Akilandeswari or Akhilāṇḑeśvarī is one of the main forms of the Hindu goddess, Parvati. The famous abode of Akilandeswari is the temple of Thiruvanaikoil. Other important forms of Parvati are Meenakshi of Madurai, Kamakshi of Kanchipuram and Vishalakshi of Varanasi.
Devī is the Sanskrit word for 'goddess'; the masculine form is deva. Devi and deva mean 'heavenly, divine, anything of excellence', and are also gender-specific terms for a deity in Hinduism.
The concept and reverence for goddesses appears in the Vedas, which were composed around the 3rd millennium BCE.
Goddesses such as Lakshmi, Parvati, Durga, Saraswati, Sita, Radha and Kali have continued to be revered in the modern era.
The medieval era Puranas witness a major .
Parvati is a Hindu goddess. She is the symbol of divine strength, power, love, and productiveness. she is a daughter of the Lord of the Mountains and queen Mena, as she was given a name "Parvati". Parvati is known as the mother goddess in Hinduism. She is also known as Uma.
She is also known as Adi-shakti. She is called by different other names in Hindu religion such as kali, Goddess Laxmi, Adi Parashakti, Shakti, Devi, Durga, Tripura Sundari, Sati, Saraswati, Tridevi, .