Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Goddess Sati Mata

Goddess Sati was the daughter of Daksha Prajapati a rich and so powerful king. Goddess Sati was the first wife of God Shiva.

Daksha Prajapati has a very big yagyas. He didn’t invite Shiva and Sati. Sati asked Shiva to come along. Shiva said we are not invited. She said one doesn’t need invitation to one’s father place. So Sati went there uninvited along with Shiva. There Daksha prajapati didn’t honor Shiva at all. When Sati reminded him of it, he ridiculed Shiva. Sati is said to have jumped in the yagya agni out of indignance. When he saw this, the infuriated Shiva pulled out a jata (a braid of his hair) from his head, smacked it on the ground and out from this place sprang many demons who ransacked the yagna of Daksha.

Then Shiva carried Sati's ashes on his shoulder for eons and wandered across universe. Theworld was terrorized from this Tandava Nritya and to stop thedevastating penance, Vishnu used his Sudarshan chakra and completely cut up Sati's body in severalpieces. Wherever her body parts fell, a temple was erected tocommemorate different manifestations of Shiva and Parvati and becamea Hindu pilgrimage. They are called Sakti Pithas. Thesetemples are scattered from present day Pakistan to India to Sri Lankato Bangladesh. Sati is also called Shakti.

Mata Sati & God Shiva Photo

Devi Sati and Shiva Picture

Sati Devi Ling Image

Shiva and Mata Sati Wallpaper

Photo of Mata Sati Devi Temple

Statue of Mata Sati and Shiva

Mata Sati Devi Pindi Image

Picture of Devi Sati and Shiva

Devi Sati and Dev Shiva Image

Picture of Mata Sati and Shiva

Rani Sati Devi Mata Wallpaper

Mata Sati and Shiva Picture

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