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Parvati is an important goddess in Hinduism. Parvati is the wife of Shiva, and the mother of Ganesha and Skandha. Other groups see her as a central form of the Great Goddess (Mahadevi), and hold that all other goddesses are her avatars, including the wrathful forms known as Kali, Durga, and others. Parvati is often worshiped together with Lakshmi and Sarasvati as part of a trinity of goddesses. Parvati has many iconographic forms, but often appears together with her husband and children.