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noun Hinduism.
  1. the wife of Shiva and the benevolent form of the Mother Goddess.
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Historical Examples of parvati

  • She told him that she was not a human being but a goddess, an incarnation of Parvati.

    Castes and Tribes of Southern India

    Edgar Thurston

  • Parvati shares adoration with Siva, Lakshmi with Vishnu, and so on.

  • By the side of the pot representing Siva and Parvati, a mirror is placed.

  • They had called her Parvati, which is the name of a Goddess.

  • The education of Parvati had begun, to her great displeasure—and to mine.

British Dictionary definitions for parvati


  1. Hinduism goddess consort of the god Siva, associated with mountains
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Word Origin for Parvati

from Sanskrit: the mountain-dwelling one
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