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

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Wouldn't most of the incarnations of Devi be of Sati, not Parvati?

As discussed in this question Parvati Devi married in the Vaivasvata Manvantara, before which Shiva was married to Sati Devi. Since most asura wars happened in previous Manvantaras, would that mean ...
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What is the story of "Kali Maa"?

Will anyone please tell me the origin of Kali Maa? What is the relation between Shiva and Parvati?
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When did Parvati Devi marry Shiva?

In the Srimad Bhagavatam, when Sati talks with Shiva about the Daksha Yagya and why she wants to go, she calls Mahadeva, "Shitikantha". This has been translated as Poison-throated one. This can refer ...
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Why and how did Lord Shiva fall in love with Mohini?

When Vishnu transformed into Mohini, the celestial enchantress, Shiva was so overwhelmed with desire that he abandoned his consort Parvati and ran after Mohini until he had shed his seed. link: https:...
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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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What is the story of Devi Chhinamastika?

One of the Mahavidyas is named Chinnamastika/Chinnamasta devi , I want to know about her. What is her story of origin and why did she appear as one of the Mahavidyas?
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Is Parvati mentioned in the Vedas?

The pretext of this question is Sati(from Swayambhuva Manvantra) is mentioned in the Vedas, but Parvati(of the current Vaivasvata Manvantra) is not. Correlating the absence of characters who come in ...
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Why didn't Lord Shiva put back the original head of Lord Ganesha?

Every one knows the story of Lord Ganesha, how he got Elephant head but one doubt comes to my mind, Why wasn't Lord Shiva who is so powerful able to put back the original head of Lord Ganesha? Why he ...
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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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How many kalpas ago was Sati born?

I heard Parvati was born in Varaha Kalpa. And Also read the current kalpa's name is bhadrakalpa as shown on wiki. There are following things I want to know: Difference between Kalpa of Sati(also ...
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What is the lifetime of parvati and present age of her?

Sometimes it is written in different sites that Parvati slept during the Amarkatha and it is said that she is immortal. What is true?
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Was Goddess Durga really an avatar of Shiva's wife Goddess Parvati?

When Goddess Durga comes out from Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva & other goddesses, where was Goddess Parvati then? I am asking this question because Parvati was an avatar of Goddess Adi Parashakti and ...
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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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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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Are the 10 Mahavidyas an expansion of Goddess Sati or that of Goddess Shakambhari?

There are two broad stories about the origins of the Mahavidyas: The Shakta Mahabhagwat Puran states that they emerged from the body of Sati: Sati, the daughter of Daksha and first wife of god ...
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Who is Bagalamukhi?

Is Bagalamukhi Parvati's different incarnation or other form of Sakthi? Which scriptures or Puranas has the story of Bagalamukhi?
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Who are chamunda and chandika?

Who is Chamunda and Chandika? Are they separate entities? I recently read Durga prayers, so I guess Chandika is incarnation of durgamata. and Ravana asked boon from arvatimata to protect lanka as ...
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Which forms of God are considered Supreme? [closed]

What forms of God are considered to be the Supreme Being? Lord Krishna says about demigods that who worship demigods will get material desires, but to get moksha one must worship me only. Are Ganesha,...
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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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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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Why sons of Lord Shiva & Devi Parvati are only worshipped?

As we know Lord Ganesha and Lord Kartikeya are sons of Lord Shiva & Devi Parvati. Every Hindu know this. But there is no source which would tell who are sons of Lord Vishnu and Devi Lakshmi. Here ...
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Which scripture contains the event of Shiva beheading Vinayaka?

Consider the sequence of events : Parvati making Vinayaka, Vinayaka disallowing Shiva, Shiva beheading Vinayaka, Shiva joining Elephant's head on Vinayaka's body, etc., Which scripture contains this ...
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Does the Devi Bhagavatam say that Lakshmi and Saraswati are daughters of Parvati?

While reading what ISKCON has to say over the authenticity of the Devi Bhagavatam, I found some people saying that the controversial Purana saying that Lakshmi and Saraswati to be the daughters of Maa ...
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Source reference for Lord Kartikeya's peeling off skin incident

I came across an information that there exists a temple for Lord Kartikeya in Kurukshetra where entry for women is prohibited. The reason for that is an incident in which there was a competition ...
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Who are Gramadevathas found especially in South India?

Common names of these Gramadevathas are Ankamma, Poleramma etc. What is their relation to Lord Shiva? Can we Worship Lord Shiva along with Gramadevathas? See this blog.
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Who is mother Durga, why was she prayed by all gods including Vishnu to be reborn as Parvathi?

Mother Durga was reborn as Parvathi, the daughter of Mena and Himalaya. So why did the Gods including Vishnu pray to mother Durga to be reborn as Parvathi. Why were they happy of the marriage of Mena ...
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Why did Shiva marry Ganga?

Many people believe that Ganga married Shiva. Shiva married Parvati because she meditated him. He had a union with Mohini so as to ensure that Ayyappa is born. What is the story of why Shiva married ...
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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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Lalitha Devi, Gayatri, Durga and Raja Rajeshwari, are they different forms of Parvathi? [duplicate]

There is Lalitha Sahasranama. Then there is Gayantri Mantra chanted everyday. Then there is Durga widely worshipped in Bengal and other areas. Raja Rajeshwari is widely worshipped mostly i southern ...
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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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Exact relation between lord shiva and goddess Kali?

I know lord shiva had two wives(actually one). One is Sati and then Parvati(incarnation of Sati). Now in hinduism lots of places we find that Kali is also a wife of lord shiva. However I don't find ...
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What is the exact story of the origin of goddess Annapurna?

Which scripture talks about goddess parvati taking the form of Annapurna? Did she take this form on the auspicious day of Akshay tritiya? Why did Lord Shiva beg in front of her? I want to know the ...
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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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