Maa Tripura Sundari (Maa Shodashi) - The Beautiful Mother of the Three Worlds

Maa Tripura Sundari, also known as Maa Shodashi, is one of the ten Mahavidyas, the Wisdom Goddesses of Hinduism. She is the Goddess of beauty, love, and harmony, and represents the ultimate union of Shiva and Shakti. Her name means “The Beautiful Goddess of the Three Worlds,” referring to Her dominion over the physical, mental, and spiritual realms.

Maa Tripura Sundari is often depicted seated on a lotus, holding a sugarcane bow and five flower arrows, symbolizing the five senses. She is adorned with various ornaments and is dressed in fine silk clothes. Her gentle and compassionate nature is reflected in Her soft and peaceful appearance.

Worship of Maa Tripura Sundari is believed to grant Her devotees success, prosperity, and spiritual growth. She is also considered to be a protective goddess who wards off evil and negative energies. In addition, She is associated with the awakening of Kundalini, the Divine Energy that lies dormant within each individual.