Parvati, the Hindu goddess, is known as Shakti, the mother of the Universe. She is the daughter of Parvataraja, Himalaya and the wife of Lord Shiva, the destroyer. She is also worshipped as Amba, Durga, Ambika, Gauri, Kali, Rajeshwari, Tripurasundari and Sati. According to Hindu mythology, she embodies feminine energy, love, devotion and fertility. As the mother of the universe, she is represented in Hinduism is different forms each having their own specifications. She along with Mahalakshmi, the goddess of wealth and Saraswati, the goddess of knowledge form the holy trinity in Hinduism. She is also the mother of Lord Ganesha and Lord Karttikeya.