Mul Shakti

Last updated: December 21, 2023

What Does Mul Shakti Mean?

Mul shakti is a term that collectively describes the two basic shaktis (divine cosmic energies) – prakriti shakti and brahma shakti – in some Hindu and yogic traditions. The term comes from the Sanskrit mul, meaning “origin,” “root” or “foundation,” and shakti, meaning “energy” or “power.”

Shakti is the feminine cosmic energy and is personified by the Hindu goddess Shakti, the consort of Lord Shiva, one of the Hindu trinity and the god of destruction and transformation.


Yogapedia Explains Mul Shakti

Prakriti shakti and brahma shakti are similar concepts the overlap, depending on the philosophical tradition. Prakriti shakti refers to the energy that creates and sustains nature, whereas brahma shakti is the force of creating.

Prakriti is a Sanskrit word that means “nature” and refers to the original or natural form of something. Prakriti shakti is the energy related to prakriti. Brahma means “expansion” or “swelling” and is the name of the creator aspect of God. Brahma personifies brahma shakti.

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