As the daughter of the mountain king Himavan, Shailaputri means ‘the daughter of the mountains.

Brahmacharini represents the act of penance or Tapasya

Parvati transformed herself into Chandraghanta, a terrifying form.

It is believed that Kushmanda is the ultimate source of all life.

Skandamata is the fifth avatar and she rides a lion with four arms. Two of her arms hold lotuses, a third extends her blessings while a fourth holds Karthikeya, her son.

Ma Katyayani is one of the most worshipped forms of Durga

Kaalratri represents the one who brings an end to everything that is associated with evil or darkness.

Mahagauri is worshipped on the eighth day and its story has a variety of versions

Siddhidatri and Shiva represent the duality of the universe by combining their energies to form 'Ardhanarishwara'