Holika Devi

Holika in Shaktism and in Mother Goddess worshiping cults is regarded as a Goddess rather than a Demoness . Holika Devi was a form of Shakti , the hindu Goddess as being worshiped by Hiranyakashyap and his family who were demons . Mother Shakti is the Mother of all whether it could be Devataas or asurs or Humans , her love is never partial . so Holika was the Goddess born from the Fire Sacrifice and was Hiranyakashyap’s sister . This is the reason in Kali Saheshraram ( the 1001 names of Goddess Kali ) there is a name Rakshasi which actually means the Devi who was born in the Asur Kula as being worshiped by the Demon Worshipers . so it shows how kind is Mother’s love . Mother Shakti is regarded as the slayer of evil and have killed many demons but as well as she has given boon to many of them who were her worshipers . so this is the reason Holika is a Goddess .

Holika is also known as Swaha Devi and this is the reason she is worshiped in the form of fire and flames on the day of Holi . where a huge fire is lit up and offerings are made to the Goddess . Many Patriarchial sects of Hinduism teaches that Holika was born in a asur kula so she is a demoness and this the reason they call the worship of Holika Devi as “ Holika Dahan “ or to burn Holika . In another legend we see that Holika tried to burn her brother’s son who was a devotee of Vishnu and so these patriarchial sects have preached that she is a demoness so needs to be burned , but Devi Worshipers says that Holika was a Goddess and so she would never do anything which was “ Adharma “ . This is the reason when Prahalada sat on her lap , she did not burn him but herself got converted into the flames of fire and protected him . this is the reason Holika is worshiped in the form of Agni or fire .

Holika Devi has her temples in Varanasi and Bellary of India where it is said that she grants her worshipers the boon of fearlessness and prosperity . May Holika Devi bless us all .


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Lord Krishna has said in the Bhagwad Geeta (Chapter 4):

“Whenever righteousness falls and unrighteousness grows, the Almighty reveals His presence! The Supreme though unborn and undying, becomes manifest in human form to overthrow the forces of ignorance and selfishness.”

Om Namah Shivay

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