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Śivaduti literally means 'one who sent Śiva as her assistant for negotiations’.
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Śivaduti literally means 'one who sent [[Śiva]] as her assistant for negotiations’.
  
Devī or Pārvatī got this name because she sent her husband Śiva as a duta<ref>Duta means servant or negotiator.</ref> to the demon-king Śumbha<ref>Devimāhātmya 8.28</ref> with an ultimatum to retire to the pātāla<ref>Pātāla means nether-world.</ref> or face extinction at her hands. As a form of Durgā, she is one of the eight yoginīs like Brahmāṇi, Vaiṣṇavī and so on.
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[[Devī]] or Pārvatī got this name because she sent her husband [[Śiva]] as a duta<ref>Duta means servant or negotiator.</ref> to the demon-king Śumbha<ref>[[Devimāhātmya]] 8.28</ref> with an ultimatum to retire to the [[pātāla]]<ref>[[Pātāla]] means nether-world.</ref> or face extinction at her hands. As a form of Durgā, she is one of the eight yoginīs like [[Brahmāṇi]], Vaiṣṇavī and so on.
  
 
She has four arms, a large face and big lips. She is tall and has a fierce appearance. She wears a garland of severed heads. Her crown is of matted hair. Snakes are her ornaments. She is draped in a tiger-skin. In her four hands she carries a spear, a discus, a noose and a shield. She stands in the ālīḍhāsana with her feet on a corpse and a jackal. She is surrounded by a pack of wolves.
 
She has four arms, a large face and big lips. She is tall and has a fierce appearance. She wears a garland of severed heads. Her crown is of matted hair. Snakes are her ornaments. She is draped in a tiger-skin. In her four hands she carries a spear, a discus, a noose and a shield. She stands in the ālīḍhāsana with her feet on a corpse and a jackal. She is surrounded by a pack of wolves.
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* The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore
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* The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram [[Krishna]] Math, Bangalore
  
 
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Latest revision as of 15:02, 19 December 2016

By Swami Harshananda

Sometimes transliterated as: Sivaduti, Zivaduti, shivaduti


Śivaduti literally means 'one who sent Śiva as her assistant for negotiations’.

Devī or Pārvatī got this name because she sent her husband Śiva as a duta[1] to the demon-king Śumbha[2] with an ultimatum to retire to the pātāla[3] or face extinction at her hands. As a form of Durgā, she is one of the eight yoginīs like Brahmāṇi, Vaiṣṇavī and so on.

She has four arms, a large face and big lips. She is tall and has a fierce appearance. She wears a garland of severed heads. Her crown is of matted hair. Snakes are her ornaments. She is draped in a tiger-skin. In her four hands she carries a spear, a discus, a noose and a shield. She stands in the ālīḍhāsana with her feet on a corpse and a jackal. She is surrounded by a pack of wolves.


References

  1. Duta means servant or negotiator.
  2. Devimāhātmya 8.28
  3. Pātāla means nether-world.
  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore