The Goddess of Dazzling Beauty and Bliss, the third of the Dasha Maha Vidyas (Ten Great Wisdoms). Her name comes from the Sanskrit words tri meaning “three,” pura, meaning “city,” and sundari, meaning “beauty.” Therefore, its literal translation is “the beauty of the three cities.” The “three cities” are the three worlds—physical, astral, and causal. David Frawley says, “The being who delights in these three world experiences, yet inherently transcends them, is Tripura Sundari.” When Pure Bliss (the underlying background of everything) manifests, it becomes what we call beauty. Beauty is the most tangible manifestation of Bliss, and Tripura Sundari is the beauty that manifests in all three worlds.