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
In the home, the mother is likened to the Shakti Deity. She is the power, the very soul of the home. None other. So, she has to be there. She has to be treated sensitively and kindly, and with respect.
—Gurudeva