Has Lord Shiva Ever taken any Female manifestations in the Puranas or Shaiva Agamas/Tantras? Similarly, Does Lord Vishnu have any feminine manifestations? (Other than Mohini because I know that one) in Puranas or Vaishnava Agamas?

Btw. I am not seeking any references where their Shaktis or consorts are spoken of as their forms or such. I wish to see verses, where the Male deities themselves directly take to a female manifestation like how Lord Vishnu took the form of Mohini.

Also If any such manifestations exist, what are they called? Please answer with scriptural refernces.

  • Maheshwari matrika for Shiva, Vaishnavai matrika for Vishnu.
    – অনু
    Feb 9 at 6:43


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