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Shakti by Mind Map: Shakti

1. Durga

1.1. Warrior

1.2. Shiva's consort

2. Kali

2.1. Destruction of evil

2.2. Dark skinned

2.3. Eight hands

2.3.1. Weapons

2.3.2. Gestures of comfort

2.4. Frightening images

2.4.1. Depicted atop a demon's corpse

2.5. Shiva's consort

2.6. Waning Moon

3. Parvati

3.1. Shiva's wife

3.2. Eight arms

3.3. Divine Wife and Mother

3.3.1. Happy family life

4. "Mother"

4.1. Bharat Mata

4.1.1. Mother India

4.2. Bhu Devi

4.2.1. Mother Earth

4.3. Ganga Ma

4.3.1. Mother Ganges

4.3.2. Sacred Ganges River

4.3.3. Shiva's consort

5. Lakshmi

5.1. Beauty, Prosperity, Fortune

5.2. Visnu's wife

5.3. Four hands

5.3.1. "one always extended in blessing"

5.3.2. Lotuses

5.3.2.1. Spiritual gifts

5.3.2.2. Beauty, purity, and fertility

5.3.3. Gold

5.3.3.1. Material wealth

5.4. Sri Sampradaya

5.4.1. Branch of Vaishnavaism

5.4.2. Self-surrender

6. Lalita

6.1. Beauty, Love

6.2. Waxing moon

6.3. Desire, Giving

7. Sarasvati

7.1. Knowledge

7.2. Brahma's wife

7.3. Speech, Learning, Wisdom, Art

7.4. Four hands

7.5. Wears white

7.6. "Muse"

8. Shakti

8.1. Female aspect of divine

8.2. Active power

8.3. Adi-Shakti

8.3.1. Ultimate feminine power

8.4. Shaktism

8.4.1. female emphasis

8.4.2. Bengal region

8.4.3. Ceremony

9. Diwali

9.1. Festival of lights

9.2. 18 days

9.3. 2 days before- Lakshmi

9.3.1. Prosperity

9.3.2. Fruitfulness

9.3.3. Peace

9.4. Day before- Kali

9.4.1. Mental strength

9.4.2. Spiritual strength

9.5. Day of- Sarasvati

9.5.1. Knowledge

9.5.2. Enlightenment

10. Devi

10.1. Divine Mother

10.2. Many forms

11. Navratri

11.1. Thank major Hindu goddesses

11.2. "nine nights"

11.2.1. Durga- 1st three

11.2.1.1. cleanse impurities

11.2.2. Lakshmi- 2nd three

11.2.2.1. material happiness

11.2.3. Sarasvati- 3rd three

11.2.3.1. success

12. Other goddesses

12.1. Annapurna

12.1.1. Food

12.2. Maya

12.2.1. Illusion

12.3. Bhuvaneshwari

12.3.1. Bhuvan

12.4. Matangi

12.4.1. Dark One

12.5. Dhumavati

12.5.1. Eternal widow

13. Bibliography