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Goddess Parvati is the power and divine consort of Lord Shiva.

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How goddess Parvati had started her penance?

I want to know about her tough penance. What did her routine during that period ? How she had worshipped Lord Shiva as per Shiva Purana? Did Lord Shiva had appeared as a brahmin & insulted himself ...
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Why was Rudrani born as Devi Sati and Parvati?

I’m assuming Rudrani=Sati/Parvati for the purposes of the question. Lord Rudra emerges from the forehead of Brahmaji and takes on 11 names and places (Ekadasha Rudra). Here Brahmaji also gives these ...
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Is Mata Parvati a human or a goddess?

Since she is daughter of human king Parvata raja(is Parvata Raja human or devta?) Is Parvati ji human or a goddess(devi)? Is she worshipable? Especially what is the opinion of Madhvas and Vaishnavas ...
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Shri Vishnu and Mata Parvati

I came across an article with a very weird title: The Tale of Lord Vishnu and his consort Parvati It mentions stories I have never heard or read about in any sources. So I wanted to know whether there ...
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WHY DO EVERY INDIAN GIRLS DESIRE A HUSBAND LIKE LORD SHIVA?

Why Lord Shiva is treated as ideal husband material by Indian women. Why Every unmarried Girls dream to have a Husband like Mahadeva for an example in our area they do 16 Somvaar Vrat, Shivratri Vrat ...
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Who are Adi Shakti and Durga?

The many names of the Goddess are Adi Shakti, Shakti, Durga and Devi. Are they the same person? Here is what I have gathered from numerous sources such as Wikipedia: Durga, who is known as Parvati, ...
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Is Mata Parvati also devotee of Bhagwan Vishnu?

It is quite well known that Bhagwan Shiva is the biggest devotee of Shri Hari Vishnu. And Bhagwan Vishnu is also biggest devotee of Bhagwan Shiva. (Please correct me if I am wrong) While Parvati is ...
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We say Siya Ram and Radheshyam why we say Shiv Parvati why don't we say Parvati Shiv?

There is always name of female before male like Siya Ram, Radheshyam then we say Shiv Parvati not Parvati Shiv.
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Does Shiva wear a garland having 11 skulls?

Does Shiva wear a garland that has 11 skulls in it? Are these Skulls of Sati? And why are there 11 skulls, specifically?
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From which scripture is this Mahiṣāsura Mardini Stotram come from? [duplicate]

अयि गिरिनन्दिनि नन्दितमेदिनि विश्वविनोदिनि नन्दिनुते गिरिवरविन्ध्यशिरोऽधिनिवासिनि विष्णुविलासिनि जिष्णुनुते । भगवति हे शितिकण्ठकुटुम्बिनि भूरिकुटुम्बिनि भूरिकृते जय जय हे महिषासुरमर्दिनि रम्यकपर्दिनि ...
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Does Romance exist between Shiv-Parvati and Vishnu-Lakhshmi?

Romance definitely exist between Krishna and Radha. But my question is regarding other two couples - Shiva-Parvati Vishnu-Lakshmi Or Are their relationship platonic ? Platonic relationship can exist ...
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Hanuman God's birth history

In Shiva Puran according to some sources it is narrated that Parvati and Shiva has had carnal relation through which Hanuman God was born in the form of Vanara and after that, not wishing to carrying ...
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Is there any verse declaring Maa Parvati or Maa Durga as supreme goddess?

Can anyone provide me the verse which indicates Maa Parvati as supreme Goddess?
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Forms of Parvati/Durga that depict her riding a wolf

Agni Purana, in 'Describing the Characteristics of An Idol of Devi Parvati' says the following:- 10b-13. (In the worship of the manifest form of the goddess) (the goddess should be worshipped) as ...
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Was it Parvati who became Durga?

As far as I know Parvati and Kali are the same person .It was Parvati who became Kali. Are Durga and Parvati also same person ? Was it Parvati who became Durga ? Are they the same woman ? Or Are they ...
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Some question about mahadev and devi parvati [duplicate]

why don't we circle full shivling and if we circle the shivling {parikrama}5-6times,what will happen (any way to repent to mahadev Or atoning) for it if someone intentionally or unintentionally ...
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Which scripture says Parvati is Vishnu's sister?

