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Parvati

Parvati suckling baby Ganesha. Watercolor on paper (ca. 1820)
Devanagari: पार्वती
Abode: Himalaya when unmarried,
otherwise Kailash
Weapon: Trishul, Conch,
Chakram, crossbow etc
Consort: Shiva
Mount: Lion or Tiger

Pārvatī (Sanskrit: पार्वती), sometimes spelled Parvathi or Parvathy, is a Hindu goddess. Parvati is nominally the second consort of Shiva, the Hindu God of destruction and rejuvenation. However, she is not different from Dakshayani or Satī, being the reincarnation of that former consort of Lord Shiva. She is also the mother of Ganesha and Skanda (Kartikeya).Some communities also believe her to be the sister of Lord Vishnu and many of the believers of Shakta philosophy also consider her as the ultimate Divine. In many interpretations of the scriptures, Parvati is also regarded as a representation of Shakti or Durga, albeit the gentle aspect of that goddess because she is a mother goddess otherwise known as Devi . Parvati's other names include Umā[1], Lalita, Gaurī[2], Shivakamini, Aparna, the maternal epithet Mataji, and many hundreds of others; the Lalita sahasranama contains an authoritative listing. Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... This article is about the Harry Potter series of novels. ... This article is about minor Harry Potter characters who are Gryffindor students in the same year as Harry. ... Image File history File links Example. ... The Brahmic family is a family of abugidas (writing systems) used in South Asia, Southeast Asia, Tibet, Mongolia, Manchuria. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Shiva (IAST: , also spelled Siva; Hindi, Shiv) is one of the principal deities of Hinduism. ... The Sanskrit language ( , for short ) is a classical language of India, a liturgical language of Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, and Jainism, and one of the 23 official languages of India. ... A Hindu ( , Devanagari: हिन्दु), as per modern definition, is an adherent of the philosophies and scriptures of Hinduism, and the religious, philosophical and cultural system that originated in the Indian subcontinent. ... Shiva (IAST: , also spelled Siva; Hindi, Shiv) is one of the principal deities of Hinduism. ... A Hindu ( , Devanagari: हिन्दु), as per modern definition, is an adherent of the philosophies and scriptures of Hinduism, and the religious, philosophical and cultural system that originated in the Indian subcontinent. ... This article discusses the term God in the context of monotheism and henotheism. ... In the Hindu religion, SatÄ« (Devanagari: सती, the feminine of sat true) or Dākshāyani is the Goddess of marital felicity and longevity; she is worshipped particularly by ladies to seek the long life of their husbands. ... Shiva (IAST: , also spelled Siva; Hindi, Shiv) is one of the principal deities of Hinduism. ... Ganesha (Sanskrit: ; ;  , also spelled Ganesa or Ganesh) is one of the best-known and most worshipped deities in Hinduism[8]. Although he is known by many other attributes, Ganeshas elephant head makes him easy to identify. ... Murugan (also Murugan) (Tamil: ) is a popular Hindu deity amongst Tamil Hindus. ... Vishnu (IAST , Devanagari ), (honorific: Sri Vishnu) also known as Narayana is the Supreme Being or Ultimate Reality for Vaishnavas and a manifestation of Brahman in the Advaita or Smarta traditions. ... Shiva and Shakti as One Shaktism is a denomination of Hinduism that worships Shakti, or Devi Mata -- the Hindu name for the Great Divine Mother -- in all of her forms whilst not rejecting the importance of masculine and neuter divinity (which are however deemed to be inactive in the absence... Lakshmi is a common aspect of Shakti Shakti meaning force, power or energy is the Hindu concept or personification of Gods female aspect, sometimes referred to as The Divine Mother. Shakti represents the active, dynamic principles of feminine power. ... In Hinduism, Durga (Sanskrit: , Bengali: ) is a form of Devi, the supreme goddess. ... It has been suggested that Shri Vidya be merged into this article or section. ... Lalita (sometimes written Lalitha) is another name for Devi and means elegant or beautiful. ... Lalita sahasranama is a sacred Hindu text for the worshippers of the Goddess Lalita Devi, i. ...


