Vaishnavi (Matrika goddess)

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For other uses, see Vaishnavi (disambiguation).
Vaishnavi and Varahi as Matrikas, in a folio from Devi Mahatmya manuscript, 1675-1700.

Vaishnavi, Vaishnodevi, Trikuta (sanskrit, feminine form of Vishnu) is a legendary figure in the Hindu tradition and the shakti of Lord Vishnu. According to the legend, she was an incarnation of the Divine Mother Lakshmi. Vaishnavi is a name of Vaishno Devi.

Vaishnavi (Vaishnodevi) is also a Matrika goddess,[1] considered as the shakti of Vishnu.

Vaishnavi (or Vyshnavi) is also a given name, in the Hindu tradition of naming children after spiritual personalities.

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