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Goddess Devi Worshipped As Energy In Hinduism

There are many concepts of Shakti worship in Hinduism and one of the foremost among it is the worship of Goddess Devi as energy.

In every visible matter, invisible power energy is embedded. The soul energy embedded within is delineated as Prana, Bhuti, Dhwani, Teja and Prabha in philosophical language. In some of the epics and books of tantrism, it is depicted as Radha, Lakshmi, Saraswati, Durga and Savitri respectively.

The philosophical concept "Ya Devi Sa Devata" scientifically means "matter is force and conversely force is matter." Both are inseparable as Moon and the moon-light or fire and the heat. That is why in scriptures, we come across worship of Brahma and Brahmani, Shiva and Shivani and Vishnu and Vaishnavi. Even Shiva is declared dead without spirit or energy.

This mysterious inscrutable energy which governs the entire universe is the source of all knowledge and ignorance, truth and untruth and pleasure and displeasure. This enormous energy or Shakti nourishes Indra, Rudra, Mitra, Agni, Aswini Kumar and all others. Without Shakti the existence of this universe is impossible.

"Ya Shakti Paramatma Sau." The worship of Durga-Madhab, Shiva-Parvati, Radha-Krishna, Laxmi-Narayana and Brahma-Savitri implies non-separation of Brahma and Shakti or matter and energy. That is why from the time immemorial, the worship of Shakti is in plentitude, in all ages.

Source - Odisha Review Sept - Oct - 2020