Mahavidyas are the esoteric form of Shakti. Tantra reveals their mysterious, powerful and true form. Each aspect of 10 mahavidya breaks societal norms and shows powers of women over men to convey no one should be differentiated on the basis of gender or looks. Denying the social norms mahavidyas represent the form of Shakti. She is warrior, protector, epitome of beauty, giver of all comforts, nurturer and giver of salvation.