Parvata is one of the Sanskrit words for "mountain"; "Parvati" translates to "She of the mountains" and refers to Parvati being born the daughter of Himavan, lord of the mountains. Parvati's parents are Himavat, the personification of the Himalaya mountains, and the apsaras Menā. The Sanskrit language ( , for short ) is a classical language of India, a liturgical language of Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, and Jainism, and one of the 23 official languages of India. ... Himavat () is the Hindu God of snow, a personification of the Himalayan mountains. ... Perspective view of the Himalaya and Mount Everest as seen from space looking south-south-east from over the Tibetan Plateau. ... An apsaras from the Longmen Grottoes in Luoyang, China. ... It is alleged that in Roman mythology, Mena was the goddess of menstruation. ...

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Symbolism

Ellora sculputures showing Shiva and Parvati
Ellora sculputures showing Shiva and Parvati

Parvati symbolises many noble virtues esteemed by Hindu tradition. Just as Shiva is at once the presiding deity of destruction and regeneration, the couple jointly symbolise at once both the power of renunciation and asceticism and the blessings of marital felicity. Kalidasa's epic Kumarasambhavam details with matchlessly lyrical beauty the story of the maiden Parvati; her devotions aimed at gaining the favour of Shiva; the subsequent annihilation of Kamadeva; the consequent fall of the universe into barren lifelessness; the subsequent nuptials, in these circumstances, of the partners of many previous births; the immaculate birth of Subrahmanya and the eventual resurrection of Kamadeva after intercession by Parvati to Shiva in his favour. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2540x1638, 809 KB) Summary A bas-relief panel from Ellora (Cave 29, or Dhumar Lena) showing Shiva and Parvati while Ravana tries to shake Mt Kailasha. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2540x1638, 809 KB) Summary A bas-relief panel from Ellora (Cave 29, or Dhumar Lena) showing Shiva and Parvati while Ravana tries to shake Mt Kailasha. ... Kailasanatha Temple Ellora is an ancient village 30 km from the city of Aurangabad in the Indian state of Maharashtra famous for its magnificent rock cut architecture comprising of Buddhist, Hindu and Jaina cave temples and monasteries built between the 6th and 10th century A.D. These structures were excavated... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... pela pali is must humanbenigs part Kāmadeva (Sanskrit: कामदेव) is the Hindu god of love. ... Kartikeya(extreme right) in Durga Puja In Hinduism, Kārttikeya (also Skanda, Subrahmanya, Kumara, Arumugan, Shanmugan, Murugan, Guha, Saravana, Swaminatha, Velan, Velavan, Senthil) is a god born out of a magical spark created by Shiva. ... pela pali is must humanbenigs part Kāmadeva (Sanskrit: कामदेव) is the Hindu god of love. ...


Parvati thus symbolises many different virtues esteemed by Hindu tradition: fertility, marital felicity, devotion to the spouse, asceticism and power. It is said in the Saundarya Lahari, a famous literary work on the goddess, that she is the source of all power in this universe and that because of her, Lord Shiva gets all his powers. She is occasionally depicted as half of Lord Shiva. Saundaryalahari is a famous literary work written by Adi Shankara. ...


Famous temples

Some of the famous temples where Parvati forms are predominantly worshipped include,

Parvati in Pop-Culture

  • Parvati appears in the video game Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 as one of the main Protagonist's summonable Personas.

See also

Goddesses are an integral part of Hinduism, and the worship of goddesses is a significant aspect of Hindu religion. ...

Notes

  1. ^ "Uma." Encyclopedia Mythica from Encyclopedia Mythica Online. <http://www.pantheon.org/articles/u/uma.html>
  2. ^ "Gauri." Encyclopedia Mythica from Encyclopedia Mythica Online. <http://www.pantheon.org/articles/g/gauri.html>

References

  • Hindu Goddesses: Vision of the Divine Feminine in the Hindu Religious Traditions (ISBN 81-208-0379-5) by David Kinsley

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Hinduism | Hindu mythology | Indian epic poetry
Female Deities: Devi | Saraswati | Lakshmi | Sati | Parvati | Durga | Shakti | Kali | Gayatri | Sita | Radha | Mahavidya | more...
Male Deities: Deva | Brahma | Vishnu | Shiva | Rama | Krishna | Ganesha | Murugan | Hanuman | Indra | Surya | more...
Texts: Vedas | Upanishads | Puranas | Ramayana | Mahabharata | Bhagavad Gita
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