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't require invitation so she asked Shiva to go for the yagna. Shiva advised her that since they are not invited, they shouldn't go for yagna. But Sati didnt ...
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 son of Brahma, was also a King, with a royal lifestyle; and being a King he wanted to use his daughters' marriages to increase his influence and power through ...
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 cycles.
For eg. He has married with Sati multiple times. Rudra Samhita of Shiva Purana in chapter 14 verse 9 states:
केचद्वदन्ति तां ज्येष्ठां मध्यमां चापरे ...
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 this chapter, Varaha Kalpa is 31st Kalpa in 51st year of Brahma. 30th kalpa was Pitri Kalpa and Sati was born in Swayambhuva Manvantara (1st Manvantara) of Pitri ...
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 Chakshusha Manvantara has passed off. O beautiful lady, due to the anger of Daksha you had to be separated from me for the duration of a day of Brahma. Your ...
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 reproduce sexually. Lord Brahma wanted female energy or Shakti to make sexual reproduction possible (so that beings would be able to reproduce) and did Tapasya for ...
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,
Lord Brahmā. After offering Lord Brahmā respect, Dakṣa, by the order
of Brahmā, properly took his seat. [SB - 4.2.7]
Before taking his seat, however, ...
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 Lila (pastime) as if they are under the influence of those modes.
If we are intelligent when reading the Puranas, right away we can understand, that there is a ...
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 no surprising thing in this. The thing related to "Cry" is one of the fundamental attribute of Lord Rudra. As I discuss in my answer here Rudra means ...
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 Ganga is emerged as an elder daughter to Himavanta, and a second daughter, by her name she is Uma, is also begotten by Himavanta, oh, Raghava... [1-35-16]
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 दक्षमनूद्य शत्रुहन्क्षितावुदीचीं निषसाद शान्तवाक् । स्पृष्टा जलं पीतदुकूलसंवृतानिमील्य द्दग्योगपथं समाविशत् ।। कृत्वा समानावनिलौ जितासना सोदानमुत्थात्य च नाभि...
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 called by the name Uma.
तस्याम् गंग इयम् अभवत् ज्येष्ठा हिमवतः सुता |
उमा नाम द्वितीया अभूत् कन्या तस्य एव राघव || १-३५-१६
From Mena, this Ganga ...
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 sacrifice of Daksa, cut off his
head and instead placed the head of a goat, brought him back to life
and thus made the Gods free from all fears. He, the Deva of ...
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).
Also during the incarnations like of Sati and Parvati it is the same Shakti taking birth again and again:
This Parvati is the wife of Shiva in every birth. In ...
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 Samundra Manthan and also before fight of Shiva and Narayana (as told in Narayania). So, Sitikantha can mean whose throat is white due to using of ash in neck. And ...
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- DhumAvati and Bhuvaneswari.
The Devi PurAna account gives:
Lord Shiva asked " Who are you ShyAmA (the dark complexioned one)?
Where is my beloved Sati?"
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 received coldly by
her father. Every passing moment made it clearer to Sati that her
father was entirely incapable of appreciating the many excellent
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 parvati both are the wives of Lord shiva, but we can't say that Lord shiva has two wives because they both did not at a time and parvati was the form of sati so ...
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 opposite by no ways.
The name 'Sita' means furrow as she was born while Janaka was ploughing.
The name 'Sati' from dhatu 'Sat' which have several meanings like ...
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:
Nakulishah kalipithe dakshapadaanguli cha me | Sarvasiddhikari
devi kalika tatra devata ||
Source is one the Devi related books that I have. Same thing ...
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 appearing as one of his Avatars.
But even if we assume that the goddess left her form and transformed into Parvati, she does return to her original form many ...
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 gentle and
nurturing aspect of the Hindu goddess Shakti and one of the central
deities of the Goddess-oriented Shakta sect.
Of Goddesses, one ...
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 Tridev won't perform their duties with Tridevis. Here is how..
What's role of Tridevis with Tridevs?
Tridevs perform specific duties towards world and Tridevis ...
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 here . from wiki
When Lord Shiva gave away his consort Adi-Shakti to the world for its welfare, Brahma ordered Daksha Prajapati to pray to mother Adi Parashakti-...
Lord Shiva (Rudra) was married from the beginning. Puranas like Bhagavatam, Vishnu Puran, etc. give the account how Rudra was born from Brahma and married Sati, the daughter of Daksha, as his wife. Below is a description from Vishnu Purana:
Later on Brahma commenced the process of creation. During that time he desired a child like himself. Then a blue-red ...
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
सर्वलोकभयंकरे || ६-१०८-३०
When Ravana, the cruel demon and the terror of all the worlds, was
killed, a great rejoice filled the hearts of gods and chAranAs, the
When Adi Parashakti took the form of Parvati,sometimes she had showed her original form like when she had killed Mahishasura in the form of Durga,she had killed Sumbha and Nisumbha in the form of Kali,she had killed Arunasura in the form of Bhramari and once she also came in the form of Akhilendeshwari to pacify Lord Shiva.
Oh .. Its very simple.. Lord SIVA has TWO wives:
1. Goddess SHAKTI (sister of Lord VISHNU): First as Sati devi.. Later reborn as Parvati devi
2. Goddess GANGA (daughter of Lord VISHNU)
The main stream Hinduism recognises only these wives.
Rest all so called wives are all just various forms either Ansh or Avatar.. Of Goddess Shakti.. And
Ansh usually have ...