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Devi Gita – Shakta Text Dedicated to Shakti Worship

Devi Gita is a holy text in Hinduism and is associated with Shakti Worship. Mother Goddess is considered as Supreme Truth in this text. This Shakta text consists of 507 verses and was originally part of Devi Bhagavad Purana (VII 31 – 40). But today it is considered as an independent text.

Devi Gita is believed to have been composed during the 12 century and establishes the full nature and identity of Mother Goddess. Some of the important messages in it are found in the Bhagavad Gita.

Devi Gita in Nut Shell

Expounds the non-dual views of Adi Shankaracharya
Contains teachings from Advaita texts like Vedantasara and Panchadasi
Tantric and Vedic practices are incorporated in it
Portrayal of Goddess in Puranas also finds its mention in the text
She is the destroyer of demons and also the fountain head of wisdom
First chapter narrates about the appearance of Mother Goddess on Earth.
The discourse begins in the second chapter in the form of a conversation between Goddess Parvati and her father Himavan.
The text also details about the Bhakti Yoga aspect and methods to attain Jivan mukti (salvation).
It also contains important sacred places associated with Goddess Shakti and also the important festivals.