Swayamvara Parvathi Puja - Uma Maheshwari Puja for Marriage
Shiva Parvathi Puja, Swayamvara Parvati Pooja or Uma Maheshwari Puja - Highly Beneficial Puja for Marriage
Lord Shiva is the preceptor and destroyer of all evils. Worshipping Shiva removes all the hindrances and difficulties of anyone who surrenders on to him. Parvathi is his consort and is the Universal Mother. The Shiv-Parvathi worship is an excellent remedy for those who are desirous of getting a dutiful Husband/Wife. The Puranic story of the marriage between Shiva and Parvathi (Swayamvara Parvati) amidst opposition is quite well known. The Svayamvara Partathi, ultimately gets wedded to her ‘ishta deva’ Shiv. By performing Shiv Parvathi Puja, Shiva will remove any hindrances regarding marriage and Parvathi (Uma Maheshwari) signifies all the good qualities associated with a dedicated wife. In this puja there are certain additional mantras are chanted facilitating martial harmony and happiness. Shiva Parvathi Yajna is a very powerful yajna and was performed by great kings in ancient times. Connect to the power of Shiva and Parvathi and experience the astounding change in your thoughts, in your actions and in your life.
Parvathi is the power and consort of Siva, the god of disintegration and destruction. An overwhelming majority of goddesses of Hinduism are aspects and variations of Parvathi. The names by which she is known or worshipped are too numerous to mention. If some of the names like Parvathi, Haimavathi, Girija and Dakshayini indicate her origin from the Himalayas or Daksha (one of the fore fathers of mankind), other names like Mrdani, Raudrani and Sharvani stress her aspect as spouse of Siva. Still others like Aparna and Uma have specific references to certain stories in Puranic literature.
One of the oldest references to Parvathi is made is made in Kenopanishad (3, 12) where she is mentioned as ‘Uma Himavathi’ enlightening Indra, the king of Gods about Brahman, the Absolute or God. This reference suggests that the worship of this goddess is very ancient. According to Puranic accounts, in her ‘first’ incarnation, she was Dakshayini, the daughter of Daksha and Prasuthi, and married to Lord Siva. In this incarnation, she ended her life by igniting herself in yogic fire. Hence she came to be known as Sati, the chaste one. She was later reborn as Parvathi, the daughter of Himavan and Mena. After performing severe austerities she succeeded in pleasing Siva and accepting her again as his consort. Parvathi Swayamvara Puja and Havan or Homa with Swayamvara Parvathi Mantra is thus a very effective remedy for those desirous of getting married to a bride/groom as per their wishes.
During the performing of these austerities, she refused to eat even dry leaves to sustain herself and hence got the appellation Aparna. Her mother Mena unable to see her daughter languishing by austerities, tried to dissuade her by the words, ‘Uma’ (meaning ‘my dear don’t do this’), which became another name for her (Uma). Being the daughter of the Himalayas (the abode of snow) she has to be Gauri (the white one). As the mother of the universe, she is Amba and Ambika, both the words meaning mother. The goddess is also referred to as Annapurna meaning ‘Bestower of food’ ‘Anna’ though translated as ‘food,’ has wider connotation and includes all material objects/wealth, which are the food for the five sense organs.
Like her consort Siva, she also has two aspects: the mild and the terrible. As Pravathi she represents the mild aspect. The Himalayas represent the Akasha or ether, the first fundamental substance. Mena stands for intelligence. Hence Parvathi, their offspring represents the continuous substance of the universe. At the subjective level, Uma-Haimavathi represents Brahmavidya or spiritual wisdom, by which union with Siva or God is attained.
Being the consort of Siva, who is Rudra, the terrible, Parvathi also has very dangerous aspects. . As ‘Bagalamuki’ and ‘Chinnamastika’, the Mahavidyas (goddesses of great learning) she represents her fierce and terrible aspect. Perhaps the most terrible aspect of all goddesses in Hinduism. Worshipping Parvathi in various forms can yield various worldly gains. Particularly the Swayamvara Parvathy aspect can give a very good marriage to those facing difficulties pertaining to the same. Offer your Puja to Parvathi through AstroMerits and seek Devi’s blessings in yourself and your family.
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