Parvathi, the daughter of Himalayas, is the consort of Siva. She represents the
Universal power (Sakthi) that is the primary activating energy in the
self-revelation of the Absolute. Other common names of Parvathi are Sakthi,
Parvathavardhini, Rajarajeswari, Meenakshi, Kaamakshi, Visalaakshi and Lalitha.
Vandhe Maatharam Ambhikaam Bhagavatheem Vaanee Ramaa
Kalyaaneem Kamaneeya Kalpa Lathikaam Kailaasa Naatha
Vedhaantha Prathi Bhaasamaana Vibhavaam Vidhvan Manoranjaneem
Chakra-anghitha Rathna Peeta Nilayaam Sri Raaja Raajeswareem
I bow to the Mother Ambika, the supreme Goddess, Who is served by
Saraswathi and Lakshmi. Ever auspicious, She is like the wish full-filling tree
and Who is dear to Siva, the Lord of Kailaash. Her splendor, illuminates and
explains the ultimate philosophy of the Upanishads. She gladdens the hearts of
the learned. I bow to the Supreme Goddess, the queen of all queens, Who dwells
on a bejewelled thronet, over the esoteric design of Sri Chakra.
PARVATHI AT SSVT
In Siva Vishnu Temple, Parvathi is in the form of Parvathavardhini,
representing the consort of Siva in the form of Ramanathaswami, as in
Rameswaram. The shrine is built in Chola style architecture.
AUSPICIOUS DAYS AND FESTIVALSFridays are very auspicious to Parvathi.
The first three days during the Navarathri festival are celebrated for Parvathi.
Meenakshi Kalyanam is celebrated on the Chitra Poornima day. Bhagavathi Seva is
performed during the months of Makara and Karkata.
SPECIAL OFFERINGSSpecial puja is performed to Parvathi by invoking her
in the lamp. This is called "Deepa Puja". Special abishekams and alankaras with
flowers and turmeric powder are performed to Parvathi. Performing Gowri kalyanam
and Meenakshi kalyanam are customary. Bhagavathi Seva is famous in Kerala.
Paayasam and Vada are special offering to Parvathi.
Maha Dhevyai Cha Vidmahe Rudra Pathnai Cha
Thanno Gowri Prachodayaath.
We worship the Supreme Goddess; Salutations to the consort of Rudra.
May that Goddess Gowri (Parvathi) stimulate our intellectual faculties.