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 Goddess Parvati is the divine consort of Lord Shiva and known to be the epitome of Shakti. She is the second consort of Lord Shiva after the death of Sati and is often referred to as her reincarnation.
Sati was the first wife of Lord Shiva. She was the daughter of Daksha who disapproved her marrying Lord Shiva. The marriage infuriated him so much that he did not call his daughter and son in law to the yagna (religious sacrifice) conducted by him. He had chosen to invite all the other Gods for this yagna.
This deeply saddened Sati who choose to go to the yagna uninvited. However when she reached the place where the yagna was taking place she was ridiculed and insulted by her father for marrying Lord Shiva.
Unable to withstand the insults and ridicule of her father she threw herself into the fire that was lit for the religious sacrifice. When Lord Shiva came to know about this he flew into a rage and destroyed the yagna and killed Daksha.
However his rage did not subside and he carried the dead body of Sati on his shoulders and destroyed everything in his path. Lord Vishnu in an attempt to stop him used his discus to cut the dead body of Sati into pieces. These pieces of Sati fell in various places on earth and are now known as Sakhti Peethas.
After this Lord Shiva retreated into a cave to meditate. His absence emboldened the demons who decided to attack the abode of other Gods and drove them away from it. Lord Indra went in search of Lord Shiva accompanied by the other Gods. However they were unable to find him and desperately turned towards Goddess Shakti for help to defeat the demons and restore their rule in the heavens.
Goddess Shakti told the Gods that only the son of Lord Shiva would be able to defeat and destroy the demons. She also told them that Sati will take the incarnation of Goddess Parvati and bring back Lord Shiva from the cave. Sati took the incarnation of Goddess Parvati and was born as a daughter of Himavan and Mena who was king of the mountains.
Goddess Parvati was thus born as a reincarnation of Sati and from her young age she wanted to marry Lord Shiva. She started visiting him in his cave but was unable to break his meditation. She started cleaning the cave and serving him but he remained unmoved by her devotion.
Goddess Parvati decided to undertake a difficult penance to win the love of Lord Shiva. She started penance in the forest to win his love and affection. Seeing her difficult penance, Lord Brahma granted her wish of marrying Lord Shiva and made her extremely beautiful. Although she was born dark the penance made her very beautiful and pleasing to the eye.
When she returned to the cave after her penance was completed, Lord Shiva was overwhelmed with her beauty and fell in love with her. They decided to get married and out of their union was born Lord Karthikeya who defeated the demons as promised to the Gods.
Parvati and Sati are thus reincarnations of the same person who went on to marry Lord Shiva. They are often referred to as an epitome of love, beauty and sacrifice. There are many forms of Goddess Parvati and each one of these forms is revered and worshipped all over the world. She is often referred to as a divine mother as most of the incarnations of Goddesses have come from her.

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