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Goddess Brahmi In Hinduism

Goddess Brahmi is one of the Ashta Matrikas. Description about Goddess Brahmi is found in the Svacchanda Tantra X. She is the mother of speech and mother of supernatural powers. Goddess Brahmi is a manifestation of Goddess Parvati. Among the Ashta Matrikas, Her location is South-Eastern corner.

Her complexion is like the color of lotus. She wears beautiful ornaments, not seen by human beings. Durga Saptasati states that in the battle against demon Raktabija, she goes to the battle field mounted on a swan.

Goddess Brahmi is part of Ashta Matrikas (eight mothers). In some regions, the number is reduced by one and the deities are known as Sapta Matrikas.

Goddess Brahmi is popularly known as Goddess Brahmani and she is worshipped during the Navratri.

The world famous Adi Shankaracharya Janmabhoomi Temple at Kaladi in Kerala has a murti of Goddess Brahmi - She is worshipped in the sankalpa of Sharadamba.

At Kamalashile, around 35 km from Kundapur in Udupi, Karnataka, there is a unique temple dedicated to Goddess Brahmi. She is worshipped in the form of a Shivling and the shrine is famous as Brahmi Durgaparameshwari Temple.

This form of Goddess Shakti is propitiated for knowledge and for protection from enemies both internal and external. 

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