In Hinduism, especially Shaktism (a theological tradition of Hinduism), Shakti (Devanagari: शक्ति, IAST: Śakti; lit. "Energy, ability, strength, effort, power, capability"[1]) is the primordial cosmic energy, female in aspect, and represents the dynamic forces that are thought to move through the universe.[2] She is thought of as creative, sustaining, as well as destructive, and is sometimes referred to as auspicious source energy.

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Other namesAdi Parashakti, Parvati, Mahadevi, Kali, Durga, Devi, Sati, Lakshmi, Saraswati , Radha, Indrani

Shakti is sometimes personified as the creator goddess, and is known as "Adi Shakti" or "Adi Parashakti" ("inconceivableprimordial energy"). In Shaktism, Adi Parashakti is worshipped as the Supreme Being. On every plane of creation, energy manifests itself into all forms of matter; these are all thought to be infinite forms of Parashakti. She is described as anaadi (with no beginning, no ending) and nitya (forever).

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