Shakti is the divine force, manifesting to destroy demonic forces and restore balance. Every God in Hinduism has his Shakti and without that energy they have no power. Devi Lakshmi is the energy of Vishnu.Devi Parvati is energy of Shiva. Shakti is also called Devi or mahadevi, assuming different roles as Sati, DeviParvati,Devi Durga and DeviKali. So Shakti is the mother goddess, the source of all, the universal principle of energy, power or creativity. The worship of Shakti as this energy is the main objective of Hinduism.. The play of female energy(Shakti) has no beginning and no end. Although it is restless, the energy moves through alternating periods of motion and rest, during which order is reestablished. Thus Shakti should be worshipped as an aspect of the divine. The motivating force behind this eternal play that creates the illusionary world of phenomena is the power of desire. This desire is present in the one who is without attributes, the nameless and formless aspect of the divine.
Mother is very kind to her child. You are more free with your mother than with anybody else. It is the mother who protects you, nourishes you, consoles you, cheers you and nurses you. She is your first preceptor. She sacrifices her all for the sake of her children. In the spiritual field also, the aspirant has very intimate relationship with the Divine Mother.
The Upasana or the worship of the Divine Mother leads to the attainment of knowledge of the Self. Approach Her with an open heart. Lay bare your mind with frankness and humility. Lay your thoughts be pure and sublime. Become as simple as a child. Pulverise your individual entity, the egoistic nature, cunningness, selfishness and crookedness. Make a total, unreserved, ungrudging self-surrender to Her. Chant Her Mantras. Worship Her with faith and devotion.
PRAYER TO THE DEVINE MOTHER
Salutations to the Divine Mother who exists in all beings in the form of intelligence, mercy and beauty, salutations.
Without your grace, no one can get success in spiritual Sadhana and salvation in the end.
Give me the divine eye. Let me behold your real majestic form. Help me to cross over this illusion, O Divine Mother!
O Divine Mother! I bow to you. You are my saviour. You are my goal. you are my sole support. You are my guide and the remover of all afflictions, troubles and miseries. You are the embodiment of auspiciousness. You pervadest the whole universe. The whole universe is filled with you. You are the store-house of all qualities. Do protect me. I again and again salute you. O Glorious Mother! Salutations to you. All women are Thy parts. Mind, egoism, intellect, body, Prana, senses, are your forms. You are Para Shakti and Apara Prakriti. You are, force, energy, power and will. All forms are your forms only. Reveal to me the mystery of creation. Bestow on me the divine knowledge.
O Divine Mother! You are the primal energy. your hast two aspects, namely, the terrible and peaceful. You are modesty, gentleness, shyness, generosity, courage, forbearance and patience. You are faith in the heart of devotees and generosity in noble people, chivalry in warriors and ferocity in tigers. Give me strength to control the mind and the Indriyas. Make me worthy to dwell in your. Salutations unto your.
O Divine Mother ! When shall I have equal vision and placid state of mind? When shall I be established in Ahimsa, Satyam and Brahmacharya? When shall I have Thy cosmic vision? When shall I get deep abiding peace and perennial joy? When shall I enter into deep meditation and Samadhi?
O Divine Mother! I have not done any spiritual Sadhana or service of teachers. I have not practised any Vrata, pilgrimage, charity, Japa and meditation or worship. I have not studied religious scriptures. I have neither discrimination nor dispassion. I have neither purity nor burning desire for liberation You are my sole refuge. You are my only support. My silent adorations unto your. I am your meek suppliant. Remove the veil of ignorance.
O Divine Mother! Prostrations unto you. Where You are? Do not forsake me. I am your child. Take me to the other shore of fearlessness and joy. When shall I behold your lotus feet with my own eyes? You are the boundless ocean of mercy. When philosopher’s stone turns iron into gold by contact, when the Ganges turns impure water into pure water, can’st Thou not turn me, O Divine Mother, into a pure soul? May my tongue repeat your Name always!
(COMPELLED FROM VARIOUS SOURCES)