Friday, October 25, 2019
Parvati (Sanskrit: पार्वती, Pārvatī) is the Hindu goddess of fertility, love, beauty, marriage, children, and devotion - as well as of divine strength and power. She is the Mother goddess in Hinduism and has many attributes and aspects. Each of her aspects is expressed with a different name, giving her over 100 names in regional Hindu stories of India. Along with Lakshmi and Saraswati, she forms the trinity of Hindu goddesses (Sanskrit: त्रिदेवी, tridevī)
Ardhanarishvara (Sanskrit: अर्धनारीश्वर, Ardhanārīśwara) is a composite androgynous form of the Hindu deities Shiva and Parvati (known as Devi, Shakti and Uma in this icon). Ardhanarishvara is depicted as half-male and half-female, equally split down the middle. The right half is usually the male Shiva.