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Why and how did Lord Shiva fall in love with Mohini?

"Any Shiva bhakt will be shocked if they read about this!" One doesn't need to get shocked from this story. It can be interpreted in various ways: i) Vaishnavite Interpretation: This story ...
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Wouldn't most of the incarnations of Devi be of Sati, not Parvati?

This question arises when one assumes that Lord Shiva (actually Shankara) is married to Sati and Parvati only one time. Actually same Lord Shiva is married to many Sati and many Parvati just like in ...
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How many wives did Lord Shiva have?

Shakti is the wife of Lord Shiva. There are thousands of forms of Lord Shiva and they are accompanied by thousands of Shaktis. And these Shaktis are also the form of the same original Shakti (Uma). ...
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How many kalpas ago was Sati born?

As per Chapter 19, Prabhasa Khanda of Skanda Purana, Parvati Devi was born to Himavan at end of Chakshusha Manvantara (6th Manvantara) and beginning of Vaivasvara Manvantara in Varaha Kalpa. As per ...
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Which scripture says Parvati is Vishnu's sister?

The Mother Goddess is mentioned as the sister of Lord Vishnu in some scriptures. For example, in the Lalita Sahasranama, we find the following verses: Bhanu mandala madhyastaa Bhairavi Bhaga ...
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What is the meaning of Uma?

Do scriptures mention that 'Uma' name is Pranava swarupa? Yes, the Great Goddess herself describes her form as that of the Praṇava, in the Chapter 49: Manifestation of Uma from the Section 5 - Umā-...
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Exact relation between lord shiva and goddess Kali?

Lord Shiva and Goddess Kali are husband-wife. Kali is non-different from Parvati. Infact Kali is Parvati's birth name, given to her by her father Himachala due to her complexion as referenced in ...
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Which scripture contains the event of Shiva beheading Vinayaka?

These events are mentioned in Shiva Mahapurana in the sequence given in question. First Devi Parvati creating Ganesha (Vinayaka) from dirt of her body is mentioned in Section 2.4 - Rudra-saṃhitā (4): ...
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Is Maa Kali, Devi Durga, Maa Parvati, Maa Jagadhatri all are same?

Let's answer this question keeping the refrence point as "Consort of Lord Shiva". If it be known that they all are consort of Lord Shiva, then it is known they all are same, as Adi-Shakti herself is ...
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Is Parvati mentioned in the Vedas?

There were many Parvati before present Parvati, which are same as present Parvati, and all were married to Lord Shiva. So, the explicit mention of name Parvati also doesn't make a text late. As I ...
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Does the Devi Bhagavatam say that Lakshmi and Saraswati are daughters of Parvati?

There is nothing bizarre or surprising in it. Even the Brahmanda Purana says that Mother Lalita recreates the entire universe and recreates every deities including Lakshmi and Saraswati. H. At the ...
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We say Siya Ram and Radheshyam why we say Shiv Parvati why don't we say Parvati Shiv?

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 || ...........
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Scriptural reference to say Lord Vishnu and Parvati devi are same

In the Brahmanda Purana, we have the Lalitopakhayana section. And there we find Goddess Lalita Tripurasundari creating the entire creation from scratch. Every deities were also created from her during ...
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Who is mother Durga, why was she prayed by all gods including Vishnu to be reborn as Parvathi?

Since you asked Was Sati also a reincarnation of mother Durga ?, you should also understand why Durga Devi was born as Sati Devi. When Brahma created beings initially, they couldn't multiply or ...
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Was Goddess Durga really an avatar of Shiva's wife Goddess Parvati?

From the texts it appears that there is a deep connection between Parvati and Durga and generally we believe that the former has emerged from the latter. However Devi Bhagwat Puran Chapter 28 of Book ...
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What is the lifetime of parvati and present age of her?