There is a serial on Ganesa in which Vishnu is his doting uncle. Which scripture says this?
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Scriptural reference to say Lord Vishnu and Parvati devi are same

I want to know if there is any scriptural reference i.e a small event that shows Narayana and Parvati are same. The reason for my initial belief that they are same is the following: All gods are ...
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Are Nataraja, Pancha Bhuta Lingas, Mookambika. and Meenakshi mentioned in any scriptures?

Nataraja, the Panchabuta Lingas, Mookambika, and Meenakshi are some well-known deities in South India. Do any Hindu scriptures mention them?
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Is Parvati also known as Narayani?

Parvati is the sister of Vishnu. One of the other names of Vishnu is Narayan. Is Parvati also known as Narayani ?
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On which day/tithi did Shiva-Parvati get married?

To my knowledge, it has to be the day of MahaShivaratri when Shiva-Parvati got married. However as per this answer, Maha Sivaratri is the night when Lord Shiva appeared as Linga to stop conflict ...
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What do we know of the lives of Parvati's sisters Ekaparna & Ekapatala?

The Vayu Purana mentions Parvati as having four sisters: मैनाकचैव दौहित्रो दौहित्री च तथा ह्युमा । एकपर्णा तथा चैव तथा या चैकपाटला ॥ ४ ॥ गङ्गा चैव सरिच्छ्रेष्ठा सर्वासां पूर्वजा तथा । पूर्वमेव मयो...
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Did Lord Shiva really offer his testicles to Maa Parvati in Padma Purana?

Is this actually true? asvāditaṃ na cānyena bhakṣyārthe ca dadāmyaham | adhobhāge ca me nābhervartulau phalasannibhau || 126 || bhakṣayadhvaṃ hi sahitā laṃbau me vṛṣaṇāvimau | anena cāpi bhojyena parā ...
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Does Shiva live in invisible form in Kailasa?

Does Shiva and Parvati live in Mount Kailasa in invisible form ? As He is not seen there by normal people.
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When did Vishnu become brother of Parvati?

Vishnu is not biological brother of Parvati. But still he is considered has her brother. When did he become his brother ? Is Vishnu also brother of Sati ?
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On which day goddess Parvati was born?

It is said that Devi Annapurna was born on Akshaya Tritiya. Was Devi Parvati born on Akshay tritiya? When was goddess Parvati born?
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Did Vishnu have some role in marriage of Shiva with Parvati or with Sati?

Parvati is the wife of Shiva. As far as I know , She was the one who asked and persuaded Shiva to marry her. Vishnu is considered as the brother of Parvati. Did VIshnu have some role in their marriage ...
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What will happen after Parvati die ? Was Sati born in the first Yug of First day of Brahma?

Sati is the first wife of Shiva . When was she born ? Was she born in the first Satyuga of first day of Brahman. Since Brahma is currently 51 years old. So, about 1,85,03,310 Yugas (approximate) have ...
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Did soul of Sati talk with Parvati ? Can soul of one's previous birth from heaven talk with body of one's next birth?

In this episode of hindi serial it is shown that soul of Sati talked with Parvati (who was alive). (Watch from 26:23) Also It was shown that Shiva used to meet and talk with soul of Sati secretly from ...
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What Kind of marriage happened between Shiva and Parvathy ? Did Kanyadaan happen ? What kind of Vivah it was?

How the wedding of Shiva and Parvathy happend ? Was there a Kanyadaan ? I think Parvathy chose Shiva herself. I have heard that there was a Baraat in which Rakshas were also present. What is the story ...
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How many wives did Lord Shiva have?

I know one was Sati, the daughter of Daksha Prajapati, and the second was Parvati, daughter of Raja Himanchala. How many others are there?
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Did Parvathi ji die ? In which Yugas did Shiv marry Sati and Parvathy?

Did Parvathi ji die ? In which Yugas did Shiva marry Sati and in which Yuga he married Parvathy ?
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What is Sri Rama Taraka Mantra?

Some information about Sri Rama Taraka Mantra from Drik Panchang site Taraka Mantra is a popular Mantra among devotees of Lord Rama. Taraka Mantra is Trayodasha Akshari Mantra which consists of 13 ...
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The story of Goddess Nimishamba

I have visited a temple in Paris, Chennai Where the presiding deity is Devi Nimishamba, I wanted to know the History of God and found Wikipedia which mentions Goddess Nimishamba is considered the ...
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Who is Brahmari Devi?

