Chhinamasta- “The self-decapitated Goddess, one of the ten Wisdom Goddesses, or Mahavidyas”
Chhinamasta is a form of Hindu Goddess Shakti. She is one of the ten Mahavidyas or Wisdom Goddesses. Chhina means severed and masta means head. This means one whose head is severed. She is depicted as decapitating her own head and holding it in her hand and a scimitar in the other. Three streams of blood spurting out of the neck, consumed by the two attendants and by the goddess herself. The goddess and her two attendants symbolically represents the three nadis or the psychic channels in the body – Sushumna, Ida and Pingala.