Mahādevī (Devī, Śakti)
(7,332 words)

Hindu texts and traditions recognize the existence of a wide range of discrete, individual goddesses. But many also speak of “the Goddess” as a single, supreme deity who is the source an…

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Tracy Pintchman, “Mahādevī (Devī, Śakti)”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Edited by: Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 16 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2012

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