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Dhumavati is a Hindu goddess, mentioned in Epic and Puranic texts. She is among the ten mahavidyas personifying the Shakti of Shiva. Her aspects include Darunaratri, night of frustration, who is also regarded as one of the personification of the goddess Shakti. A.G.H.
Jordan, Michael, Encyclopedia of Gods, New York, Facts On File, Inc. 1993, p. 65