Shiva Parvati by Anant PaiParvati was born a maiden of the mountain. The mighty god Shiva was practicing meditation in the dense forest. Desiring to win over Shiva, Parvati went to serve him. But Shiva paid no attention to her. At this time, the gods were being tortured by an invincible demon, so the prayed to the supreme god for a saviour. He assured them that the son of Shiva and Parvati would be the one. So the gods sent Kama, the god of love, to lead Shiva into marrying Parvati. But when the god of love worked his charm, Shiva was disturbed and turned him to ashes. Parvati redoubled her efforts at penance. One day a young hermit approached her, berating her for wasting efforts on the uncouth Shiva. Parvati refuted the hermits challenge and was pleasantly surprised to find the hermit to be Shiva in disguise. She asked him to approach the elders. That done, Shiva and Parvati were married.
Fascinating Story of Shiva and Parvati | Lord Ganesha’s Parents
Shiva and Parvati are few of the very dominant powers of Hindu Gods and they happen to be the parents to Lord Ganesha too. According to Purana, Ganesha is the youngest and most beloved child of Shiva and Parvati. He is the God of the yogis. The Puranas have recorded the fact that Brahma is the creator, Vishnu is the preserver and Lord Shiva is the destroyer. Once he destroys everything, Brahma creates again. In the negative aspect of change, Shiva brings about death and destruction while in the positive aspect; he destroys the ego and false identification.
Shiva or Siva is one of the most important gods in the Hindu pantheon and, along with Brahma and Vishnu , is considered a member of the holy trinity trimurti of Hinduism. A complex character, he may represent goodness, benevolence and serve as the Protector but he also has a darker side as the leader of evil spirits, ghosts and vampires and as the master of thieves, villains and beggars. He is also associated with Time, and particularly as the destroyer of all things. Nevertheless, Shiva is also associated with creation. In Hinduism, the universe is thought to regenerate in cycles every 2,,, years. Shiva destroys the universe at the end of each cycle which then allows for a new Creation. Shiva is also the great ascetic, abstaining from all forms of indulgence and pleasure, concentrating rather on meditation as a means to find perfect happiness.