When the Demon Karnat spread havoc among devotees by disturbing their pujas and anushtans, they sought refuge of Mata Parvati who became very angry. She opened her mouth which began to spout fire.
Mata Modeshwari is said to be Mata Matangi, one of the great Dasa Mahavidyas of tantra, and the daughter of Rishi Matanga.
This aggressive form of the Goddess in her aspect as the protector of devotees, gave her the name Modheshwari, which means "One who spouts fire from the mouth". Her name is synomynous with with the Modheshwar region now known as Modhera. Mr Modi's family hails from this region. Her devotees are known as Modhs, which is where Mr Modi gets his family name from. He was, in fact, born near the Modheshwari temple in Vadnagar, where his forefathers have lived for generations. Her temples are also found in Ahmedabad, Bharuch, Bhavnagar, Bhuj, Jhabua, Khedbrahma, Sinhore, Tera, Ujjain and Vadodara.
The goddess has nine pairs of arms. Each arm has a weapon.
May Mata Modheshwari bless all who desire to serve the nation with strength, wisdom, courage and discrimination. May her trishul, khadaga, sword, kamandala, shankha, gada, pash, danda and damaru bless
all her devotees!
Jai Maa Modheshwari! Jai Mata Di!
Watch an aarti of Mata Modheshwari on this link http://www.youtube.com/watch?