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

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Are there more than one origins of Ma Kali?

There are multiple stories related to the origin of Goddess Mahakali: The Rudra Samhita 2.53 of the Shiva Mahapuran mentions that when Nandi informed Shiva about Sati's death, he became very furious. ...
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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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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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What is the story behind the origin of rAga mAlkauns?

Malkauns or malkaush is one of the oldest Indian classical rAga. Its equivalent in Carnatic music is raga hindolam. The raga is believed to have been created by goddess Parvati (the wife of Shiva)...
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Why would Lord Vishnu try to kill himself in the Narada Purana?

Narada Purana III.79.220-5 “The garland of hellish things is your ornament for the chest. The poisonous serpents viz. Vasuki and Sesa are your bangles. Your garments are the quarters (i.e. you are ...
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How can Skanda and Ganesha marry Brahma's daughters?

I am a daughter of Prajapati (the lord of all creatures, Brahma) and my name is Devasena. My sister Daityasena has ere this been ravished by Kesin. We two sisters with our maids habitually used to ...
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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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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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What's the story involving Shitala Devi & Jwarasura where Lord Vishnu gets inflicted by fever?

As per Wikipedia Jvarasura or Jwarasura (ज्वरासुर) in Hindu mythology is the fever-deity and consort of pox-deity goddess, Shitala/Sheetala (शीतला or śītalā). Further, Once Vishnu was inflicted ...
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Curse of Parvathi on Astrological predictions

I heard a story of curse by Parvathi on Astrological predictions. It is said that the astrological predictions cannot be accurate at all times due to that curse of Parvathi. I did not remember the ...
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What is significance of purple lotus in hands of Goddess Parvati?

Although I'm not a Hindu, I once had a beautiful dream about a Hindu lady who presented me with a purple lotus. The dream was AMAZING, but I didn't really understand it, but I remember seeing her eyes ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Lakshmi and Parvati teasing each other's spouse - is this folklore or scripture?

The Srivaishnavite preacher Velukkudi Krishnan quotes the original Sanskrit and also explains in Tamil: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIr8TBNKj04 Is this scripture or folklore? Very rare instance of ...
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Goddess Pārvatī brother, Maināka parvata?

I have read and watched at several places and TV soaps, about Maināka parvata as the son of Himavant and Maināvatī, and thus, being the brother of Devī Pārvatī and brother-in-law to Lord Shiva? ...
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How Kartikeya was Born?

I have read some stories and often they contradict themselves regarding birth of Kartikeya. In some stories, it has been said that he was born with carnal desires of Shiva and Parvati. How kartikeya ...
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Goddess Parvathi hiding the sun

Is there a story where Goddess Parvathi hides the sun when Shiva is talking to her?A friend of mine insists that there is such a story.
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Hevajra & Nairātmyā are Lord Siva & Ma Parvati respectively?

Three major branches of Buddhism along with their percentage of practitioners are Mayāyāna - 53.2% Theravad - 35.8% Vajrayana - 5.7% My interest is Vajrayana here. As you can see through the link, ...
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What is the story of Kalighat Temple in Kolkata,West Bengal?

In Kolkata which is the capital of West Bengal,there is a big temple named ''Kalighat'' which is a temple of Goddess Kali and in this temple there is also a Shakti Peetha. What is the story of this ...
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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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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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Did Devi Parvati ever worship Sri Vishnu?

I have read that Sri Vishnu worships Devi Parvati and Lord Shiva. Nama Shivaabhyam sarasothsavabhyam, Namaskruthabheeshta vara prathabhyam, Narayanenarchitha padukabhyam, Namo Nama Sankara ...
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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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Green Tara and Parvati

What are the correlations between Green Tara in Buddhism and Mother Parvati in Hinduism? Are these Goddess connected?
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Who is an “Adhishtathri”?

I have heard that Lord Shiva made Mother Parvati the “adhishtathri” of tantra sidhdhi. I have also heard ISKCON Acharyas saying that Mother Parvati is the “adhistathri” of maya. I would like an answer ...
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