Uttarakhand:Goddess Parvandeshwari temple, here Goddess Parvati did penance for marriage to Shiva

There is an ancient temple of Goddess Parvati near Badrinath in Uttarakhand. Its name is Maa Parnakhandeswari Temple. This temple is located 5 km from Joshimath Nagar. This temple can be seen before Joshimath on the way to Badrinath Yatra. This temple is also written in Skanda Purana.

According to Bhuvanchandra Uniyal, the pioneer of Badrinath Dham, Goddess Sati sacrificed her life by jumping into the Yajna Kund of Daksha in the olden times. After this, Adishakti was born as a daughter of Himalaya and Maina Devi. The girl was named Parvati. Goddess Parvati meditated for the attainment of Lord Shiva.

Yatra Purva Mahadevi Tapa: Paramasthaita.

Parnakhandashana Bhootva Bahuvarsahastrakam.

(Skandpuran, Kedarkhand, Chapter 58, Verse 36)

According to this verse, the goddess sat at this place and meditated for thousands of years to attain Lord Shankar, who is known as Maa Parnakandeshwari today.

Tadarbhaya Mahtapunya Babhuva Varvarnini.

Goddess Junk

(Skandpuran, Kedarkhand, Chapter 58, Verse 37)

In the first phase of penance, Parvati meditated by eating leaves. Hence, he got a name Parnakhandeshwari. In the final stages of penance, Goddess Parvati also stopped taking leaves as food, then the name of the goddess is Aparna. Since that time Goddess Parvati is worshiped at this place as Parnakhandeshwari.

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