Dhumavati, Goddess Dhumavati Mahavidya

Goddess Dhumavati is one of the fearsome aspect of the Dasamahavidyas. Dhuma means smoke and Dhumavati is the one who is composed of smoke. She is the knowledge that comes through hard experience in which our immature and youthful desires and fantasies see an end. Her nature is not illumination but one of obscuration. However […]

Dasamahavidya, Dus Mahavidyas (Dasa Mahavidya)

Dasamahavidya

Dasamahavidya, also spelt as Dus Mahavidya or Dasa mahavidya, are a group of ten aspects of the Divine Mother or Shakti. In Sanskrit, Mahavidya means the great knowledge or wisdom. The ten Goddesses are known as the givers of great knowledge. Devi Bhagavata Purana describes the importance and spiritual significance of Dasamahavidya. Here are the […]

Story of Goddess Matangi (Legends associated with Matangi Maa)

Matangi Mahavidya

The first Legend of Matangi was related to ucchista matangini when lord Shiva and parvati was served up with food from lord Vishnu and goddess Lakshmi and from the disgorged food a maid aroused and was empowered with good dimensions named Ucchista matangini. Meditation upon goddess matangi allows for inspiration, blessing and peace in the […]

Mantangi | Goddess Matangi Mahavidya

Matangi Mahavidya

Goddess Matangi or Rajamatangi is one of the mahavidyas. She is also considered as the tantric form of Saraswati and her worship is adviced to acquire supernatural powers, especially gaining control over enemies, attracting people to oneself, acquiring mastery over the arts and gaining supreme knowledge. She is also represented as the ministerial power of […]

Bagalamukhi | Goddess Bagalamukhi Mahavidya

Goddess Bagalmukhi is one of the mahavidyas who is attributed with the destruction of the enemies. She is often depicted as having a golden complexion and her dress is yellow in colour. She is seen sitting on a golden throne in the midst of an ocean of nectar which is full of yellow lotuses. She […]

Bhairavi, Goddess Bhairavi Mahavidya

Goddess Bhairavi or Tripurabhairavi is the fierce and terrifying aspect of the Dasamahavidya who represents divine anger and wrath. Yet her anger and wrath is directed towards impurities within us as well as to the negative forces that may try to interfere with our spiritual growth. Though a difficult force to bear, her activity is […]

Significance of Dhumavati

What is the Significance of Dhumavati? Dhumavati Mahavidya is one of the Dashamahavidyas as per Hindu Scriptures… “The Smokey One” or Dhumavati is a cluster of Tantric goddesses numbering to ten and is represented as the terrifying facet of Hindu Mother or Devi. Dhumavati is usually depicted as an ugly, old widow, related every time […]

Bhuvaneshwari, Goddess Bhuvaneshwari Mahavidya

Bhuvaneshwari Mahavidya

Goddess Bhuvaneshwari is one of the dasa mahavidyas who gives shape to the creation of the world. Goddess Parvati is the Sagun roop of Mata Bhuvaneshvari. Her name itself means the ruler of the universe. She is the cosmos personified as Goddess. Worshipping Maa Bhuvaneshwari promotes a cosmic vision and absolves us from the narrowness of […]

Chinnamasta: Goddess Chinnamastika Mahavidya

Goddess Chinnamasta who is also known as Chinnamastika or Prachanda Chandika is the Goddess of Striking Force whose head is severed. She is one of the ferocious aspect of the Dasamahavidyas. She is often depicted as the one who has severed her own head and in her two hands she holds a sword and her […]

Kali, Mahakali: Goddess Mahakali Maa

Mahakali

Goddess Kali , also known as MahaKali is one of the forms of Dasamahavidya goddesses associated with Shakti. She is also known as Bhavatarini meaning the redeemer of the Universe. She is often represented as the consort of Lord Shiva on whose body she is seen standing. She is often depicted as dark blue in […]

Kamala: Goddess Kamalatmika Mahavidya

Goddess Kamalatmika or kamala is the tenth of the dasamahavidyas. She is often known as the tantric Lakshmi. She is often depicted as having a golden complexion who is being bathed by the four large elephants . The elephants pour amrita from the kalashas . She has four hands and she holds two lotuses in her hands […]

Tara, Goddess Tara Mahavidya

Goddess Tara is the second of Dasamahavidyas who gives the devotees the right direction in their lives. She is called upon in emergencies or at crossroads where we require guidance as to which way to turn. Tara is also referred to as Neela Saraswati Mahavidya. Tara is the saving knowledge. She also finds mention in […]