Adi Parashakti

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Adi Para Shakti or Mahadevi or Durga
Power, strength, protection, wisdom, peace, knowledge, fortune, wealth, moksha and trinity
Parabrahman, the Supreme Being (Shaktism)
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Adi Parashakti as Durga Jagdamba with Lion as her mount and different attributes in her hands.[1][2]
AffiliationDevi, Para Brahman, Durga, Parvati, Sati, Mahakali, Kali, Bhuvaneshvari, Ambika, Lakshmi, Saraswati, Radha, Rukmini, Sita, Navadurga
AbodeManidweepa
MantraOm aim hreem kreem shreem[3]
WeaponPasha, Angusha, Chakra, Shankh, Trishula and others
SymbolThree Eyes (Triyambake) and Nose with a Nath
MountLion and Tiger
FestivalsNavratri, Durga Puja, Kali Puja, Lakshmi Puja

Within Shaktism tradition of Hinduism, Adi Para Shakti is the Supreme Being. She is Mahadevi also known as Durga or Jagat Janani Jagdamba and is recognized as Para Brahman (the highest Brahman). In many Shakta texts she is known as "Parma" meaning supreme, and "Satya" meaning truth.[4] The Devi Bhagavatam says that Adi Parashakti is the original creator, observer and destroyer of the whole universe.

References[change | change source]

  1. Vasantānanta (Swami.), Nā Irāmaccantiraṉ (1993). Sri Lalita Sahasranamam: Nama-wise Commentary in English with Text in Sanskrit. p. 358.
  2. Śaṅkarācārya; Tapasyananda (Swami.); Lakṣmīdhara (1987). Saundarya-lahari of Sri Sankaracarya: with text and translation, and notes based on Lakṣmīdhara's commentary. Sri Ramakrishna Math. p. 70. ISBN 9788171202447.
  3. Swami Narayanananda (1960). The Primal Power in Man: The Kundalini Shakti. Health Research Books. p. 50. ISBN 9780787306311.
  4. Srimad Devi Bhagwatam, Devi Gita, Brahmand Purana, Sunder Lehri