Parvati (Sanskrit: पार्वती, IAST: Pārvatī), Uma (Sanskrit: उमा, IAST: Umā) or Gauri (Sanskrit: गौरी, IAST: Gaurī) is the Hindu Goddess of power, nourishment, harmony, devotion, and motherhood

She is Devi in her complete form

Along with Lakshmi and Saraswati, she forms the Tridevi

Parvati is the wife of the Hindu god Shiva

She is the reincarnation of Sati, the first wife of Shiva who immolated herself during a yajna (fire-sacrifice)

Parvati is the daughter of the mountain king Himavan and queen Mena

Parvati is the mother of Hindu deities Ganesha and Kartikeya

The Puranas also referenced her to be the sister of the river goddess Ganga and the preserver god Vishnu

She is the divine energy between a man and a woman, like the energy of Shiva and Shakti

Devi Parvati was Sati in her previous birth

Sati was also a direct incarnation of Adi Parashakti

However, Sati died and was reborn as Parvati

Parvati is shown as kind and loving mother-Goddess

She can take various forms, such as the Nava-Durga’s, Dasa-Mahavidya’s, and Sapta-Matrika’s

Known by many other names, she is the gentle, nurturing, complete physical representation of the Goddess Mahadevi, and is one of the central deities of the Goddess-oriented Devi Shakti sect called Shaktism

She is the Mother Goddess in Shaktism traditions of Hinduism, and has many attributes and aspects

Parvati is an embodiment of Shakti

In Shaivism, she is the recreative energy and power of Shiva, and she is the cause of a bond that connects all beings and a means of their spiritual release

She is also well known as Kamrupa (one who give a shape to your desire) and Kameshwari (one who fullfill your all desires)

In Hindu temples dedicated to her and Shiva, she is symbolically represented as the argha

She is found extensively in ancient Indian literature, and her statues and iconography grace Hindu temples all over South Asia and Southeast Asia