Tamil Bhajan - 'Pambe Thalaiyanai' of deity - Mariyamma from the album : Amma Saranam. Goddess Shakti, is also known as Amman (meaning Mother) in South India. Shakti, meaning "Power" or "empowerment," is the primordial cosmic energy and represents the dynamic forces that are thought to move through the entire universe in Hinduism. Shakti is the concept, or personification, of divine feminine creative power, sometimes referred to as 'The Great Divine Mother' in Hinduism. On the earthly plane, shakti most actively manifests through female embodiment and creativity/fertility, though it is also present in males in its potential, unmanifest form.