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In Hinduism, she is considered as the gentle and nurturing aspect of Shakti (recreative energy and power). Goddess Parvati has many attributes and aspects; each of these aspects give her 100+ different names (via short stories).
Goddess Parvati Family
Parvathi is the daughter of the mountain king Himavan and mother Mena. Goddess Parvati is wife of Lord Shiva (Protector and regenerator of this world). Parvati is the mother of popular Hindu gods namely Lord Ganesha and Lord Muruga/Kartikeya.
Some sects of Hindu communities also believe that she is the sister of the Lord Vishnu and the river goddess Ganga. Her idols and sculptures are commonly found in all South Asian temples along with Lord Shiva.
Names of Goddess Parvati
In Hindu literature, Goddess Parvati has many names. Here are the most commonly referred names: Durga Mata, Akhilandeswari, Balatripura Sundari, Bangaru Kamakshi, Bhagavati (in Kerala, southern India), Bhagawathima, Bhuvaneswari, Chandi Durga, Devi, Gayatri Devi, Kanya Kumari, Khodiyarmaa, Meenakshi, Meldi Mata, Mookambika, Peruvemba Bhagavati, Sakthi, Kamala, Matangi, Tara, Kali, Tripura Bhairavi, Dhumavati, Baglamukhi, Shailaja, Adrija or Nagajaa or Shailaputri, Haimavathi, Girija, and Girirajaputri.
The popular hymn for Goddess Parvathi is Lalita Sahasranama which contains a listing of 1000 names of Parvati.
Goddess Parvati Images
Shiv Parvati Images
Other Incarnations of Goddess Parvati
Goddess Parvati Line Arts
Goddess Parvati Wallpapers
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