Cathedral - SMT Sound Collection
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-Kazuma Kaneko’s depictions of Parvati and traditional depictions
Parvati (पार्वती)/Uma is another form of Shakti (the wife of Shiva). She is the goddess of power and the gentle aspect of Maha Devi/Durga.
She is considered the second consort of Shiva since her previous incarnation was Sati/Dakshayani/Uma who immolated herself since her previous father (Daksha) didn’t accept Shiva.
Parvati’s name means “She of the mountains” and refers to Parvati being born the daughter of Himavan (personification of the Himalaya). This father in contrast accepted Shiva though. Her mother was Minavati.
She is sometimes said to have considered Vishnu as a brother.
Parvati is the mother of Ganesha and Murugan/Kartikeya and is often depicted holding them.
Ganesha was created by Parvati using clay and gaving it life to protect herself in her bath and Shiva beheaded him when Ganesha came between Shiva and Parvati. Shiva then replaced Ganesha’s original head with that of an elephant.
Kartikeya was was created when Parvati hugged six sons of Shiva and squeezed them so much that they became one person with six heads.
When she is with Shiva she is depicted with two arms, however when depicted alone she is depicted having four or more arms.
Her weapons include trident, sword, discus, bow and arrow, shield, lotus flower, snake, third eye and her mount is a tiger/lion.
She is normally benevolent however forms like Kali or Durga can be wreathful and fierce. Since she is the goddess of power other gods avoid making her angry.
She is often depicted with jatamukuta or a crown of matted hair and with a crescent moon bound in her locks, like Shiva.
When depicted as the androgynous Ardhanarishvara (the Lord who is half woman), Parvati is usually the left side and Shiva the right side.
Similar to Sati she is interested in Shiva at once and wants to impress him with living an ascetic life. However in the end she involves Shiva in worldly affairs via marriage. She symbolizes marital felicity, devotion to the spouse and power.