Category: Das Mahavidyas

The Das Mahavidyas – Chronicles from the pages of Indian Mythology

The Das Mahavidyas are Wisdom Goddesses. Das means ten, maha means great, and vidya means wisdom The Das Mahavidyas are considered forms of Divine Mother Kali, who is the first of the then Mahavidyas. Each Wisdom Goddess has her own name, story, quality, and mantras.The spectrum of these ten goddesses covers the whole range of feminine divinity, encompassing horrific goddess’s at one end, to the ravishingly beautiful at the other. Mahavidya means (Maha – great; vidya – knowledge) Goddesses of great knowledge. 

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Kali (Sanskrit: काली)
Bagalamukhi (Sanskrit: बगलामुखी)
Chinnamasta (Sanskrit: छिन्नमस्ता)
Bhuvanesvari (Sanskrit: भुवनेश्वरी)
Matamgi (Sanskrit: मातंगी)
Sodasi (Sanskrit: षोडशी)
Dhumavati (Sanskrit: धूमावती)
Tripurasundari (Sanskrit: रिपुरसुन्दरी)
Tara (Sanskrit: तारा)
Bhairavi (Sanskrit: भैरवी)