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Alternate meanings: Mistress-of-the-World.
[to Whom the eleventh day of October, day 284, is dedicated]
Description: Great Goddess; Ruler of the universe; She Who embodies the transcendant knowledge that sustains the world.
Geography/Culture: Hindustani: Orissa.
Description: Goddess of creation and the transcendental knowledge that sustains the world; Ever youthful Primordial One; She Who represents the forces of, and is the cause of, the material world; Mother of countless creatures; She Who is manifest in earth, water, fire, ether, the sacrificer, the sun and the moon; She Who delights the whole universe by Her glances; She Who is full of tenderness; Tutelary four-armed Goddess of Orissa.
An epithet of many Goddesses.
To Whom Sacred: fragrant flowers; sandal paste ground with cool water and powdered camphor; the colour of the rising sun; rosary; pitcher; book.
Iconography: She sometimes holds a noose and a goad.
Male Associate: consort, Sabdabrahman.