Mother Parvati is the consort of Lord Shiva. It is said Lord Shiva and Parvati are the parents of the entire universe. Goddess Parvati is worshipped in several forms in Tamilnadu. There is no village in the state of Tamilnadu that does not have a temple dedicated to Parvati.
Devotees throng at Parvati temples on Tuesdays and Fridays and worship her in myriad forms with each of the village having its own deity, a unique form of Parvati.
Here are the different names of Parvati with their English translation.
|மலைமகள்||The daughter of the mountain king|
|கருமாரி||The embodiment of trinity|
|அங்காளி||The compassionate one|
|மாரியம்மன்||The goddess of rain|
|செல்லாத்தா||The most loved mother|
|பூவாத்தா||The flower like mother|
|ஆயிரம் கண்ணுடையாள்||One with thousand eyes|
|மீனாக்ஷி||One who casts a merciful look|
|காளிகாம்பாள்||The form of Kali|
|திரிசூலி||One with the trident|
|எல்லையம்மன்||One who guards the border|
|பச்சையம்மன்||The green colored one|
|வெக்காளியம்மன்||One who bestows victory|
|முத்து மாரியம்மன்||One who is cool like a pearl|
|முத்தாரம்மன்||One with a pearl necklace|
|பத்ரகாளி||The terrible one|
|ஸ்வர்ணாம்பிகை||The golden one|
|கர்பரக்ஷ அம்பிகை||One who protects the fetus|
|வடிவுடை அம்மன்||The most beautiful one|
|கோலவிழியம்மன்||One with the most beautiful eyes|