Chinnamasta is the Hindu Goddess of transformation. She is one of the Mahavidyas, the wisdom Goddesses, and is probably the most terrifying of them. She is depicted holding her own head, which she has just cut off. Origin Stories of her origin vary, but one relates that Parvati was bathing with two attendants, Jaya and Vijaya when the attendants asked the Goddess to satisfy their hunger. After putting them off several times, Parvati looked .