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ORIGIN AND HISTORY
Parvati derives from the Sanskrit word Parvat, which means "mountain." The Hindu goddess Parvati was reputed to be the daughter of Himavat, the Himalayas, which is where we get the meaning "daughter of the mountain."
Parvati is one of the most important representations of the mother-goddess in Hinduism. She is the wife of the god Shiva, and the mother of Ganesha and Kartikeya. Parvati is a benevolent goddess, and a manifestation of Shakti, the necessary female energy of the universe.
In the United States, Parvati is an uncommon name. It has not appeared on the list of top 1000 most popular names during any recorded year.
According to one source, Parvati is among the top 10 most popular names currently being chosen for female infants in India.
- Most gods and goddesses of Hinduism have multiple names because they appear in different forms and for different purposes. Some of the goddess Parvati's other names are:
- Parvati Records
- PARVATI: Protein Anisotropic Refinement Validation and Analysis Tool
- Parvati Hill: historical, religious and tourist site in India
- Parvati Khan: pop singer
- Parvati Melton: model, actress (born 1989)
- Parvathi Menon: actress
- Parvati Prasad Baruwa: Assamese-language poet (born 1904)
- Parvati Shallow: Survivor reality show contestant (born September 21, 1982)
Author: Sarena Emily Levinson
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