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The Hindu Goddess Parvati is revered as the consort of Lord Shiva and is considered the epitome of Shakti. According to legend Lord Shiva was in mourning after the death of his wife Sati and had gone to a dark cave to meditate.
Meanwhile the demons had launched an attack on the abode of Gods and driven them out of Heaven. The Gods led by their King Indra went to seek the help of Lord Shiva to destroy all demons. When they could not find him in Mount Kailash they went to Goddess Shakti for help.
She said that only the son of Lord Shiva will be able to vanquish the demons and restore order in the world. Goddess Shakti promised the Gods that she will take a different form and try and draw Lord Shiva from the cave. As promised she took the form of Parvati and was born as the daughter of Lord of the Mountains.
Goddess Parvati fell in love with Lord Shiva even as a young child and started visiting the cave. She swept the floor of the cave and decorated it but Lord Shiva was not moved by this. She was very dark and Lord Shiva was not drawn to her due to her skin color. She wanted to impress Lord Shiva and started living the life of an aesthetic.
She started living in the mountains and meditating. Soon she acquired a lot of powers through her meditations. Brahma was impressed with her meditation and wanted to grant her any wish she wanted. Goddess Parvati was born dark and wanted Brahma to make her skin color light and beautiful. He granted her wish and she became extremely beautiful.
After acquiring her wish she visited Lord Shiva. He was impressed with her beauty and decided to marry her. They got married and as promised the aura of Lord Shiva was given to the Gods as a seed to fight the demons. The seed was planted deep in the forests and this developed into Skanda and he defeated the demons and restored order in the heavens.
However Goddess Parvati wanted to have a son with Lord Shiva and made a request to him in this regard. He was not interested in granting her this wish and gave her a piece of his loin cloth before going for meditation.
Goddess Parvati took this piece of cloth and started meditating and created her son Ganesha from it. As per legend she asked her son Ganesha to stand guard at the entrance of her abode and prevent anyone from entering.
When Lord Shiva returned after meditation and wanted to enter the house, he was prevented from doing so. This act of Ganesha infuriated Lord Shiva and he cut his head with the trishul. When Goddess Parvati came to know of this incident she was inconsolable. Lord Shiva wanted to console Goddess Parvati and replaced the head with that of an elephant.
Goddess Parvati has taken many forms and these include Goddess Durga and Kali. She is also known by 108 names and each one of them has a certain meaning and significance attached to it. These names are also used while conducting prayers and invoke the blessings of the Goddess.
Goddess Durga is one of the forms of Goddess Parvati and she took this form to defeat the demon king Mahisashura. She took various other forms to defeat various demon kings and this included Goddess Kali and Chandi. Goddess Parvati is worshipped and revered as a symbol of Shakti by people all over India and other parts of the world.

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