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dhumavathi

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Published on Aug 1, 2009

Dhoomaavathi is smoke-colored. Dhoom means smoke; Vathi means cover. The story goes that Paarvathi, the consort of Siva, was very hungry and asked for food from Siva to which Siva did not pay any attention. Repeated requests for nourishment went unheeded and therefore, Paarvathi swallowed Siva satisfying her hunger, exhaling smoke and at the same time widowing herself. Siva persuaded Dhoomaavathi to regurgitate him from her stomach which she did. Since she exhaled smoke, Siva called her Dhoomaavathi. Siva contains the world in him; Paarvathi swallows him; in effect She is on the top of the food chain; she is the Mother Goddess of the universe. (Note: Different sources use Paarvathi, Sati, Dhoomaavathi interchangeably.) Her regurgitation of Siva is somewhat like giving birth to Siva and thus she is the Mother of Siva and possibly of Brahma and Vishnu. Alakshmi or Jayestha the elder sister of Lakshmi and personification of Misfortune is associated with Dhoomaavathi.

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