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T R I P U R A B H A I R A V I
The implications of these aspects are numerous. For instance, the purification action performed by the Great Cosmic Power Tripura Bhairavi implies the manifestation of Her saviour aspect, because She saves Her devotees from all suffering and negative karma-ic pressures.
From an etymologic point of view, the name Bhairavi comes from three groups of letters, with a precise semantics: bha symbolizes the act of preservation, in the sense of continuity, ra signifies ramana, the creative divine activity and va coming from vamana, referring to the relaxation, or ceasing a certain activity.
Consequently, Tripura Bhairavi represents Godís extraordinary power to create, sustain, and in the same time destroy the manifested world.
Unlike the governing gods of the Hindu pantheon (Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva) who rule only upon one of these functions, Tripura Bhairavi represents in full harmony two fundamental and apparently contradicting aspects of the manifestation.
These aspects refer to the bright beauty and the terrible action in the creation. This perfect correlation of the divine attributes was stated also in the description of the Great Cosmic Power Kali, however the Great Cosmic Power Tripura Bhairavi represents specifically the terrible aspect of the divinity.
In other words, She signifies Godís amazing, colossal, unmatchable, and terrible force of action, which destroys all that is bad and impure and in the same time transforms in the sense of evolution the various types of manifestation.
From this perspective, these transformations are "rebirths" from the ashes and sublimations of the various aspects of the Creation.
Consequently, the Great Cosmic Power Tripura Bhairavi represents the transformational power of the subtle fire (tejas tattva).
TRIPURA BHAIRAVI PROTECTS US FROM BAD AND HARMFUL INFLUENCES
The great majority of the people perceive the action of this extraordinary divine force and energy as a terrible, scaring aspect, mostly because She causes the burning and destruction of all limitations, preconceived ideas, erroneous conceptions, and illusions regarding our individual existence.
As we already mentioned, this terrible manifestation of the Great Cosmic Power Tripura Bhairavi is always directed towards both the destruction of impurities (on their various levels of manifestation) and the elimination of negative forces and influences that tend to block the devoteeís spiritual progress.
Although the Great Cosmic Power Tripura Bhairaviís terrible force is difficult to bare for many people, Her specific action is necessary for protecting us from harmful influences and for guiding us on the spiritual path.
An eloquent analogical representation of the Great Cosmic Power Tripura Bhairaviís terrible action in the manifestation is sometimes materialized in a womanís anger, of even more concretely, in the prompt, firm, and determined actions of a mother defending her children against an exterior threat.
From a different perspective, correlated to some very subtle and fine aspects of Godís creation, the Great Cosmic Power Tripura Bhairavi represents the supreme power of speech, whose deep nature is fire, according to the Tantric Hindu tradition.
Thus, She represents the divine word, the creative logos in its non-manifested form, as pure and transcendent divine energy.