Creation is said to begin at this instant of seeming separation of Shakti from Shiva. Seeming because they are inseparable, just as fire can never be separated from its heat. Shiva is unchanging awareness while Shakti is his dynamic force who brings creation to life. While he provides the backdrop for creation, she performs all its functions as Dasha Mahavidya, which translates to the “ten wisdom goddesses.” They are Kali, Tara,Tripura Sundari, Bhuvaneshwari, Tripura Bhairavi, Chinnamasta, Dhumavati, Baglamukhi, Matangi, and Kamalatmika. As the Mahavidyas, Shakti takes center stage to bring forth time, space, evolution, and destruction. – excerpted from the book Shakti Rising by Dr. Kavitha Chinnaiyan
This series is an exploration of this Alchemical Creative Power, that manifests in the universe as Śakti through her many forms and frequencies.
Yā devī sarvabhūteśu śakti rūpeṇa saṃsthitā
Namastasyai || namastasyai || namastasyai namo namaḥ || – Devī Sūktam
O Devi ! (You) abide in all Beings as the Power of Creation;
Salutations and adorations to that Infinite Consciousness!