Dhūmavatī – Mahāvidyā 7
Dhūmavatī is the void that form arises from and disappears into, at the end of each will-knowledge-action cycle. In this great void, even Śiva, who represents awareness, is swallowed into total stillness. Do not be misled by her apparent unattractiveness when compared to Śakti’s more radiant forms, for she offers creation the incomparable gift of knowing its true nature.
– Dr. Kavitha Chinnaiyan, ‘Shakti Rising’