In Hindu mythology, there are said to be many forms or avatars of Devi, the goddess. Some say there are nine.
In India and Asia women are referred to as Devi and seen as her physical embodiment.
Each of Devi’s avatars stand for something different, a unique virtue or power: education, prosperity and destruction, to name a few.
These are stories of women who have become closely associated, or are seen as synonymous, with what these avatars stand for.
The Devi Project by Cutting Chai Content is an on-going portrait film series documenting the lives, lessons and legacies of captivating women, irrespective of religion, culture or creed.