Das Mahavidhya is referred to as 10 Wisdom Goddesses. There are various stories about how 10 Maha Vidhyas came into existence. The Wisdom Goddesses give us insights, knowledge and teach us about the essential energies that guide us in our spiritual ascension.
The first love story of the existence was of Shiva and Shakti. The association is so beautiful and warming. Sati, consort of Shiva had married him against the wishes of her father, Daksha Prajapati. But love does not know boundaries and Sati a princess, left her palace to live with Shiva in jungles of Kailash. Daksha who was furious on this decision of Sati, decided to do something to insult Shiva. He performed a big magnificent Yagna, to which he invited all god and goddesses except his son in law Shiva.
But when Sati came to know about the Yagna from Narad Muni, she asked Shiva for permission to go to the Yagna. She wanted to go to get the benefits of the Yagna for her beloved husband. Shiva said that Daksha was trying to insult him, so even if Sati attends the Yagna, the fruit of Yagna will not be auspicious. He stopped Sati from going on which Sati go very furious. She thought that Shiva was treating her like a ignorant lady, but she was the mother of universe. She assumed her real form, the one of Divine Mother. There was a great agitation in the universe. The universe could not stand the wonder of Divine Mother, the mountains shook, oceans raged and earth moved.
Seeing the furious form of Sati, Shiva began to shake and tried to flee. But Ten Divine Forms stopped him from all the ten directions. She closed all the escape routes.
These are the 10 Mahavidhyas. Although the Divine mother decided to show her all ten forms here but every form is having a different story, form and mantra. Sacred Tantra teaches you about the insights, wisdom and meditation related to every Goddesses.