Goddess Sri Parvati (Gauri) Devi different avatars (names) with meaning
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Hindu Sanatana Dharma (Hinduism) is always great and divinely worshipped all over world.
Hindu ancient Sages (Rishis) have given us significant traditions to follow.
Our Hindu ancient Sages (Rishis) have not just given the distinguished tradition to be followed not only by Hindus.
But they have given us the unique tradition, so that it should be followed by all over the world.
These Hindu traditions are not only for the wellbeing for the Indians (Hindus), but for the wellbeing for the whole world.
Now, let us know one such kind of tradition, in which a list of Goddess Sri Parvati (Gauri) Devi’s authentic (correct) names are given.
In Kali Yuga, Goddess Sri Parvati (Gauri) Devi (Amba Bhavani) and Lord Ganesha can be easily satisfied, just by chanting their different names.
First let us know the list of names of Goddess Sri Parvati (Gauri) Devi and later, let us also know the basic meaning of each name.
List of avatars (names) of Goddess Sri Parvati (Gauri) Devi is as given below:
Now, let us know the meaning of all the above names.
Basic information about Goddess Sri Parvati (Gauri) Devi avatars (names) is as given below:
Sati (सती) : She is the daughter of Daksha Prajapati and Prasuti Devi and she is the consort of Lord Shiva (Rudra).
Sati means, she is the mine of all the virtues, she is the one who always achieves without challenges.
Also, Sati means, she is the one who will always be with her consort Lord Shiva (Rudra).
Even though, Sati Devi enters the fire during the Daksha Prajapati Yagna and leaves her body, but still she will be always with Lord Shiva (Rudra).
Goddess Sri Sati Devi’s consort (husband) name is Satisha (Satish) (सतीश).
Dakshayini (दाक्षायिनी) : Dakshayini means, she is the daughter of Daksha Prajapati.
Dakshayini = Daksha + Yini = Daksha + taken birth = She is the one, who has taken birth from Daksha Prajapati.
Uma (उमा) : After Goddess Sri Sati Devi sacrificed her body in the Yagna Kunda, she again takes rebirth.
She takes birth as the daughter of Himavan (father) and Mainavati Devi (Menaka – Not the apsara Menaka) (mother). From this birth, she is known as Goddess Sri Uma Devi.
(Note : Mainavati is also called as Menaka.)
Here Uma = U (उ) + Ma (मा) = Shiva + Accepted as consort (husband). Uma = She accepted Shiva as her consort (husband).
Consort (husband) (Lord Shiva) of Uma is known is Umapati (उमापति), Umesha (Umesh) (उमेश), etc.
Parvati (पार्वती) : She is the daughter of Parvata Raja (Himavan) (King of Mountains) and thus she is known as Parvati.
Parvati = Parva + Ati = Parvata + Daughter = Parvati is the daughter of Parvata Raja (Also known as Himavan).
Girija (गिरिजा) : This name also has the same meaning as above.
Here Girija means, she is the daughter of Giri (Mountain). In Sanskrit, Giri means Mountain.
Girija = Giri + ja = Mountain King + Taken birth = Someone who has taken birth from Mountain King.
Haimavati (हैमवती) : Even this name has the same meaning as above.
Here Haimavati means, she is the daughter of Himavan. In Sanskrit Himavan means, King of the Mountains.
Haimavati = Haima + Vati = From Himavan + Born as daughter = Haimavati is someone who was born as the daughter of Himavan.
Menakatmaja (मेनकात्मजा) : Menakatmaja means, she is the daughter of Mainavati (Menaka).
Menakatmaja= Menaka + Atmaja = Mother Menaka + Born from = Menakatmaja is someone, who is born from Menaka (Mainavati).
Aparna (अपर्णा) : In Sanskrit, parna (पर्ण) means leaf.
Since Goddess Sri Parvati Devi did tapas (penance) even without consuming a leaf (Also without any food), she came to be known as Aparna.
Aparna = A + Parna = Without + Even a leaf = Parvati Devi is someone, who did the tapas (penance) even without consuming a single leaf.
Haravallabha (हरवल्लभा) : Hara is another name of Lord Shiva.
Haravallabha = Hara + Vallabha = Lord Shiva + Lovable = She is someone who is very lovable to Lord Shiva.
Bhavani (भवानी) : In Sanskrit Bhava (भव) means Lord Shiva.
Bhavani = Bhava + Ani = Lord Shiva + Consort (Wife) = Bhavani is someone who is the consort (wife) of Lord Bhava (Lord Shiva).
Shivani (शिवनी) : As we all know who is Lord Shiva.
Shivani = Shiva + Ani = Lord Shiva + Consort (Wife) = Shivani is someone who is the consort (wife) of Lord Shiva.
Rudrani (रुद्राणी) : Rudra is Sanskrit name and also another name of Lord Shiva.
Rudrani = Rudra + Ani = Lord Rudra (Shiva) + Consort (Wife) = Rudrani is someone who is the consort (wife) of Lord Rudra (Lord Shiva).
Mridani (मृडाणी) : In Sanskrit, Mrida (मृड) means, he is someone who gives happiness to his devotees.
Mrida (मृड) is also another name of Lord Shiva (Lord Rudra).
Mridani = Mrida + Ani = Someone who gives happiness to his devotees (Lord Shiva) + Consort (Wife).
Mridani is someone who is the consort (wife) of Mrida (Lord Shiva).
Maaheshwari (माहेश्वरी) : In Sanskrit Ishwara (Ishwar) means Swamy (Lord), that is, Lord Shiva’s another name is Ishwara (Ishwar).
