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How many wives did Lord Shiva have?

Lord Shiva has only one wife Named Sati. Sati is an aspect of Adi Parashakti. Once Prajapati Daksha organized a yagna , but he didn't invite Sati & Shiva. Sati thought being a daughter they don'...
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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 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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Why did Daksha Prajapathi (father of Sati) hate Lord Shiva?

According to Shiva Purana, Daksha disliked Shiva due to the latter failing to properly respect him during a yagna. However, there's more background to this as well. Daksha, in addition to being a ...
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When did Parvati Devi marry Shiva?

Here is what Shiva tells Parvati in this excerpt from the Prabhasa Khanda of the Skanda Purana: In this Varaha Kalpa, O goddess, you became Parvati obtained by Himavan through his penance, when the ...
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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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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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Why did Daksha Prajapathi (father of Sati) hate Lord Shiva?

As per Shrimad Bhagavatam, it is because Lord Shiva didn't show proper respect to Daksa Prjapati, at an occasion of Yajna. Dakṣa was adequately welcomed by the president of the great assembly, ...
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Did Mother Sati become a ghost after committing sucide?

Mother Sati gave up her body through the process of Kundalini Yoga. And leaving the body through the path of Yoga is not called Suicide. Here is how Srimad Bhagvatam describes the event: इत्यध्वरे ...
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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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Why did Shiva cry and showed such grief when Sati died as he is a god and a god is free from all the Maya which is created by him?

Yes, If we pay attention to the Puranas, we can understand that all three guna-avatars (Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva) are transcendental to the modes of nature in which they control. Yet, they appear in the ...
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Why did Shiva cry and showed such grief when Sati died as he is a god and a god is free from all the Maya which is created by him?

First of all there is no mention of Lord Shiva crying during Sati episode in the Shiva Mahapurana. However this answer suggests that Brahma Vaivarta Purana states Lord Shiva crying. However there is ...
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Which Purana mentions about Sati's death?

Lord Vishnu cutting off Sati's body in pieces and the subsequent creation of the Shakti Pithas is described in book 7,chapter XXX of the Devi Bhagavatam. He, the Ocean of Mercy, destroyed the ...
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Like Vish and Shiv have reverse spelling and opposite effects, does Sita and Sati have some reason behind their names?

There are no concepts like you are saying. The dhatu 'Vish' means Pervading. The dhatu 'Shiv' means Auspicious. In what sense are you seeing evil destruction in Auspicious? Hence, they are not ...
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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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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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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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How many wives did Lord Shiva have?

Lord shiva had one wife named sati, unfortunately sati took Fire Cenotaph and she died, after a very long period of time Loard shiva got married with parvati, which was a form of sati. So sati and ...
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Are all goddesses part of Sati Devi?

From Sati's Wikipedia page- Daksha once organized a grand yajna to which all the gods were invited, with the exception of Sati and Shiva. Sati goes there uninvited without Shiva. Sati was ...
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Did Lord Rama show Vishwaroopa Darshan to Sati Devi?

The Vishvarupa darshana does not find mention in the Shiva Purana by Gita press too. Yet, a similar incident in a similar sequence finds mention in the Ramcharitmanas by Tulsidas. We can say it is ...
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What body part of goddess Sati fell on Dakshineswar Kali temple and Kalighat Kali temple?

In the Kalighat temple region the fingers (some source says only 4 fingers) of Devi's right foot fell. Here the Devi is called Kalika and the Bhairava is called Nakuleswara. Here is a relevant verse: ...
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Is Sati meeting with Rama a form of time travel?

No, there is no time travel involved. It just just that Shri Rama descended on earth multiple times, one of them being at the time of Sati. Below we will discuss the timeline of the current ...
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Why did Adi Parashakti not came back to her original form after taking birth in form of Shiva's wife Parvati?

First of all, according to Shakta traditions, Adi Shakti exists before, during and after the existence of everything else so her taking the form of Sati or Parvati is somewhat similar to Lord Vishnu ...
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Who is Uma Goddess ? is it name of Parvati or a different Devi like Sati

Parvati (Sanskrit: पार्वती, IAST: Pārvatī) or Uma (IAST: Umā) is the Hindu goddess of fertility, love and devotion; as well as of divine strength and power. Known by many other names, she is the ...
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Charan samaj and their history

In Ramayana, chAranAs were mentioned in Yuddha Kanda. In this site of Ramayana, they were described as as Celestial bards. आविवेश महान् हर्षो देवानां चारणैः सह | रावने निहते रौद्रे सर्वलो...
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Questions on marriage DAY of Shiva and Sati

As per the description of the Śiva Purana, it doesn't seem to be on the Maha-Śivaratri which is famously observed in the Magha. Chapter 18 - Marriage of Śiva and Satī, Section 2.2 - Rudra-saṃhitā (2):...
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Who is mother Durga, why was she prayed by all gods including Vishnu to be reborn as Parvathi?

World not only need Tridev But also need Tridevis. Tridev is incomplete without Tridevis. And Shiva is incomplete without AAdi Shakti (Sati/Parvati). System of world can't work properly until all ...
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Who is mother Durga, why was she prayed by all gods including Vishnu to be reborn as Parvathi?

First sati came and after that she reborn as parvathi. Obviously world needed ma parvathi since if she is not there then shivji would not do anything in world and be a Sannyasi without Devi parvati ...
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