Balambika- The Child Goddess of Knowledge
Shri Balambika is a Hindu goddesses, majorly worshipped in South India... is a Hindu goddesses, majorly worshipped in South India, especially in Kerala and Tamil Nadu. She is a 9 year old manifestation of Lalitha Tripura SundariTripura Sundari
Tripura Sundari is the compound of two words, ‘Tripura’ meaning three cities... Devi and child of Sri Lalita Devi. She is worshipped for knowledge and wisdom. Though she is a nine year old Goddess, praised for her innocence and beauty, she is also known for her courage and battle skills.
Triumph over Asura Bhanda and his Sons
The Sakthi army was living in a beautifully built fire-walled fortress, which was protected by deities. Bhanda, a powerful Asura lived nearby and was scared of the new power. He made war strategies with his sons and commanders. He believed their strength was unmatchable and could surely destroy an army of women. Though he knew it was unfair to send men against women but he had an insatiable thirst for power. His sons were extremely powerful and wanted to destroy all the weapons and fire-walled fortress. They also had an urge of capturing Sri LalithaLalitha
Lalitha, also popularly known as Shodashi, is a Hindu goddess. The name “Lalitha” in Sanskrit translates to “she who plays”. Devi and swallow her army.
Sensing the evil deeds of Bhanda’s sons, Goddess Balambika requested her mother to let her participate in the war. She didn’t get permission at first as she was only nine years old and losing her was not an option for her mother but looking at her bravery and strong determination, she was allowed to participate in the war. She was given an armour and weapons and rode a chariot yoked with swans. She soon broke the will of the asuras and gave them a shameful defeat. She killed each of Bhanda’s son individually and pierced their heads with her arrows.
Balambika had four arms and has a small circle made by aalta on each palm. She holds a book in one hand, symbolizing knowledge and education and a japa mala, symbolizing spirituality, in another. Her innocent face is said to emit glow. Her eyes are like sun spreading light in all the directions. Her diamond nose pin is famous among her devotes.
According to a legend Goddess Balambika wanted to marry Lord ShivaShiva
Shiva is one of the Supreme Gods of Hindu Trinity that ... and wanted to devote her complete life to him. She sat under a Vanni tree and started meditating. Lord Shiva did want to marry her but after a confusion created by Narad Muni, the marriage remained unsuccessful. Because of her love for Lord Shiva, Balambika decided to remain a virgin throughout her life, thus staying pure forever.
Aiym Kleem Sow- these three words are used in her moolamantram and they stand for learning, magnetic attraction and prosperity respectively. It is believed that any person can gain solution for all worldly problems by repetitively chanting this mantram. This mantram should be given to the students by their teachers or gurus. Goddess Balambika is the goddess of children and her main temple in Bangalore is also dedicated to her children devotes. It is also claimed that she shares the closest relation with people having Cancer as their zodiac sign and should prayer to her for relief for all the problems.