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In Hinduism, Parvathi ("The Little One") is one of the names of the goddess Durga, also called Uma, Bhavani and Kali among others. She is one aspect of the Devi, the supreme goddess. This is a benevolent aspect of the goddess, who is the consort of Shiva, and mother of Ganesh and Skanda. She is also called the virgin mother, and believed that her body is made of rock. Parvathi is considered the queen of mounds and hills, and a protective deity of childbirth and every kind of production. Parvathi is often depicted as a woman, together with Shiva, and holding the little Ganesh on her knees.

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