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According to my study, the answer for this question lies in the development of Shaivism itself. Shaivism comprises adoration of Shiva and Parvati as divine couple, Skanda and Ganapati as their children, Nandi and others as their Ganas, eulogisation of Shiva in Puranas like Shiva Purana, etc. We do not find mention of Shiva, as we are accustomed to now,ie., ...


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