The Goddess Shakti is a bundle of energy. Literally, she represents the divine cosmic energy and feminine energy that move through the universe. She can create when she is in Mother Goddess mode, or can change and destroy when she switches to her avatar as the Goddess of Destruction to keep balance in the universe. True girl power!
Shakti is a ‘Mahadevi’ or the Great Goddess and also takes the form of Durga and Kali.
As the Mother Creator, she is known as ‘Adi Shakti’ or ‘AdiPara Shakti’ or very ancient energy before all else. She is ‘Anaadi’ and ‘Nitya’, with no beginning or end that will go on forever. If you perform the ‘Shiva Shakti Puja’ you are praying to Shiva (universal consciousness) and Shakti ( divine energy) and will please these two fundamental forces of the world!
Written by: Pereena Lamba. Pereena is a freelance writer, editor and creative consultant. She is also co-author of Totally Mumbai.