Who is Ma (mother) Matangi?
Goddess Matangi is one of the ten Mahavidyas, a group of powerful wisdom goddesses, each symbolizing a distinct aspect of the divine feminine.
Ma Matangi is considered to be a form of Goddess Saraswati, the goddess of knowledge, music, and the arts. Matangi is also known as the Tantric Saraswati, embodying the power of speech and communication.
Often depicted with dark green or blue skin, Matangi represents a connection to the outcaste communities, embodying the idea that the divine
Worshiping Goddess Matangi is believed to help one overcome obstacles, enhance communication skills, and gain mastery over the arts and sciences. As the goddess of speech, Matangi is also associated with eloquence, making her an ideal deity for those seeking success in public speaking, writing, or other fields that require effective communication.
Matangi's association with the arts extends beyond just the power of speech. She is revered by musicians, dancers, and artists for her ability to bestow creativity and artistic skills. As the Tantric form of Saraswati, Matangi is also associated with the awakening of inner knowledge and spiritual growth, making her worship vital for those seeking to deepen their spiritual understanding.
How did Ma Matangi get her name?
Her name also come from the etymological root "mata" which means to have an opinion- which usually would stem from proper understanding and analysis of a situation or problem. This name etymology is very indicative of Ma Matangi's prowess over wisdom and learning. Her complete authority over the written and spoken word.
Matangi Jayanti- celebration of this Goddess of Wisdom
Devotees observe this day with special rituals, prayers, and pujas dedicated to Matangi.
They chant her mantras and offer flowers, incense, and sweets as a sign of devotion. By worshiping Matangi on this auspicious day, it is believed that one can gain her blessings for knowledge, artistic talents, and spiritual growth.
The celebration of Matangi Jayanti is an opportunity for devotees to honor and seek the blessings of this divine wisdom goddess, inviting her guidance and inspiration into their lives.