Parvati is the daughter of Himalaya, the mountain-god, and consort of Lord Shiva
. She is often considered a manifestation of Parashakti, the Supreme Mother Goddess, and worshipped in various forms, under different names, such as Gauri,
and Kali. Parvati is also considered the reincarnation of
, Shiva's first consort. Gauri is the benevolent form of Parvati, and Kali, the savage aggressive form. Durga, worshipped widely in North India, especially West Bengal
, has twelve arms brandishing various weapons including the sword, trident, club, bow, shield, and axe.
Lord Ganesh and Subramanya are Parvati's sons. Both are worshipped widely.