Parashakti (IAST: Paraśakti, Sanskrit: पराशक्ति) or Parā is one of the three chief goddesses in Trika system of Kashmir Shaivism along with Aparā and Parparā. In Siddhantic perspective, Parashakti is the counterpart of Parashivam and they two together make the static transcendental aspect almighty, Shivam. Parashiva is used to describe the ultimate form of Shiva, Parashakti or Adi Parashakti is used to describe the ultimate form of Parvati. Parashakti is all-pervasive, pure consciousness, power and primal substance of all that exists and it has form unlike parashiva which is formless. Later, parashakti develops as the supreme being of Shaktism and obtains the name Adi Parashakti.
Trishulabja Yantra used in Trika worship, Parashakti symbolizes central prong of Trident
Trika is a Non-SaiddhanticMantra Margic Saivite sect praising Parā , Aparā and Parāparā as three supreme goddesses. These three represent the three prongs of Shiva's Trishula and they can be meditated in Trishulabja Mandala. These three aspects are emerging from Kulesvari Matrrusadbhava. Para means the highest form and beyond the range of human understanding while it loses its supremacy and manifestsParapara, the mediocre level. While it further loses its strength it becomes Apara. These three aspects symbolizes Shiva, Shakti and Atman in philosophical perspective of Trika.