Goddess Narayani is one of forms of Goddess Durga and is mentioned in the Devi Mahatmya. She is the Mother Goddess and she is the fundamental and independent energy responsible for all animate and inanimate. Shakta worshippers believe that it is Her energy that creates, preserves and destroys.
The term ‘Narayani’ is also associated with Lord Vishnu, who is also known as Narayana. Some scriptures suggest that Narayani is one of the names of Goddess Lakshmi.
Goddess Narayani is yet another attempt by the human mind to give form to Brahman. Some scriptures suggest that she is responsible for the creation of the Trimurtis – Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva.