Mahalaya - The Great Dissolution
ami, swarupa ami, sarvabhooteshu samsthita
Purusha ami, Prakriti ami
Ami Swaha Mukti Dhatri
Yet with Form
I am immanent in all
I am Purusha
I am Prakriti
I am All !
The Ten Forms of Time Personified, the Dasa Maha Vidyas.
Tara Mahavidya, Shodashi Bhuvaneshwari
Bhairavi, Chinnamasta, Vidya Dhumavathi tadha I
Bhagala Siddha, Vidyacha Matangi, Kamalatmika
Yatha dasha Mahavidyaha: siddhi, vidya prakirthita II
Kaali or Kaalika Devi
Kamalatmika or Kamala Devi
The Legend of Skanda Mata
Skanda is Lord Karthikeya, who derives His Name from Karthika or Pleiades constellation. The Seven Sisters were His mothers. But Parvathy took Him as Her own Son. Hence the Divine Mother is known as Skanda Mata.
Who is She, this Eternal Feminine ?
The luminous heart of the
Unknown is she,
A power of silence in the depths of God;
She is the Force, the inevitable Word,
The magnet of our difficult ascent,
The Sun from which we kindle all our suns,
The Light that leans from the unrealised Vasts,
The joy that beckons from the impossible,
- Bhagavan Aurobindo - Savitri