DASAMAHAVIDYAS

Our ultimate goal is to rejoice with almighty and for that we have a natural tendency to find out the peace. After coming on earth we get attracted to different aspects of pleasure by means of five senses. But this happiness doesn't last long because the subjects we use to satisfy our mind and body are not steady. This is the reason we keep on moving from one desire to another and this becomes a vicious cycle which takes away our joy and comfort. While fulfilling our worldly wishes we forgot main aim of liberation (Moksha).
Getting this ultimate goal requires lot of restraining. Living in the world suppressing oneself is a very tough task. In essence we all need joy pertaining to soul and material. To achieve this we wander many routes, but the results are not always satisfactory due to either the place or the method not having siddha. Only Dasa Mahavidya has this particular quality in that they are vigilant and emancipated. These goddesses have so much kindness and love in their heart that according to the devotee's affection and faith they manifest their form, influence and reward readily which encourages a person to move from mirage to nectar.

The ten mahavidyas are the ten most powerful and the most rewarding Goddesses of Tantra. Mahavidyas are considered as primary cosmic forces when their was nothing (shunya) they were there. Kali is the basic element which represents the 'shunya'. Her virtue less form denotes darkness. When the form is endowed with qualities she becomes supremely beautiful and called Shree Sundari. The spectrum of these ten goddesses covers the whole range of feminine divinity, encompassing horrific goddesses at one end, to the ravishingly beautiful at the other. All ten forms of the Goddess, whether gentle or terrifying, are worshiped by us as they are our protector.

The term Mahavidya comes from the root of Maha (great) and Vidya (revelation, expression, knowledge, wisdom). In Tantra , worship of Devi-Shakti is referred to as a Vidya. Vidya also indicates a secret formula which empowers by its deity, is capable of bestowing on its worshiper great power and eventually salvation.

 

Meaning of DUS (10):

1. Ten Directions
2. Purna Brahma
3. Nine visible gates plus 1 invisible
      a.Mouth, two nostrils, two ears, two eyes, anus, sex organs
      b.Door of enlighten
5.Nine planets and Ascendants.

The Mahavidya Goddesses are identified as the following

Each is a particular cosmic function and each leads to a special realization of the one reality, various characteristic - the distinct manifestations of the Supreme Consciousness that has made this creation possible. Mahavidya Goddesses stretches one's consciousness beyond the conventional, to break away from accepted social norms, roles, and potential.

MahaVidya Mool
No.
Others
Names
Quality Bhairav Planet Incarnation Vishnu
Incarnation
Power
Kali 0 Adya,
Mul prakriti,
prathma, mundmalini

Mahavidya, Sidhidatri Mahakaal Saturn Krishna Shree Krishna The might
Tara 1 Kankal-
malini
Sidhvidya Achobhya Jupiter Sarasvati,
Brahmi,
Ila
Matasya The sound force
Tripur
Sundari
2 Sodhsi,
Srividya,
Tripura,
lalita
Sidhvidya,
Mokshadatri
Kameshwar Mercury Jamadagni Parshuram The beauty
and bliss
Bhuvnes-
wari
3 Rajrajesh-
wari
Sidhvidya,
Bhogdatri
Trayambak Moon Aditi, Devaki Vaman The vast vision
Bhairavi 5 Tripur-
bhariavi,
siddhibahirvi
Sidhvidya,
Mangaldatri
Dakshina
Murti
Lagna Kaumari,
Durga,
Jyothi
Balram The
effulgent
charm
Chinna-
mastika
4 Chhinna Moksha-
Vidya
Krodh-
bhairav
Rahu Indrani,
Renuka ,
Vajrayogini
Narsingh The
striking
force
Dhumavati 6 Alakshmi Stambhan-
vidya
  Ketu Chamunda,
Danu,
Diti ,
Dakini,
Nirriti
Varah The
intent
inertness
Bagala-
mukhi
7 Valgamukhi, pitambara Trilok-
stambhan
Mritunjay Mars Sarparajini, Ananta-shakti, Prana-
shakti, Vasuki-shakti
Kachha-
pavtar
The penalizing power
Matangi 8 Sumukhi, Uchhista-
chandilini
Mohinividya Matang Sun Valmiki-shakti,
Sorpanaka,
Rohini ,
Shachi
chandalini
Ram The expressive play
Kamala 9 Lakshmi-
narayani
Mohvidya, mokshvidya Narayan Venus Sita Buddha The concord and harmony

Like water is the same everywhere on earth but at different places is known by different names as Ganga, yamuna, saryu or Brahamputra. So is the name of the supreme goddess which are numerous but the essence or real form is one.

AdiShakti manifest herself in different forms for different purposes for the devotees to achieve their different aims. As we all know our life is govern by nine planets which are placed in horoscope according to our previous birth karma. Each planets has its own god or goddess, so our Horoscope tells us which particular form of almighty will help a sadhak to achieve goal of own interest.