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Book: Saivism in the Diaspora

Chapter: Siva and his Family

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.24467


The Ramacaritamanasa of Tulsidas provides a humorous but insightful description of the marriage of Siva to Parvati that takes place in the Himalayan kingdom of her father, the goddess having taken birth as Uma, the daughter of Himavat, the personification of the Himalayas and Lord of Himachala.

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