Lord Shiva is called as Mahesha (Mahesh) (महेश). Maheshwara = Maha + Ishwara (Ishwar) is also another name of Lord Shiva.
Lord Shiva (Maheshwara) (Maheshwar) is the Ishwara (Ishwar) (Lord) starting from Goddess Sri Parvati Devi, Lord Indra, and other Devatas (Demigods).
Maaheshwari = Here Ishwari is the name of Goddess Sri Parvati Devi.
Maaheshwari is someone who is the consort (wife) of Maheshwara (Maheshwar) (Lord Shiva).
Katyayani (कात्यायनी) : She is someone who was born in the family of Rishi named ‘Kata (कत)‘ and the gotra of that family is called as ‘Kata Rishi (कत ऋषि)‘.
Since Goddess Sri Parvati Devi was born in the ‘Kata Rishi Gotra (कत ऋषि गोत्र )‘, she is called as Katyayani.
Annapurna (अन्नपूर्णा) : As per the orders of Lord Vishnu, Lord Shiva asks for alms after beheading Lord Brahma’s fifth head.
Here Goddess Sri Parvati Devi provides food as alms to Lord Shiva.
Since Goddess Sri Parvati Devi provides food as alms to Lord Shiva, she is called as ‘Annapurna’.
Annapurna = Anna + Purna = Food as alms + Provider = She is someone who provides food as alms to Lord Shiva and thus the name Annapurna.
If a devotee chants the name of Annapurna, she will make sure that devotee’s house will be full of food grains throughout his / her life.
Shivaa (शिवा) : In Sanskrit Shiva (शिव) means, someone who gives happiness to her devotees.
Thus Shivaa means, she is someone who will always make sure that, she will provide happiness to all her devotees.
Also, since Goddess Sri Parvati Devi is the consort of Lord Shiva, she is also called as ‘Shivaa (शिवा)‘.
Bhadra (भद्रा) : She is someone who will not be in danger (problem) at all.
Also, Goddess Sri Parvati Devi is someone who will always remove the dangers (problems) of her devotees.
Mangala (मङ्गळा) : Goddess Sri Parvati Devi is the form of auspiciousness, prosperity, etc.
Also, Goddess Sri Parvati Devi is someone who always provides the auspiciousness, prosperity, etc. to her devotees.
Shankari (शङ्करी) : In Sanskrit Shankara (Shankar) means, in bliss always.
Goddess Sri Parvati Devi is someone, who provides bliss to her devotees and thus the name Shankari.
Also, Goddess Sri Parvati Devi is the consort (wife) of Lord Shankara (Shankar).
Durga (दुर्गा) : Goddess Sri Parvati Devi is someone, who is inaccessible to ‘adharmis’ (demons).
Also, Durga means, she is someone who clears all the humongous difficulties of her devotees.
Goddess Sri Parvati Devi is someone, who has the ‘sannidhana (सन्निधान)‘ of Goddess Sri Maha Lakshmi Devi (She is the original Durga Devi).
Devi (देवी) : She is someone who has the great radiance (Kanti / कान्ति).
She is the one who will show us to moksha (Divine liberation) path from this Sansar (Birth to death).
Deveshi (देवेशि) : She is the Lordess of all the Devatas (Demigods) starting from Lord Indra Deva, Lord Kama Deva, Lord Surya, etc.
Deveshi = Devi + Ishi = Lordess + Head = She is Lordess of all the Devatas (Demigods) starting from Lord Indra Deva, Lord Kama Deva, Lord Surya, etc.
Gauri (गौरी) : She is someone who is highly fair in color.
The females who chant the name ‘Gauri‘ and worship the Goddess Sri Parvati Devi’s Gauri form, will get fair skin color.
Goddess Sri Gauri Devi’s temple is in Kanyakubja (Kannauj – This name Kannauj is the corrupted word of the original Sanskrit name Kanyakubja.
Vishalakshi (विशालाक्षी) : She is someone who has eyes as big as Lotus flower.
She is the one who has understood the Hindu texts and Lord Vishnu in the correct way.
If we have the blessings of Goddess Sri Vishalakshi Devi, we will be easily able to understand the world, Hindu texts and Lord Vishnu.
Goddess Sri Vishalakshi’s temple is located in Kashi and thus Goddess Sri Parvati Devi is also called as ‘Kashi Vishalakshi‘.
Ambika (अम्बिका) : In Sanskrit Amba means mother.
Since she is the mother of the Universe, she is known as Ambika or Jagadambika.
Ambika = Amba + Ika = Mother + Of the Universe. Same meaning holds good for Jagadambika.
Words like amma, maa, ammi, etc. are all corrupted words of the original Sanskrit word (name) Ambika.
Bhramarambika (भ्रमराम्बिका) : Mother Sri Parvati Devi traveled with Lord Shiva in the form of Bhramara (Honey Bee) with Lord Mallikarjuna is called as Bhramarambika.
(Lord Mallikarjuna is one of the Jyotir Lingam of Lord Shiva.)
Lord Mallikarjuna and Goddess Sri Bhramarambika Devi’s temple is located in Srisailam in Andhra Pradesh.
Manonmani (मनोन्मनी) : Lord Shiva who has conquered love, in his mind Goddess Sri Parvati Devi instilled satvika love, that form of Goddess Sri Parvati Devi is known as Manonmani.
Manonmani means, she is the one who overcomes the unwanted lust in us, and she is the one who provides us the ‘satvika‘ love, this form of Goddess Sri Parvati Devi is known as Manonmani.
Goddess Sri Manonmani Devi’s temple is located near the river Kaveri basin at Talakadu, Karnataka.
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