However, one particular Rishi, Bhringi, had vowed to worship only Shiva as the supreme deity. He therefore ignored Parvati and continued his worship of Shiva, offering circumambulations to him. A furious Parvati cursed Bhringi that he would lose all his flesh and blood, and thereby reduced him to a mere skeleton.
Brahma took pity on Parvati and asked what she wanted.
Ashamed of her dark skin, she told him she wanted golden skin and he granted her wish. He split Parvati in two parts. In some versions of the myths the horrific, black side became Kali"Black Mother Time", while Parvati's new skin glowed golden like the sun.
When Shiva saw her and realized how beautiful and powerful she had become, he was unable to resist her. The two were married in a sacred ritual performed by the gods and spent their honeymoon on the mountaintop that was the center of the universe.
Parvati kept her promise to the gods. The seed was planted in the fertile forest floor where it grew into the war god Skanda. He soon took command, defeated the demons, and restored Standing parvati heavens to the gods.
But Parvati longed for a child of her own. Shiva didn't want to be bothered with offspring so he spitefully gave her a scrap of cloth and told her to make a doll and cuddle it instead.
Hurt by his remark she withdrew to a cave to meditate and get control of her emotions. She assigned her newly created son to guard over her cave and to keep out all strangers. In the meantime Shiva began to regret his impulsive act and came to find Parvati and apologize.
Shiva flew into a rage and beheaded Ganesha. Shiva could only find an elephant's head, which probably seemed a bit suspicious to Parvati, but there was nothing she could do. Thus Ganesha was reborn as half human, half elephant. He became the Keeper of the Threshold and the God of Good Fortune, an obstacle to all that is undesirable.
His union with Parvati eventually inspired Shiva to accept pleasure into his life and he soon became the patron of the arts. The great warrior, much to the delight of all the gods, had become the Lord of Dance.
Parvati also awakened his concern for the world by honoring him by asking his opinion about important issues. As he spoke, Shiva revealed the learning that he had gathered in his meditations, ensuring that the energy created by his asceticism was channeled for the good of all mankind.
Parvati represents the part of ourselves that creatively brings forth nourishment even in the midst of what seems to be rejection and disapproval. She is a wonderful affirmation that there are no limits to what a woman can do when she uses her spiritual energy in the pursuit of any goal she chooses.
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Mini Metal Shiva, Parvati & Ganesha Statue in tall x.6 in. wide. Rare! Parvati is the consort of Shiva and mother of the elephant-headed god Ganesha. This magnificent statue is one of the finest Chola representations of Parvati found outside India.
The genius and obvious skill of the sculptor produced a timeless image of the goddess as well as a female figure of surpassing beauty and grace.
Parvati, Goddess of Love and Devotion: The goddess Parvati is one of the many forms of Shakti, the unknowable but enlivening feminine force in Hindu mythology, the feminine energy of the universe. The goddess Parvati is the animating force that brings skill, power, prowess, and genius while she infuses the world with her magic.
The Standing Parvati, made from copper alloy and standing at 27 3/8 inches, is a typical metal piece from the Chola Period.
Her ample body, supple forms and decorative jewels integrate perfectly into a curvilinear statue of femininity. This majestic sculpture of Goddess Parvathi shows her standing in the eleganttribhanga posture.
In this particular posture of the goddess, the head, torso, and legs, all slant in contrary directions. The legs and hips jutt tothe right, the trunk to the left, and the neck and head then again gently tothe right.