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Adhi Narayani and Goddess Durga

Adhi Narayani is the first sculpted form of Narayani, erected in Sri Narayani Peedam in 1993. Until then, the representation of the Divine Mother only existed in the form of nature: as the sacred anthill in Sri Narayani Peedam and as the swayambu in the Swayambu Temple. Adi is the Sanskrit word for ‘beginning’ or ‘beginningless.’ Adhi Narayani is seated beneath the exquisite 25ft. Sri Ashta Bhuja Durga Devi, the eight-armed goddess of courage and inner strength.

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