Devee | Deviyaan
Paaarvatee is the ame of Shiv's consort. Paarvatee literally means who is born from a Parvat (mountain). Since she was born to or is the daughter of Himvant Mountain, she is named as Paarvatee.
When Satee had immolated herself, Shiv Jee became like a Yogee and he went into Samaadhi. Long time passed. At the same time a Raakshas named Taarakaasur was born and with Brahmaa's boon he did so many atrocities on people, Rishi and Devtaa. When all became fed up with his atrocities, they went to Brahmaa Jee. Brahmaa Jee said - "I have granted him boon that he would be killed only by a 6-day old son of Shiv, so I cannot kill him, only Shiv's 6-day old will be able to kill him. Since Satee has gone now, and Shiv Jee is sitting in Samaadhi, I don't how Shiv will have a son?" So it was decided that Shiv should be awaken from his Samaadhi and got ready for marriage. Satee had already been born in Himvant Parvat's house as Paarvatee (or Umaa). How to wake up Shiv Jee? Everybody was aware of Shiv's anger.
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Paarvatee's Tap to Get Shiv as Her Husband
After Shiv woke up, he was told that Satee had taken birth in Himvant's house and was doing Tap to get him as her husband. Hearing this Shiv decided to test her love to himself. He called sapt Rishi and sent them to test her devotion to him. They went there and said to Paarvatee that why she was doing such a hard Tap? She replied to get Shiv as her husband. They said - "Why do you want to have only Shi as your husband? He lives half naked, as inauspicious guise, snakes as his ornaments etc etc. Better than him are Vishnu and other Devtaa. Why don't you choose any one of them?" Paarvatee Jee replied - "If you have come before i could have considered your advice but now I have already chosen him as my husband, so now I cannot change my mind. You may go and tell your stories to somebody else."
came back to Shiv Jee and told everything. Shiv Jee got very pleased
with Paarvatee's devotion and he sent them again to Paarvatee that when
her father comes to take her home, she should go home. So Sapt Rishi
came to her and delivered Shiv's message to Paarvatee and went to Himvant
and told him to bring Paarvatee home back. Later Himvant went to bring
Paarvatee back, her marriage date was fixed and Shiv Jee arrived at Himvant's
home to marry Paarvatee. All Devtaa joined his marriage procession to see
his marriage. They were going a little separately because they did not want
to mix up with Shiv's strange Gan. When Shiv's marriage procession arrived
at Himvant's house, all ran away seeing his procession. Then Shiv appeared
in a handsome form and then only all got pleased. Both were married and went
to Kailaash Parvat.
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Stories about Shiv and Paarvatee
Created by Sushma Gupta on 3/15/03
Updated on 02/28/13