Shakti

Shakti
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Other goddesses
Annapurna
Food
Maya
Illusion
Bhuvaneshwari
Bhuvan
Matangi
Dark One
Dhumavati
Eternal widow
Navratri
Thank major Hindu goddesses
"nine nights"
Durga1st three
cleanse impurities
Lakshmi2nd three
material happiness
Sarasvati3rd three
success
Devi
Divine Mother
Many forms
Diwali
Festival of lights
18 days
2 days beforeLakshmi
Prosperity
Fruitfulness
Peace
Day beforeKali
Mental strength
Spiritual strength
Day ofSarasvati
Knowledge
Enlightenment
Shakti
Female aspect of divine
Active power
Adi-Shakti
Ultimate feminine power
Shaktism
female emphasis
Bengal region
Ceremony
Sarasvati
Knowledge
Brahma's wife
Speech, Learning, Wisdom, Art
Four hands
Wears white
"Muse"
Lalita
Beauty, Love
Waxing moon
Desire, Giving
Lakshmi
Beauty, Prosperity, Fortune
Visnu's wife
Four hands
"one always extended in blessing"
Lotuses
Spiritual gifts
Beauty, purity, and fertility
Gold
Material wealth
Sri Sampradaya
Branch of Vaishnavaism
Self-surrender
"Mother"
Bharat Mata
Mother India
Bhu Devi
Mother Earth
Ganga Ma
Mother Ganges
Sacred Ganges River
Shiva's consort
Parvati
Shiva's wife
Eight arms
Divine Wife and Mother
Happy family life
Kali
Destruction of evil
Dark skinned
Eight hands
Weapons
Gestures of comfort
Frightening images
Depicted atop a demon's corpse
Shiva's consort
Waning Moon
Durga
Warrior
Shiva's consort
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