Goddess is also known by a popular Sanskrit word called Devi. It is also called as Shakti, the female aspect of the divine. Devi is the core of every Hindu Goddess. Devi or the divine feminine is an equal counterpart to the divine masculine, and hence manifests herself as the Trinity - the Creator (Durga), Preserver (Lakshmi, Parvati & Saraswati) and Destroyer. Worship of the mother goddess has been an integral part of Indian Tradition since time immemorial.
Each of the Goddesses are known by different names. The list of different names for Durga, Lakshmi and Saraswathi along with their meanings are provided below:
Hindu Goddess Names
Durga is a form of Devi, the supreme goddess. The name "Durga" in sanskrit means "invincible". The worship of Goddess Durga is very popular among Hindus.
The word 'Lakshmi' is derived from the Sanskrit word Laksya, meaning 'aim' or 'goal'. Lakshmi is the Hindu goddess of wealth, light, wisdom, fortune, fertility, generosity and courage and the embodiment of beauty, grace and charm.
Saraswati is the first of the three great goddesses of Hinduism, the other two being Lakshmi and Durga. Goddess Saraswathi is the consort of Lord Brahma (Lord of Creation) and is the Goddess of knowledge music and arts.
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