ADI PARA SHAKTI
(CREATOR OF ALL GODS AND UNIVERSE)
Adi Parashakti is the Supreme Being. The Devi Bhagwata Mahapurana suggests that Adi Parashakti is the original creator, observer and destroyer of whole universe. Parvathi, the goddess of power is considered as her Sagun Swaroop. Adi Parashakti means "The Eternally Limitless Power".
In the Begining of universe, Adi Para Shakti created 3 Masculine form of herself, called Brahma, vishnu and shiva And assigned, Brahma for srishti (To create) and Vishnu for Sthithi (Maintanence) and Shiva for Laya (dissolution).. and Vanished. Shiva,Brahma,Vishnu was not sure how to continue with above tasks and prayed Adi para shakti to show them direction to continue there tasks..And below is the form of Adi Shakti seen by them.
Satyaloka was located in her forehead; the created universe were her hairs; the sun and moon were her eyes; in her ears were the 4 directions the Vedas were her words; death, affection and emotion were her teeth; maya was manifested by her smile. This appearance revealed that all gods and goddesses, including the trimurti (Shiva,Vishnu,Bramha) and tridevi(Parvathi,Lakshmi,Sarasvathi), are merely her various forms.
Then Adi para shakti told them, Dear Shiva,Brahma and vishnu, i have given you 3 all powers, i am you, and you 3 are my forms, there is no difference between you and me, i am within all three of you, I am with Shiva as Parvathi, and as Lakshmi with Vishnu and as Sarasvathi with Brahma. From then on Trimurti's started srishti sthiti and laya Karyas.
Main Temples of Adi Para Shakti are:
Kanchi - Kamakshi
Madurai - Meenakshi
Kashi - Vishalakshi
Sringeri - Sharadambe
Hornadu - Annapoorneshwari
Kollur - Mookambika
Mysore - Chamundeshwari
Mangalore - Mangaladevi
Saudatti - Yellamma
Bangalore - Banashankari
Katil - Durga Parameshwari