Here’s where you’ll learn some truths about the origin of Hindu Gods and the Hindu religion on a whole. The Hindu religion is extremely old and widely practiced over a large area. There are a total of four major denominations that consider Shiva and Parvati very important. The name Parvati stands for “she of the mountains” and to the Shakta, Parvati is the Supreme being with Shiva acting as her consort. Parvati and Shiva have a son Ganesh. It is believed that Parvati created Ganesh. Parvati is thought to truly value her privacy.
Here’s some interesting information about Hindu Gods. History states that there was a time that Parvati wanted to bathe and had no one available to watch for her. Legend says that she used turmeric paste to create a boy, gave him life and then asked him to guard her privacy. There was no true interaction from his father Shiva. Ganesh is said to have followed his Mother’s instructions to letter and would not allow Shiva to go inside when he returned home. A battle ensured and Shiva, who is the Lord of Destruction, ended up cutting off the boy’s head.
Parvati was thoroughly enraged when she found out what happened. In her anger, she demanded that Shiva rectify the situation. He sent servants to go out and bring him the head of the first living animal they came across. They brought Shiva the head of an elderly elephant. In the end, Ganesh was revived and given the head of the elephant. For this reason, of the Hindu Gods, Ganesh is looked on as strong, caring, and truehearted. His large head signifies both intelligence and wisdom. The huge ears are able to separate good from evil while listening to the requests of those praying.