- the female principle or organ of generative power.
- the wife of a deity, especially of Shiva.Compare Divine Mother.
- the female principle or organ of reproduction and generative power in general
- this principle manifested in the consorts of the gods, esp Kali
- a variant of Sakti
n.from Sanskrit saknoti “is able, is strong,” from PIE root *kak- “to enable, help.”