Yes Devi Uma or Devi Parvati is eternal goddess – She is ever present with Lord Shiva the eternal god - as his consort/companion . In the commentary of the verse No . 25 from The Kena Upanishad , ...
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Who is Uma Goddess ? is it name of Parvati or a different Devi like Sati

Uma is another name of Parvati as I discuss here. In Valmiki Ramayana: तस्याम् गंग इयम् अभवत् ज्येष्ठा हिमवतः सुता | उमा नाम द्वितीया अभूत् कन्या तस्य एव राघव || १-३५-१६ "From Mena, this ...
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When did Parvati Devi marry Shiva?

1) Why is the name Sitikantha used? Sitikantha is an eternal name of Lord Shiva because it is stated in Vedas. Vedas clearly call Lord Shiva as "Sitikanthaya Cha". And Vedas were before ...
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When and why did Shiva take Arthanārīśvara form?

Lord Shiva exists in Ardhanaarishwara(pronounced as Arthanārīśvara in IAST) from the beginning of time because Shiva and Shakti are inseparable. But the story of Lord Shiva appearing as ...
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Who is Bagalamukhi?

Is Bagalamukhi Parvati's different incarnation or other form of Sakthi? Goddess Bagalamukhi is one among the 10 Mahavidyas ( Great Knowledge or Vidya). She is the 8th Mahavidya. When a spiritual ...
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Are the 10 Mahavidyas an expansion of Goddess Sati or that of Goddess Shakambhari?

As shown in this answer, the Devi PurAna account gives the widely known 10 MahAvidyAs. The account from the Devi BhAgavatam, on the other hand, does not include the origin of 2 MahAvidyas namely- ...
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Will Adi shakti be born again in the near future or has been born in past ? If yes ,then when ? What do we know about these incarnations?

As I discuss in my answer here there were and there will be several incarnations of Devi: देव्युवाच॥४०॥ वैवस्वतेऽन्तरे प्राप्ते अष्टाविंशतिमे युगे। शुम्भो निशुम्भश्‍चैवान्यावुत्पत्स्येते महासुरौ॥४१॥ ...
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What is the meaning of Uma?

Chapter 7 - The childhood sports of Pārvatī of Rudra-saṃhitā : Pārvatī-khaṇḍa of Shiva Purana provides the following meaning: Afterwards when Kālī wanted to perform a penance she was forbidden by her ...
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Does the Devi Bhagavatam say that Lakshmi and Saraswati are daughters of Parvati?

Swami Vijnanananda in his Foreword to his translation to the Devi Bhagavatam says: What the Srimad Bhagavat is to the Vaisnavas, the Devi Bhagavatam is to the Saktas. The question of the priority ...
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Who are chamunda and chandika?

Chandika is Ambika ,Devi or the supreme mother goddess who killed asuras like Shumbha ,Nisumbha,Raktabeeja and Mahishasura. Chamunda is goddess Kali.She obtained this name after she killed the two ...
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What is Siddha Kunjika Stotra?

Siddha Kunjika Stotra is recited before Chandi Patha or before reciting the Devi Mahatyam. It is said that just by reciting this stotram the fruits of reciting the Devi Mahatyam are obtained. And,if ...
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Why and how did Lord Shiva fall in love with Mohini?

Good Question!! Mahishi who was sister of Mahishasura wanted to take revenge for his brothers death. She does tapas for Lord Bramha and gets a boon that she can only be killed by the son born to Shiva ...
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Who are Adi Shakti and Durga?

Goddess Durga herself is Adi Parashakti. In Sri Chandi (from the Markandeya Purana), she is described as the combined form of the 3 deities viz; Mahakali, Mahalakshmi and Mahasaraswati. The Devi ...
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Who is Uma Goddess ? is it name of Parvati or a different Devi like Sati

Uma is name of parvati mata,parvati mata is daughter of the Himalayas.In Ramayana parvati mata is called daughter of himalayas by the name Uma and Shiva s consort that is parvati mata is usually ...
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Are rituals for worshipping shivlinga necessary to please Lord Shiva?

These rules are mentioned in some scriptures (i.e the ShAstras) or the other. So, you can take them as the orders of God himself.. Now, it's upto you to decide, whether by not following the orders of ...
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