Brahma, the creator of the universe, glanced around one day and noticed that nature had lost its charm. The world must have reached an impasse. Brahma couldn't even start creating without Shiva disintegrating it all- new ideas could not be conceived, creative thinking and intellectual curiosity were suppressed. Brahma requested help from the wonderful feminine power, Shakti. Shakti informed Brahma she was going to be born in the shape of a human female to carry Shiva into the world once more. Shakti reincarnated as Parvati. Parvati seemed to have a special affection for Shiva her entire adult life. She stayed in the meadow as a young girl, twitching her eyes at him, placing blossoms at his feet, whispering his name, and dreaming about him hoping to open his eyes, carrying her into his arms, and beginning to feel the hug of love. Even so, this never happened. Her daydreaming was really only attempting to make her more disappointed.
Parvati made the choice to intervene. She ended up going to Kama, the god of love and requested him to fire an arrow into Shiva's heart so as to awaken him. She was optimistic that the method would work. Kama, who was constantly looking for love, fired an arrow into Shiva's heart, reviving him from his restful sleep.
He opened his vision and then became outraged as the stoking of passion in his body managed to draw him out of his meditation. He heaved, decided to open his third eye, and fire started shooting out, killing Kama. Shiva ended up drawing inward, completely shutting down all three of his eyes. Parvati sat, overcome with emotion that her plan had ended in failure, seriously considering what she should do next. Parvati began meditating. She has decided to stand on one leg in burning coals for many thousands of years. She has stood on the opposite leg in the bitter cold for many thousands of years. During these meditation sessions, she actually created tapas, or internal heat, and her own strength grew so powerful that Shiva, who is deep in his meditation, feels her existence and rouses. He fell in love with Parvati because of her internal purity, over her looks.
Shiva is the disruptor, the Deity of Yogis, the emblem of self-control and celibacy, and a marvelous lover of his partner. Parvati is a domestic Deity recognised for her marital commitment to Shiva. She goes by many alternative titles and personalities. Durga, Sati, and Uma are other identities for Parvati. They represent affection, authority, and commitment. Shiva's principal power is derived from aiding you in recognising your authentic identity by demolishing facets of your belief systems and false self importance. Just what Shiva demolishes, his female counterpart, the goddess of fertility, love, and dedication, Parvati, creates. They make a daunting pair. There are various designs of Parvati art pieces. She is typically portrayed as the family mother, with Shiva by her side and youthful Ganesha in her lap. At points of time, she tends to take on the form of Durga, dressed in red and riding a lion, her arms loaded down with weapons. The color red signifies virtues and the potent obliteration of evil. Ignorance, bad, and self importance are all torn down by the weapons. She can sometimes be depicted wielding the trishula trident, similar to Shiva. It is believed that its three prongs portray the three Gunas/qualities: tamas, rajas, and satwa. Parvati includes multiple good qualities such as fertility, marriage happiness, dedication to the partner, austerities, and strength.
Q1. How many times was Goddess Parvati reborn before Shiva accepted her as his wife?
Goddess Parvati went through all the rebirth cycle 108 times before Lord Shiva consented to marry her.
Q2. What did Lord Shiva teach Parvati?
Shiva explained the methods of yoga to the Goddess in considerable detail and in extremely delicate ways.
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