Matangi (मातंगी) is one of the Mahavidyas, ten Tantric goddesses and a ferocious aspect of Parvati, the Hindu Divine Mother. She is considered to be the Tantric form of Parvati but she is very similar to Saraswati. Like Sarasvati, Matangi and she governs speech, music, knowledge and the arts. Her worship is prescribed to acquire supernatural powers, especially gaining control over enemies, attracting people to oneself, acquiring mastery over the arts and gaining supreme knowledge.
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 .
Virudhaka is a major deity in Buddhism. Virudhaka is a symbol of success and progress. Virudhara is the ruler of the wind. His sword is to protect Dharma and also to symbolize power over ignorance.
Virudhaka is the Guardian of the Southern Direction. Virudhaka, leader of the Kumbhanda, is a worldly guardian worshipped as a protector. He lives on the south side of the lower slopes of Mount Meru in the Heaven of the Four .