Hindu Goddesses and Shakti

 

 

1.    The Goddess: Devi

a.    Embody the fundamental, female power that animates the universe – Shakti

b.    Two types of manifestations in the goddess mythology of the potential of shakti

                                     i.     Positive potential of shakti and the benign, nurturing goddesses

1.    Lakshmi, Sarasvati, Sita

                                    ii.     Negative potential of shakti and the destructive, warrior goddesses

1.    Durga and Kali