Most Hindus think that Lord Shiva had two wives- first Sati who immolated or burned herself (click here for that story) in her father Daksha's yagya ceremony. After this incident, Shiva took many years to recover from the pangs of her separation. He took to severe meditation, so much so, that gods became afraid he would ignore the well being of the Earthlings.
Later, Parvati (who is considered an avatar of Sati herself) worshipped Lord Shiva for many years to woo him to marry her.
Let us tell you that there are four wives of Shiva in all. They are the symbols of feminine power, also known as shakti. These are Parvati, Uma, Durga & Kaali. And each of these goddesses stands for something significant.
Read on to know what...
1) Parvati as Shiva's wife personifies love and romance.