Tales of the mother goddess
(India Book House, Jan. 1, 2000)
Represented as Shakti or the Female Divine Force, the Mother Goddess in Indian mythology has appeared in various forms and is revered as the vibrant creative feminine presence in all creation. As the Goddess Durga she personifies universal energy. As Sati, the first consort of Shiva, she symbolises marital loyalty and devotion. As Parvati, the re-incarnation of Sati, she embodies perfect love and motherhood.