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Short answer : NO Long answer It is a common misconception outside the Shâkta circle that Bhagavatî Durgâ is a manifestation of Pârvatî Devî, the wife of Bhagavâna Shankara. Brahmā said:— O Brahmin, best of my sons, listen attentively to what I did when the lord Viṣṇu went away. I began a continuous laudatory prayer of the Goddess Durgā, the beloved of Śiva,...


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It is not true that Lord Shiva isn't referred to as the father. In Adi Shankara's Annapurna Stotram itself we find one such reference: क्षत्रत्राणकरी महाऽभयकरी माता कृपासागरी साक्षान्मोक्षकरी सदा शिवकरी विश्वेश्वरश्रीधरी । दक्षाक्रन्दकरी निरामयकरी काशीपुराधीश्वरी भिक्षां देहि कृपावलम्बनकरी मातान्नपूर्णेश्वरी ॥१०॥ Kssatra-Traanna-Karii Mahaa-[A]bhaya-Karii ...


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