The Importance of Goddess

Categories : Spirituality

In a story in Devi Bhagwat, Narada Muni was wondering who does Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu and Lord Maheshwar (Lord Shiva) worship. He asked Lord Shiva about this. He said to Lord Shiva that I do not see any other God bigger than three of you. Then whom do you worship and why?

Lord Shiva said; The one who is beyond subtle and physical nature, the one who is the life force of all, that Adi-shakti, who is Param Brahman, the one who by her own will creates, preserves and destroys the entire creation, the one who is beyond all gunas (inherent nature), for the preservation of dharma (righteousness) and for destroying evil, has incarnated in forms of Parvati, Durga, Kali, Chandi, Vaishno and Saraswati.

Lord Shiva further said that people have doubts about who this goddess is? Whether she is even greater than Para-brahman. Shrimad Devi Bhagwat clarifies this by the answer given by The Goddess herself to Lord Brahma. She said I am the only reality, and that reality is truth. I am the truth. I am neither male nor female, nor do I represent anything which is male or female. Also, there is nothing in which I do not exist. I am present in every physical thing and body in the form of shakti (inherent energy).

In Devi Bhagwat Purana. Lord Vishnu admits that even he is not free. He just obeys the Goddess. If Lord Brahma creates, Lord Vishnu sustains and Lord Shiva destroys, they merely act as instruments. Goddess is the real energy behind all the acts of creation, sustenance and destruction.

Even if we examine this scientifically, we can see this truth. Without, energy and power no one can exist. Entire life and life forms will remain lifeless without energy. Hence, the entire creation is nothing but the manifestation of the Supreme Goddess. In the physical and perishable world, the life force which sustains everything is the Goddess herself.

Hence, when we worship the Goddess, we actually worship the cause of all creation, sustenance and destruction. Goddess alone imparts energy to Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva to carry on the work of creation, sustenance and destruction. Hence, truly speaking, Goddess is the Para-Brahman. The source of all creation, sustenance and destruction.