Who is the Divine Mother? – An Excerpt From the Devi Bhagavat Purana – Narendra Mishra

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Who is the Divine Mother? – An Excerpt From the Devi Bhagavat Purana

The Puranas are a class of Hindu scriptures that cover a wide range of topics including history and mythology. Chief amongst these Puranas is the Devi Bhagavat, for it speaks of the nature and glory of the Highest, the Divine Mother.

​In this excerpt from the Devi Bhagavat, the Divine Mother Herself speaks to the Hindu Trimurthi, Lords Brahma, Vishnu and Rudra at the beginning of creation. This is a true gem.


“There is oneness always between Me and Purusha (Divine Father). Who is I, that is Purusha; who is Purusha, that is I…

The one, secondless, eternal, Brahman becomes dual at the time of creation, as a face, though one, becomes two as reflected in a mirror…. So too We become reflected into many by virtue of different Antah Karanas created by Maya (illusion)…

Brahman is the material cause of these differences. Without Brahman as the basis, the existence of Maya is simply impossible…

When the time of Pralaya (cosmic dissolution) comes then I am not female, I am not male, nor am I hermaphrodite. I then remain as Brahman with Maya latent…

See- what substance is there in this creation that is separate from Me? And what can you imagine with which I am not connected? So know this as certain- I am all these forms… So, in this creation I am One and I am many as well in various forms.” (1)


  1. The Srimad Devi Bhagawatam. Translated by Swami Vijnanananda. New Delhi: Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd. India2004, 135-
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