Brahmari Devi is the goddess of Black bees, hornets and wasps Is she an incarnation of Parvati? Which Puranas mention about Brahmari Devi? Why did Devi ma take this incarnation?
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What does this signify ? Why is Parvathy called both - Gauri as well as Kaali?

Here in the video,the character of Parvathy is saying is she is both Karma and well Moksha. She is Light as well as darkness , that she is way as well as the destination . She is begining as well as ...
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What is the story of Ashokasundari, third child of Lord Shiva and Parvati?

Kartikeya and Ganesh are two commonly known sons of Lord Shiva and Parvati, but very few know that they had three kids. When and how did that third child Ashokasundari born? What is the full story ...
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Was Vrinda an aspect of Parvati?

I finished reading the story of Jalandhara in the Shiva Purana and can't shake this one line off. It is the verse where the asura is slain by Shiva. "His splendour that came out of his body ...
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Did Shiva marry Sati/Parvati at the age of 16?

I recently heard that Lord Shiva married Parvati/Sati at the age of 16 but couldn’t find the proper reference for it. Could anyone help me to crosscheck this information? At what age did Lord Siva ...
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Do the tridevi (Saraswati,Lakshmi,Parvati) play any role in the Mahabharata?

Sita as Lakshmi's avatara, plays a primary role in Ramayana. The three Moola female deities don't seem to participate actively as their spouses do in the epic and there are conflicting theories as to ...
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Does the great goddess - 'the 'wife of Shiva', manifests with different names in different Kalpas?

In the Skanda Purana Verse 7.1.7.25-40, god Shiva recounts the names of previous births of goddess Parvati across various kalpas, as follows Īśvara said: कल्पेकल्पे महादेवि अवतारं करोषि यत् ॥ तेन ते ...
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Before Shiva-Parvati vivah, the Ganapati who was worshipped as per RCM wasn't Ganesha but 'Karviraksha'. Any scriptural reference?

Kindly give any scriptural reference from puranas, agamas, nigama, etc. only. RCM = Ramacharitamanasa.
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Questions on marriage DAY of Shiva and Sati

Shiva married divine mother twice, once when She was incarnated as Sati and another when she was incarnated as Parvati. Mahashivaratri is popularly known for Shiva-Parvati marriage. Was both marriage ...
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Who is devi Jyoti/jwalamukhi?

According to this YouTube Video, There are 8 children of Shiva. While 7 are known ones, but the last one is devi Jyoti, also known as Jwalamukhi and Rayaki. Can somebody share scriptural reference of ...
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What is the meaning of Uma?

Consort of Lord Shiva is mostly known by her name 'Parvati'. But in Vedas, Upanishads, and Puranas we find the name of 'Uma' being used. Right from the 5th Anuvaka of Sri Rudram which starts with 'नमः ...
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Did Ravana from Ramayana lust over Goddess Parvati?

I was reading an answer on quora which states that Ravana lusted over Goddess Parvati. Did Ravana lust on goddess Parvati ?
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Does Ganesha have two mothers?

In Ashtottara Shatanaamavali given here, the 5th name is 'द्वैमातुराय' (dvaimāturāya - ie one having two mothers). One mother of Ganapati is Parvati and I am wondering then why he is called द्वैमातुरा...
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Ganesha is son of Parvati or Sati

Ganesha is considered son of Parvati. However in Sankastahara Chaturthi vrata Katha it says Ganesha instructed his "mother" Parvati (daughter of Himavat), while doing her penance, to perform ...
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Ganpati Pujan in Ramacharitamanas during Shiv-Parvati Vivah [duplicate]

There is a doha in Ramacharitmanas in Baal Kaand during Shiv-Parvati Vivah मुनि अनुसासन गणपतिही, पूजेऊ सम्भू-भावनि| कोउ सुनि संसाय करई जनि, सुर अनादि जिय जानि|| But Ganpati was the son of Shiv and ...
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When there is an avatar of Goddess Parvati holding Lord Kartikeya called Skandmata, why is there no avatar of Goddess Parvati holding Lord Ganesh?

Goddess Durga's fifth form is called Skandmata, and she holds Lord Kartikeya. However, despite the many stories of Goddess and her love for Lord Ganesh, there is no avatar of her holding Lord Ganesh. ...