THE FOURTH OF THE DASHA MAHAVIDYA
AN INITIATION INTO THE WISDOMS OF THE GODDESS.
15 May | Charurthi (4th night of the Waxing Moon)*
20:oo-23:oo CEST | 19:oo-22:oo GMT
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Green of complexion
You glisten like an Emerald in the rain.
You accept all our impurities,
You are the heart chakra that openly receives
the leftovers that we have to offer,
the ones that are no use to anyone but you
To you we can bring our shame and our pain,
You can hear our broken refrain!
No one can Love you,
for you are the one who Loves like no other.
Not only do you Love in the sweet scented places,
But you Love in the rotting flesh of yesteryear.
You never withhold your Love.
To you we bow.”
Ucchishta Matangi is the outcast Goddess, and she is worshiped with leftovers.
Ucchishta means polluted scraps and leftovers and anything that is rotting pleases Matangi.
She is the Goddess
who is most pleased
when we offer her
the parts of our Soul
that are no longer edible.
Those parts of us that are old and rotting and are offered to Matangi on this Ritual night.
If we have habits that are standing in the way of our progress and polluting our lives Matangi is the Goddess to approach.
If our health and relationships are not in flow, then Matangi happily takes the old scraps that rot away and pollute the sacred heart, that is, if we even offer them to her.
The thing is that often our addictions and unhealthy habits are difficult to release.
On the one hand they provide a distraction from facing our inner wounds, and on the other hand, they are often a source of shame and may be kept hidden and secret – even from ourselves.
Matangi blesses our shame with the Hand of a healing mother.
Matangi gladly takes our rotting pollution if we dare to face her. To face her, is to face ourselves in the most stagnant of places.
With Matangi, there is no moving around the issue, there is no escape from oneself, there is no rising above or dropping below, there is only… going to the Heart of the matter.
Matangi is a shameless outcast Goddess.
All so-called Taboos are looked at by her emerald green eyes.
She is the outcasted Goddess who isn’t offered a place in polite society, but without her, polite society insidiously pollutes itself in an unseen and noxious manner.
You may come to me in happiness
Or you may come to me in grief
You may come to in your deepest faith
You may come in disbelief
Lover Lover Lover,
– L Cohen
Just as the lyrics above express, Matangi does not care how we come to her. Her lesson is that we even attempt to come to her at all. Whether we come to her in filthy torn rags, or whether we come to her in royal garments and finery, Matangi will take and bless whatever we have to offer her. Her Jayanti falls under the lunar house of the Deer Star – Mrgasirsa Nakshatra. To read more abou this star constallation click here.