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Vritraghni

Matangi mahavidya is Saraswati as Vritraghni (femanine slayer of Vritra, RV.VII.96.1), and Goddess of Speech. As Indra slays Vritra and becomes the outcaste, Matangi is this femanine Saraswati-outcaste form (as Vritraghni) form he finds in degradation (RV.VI.18.13), where even the gods abandon him.
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