Mohini is the female avatar of Lord Vishnu. She looks very beautiful with a pleasing appearance. Mohini is mentioned in ancient texts and Puranas, and her importance is also mentioned.
Mohini appeared during the time of churning of the divine ocean by the divine devas and the demons, in order to distribute the divine nectar to the divine devas. She also appeared before Bhasmasura, a powerful demon, when he tried to test his boon with Lord Shiva itself, and safeguarded Lord Shiva from the demon. It is believed that through the union of Lord Shiva and Mohini, Lord Dharma Shasta was born. She is worshipped mainly in Western India, where temples are dedicated to her and worshipped in the form of Mahalasa, the consort of Lord Khandoba, an incarnation of Lord Shiva.
Ayyappa and Ayyanar are believed to be an incarnation of Dharma Shasta. Ayyappa is referred to as Hariharaputra, the son of Hari and Hara.
In the Sankara Narayana Temple, the idol was installed with the image of Lord Vishnu and Shiva, in order to mention that both are one and the same.
During the Brahmotsavam festival days at Tirumala, on a particular day, Lord Venkateshwara is dressed as Mohini Avatar and grand procession would takes place, and large numbers of devotees would cheerfully participate in the procession.
In Goa, Mohini is worshipped as Mahalasa or Mahalasa Narayani. She is the Kula Devi of many Hindus of western and southern India.
Let us worship the female incarnation of Lord Vishnu and be blessed.
“OM SRI MOHINI DEVIYE NAMAHA”
“OM SRI SANKARANARAYANAYA NAMAHA”
“JAI PARA SAKTHI”