She is not only worshipped by men but also by the devas. She is present in everything we see. She is represented in plants, the animals, the birds, the sea, the sky and the holy river.
In the Devi’s Supreme Cosmic Form,
The Satyaloka is situated on the topmost of Her head;
The Sun and Moon are her eyes;
The quarters of the sky are Her ears;
The Vedas are Her words;
The Universe is Her heart;
The Earth is Her loins;
The space between earth and sky is Her navel;
The constellations are Her Thighs;
The Maharaloka is Her neck;
The Janarloka is Her face;
Indra and the Devas of the Svarloka are her arms;
Sound is the organ of Her ears;
Fire is within her Face;
Day and Night are Her wings;
The mountains are Her bones;
The rivers are Her veins,
And the trees are the hairs of Her body.
Childhood, youth, and old age are Her finest modes;
The two twilights are Her raiment;
And the Moon is the mind of the Mother of the Universe.
~ Devi Bhagavata Purana, VII.33.1-21
The vedic people worshipped female deities along with gods such as Indra, Varuna, Agni and Brahmanaspati.
Aditi was the mother of gods. She gave birth to the Adityas or the solar deities.
Saraswathi was the goddess of learning who was compared to a river.
Lakshmi was the goddess of wealth. She brought happiness and prosperity through harmony, bestowing cattle and good crops on people who invoked her.
The earth was compared to a mother while the heaven to Prajapathi, Indra or Brahmanaspathi.
Usha was the goddess of dawn. She symbolized awakening consciousness and heralded the arrival of the sun in his golden chariot yoked by seven ruddy horses.
Uma Haimavathi of the Katha Upanishad, was the mysterious companion of the supreme Brahman, who acted as His emissary and imparted knowledge of Brahman to Indra, Agni and Vayu and helped them become the first and the foremost among the gods of devaloka.
Then there was Yami, who desired the companionship and physical union with her own brother Yama, who was the Lord of the netherworld and epitome of justice.
In our bodies the female divinities play an important role for our material and spiritual well being.
They are responsible for our successes and failures, our states of being, our health and our inner happiness.
A myriad energies work consistently in nature and in our bodies to keep the wheel of life moving. We can identify some of them and some we cannot because we are not familiar with them. Some of them have become extinct because we no more use them.
These are the female divinities of the past whom people worshipped at sometime but forgotten.
Some of them are yet to be awakened because we do not feel their need yet.
These are divinities of future who are presently awaken in only some select individuals or some other parts of the universe and who will dominate our consciousness and that of the earth in the times to come.
The goddesses in our bodies and consciousness play various roles.
They prepare our bodies for the interplay of various energies and different planes of consciousness by purifying them.
They maintain our energy levels. They keep our inner balance.
They control our emotional states and ensure that our actions are in tune with our thoughts and aspirations.
They execute our wills and desires. They manifest our wishes.
They clear the passage through which the kundalini arises.
They energize the chakras as the kundalini moves through the spinal canal.
They process the information brought by the senses and submit them to the buddhi for its processing.
They quite the mind so that we can receive higher knowledge.
They facilitate our learning and memory.
They are associated with each and every activity of ours, both positive and negative and constructive and destructive.
At the same time they also keep a record of our activities so that the soul is subjected to the laws of karma when the time comes.
Some of them accompany us to the other worlds and help us in our transition.
Brahmi[Khadgamala & Saptamatrikas]
Bhukti [Khadgamala ]
Camunda[Khadgamala & Saptamatrikas ]
Iccha [Khadgamala ]
Isitva [ Khadgamala ]
Katyayani [Navdurga ]
Kaumari [ Khadgamala ]
Laghima [Khadgamala ]
Mahalakshmi [ Khadgamala ]
Mahima [ Khadgamala ]
Mahendri [ Khadgamala & Saptamatrikas ]
Maheswari [ Khadgamala & Saptamatrikas]
prapti [ Khadgamala ]
Sarvakama [ Khadgamala ]
Sarvasanksobhini [Khadgamala ]
Sarvavidravini [Khadgamala ]
SarvAkarsini [Khadgamala ]
SarvamahAnkuse [Khadgamala ]
sarvakhecari [Khadgamala ]
Sarvatrikhande [Khadgamala ]
Sarvavasankari [Khadgamala ]
SarvonmAdini [Khadgamala ]
Sarvayone [Khadgamala ]
Shailputri [Navdurga ]
Tripura Sundari [Mahavidyas]
Prakamya [ Khadgamala ]
Vaishnavi [ Khadgamala & Saptamatrikas]
Vana Durga Haven
Varahi [Khadgamala & Saptamatrikas]
Vasitva [Khadgamala ]