tabe gelaa 'shashti-sthaana//
They went with song and music to the banks
Of Ganga to bathe, worship and give thanks;
And thence their way to worship did address,
At the fane of Shashti, village Goddess.
Well, going through Brahma Vaivarta Purana, translated by Rajendra Nath Sen, originally published in 1920; the versifying is mine; Prakriti Kanda, came across this, on the subject of aspects and emanated forms of Prakriti.
maatrikaa saa pujyatamaa
saa ca shashti prakititaa/
shishunaam prativisvam tu
Foremost of Matron Goddesses is she,
And called by the name of divine Shashti;
She guards small children from all dire alarm;
And keeps the worlds' children from scathe and harm.
shashtaamsa rupaa prakrtes-
tena shashti prakirttitaa//
She is devoted to the Lord Vishnu,
Austere, and wife of Kartikeya too;
As sixth part of Prakriti, she is famed
In all the world, and Shashti devi named.
BVP. Praktiti kanda, 1 , 70-71