S’iva is beyond Prâkritic attributes, eternal and ever omnipresent; She is without any change, immutable, unattainable but by yoga; She is the refuge of the universe and Her nature is Turîya Chaitanya. Mahâ Lakshmi is Her Sattvikî S’akti; Sarasvati is Her Râjasik S’akti and Mahâ Kâlî is Her Tâmasik S’akti; these are all of feminine forms.
Devi-Bhagavata Purana speaks about Trigunatmika November 22, 2010
31-51. In this whole Universe, whoever he may be, all are incapable of any action if he be
deprived of his force; what more than this, if S’iva be deprived of Kula Kundalinî S’aktî, He
becomes a lifeless corpse;
Then he is to make his Chitta and Prâna void of any worldly thought, or any
worldly support and to offer oblations to the Eternal Brahmâ through the mouth of Kundalinî
(the Serpent Fire.) Next, within his Nirvikalpa mind, by means of Samâdhi, be should
meditate own Self, the Mahes’varî Herself by his consciousness.