Maheswari is another form of Goddess Parvati, who represents Lord Shiva's energy. She is the great Goddess, where 'Maha' means great and 'Ishwari' means Goddess. She is the Goddess of the supreme knowledge.

Maheswari is portrayed with a fair-complexion, four hands and three eyes. Her hair is shaped into a crown, and she wears a cobra around her neck. She bears a rosary and a small hand drum in two of her hands. The other two hands are in Abhayamudra (I protect you) and Varatha Karam (I grant your wishes). Maheswari also has a flag with the sign of a bull on it and a trident, as her weapon. She is seated on the bull, her vehicle.

Updated on 29th August, 2005


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