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The Tridevi (Sarasvati, Parvati and Lakshmi

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Transcript of The Tridevi (Sarasvati, Parvati and Lakshmi

The Tridevi (three goddesses)
Parvati
(Daughter of the Mountains)
Lakshmi
(goddess of wealth and good fortune)
Sarasvati
(goddess of learning and the arts)
Wife of...
the Second Consort of Shiva, the Mahadeva

She is the Reincarnation of Sati, the first consort of Shiva
Parvati is the mother of Ganesha and Kartikeya (also known as Skanda

Ganesha is the god of wisdom and the remover of obstacles

Kartikeya is known as the Hindu god of war, the commander of the gods.
Kali is the lord of death

She came from Parvati in her process of "purification" for Shiva
Wife of?
Lakshmi is the wife of Vishnu.
Legends

Legends of her Birth existance
Search for Amrita
Vishnu Purana
Kamadhenu, Varuni, Parijat, Apsaras, Chandra appeared
Then came Dhanvanari (avatar of Vishnu) and also Lakshmi from the ocean on a lotus leaf.
Celebrations
Diwali-Deepavali
Lights outside homes for Lakshmi come in through
Shri Lakshmi - a saying that means "wealth of any kind"
Lakshmi is invited to come into houses and bless wealth
Lakshmi and Lotus Flowers
NAMES RELATED TO LOTUS
Padma: lotus dweller
Padmapriya: One who likes lotuses
Padmamaladhara devi: One who wears a garland of lotuses
Padmasundari: One who is as beautiful as a lotus
and MANY MORE
Wife of...
Saraswati is the consort of Brahma
Rigveda (Saraswati River)
The Saraswati River is a river goddess that is very important in the Rigveda.

Her "flow" can flow divine intelligence to achieve moksha...many follow her for that fact.
Worship and Celebrations of Saraswati
Saraswati Puja
held fifth day of Magha (early FEB)
Saraswati's birthday
Celebrated to attain enlightenment and rid of ignorance
Sarasvati, Parvati, Lakshmi
The Tridevis are the consorts of the Trimurti, which consists of the three gods that govern the cosmos (Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva). The three goddesses are Sarasvati, Parvati, and Lakshmi; they are worshiped widely throughout the religion of Hinduism.
Mother of?
The dark form of Parvati, Kali
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