Mai माई is Anekakoti Brahmaand Janani , अनेककोटिबह्माण्डजननी i.e. She creates numberless universes simultaneously or in succession. In doing so, very many universes co-exist. Every universe is administered by a trinity i.e. Brahma ब्रह्मा , Vishnu विष्णु and Shiva शिव .
Sage Narada नारद Son of Brahma ब्रह्मा was under the impression that his father was omniscient. When once he went to see his father for clearing certain doubts, he found to his dismay, that Brahma was praying to some one else. In disgust he turned back when Brahma called him and asked him why he was returning. Narada replied that he thought his father was omniscient, but he found him praying to somebody else superior to him. Brahma smiled and said how little Narada knew about the universe and its Supremo. Even the Trinity worships the Supremo who remains unseen. Brahma explained that of the Trinity he occupies the lowest rank. He added that all the three in Trinity have their end when their respective प्रलय pralaya comes. First Brahma dies, after very many years another pralaya comes and Vishnu meets his end. There after still very many years lapse and a third pralaya comes and Shiva vanishes. Only the Supremo remains unaffected and continue to govern the universes. The mystical universes are ruled by different sets of Trinity who is subservient to the unseen, unknown, the ultimate Supremo, viz. MAI.
Mai is a word coined by Mai Herself when She commanded Maiji to install as Her Mai - " The Universal Divine Mother ".
According to one Ramayana रामायण - there are thousand Ramayanas, it is said - after becoming victorious Rama राम called Hanuman हनुमान to his side and blessed him to become the next Brahma. The word ' next ' is important. That indicates the existing Brahma will not be there to continue. This corroborates what Brahma told Narada that he also is destined to meet his end.
MAI is not admixture of several qualities but She is सत्व 'Sathwa' pure and simple. She is the Mother of all including Trinities existed or existing for She is the Creator. It is She who has created human beings, sun, moon, planets, stars, fire, water, air, earth, mountains, rivers, sky, heaven, trees, plants, animals, birds, time, space in short everything. It is by Her will alone that the sky stands without any support. Although She remains नित्ययौवना " Nitya Yauvana", She is really वृध्दा "Vriddha ".
Take any god, that god has a mother, that mother has a mother, that mother's mother has a mother and it goes so on and so forth one reaches the final most Mother and that final most Mother is MAI . "MAI" means Universal Divine Mother, i.e., Mother of All, propitiable with universal love, service, devotion and unconditional cheerful self surrender.
MAI is the final most, infinite one power that creates, maintains and refashions universes after universes. The one from whom anything and everything that has a name originates, in whom it lives and to whom it returns.
To a thousand names of Vishnu a single name of Shiva is preferred. To a thousand names of Shiva, one single name of Shakti is preferred and to a thousand names of Shakti one single name of JAY MAI is preferred.
The heart of Brahma is said to be Vishnu. The heart of Vishnu is said to be Shiva. The heart of Shiva is Shakti and the heart of Shiva and Shakti united is MAI.
Rarely one in this world is devoted to the names of Mother. It is by repeating the names of other deities in crores of births, faith in repeating the names of Mother is generated. The faith which places the mere repetition of "JAY MAI " above all mantras carries therewith the highest supremacy.
It is in the last of his repeated births that a person devotes himself to MAI and takes refuge in the Lotus Feet of Mother with the repetition of माई सहस्रनाम MAI Sahasranama and जय माई JAY MAI name.
He that wishes to secure the love of Final most Mother without chanting Her name is like one who is dumbfounded and one desirous of enjoying beautiful sights without eyes and to satisfy hunger without taking food.
Repetition of Her names creats attachment with love resulting from esteem, that of ॐ ह्रीं क्लीं श्रीं जय माई " Aum Hrim Klim Shrim JAY MAI " creates a desire of being incorporated with Her and Hers.
Repetitions of Her names render one entirely worry-less, care-proof and strong with faith and conviction about having secured Mother's protection and trust in Her every dispensation being a blessing indisguise for one's weal and welfare.
On repetition of Mother's names She manages to put one on the path in association with high soul, who patiently suffer, are friendly and merciful, undisturbed , equi-minded, non-attached, enemy-less, well behaved, self-controlled and tender hearted.
Repetition of these names blesses one with a remarkable innocence and activity, which magnetizes man, women and children to gather around him to drown their cares in nectar like aura spreading presence to seek advice.
Repetition develops intuitive fore-sight, right judgment and correct fore-telling which the repeater is gifted with by Mother to increase usefulness as he has been given privilege by Mother of serving the mission of universal love and service.
Constant repetition of Her names creates a longing for Mother, which is one-pointed intense and nothing asking. It creates a delight in serving Mother and being accepted by Mother as Her own being even in communication with mother making mother as central pivot round which all willing, thinking, asking and living and continuing to exist revolves.
Constant repetition interweaves Mother with oneself through memory. Painfulness on the idea of being separated and incapacity of being able to do anything else without and except musing on Her Magnificence, Mercifulness and Motherliness.
Constant repetition creates a feeling of one's nothingness and a desire to be a plaything and a pawn for Mother's play, with the readiness giving one's everything with self-sacrifice and self-surrender.
Repetition of names gradually gives rise to saintliness which means considering other's people's sorrow as one's own, harmlessness, forgivefulness, faith in final success of truthfulness, retirement from one's exertions to get materialistic happiness and comforts of this world and being above the desire of name and fame in addition to the tendencies , qualities and virtues of high souls.
From Mai arises all incarnations, all living beings. She is not लक्ष्मी Lakshmi, देवी Devi, दुर्गा Durga or सरस्वती Saraswati but She is the Mother of all. She should not be confused with the wife of Shiva. In fact She is ब्रह्मस्वरूपिणी Brahma-swarupini. She is the Mother of millions of Trinity.
Mai is propitiated by practicing 1] Motherhood of god 2]Universality 3]Love 4] Service 5] Devotion and 6] Unconditional Cheerful Self-surrender and 7] co-equal status of man and woman.
By worshipping lesser gods one may attain swarga i.e. heaven and when merit is exhausted he may be born again. But by worshiping Mai the highest of all gods one will not have to be reborn. That is why Mai Swarupa has laid stress on propitiating Mai.
The Finalmost Ultimate Mother is called Mai because She has no other name by way of delimitation. As already mentioned the word MAI was coined by MAI Herself when She asked Mai Swarupa to install Her. जय माई जय मार्कण्ड माई JAY MAI JAY MARKAND MAI.
EXTRACT FROM U.R.M. N.K.P. NAIR'S ARTICAL, MAI NIWAS, SARASWATI ROAD END, SANTACRUZ (WEST), MUMBAI 400054 INDIA