The divine manifests itself in both male and female form. Goddess in Hinduism means, manifestation of Divine Energy / Shakthi (the female aspect of the divine). Shakti is the Mother of the Universe, worshiped with many names. As Lakshmi, the Mother Goddess is the bestower of wealth and prosperity, both material and spiritual.
Adi Shakti, the Supreme Goddess, is the personification of all sounds. All the cosmos is the work of the Supreme Goddess and in this creation of hers even the mind of a tiny ant pervades the entire universe. She has no beginning and no end. She can destroy all our impurities, our vices, our defects. She is the power who protects you from its many dangers and pitfalls. She is the goddess of power and beauty.
A God could not be explained without the Goddess. When a devotee worships God as Divine Mother, he or she appeals to Her tenderness and unconditional love. Such love unites the devotee with God, like a child with its mother.
The Mother Goddess is also worshiped in forms that correspond to the various male manifestations of God, with the respective names of Radha (Krishna), Lakshmi (Narayana), Sita (Ramachandra), Varahi (Varaha), Vinayaki (Ganesha), Brahmani (Brahma), Gayatri or Savitri (Surya), Indrani (Indra), Rudrani (Rudra), as the heavenly Kamadhenu cow, as Bhumi (Mother Earth), in the form of Ganga, Yamuna, Sarasvati, Kaveri and the other holy rivers.
She is the iccha, jnana and Kriya Shakti, that enables Brahma to create, Vishnu to maintain and Shiva to destroy creation.
Shrishti Sthiti Vnasaham Shakti Bhute Sanatane
Guna Shaye Gana maye Narayani Namaustute
Names & Manifestations of Hindu Goddesses:
Annapoorani, Durga Devi, Maha Kali, Gayatri Devi, Lalita Tripursundri, AdhiParasakthi, Maha Lakshmi, Parvati Devi, Saraswati Devi, Sita Devi, etc.