Adi Parashakti

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Maa or mata or devi or bhagwati
Power strength wisdom peace knowledge fortune wealth and trinity
AffiliationDevi, Para Brahman, Durga, Parvati, Sati, Ambika,Lakshmi , Saraswati , Radha , Rukmini , sita bhagwati and chandi
AbodeHimalya
MantraOm aim hreem kreem shreem[1]
WeaponPasha, Angusha, Chakra, Shankh, Trishula and others
SymbolThree eyes and nose with a nath.

In Hindu mythology, Adi Para Shakti is the Supreme Being. She is Mahadevi also known as Durga or Parvati 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. Swami Narayanananda (1960). The Primal Power in Man: The Kundalini Shakti. Health Research Books. p. 50. ISBN 9780787306311.
  2. Vasantānanta (Swami.), Nā Irāmaccantiraṉ (1993). Sri Lalita Sahasranamam: Nama-wise Commentary in English with Text in Sanskrit. p. 358.
  3. 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.
  4. Srimad Devi Bhagwatam, Devi Gita, Brahmand Purana, Sunder Lehri