Goddess Kaumari on her Vahana, the Peacock

Also called Kārttikeyānī, Kaumari is considered the Shakti of Lord Skanda, and is also one of the Saptamatrikas, ‘seven Mothers' all of whom were looked upon as the different aspects of the goddess Śakti or Durgā,

Image of Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami
The holy vel is our release from ignorance into knowledge, our release from vanity into modesty, our release from sinfulness into purity through tapas.
—Gurudeva