There is always name of female before male like Siya Ram, Radheshyam then we say Shiv Parvati not Parvati Shiv.

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    We do say Parvati Parameswara, Gauri Shankara and for temples we say "Durga Malleswara", "Bramaramba Mallikarjuna" "Visalakshi Visveswara" and so on..
    – The Destroyer
    Commented Sep 24, 2017 at 6:34
  • Than why we say shiv parvati Commented Sep 24, 2017 at 6:41
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    We do say "Uma MaheshwaraBhyo Namah" Commented Sep 24, 2017 at 6:43
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    This applies to all. See we say Siya-Ram ,Radhe-Krishna etc.during devotional singing , Bhajan etc. Or in Bhakti. But whenever we are talking in general about them or in discussion ,we say Krishna-Rukhmini ,Vishnu-Laxami , Krishna Radha etc.So we find calling as such mainly in songs. So we say Uma-Maheshwara in mantras etc.but when we are talking in general we say Shiva-Parvati. Commented Sep 24, 2017 at 7:06
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    Flow of the line goes well when we say Shiv Parvati, Sita Rama, Radhe Sham. But that flow won't be good in hearing of we say Parvati Shiva, Rama Sita, Krishna Radha. Speak by urself and see which suits better in pronunciation. There is no need to find logic in everything because some things are so simple to have any logic. Besides in case of Radhe Krishna, Lord Krishna grant boon to Radha that always her name comes before my name. Thats why we say Radhe Krishna. And also there is no rule that your have to say Shiva Parvati only. You can say Parvati Shiva also if you want. It's personal choice.
    – Vishvam
    Commented Sep 24, 2017 at 12:09

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I don't think that there are any such strict rules. As a proof, see the verse given below.

LakshminArAyanau vAnidhAtArau girijAshivau |
Srigurum gurupatnincha pitarAviti chintayet ||


Guru and Guru's consort (Gurupatni) should be thought of as one's own parents. They are to be thought of as Lakshmi-NArAyana, VAni-BrahmA, GirijA-Shiva.

KulArnava Tantram 12.35.

Note that here GirijA is a name of Goddess PArvati. So, seemingly there is no such rule like we should only say Shiva-PArvati and not PArvati-Shiva.


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The following scriptural excerpt answers this question .

~ ब्रह्मवैवर्तपुराणम्/खण्डः ४ (श्रीकृष्णजन्मखण्डः)/अध्यायः ०५२ (Brahma vaivarta purana , Krishna janma khanda , Chapter 52).:

जगन्माता च प्रकृतिः पुरुषश्च जगत्पिता ।। ३४ ।। गरीयसी त्रिजगतां माता शतगुणैः पितुः ।। राधाकृष्णेति गौरीशेत्येवं शब्दः श्रुतौ श्रुतः ।। ३५ ।। कृष्णराधेशगौरीति लोके न च कदा श्रुतः ।।

Prakriti happens to be the mother of the universe and Purusha the father. In all the worlds, the glory of the mother is hundred times more than that of the father that's why the terms 'Radha-Krishna' and 'GaurIsha' is used in the vedas. Even in the universe, 'Krishna-Radha' or 'Isha-Gauri' is never heard.

आदौ पुरुषमुच्चार्य पश्चात्प्रकृतिमुच्चरेत् ।। ३९ ।। स भवेन्मातृघाती च वेदातिक्रमणे मुने ।।

The one who recites the name of Purusha first and Prakriti later on, he desecrates the Vedas and is considered to be a killer of the mother.

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