The Eight Matrikas have complete control over every aspect of life-force and their associations with negative manifestations of the ego such as wrath and jealousy represent their abilities of mastering such urges. Their victorious battle against the demons represents the war between the inmost Divine Self and the ego. Victory over ego and destruction of ignorance is the great battle of every sincere soul in their journey to enlightenment. On a macrocosmic level it heralds the ultimate victory of the collective divinity in achieving full awareness of the one limitless and undifferentiated consciousness.
|Matrika||Bhairava||Aspect of the Ego||Shakti of|
|Kaumari||Chanda||Urge for enjoyment||Murugan|
|Chamunda||Bheeshana||Depravity. Desire to sin or hurt.||Identifiable with Kali|
|Chandi||Samhara||Wrath||Brahman (wrathful aspect)|