Devi, also known as Shakti, is the Divine Feminine energy that represents the creative and nurturing aspects of the Universe in Sanatana Dharma (Hinduism). She is worshiped as the mother of all creation, the embodiment of compassion and love, and the ultimate source of all energy.
In Sanatana Dharma, Devi is depicted in various forms, such as Durga, Kali, Parvati, Lakshmi, Saraswati, and many more. Each form represents a different aspect of Devi’s energy and personality, and has a specific role in the cosmic balance.
Devi is also associated with the Kundalini Shakti, the latent energy coiled up at the base of the spine that, when awakened through spiritual practices, leads to spiritual awakening and transformation.
The worship of Devi is an important aspect of Sanatana Dharma, with various rituals, prayers, and offerings dedicated to her. Devi is considered to be the source of all abundance, prosperity, and well-being, and her worship is believed to bring blessings and protection to her devotees.
The festival of Navaratri, which is celebrated for nine nights in honor of Devi, is one of the most important festivals in Sanatana Dharma. During this festival, different forms of Devi are worshiped, and the festival culminates with the celebration of Vijayadashami, which symbolizes the triumph of good over evil.