Maha Shakti (The Great Power) which existed much before the universe. In fact the universe existed in it and it is the cause of its continuance and cessation. We call it Brahma Shakti the Creator the mother power. In female form it is Brahma’s Prakriti. It is also Brahma Purush. Together one they created the universe. What Aadi Shakti is to Brahma a woman is to a man.
Maa Shakti (the Mother power) gave birth to Goddess Lakshmi Goddess Saraswati and Goddess Paravati. She also gave birth to Vishnu Brahma and Mahesh the holy trinity of Hindu Gods. It is she who created the elements establishing the law of nature that nothing can be created without a woman. Women gave birth to Shri ram And Shri Krishna. To Nanak and kabir but what has man given to a woman Sita was punished twice. Once she had to embrace flames to prover her chastity and once she was exiled even when she was a pregnant woman. Similarly Ahilya was turned into a stone. Draupadi was subjected to the ordeal of being the wife of five brother who couldn’t protect her when she was disrobed their Kith and kin.
Even today women are being oppressed. Everyday brides are being burnt for lack of dowry. Killing of female fetus is common. Man has forgotten that the world would perish and nothing would be born if women perish.
Only woman can create. She is the mother. She is the power a descendent of Maa Shakti who took several births to protect her honor. She appeared as Durga to Kill Mahishasur and as kali to kill chand and mund.
Do not forget as Lakshmi she gives you wealth and prosperity and as Sarawati she gives you wisdom but if need be she can be the cause of your cessation also because she is the Mother power. She is shakti Brahma shakti.