The 21st century is the age of women. It’s the epoch when women across the globe are breaking the chains of patriarchy and setting new standards, both in the social sphere and at work.

Women across the globe are thriving. Be it sports, space, business or even defence, there is nothing that modern women have not achieved.

Having said that, modern women are often subjected to unrealistic standards of expectations by the society. While a woman is expected to manage her home, she is also expected to excel at her work life.

Though it seems to be a herculean task, modern women have defied limitations and carved out a unique place for themselves in the world.

On this International Day of Girl Child here is a series of photos, released by Penguin India on their Facebook page depicting ‘super-powers’ of  a modern woman through goddesses:

Saraswati

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The goddess of wisdom defies conventional mindset that suggests knowledge and education are meant for men.

Lakshmi

Photo: Facebook/Penguin India

Photo: Facebook/Penguin India

The goddess of wealth defies conventions that state that women can’t handle finances.

Parvati

Photo: Facebook/Penguin India

Photo: Facebook/Penguin India

The divine goddess is a proof that getting married does not mean letting go of your identity.

 

Kali

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The all-powerful goddess says that its ok to mess up sometimes.

 

Shakti

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The goddess of power states that there is no limit to you and that you can achieve anything.

 

Durga

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Photo: Facebook/Penguin

The all-mighty goddess asks you to fight against all evil and for things you believe in.

Ganga

Photo: Facebook/ Penguin India

Photo: Facebook/ Penguin India

The divine mother asks you to create your unique identity and leave a mark wherever you go.

 

Sita

Photo: Facebook/Penguin India

Photo: Facebook/Penguin India

The goddess is a proof that you don’t need men to raise your children and that you can do it yourself perfectly.

 

Draupadi

Photo: Facebook/ Penguin India

Photo: Facebook/ Penguin India

Also known as Panchali, she states that there is no war that you can’t win. All you need to do is fight hard enough.