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Goddess Parvati

Posted on: August 30, 2011

Goddess Parvati
Parvati is a well known goddess in the
Hindu mythology. Goddess Parvati is the divine consort of Lord Shiva, the
trinity god. Parvati is also considered as a representation of Shakti or Durga,
but the gentle aspect of that goddess not the fierce one. Maa Parvati is
beautifully presented in the Hindu Literature as being beautiful, as a mediator
in the conflicts of heaven, as a daughter of the Great Himalayan Mountains and
as the divine sister of Goddess Ganga.

The divine motherly love of
Parvati is visible with her two children Ganpati and Kartikay. According to the
Hindu Belief, Parvati is the second consort of Shiva, the Hindu God of
destruction and rejuvenation. Although, she is not different from Dakshayani
(Sati), being the reincarnation of that former consort of Lord
Shiva.

Parvati – Form of Shakti
Parvati is believed to be one
of the many forms of “Shakti”. People take her to be the divine sister of Maa
Kali, Maa Lakshmi, Maa Saraswati, Durga and all other forms of Shakti. Durga
(Goddess beyond reach) and Kali (Goddess of Destruction) are the two fierce but
very powerful forms of Parvati.

Goddess Parvati – Other
Names

The word Parvati has been derived from a Sanskrit word “Parvat”
meaning mountain. So, “Parvati” means “she of the mountains” and suggests that
Parvati is the daughter of Himavat (the personification of the Himalayas) and
the apsara (fairy) Mena. Lalita, Uma, Gauri, Kali, Durga, Haimavati etc are the
other names for Parvati. Amba is the other name of Parvati being the mother of
the universe and Ambika, being the ‘mother’. As Lalita, she represents the
aspect of beauty and magnificence. Lalita Saharanama contains a thousand of her
names.

Parvati – Her Symbolism
Goddess Parvati symbolizes
noble virtues admired by the Hindu religion. Parvati is the better half of Lord
Shiva, the most innocent and the fiercest god in Hindu tradition. The couple
together symbolizes both power of renunciation and asceticism and the blessings
of marital felicity. There are legends behind the marriage of lord Shiva and
Parvati, being a devotee of Shiv-Shambhu. Parvati did a lot of tap in order to
get Shiva as her soul mate. Parvati’s dedication was really true which made Lord
Shiva to marry her.

Fertility, marital felicity, devotion to the spouse,
asceticism and power are different virtues symbolized by Parvati. These virtues
are highly valued by the Hindu tradition. As per a famous literary work on the
goddess, Saundarya Lahiri, Parvati is the source of all the power in this
universe and Lord Shiva gets all his powers from her.

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