Hindu Mythology

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GAURI (2)

Hindu Corn/Maize Goddess

Bright Goddess of the Corn

She is Parvati in innocent and unmarried mode before getting hitched with Shiva. As such she is popular with young ladies who are eager for virtuous husbands.

When Shiva spurned her original advances, she decided to renounce the transient silliness of life and become an ascetic like him. A dark, somber figure, she ended up skulking in a forest in miserable mode.

This was not getting her very far. So Brahma decided to cheer her up. He transformed her into a dazzling blonde. And not just her hair. He turned her skin bright yellow.

No-one can be miserable for long with gleaming golden skin, so she bounded off to become a Goddess of Corn for a while before settling down to those morose austerities again. Everyone needs a vacation now and again.

Gauri (2) Facts and Figures

Name: Gauri (2)
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names:

Gender: Female
Type: Goddess
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Corn/Maize
Area of expertise: Corn, Maize

Good/Evil Rating: GOOD, quite approachable
Popularity index: 894

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Article last revised on September 18, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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