Befittingly enough, there is a wide range of scriptures detailing the nature and attributes of the various Hindu goddesses, and an equal number of secondary studies based on these ancient texts.
The two major Hindu books describing the goddess are Durga Saptashati (also known as Devi Mahatmya), and the Devi Bhagavata Purana, both of which outline the concept of the goddess as Shakti, responsible for the creation, preservation and destruction of the world.
The famous Sri Suktam from the Rig Veda is one of the earliest eulogy to the goddess.
The most popular Indian goddesses are: Lakshmi, Saraswati, Durga, Kali, Parvati, Tara, Gayatri and also the river goddess Ganga.
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