Stories You Need To Know #16
Lord Shiva took this incarnation to ask the hand of Goddess Parvati in marriage from her father Himalaya.
Lord Shiva has three eyes. His third eye is on his forehead and is always closed, for good reason. The third eye if opened would burn up anyone in its path!
Parvati worshipped Lord Shiva for years, but the Lord never appeared. As Parvati meditated fiercely, she realized the truth about herself. Parvati realized that she was an incarnation of Mahadevi and that it was her destiny to become Shiva’s Shakti.
She realized that she was Sati in her previous life who had given up her life because Daksha – Sati’s father had insulted Shiva. She realized that her love for Shiva transcended everything, because she was for all purposes Shiva’s…half. Both Shiva and Parvati were incomplete without each other.
With her meditation, Parvati became very powerful. With her powers of penance, she soon gave up all food, water, or even air. The other sages meditating in the Himalayas would come and visit Parvati and admire her tenacity. Parvati was so engrossed in her meditation that she never noticed any of them.
Lord Shiva asked Himavat permission to marry his daughter. Himavat readily agreed and thus Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati celebrated their wedding with great pomp and show.
After their marriage, Goddess Parvati gave birth to Lord Kartikeyan, who defeated and killed the evil demon Tarakasura.
True to her promise, after her marriage with Lord Shiva, Goddess Parvati requested Lord Shiva to bring Kamadeva back to life. Smiling the Lord obliged and Rati got her husband back!
Om Namah Shivae🙏🙏