The annual festival marks the mythical wedding of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati
and is considered one of the holiest festival by the Hindu community.
So, I began formulating a new mythological tale about Priya, a human woman and ardent devotee of the goddess Parvati
who has experienced a brutal rape and the social stigma and isolation that resulted from it.
In the last category belongs a painting, part of her ' Divine Mothers' series, which shows the scene of Lord Ganesh's beheading, with his mother, Goddess Parvati
, lying nearby.
Once goddess Parvati
, while bathing, created a boy out of the dirt of her body and assigned him the task of guarding the entrance to her bathroom.
, the consort of God Shiva, is not only the source of divine (Shakti) energy, but together with her husband, also becomes an eternal symbol of fertility and marital felicity.
Followers of the one-tusked, four-armed god, the son of Lord Shiva and the goddess Parvati
, are gearing up for annual celebrations, which will see idols ritually immersed in water after a 10-day festival.
The goddess Parvati
heard the child wail and, as any mother would do, picked him up and nursed him.
IN Hindu mythology the goddess Parvati
, wife of the god Shiva, is said to have decorated herself with henna to charm Shiva away from his meditations.
The name Nagri is derived from the words Nay Gauri which mean the nine incarnations of the Goddess Parvati
Complete with four arms, the Manchester United and England star sits on a throne resting on tabloid newspapers with wife Victoria as mountain goddess Parvati
and Brooklyn as their son Ganesh.
The couple are portrayed in a painting as the Hindu god Shiva and goddess Parvati
, with their son, Brooklyn, depicted as the elephant god Ganesh.
The couple are portrayed in a painting (right) as the Hindu god Shiva and goddess Parvati
, with their son Brooklyn depicted as the elephant god Ganesh.