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Chinnamasta is a Hindu Devi, she is a furious aspect of Mahadevi. She is the ten goddesses from the esoteric tradition of Tantra. She represents death, temporality, and destruction as well as life, immortality, and recreation. She conveys the spiritual self-realization and the awakening of Kundalini. In her left hand, the goddess holds her own severed head though no exact weapon for the beheading is mentioned in the tradition or in any other puranas or upanishads. She represents both sides of Devi (a life-giver & a life-taker) depending on how she is interpreted. She is both a symbol of sexual self-control and an embodiment of sexual energy. She represents both life, immortality, and recreation, as well as death, temporality and destruction.
The serpent around the neck of the goddess symbolizes Kundalini Shakti. The two lady - Kama and Rati symbolizes the sexual desire. The naked body symbolizes that the abandonment of worldly things. To awaken Kundalini Shakti, one needs to control the sexual desire and remove the ego. The goddess standing over the couple symbolizes that she has complete control over her sexual desires. In the picture her head is the symbol of ego. Therefore, the decapitation symbolizes that she has cut her ego off. Her two female yogini companion represents Ida and Pingala Nadi, and her head represents Sushumna Nadi. Therefore, three streams of blood come from her neck, one of which enters her mouth, and the others are swallowed by her female yogini companions on each side of her. It represents that when Kundalini Shakti awakens, it drinks off all the blood in the body.