The Tenth and the Last of the Dasha Maha Vidya (Ten Wisdom aspects of Shakti) is Kamalatmika. She is the Goddess of Inner and Outer Prosperity. Kamala means “Lotus” Atmika is “based on”, thus she is Lotus Goddess of Delight, representing the unfoldment of Divine Nature and its manifestation in the physical world. Her epithets include Shakti as well as Maya.
Kalatmika Devi sits on a lotus which is the symbol of Purity, Spontaneity and Divine Beauty. It rises from unclean water to blossom as a pure uncontaminated flower. Dearth and Dharma come from the fact that despite lotus growing in muddy waters it still restores such a beauty. It makes no pretence of being better than it is and yet it's naturally beautiful. In spite of being in water it is never wet. It does not bothered about its surrounding but it blooms and vanishes. It teaches us to perform actions without getting attached to the outcome of the action performed and also not to bother about the external factors that might influence the action.
Among the Dasha Maha Vidyas, Goddess Kamalatmika is linked to fertility, crop growth and its profits, material wealth and good luck. There is no bias as this grace is to one and all. She relieves one from famine and ensures prosperity. She is only a giver she never expects anything from anyone.
One can find two white elephants showering pristine water on her continuously. Neither is she ferocious holding deadly weapons nor is she threatening with her looks or gestures. An unending gold coins pour out from her palm abundantly. When told that she is not biased many may have a doubt if she could be overlooking the violation of the purusharta goals of Dharma, Arta, Kama and Moksha?
This is to be seen in the context of the Dasha Maha Vidya in their entirety. In their strong associations with death, violence, war and killings they grant social needs such as worldly comfort, security, respect, and honour. Dasha Maha Vidya worship would suggest that seeker experience a refreshing and liberating spirituality in all that is experienced. The central theme for a seeker is Self-realization. Thus one is to stretch consciousness from social norms and expectations. That would require a new and refreshing perspective to live one’s life according to the rules of morality and immorality, a question addressed by the Dasha Maha Vidyas without compromising the goals of purusharthas.
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