Rashmi Jain

Rashmi Jain

Rashmi is a D. Phil Scholar from Department of English, Allahabad University, where she is working as a guest faculty. A bilingual poet/author, she writes in English and Hindi. Her debut collection of poems, ‘Kaleidoscopic Visions’ has been published by Authorspress (2015). Her poems and research papers are published in reputed journals and magazines like The Criterion, International Journal of Research, Episteme, The Setu, Lapis Lazuli, Kastoori Kanchan, etc.
Rashmi Jain

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  • Durga - October 8, 2016
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Rashmi invokes , the Adya Shakti (Primeval Mother), the supreme source of and  to slay the demons of the present day. A on contemporary women’s issues for the  feature, in .

Durga – the Adya Shakti,

The supreme source of power and energy.

eliminates all the sufferings.

Durga was created to cast away forces.

The creator, nurturer and annihilator.

She is the beginning and the end,

She is the power house of learning, wisdom, force and strength.

People chant her name to attain salvation,

Brahmacharini, , Katyayani, Kushmanda, Mahagauri, Chandraghanta,

Skandamata, Siddhidatri are some of her names.

Kalyug is dark, enigmatic, mystical and dangerous

O mother! Give strength and power to your daughters

The Kalyugi Mahishasurs are found in every nook and corner.

Grant the boon of courage to women.

Statics of crime against women are rising high

Every second a girl is pushed to death’s lane

O mother! The world needs your help,

Durga – the Adya Shakti,

The supreme source of power and energy.

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