female counterpart of a god. Actually, the Shakti is the creation power of a god, his personified energy, without whom He is unable to act. The most important Shakti are the Brahmâ's (Sarasvatî), the Vishnu's (Lakshmî) and the Shiva's (Pârvatî). But they have many other names, according to their mood : benevolent (Pârvatî, Umâ), or awful (Durgâ, Kâlî)... The relationship between the Shakti and the Goddess Mothers of the mediterranean civilizations is obvious, according to some scholars. Shakti worship is widely spread all over India and its temples are visited by innumerable pilgrims
Power or energy; the female, active power of a god, which assumes the creative function; personified as the goddess Shakti, wife of Shiva.