Hindu Gods and Godesses

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Ganesha is a male god and he is very popular to the Hindu religion. He has a head of an elephant and a large belly. The body of Ganesha is a regular human body. Ganesha is the son of Shiva and Parvati. Ganesha is known as the god of intellect and the remover of obstacles. The story of how Ganesha got the elephant head was because of his father Shiva had cut his head off and his mother Parvati had to get another head for her son or he will die. So Parvati went out and cut off a head of an elephant and put it on Ganesha. Then he had to stay with the head of an elephant. Ganesha's vehicle is a mouse.


Parvati is a goddess she is the reincarnation of Shiva's first wife and is one of the three main Hindu goddesses. Parvati is also Ganesha's mother she is the Divine Mother and the personification of the female aspect of divine, known as "Shakti". As such, she is the main deity who is worshipped Shaktism which is the one of the four main Hindu sects. She can take on any form such as the popular goddesses Durga and Kali and it is often shown together with the goddesses Saraswati and Lakshmi as the tridevi which is a triple goddess. The way Parvati gets around is on her vehicle which is a lion.


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