"... und noch einen kleinen Nachtrag: So kam Chamunda zu ihrem Namen:
It has to do with the two demons, Chanda and Munda, trying to harass the goddess Ambika. The duo, followers of the notorious demon king, Shumbh Nishumbh, once set out for the…"
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In the mantra ‘Om aim rhim klim Chamundayai vichche (ॐ ऐं र्हीं क्लीं चामुण्डायै विच्चे ।)’ there are nine letters excluding Om, which is the representation of the unmanifest (nirgun). The nine letters and their meanings are as follows:
aim : Kalika or Mahakali
rhim : Lakshmi or Mahalakshmi
klim : Sarasvati or Mahasarasvati
cha mu nda yai : To Chamunda (the female deity)
vi chche : I offer obeisance
The meaning: I offer obeisance to You O deity Chamunda who possesses the three qualities of Mahakali, Mahalakshmi and Mahasarasvati.
Und zu Chamunda sagt die englische Wikipedia: In Hinduism, Chamunda (Sanskrit: चामुण्डा, Cāṃuṇḍā), also known as Chamundi, Chamundeshwari and Charchika, is a fearsome aspect of Devi, the Hindu Divine Mother and one of the seven Matrikas (mother goddesses). She is also one of the chief Yoginis, a group of sixty-four or eighty-one Tantric goddesses, who are attendants of the warrior goddess Durga. The name is a combination of Chanda and Munda, two monsters whom Chamunda killed. She is closely associated with Kali, another fierce aspect of Devi. She is sometimes identified with goddesses Parvati, Chandi or Durga as well. The goddess is often portrayed as haunting cremation grounds or fig trees. The goddess is worshipped by ritual animal sacrifices along with offerings of wine and in the ancient times, human sacrifices were offered too. Originally a tribal goddess, Chamunda was assimilated in Hinduism and later entered the Jain pantheon too.
... und noch einen kleinen Nachtrag: So kam Chamunda zu ihrem Namen:
It has to do with the two demons, Chanda and Munda, trying to harass the goddess Ambika. The duo, followers of the notorious demon king, Shumbh Nishumbh, once set out for the Himalayas with their chaturangini army. Upon reaching here, they saw the devi (goddess) sitting high up on a peak, smiling to herself. Chanda and Munda then flew their arrows at her.
Furious at this, Ambika knitted her brows and lo! From their folds emerged this terrifying form of Kali, decked up in a cheetah skin sari (long piece of cloth cleverly draped by Indian women) and a garland of skulls. Kali fought all the demons singlehandedly and killed Chanda and Munda. Pleased, Ambika declared that Kali would now be worshipped here as Chamunda – a compound of Chanda and Munda.