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.
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 all around .