Goddess Jagdamba



Goddess Jagdamba is one among the numerous forms of Mother Goddess Shakti. Amba means mother and in this form She is the mother of the Universe. The name Jagdamba is used in Puranas and other scriptures when Goddess Shakti takes a peaceful form.

Some stories in the Puranas state that before the beginning of a cycle of creation, Goddess Jagdamba appears before Vishnu and asks him to start the next cycle of creation.

Some people use the name Amba and Jagdamba for the same form of Goddess Shakti.

Exclusive temples dedicated to Goddess Jagdamba are found in Maharashtra and in western parts of India.

Some tribes in India worship Mother Goddess in the form of Jagdamba.