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Goddess Maheshwari

Goddess Maheshwari is one among the seven mother goddesses or Sapta Matrikas. Goddess Maheshwari takes Her name from Lord Shiva (Maheshwara) and She is believed to have born from the body of Lord Shiva. She is armed with similar weapons to Shiva and has numerous other symbols and characteristics of Shiva.

Goddess Maheswari is usually depicted as having four arms two arms are in Varada Mudra (granting wishes) and one is in Abhaya Mudra (protection). Two arms are depicted as holding the Sula (lance) and Akshamala or Damaru.

The vehicle or Vahana of Goddess Maheswari is a bull.

In some very rare images, Goddess Maheshwari is depicted as having five faces.

Sometimes she is shown as having three eyes and wears a crescent moon. She is also sometimes depicted as having six hands and carries Sutra, Damaru, Sula, Ghanta and two hands are in the Varada Mudra and the Abhaya Mudra.