Ashwaruda Devi is one among the numerous incarnations of Goddess Shakthi. She made her appearance when Goddess Lalita Devi was fighting Demon Bhandasura. The greatness about Aswaruda Devi is found mainly in Brahmanda Purana. It is believed that Aswaruda Devi appeared from the Pasham, or rope, of Goddess Lalitha Devi. She sat on a horse named Aparajitham and led a horse troupe in the battle against Bhandasura. The Devi is depicted as having four hands. She holds in her hands pasham (noose or rope), ankusham (goad), small whip and reins of horses. Symbolically, this goddess represents the one who controls the mind that moves fast like a horse in all directions. She is propitiated for gaining control of mind.