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Parvati, the Hindu Goddess of love, fertility, and devotion

Parvati
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  • Pantheon: Hinduism
  • Deity Title: Parvati, also known as Shakti, Uma, Gauri, and many other names
  • Deity Symbol: Lotus, trident, mirror, conch shell, and various other symbols associated with love, fertility, and power
  • Home Plane: Mount Kailash in the Himalayas, India
  • Deity Level: Greater deity
  • Alignment: Neutral Good
  • Aliases: Sati, Durga, Kali, Chandi, and other aspects of the goddess
  • Superior: None
  • Traditional Allies: Lord Shiva, Lord Vishnu, Lord Brahma, Lord Ganesha, and other deities in the Hindu pantheon
  • Traditional Foes: Demons, evil spirits, and other malevolent beings that threaten the balance of the universe
  • Divine Artifact: The Parvati Linga, a symbol of her power and devotion to Lord Shiva
  • Servants: Ganas, attendants, and various other celestial beings that serve the goddess
  • Servitor Creatures: Elephants, peacocks, and other animals associated with the goddess
  • Sacred Animal: Cow
  • Manifestations: Parvati appears in various forms and manifestations, such as Durga, Kali, and Chamunda, each representing different aspects of her power and personality
  • Signs of Favor: Lotus flowers, auspicious symbols, and other signs of good fortune
  • Worshipers: Devotees of Parvati are typically women, couples seeking fertility, and those seeking protection and guidance in matters of love and relationships
  • Cleric Alignments: Lawful Good, Neutral Good, Chaotic Good
  • Specialty Priests: Priestesses, healers, and those with a special connection to the goddess
  • Holy Days: Navaratri, a nine-day festival celebrating the goddess in her various forms
  • Portfolio: Love, fertility, devotion, power, protection, motherhood
  • Domains: Good, Healing, Protection, Strength, and others depending on the aspect of the goddess worshipped
  • Favored Weapon: Trident
  • Favored Class: Cleric
  • Favored Race: Humans, but worshipped by many other races in the Hindu pantheon
  • Duties of the Priesthood: Priests and priestesses of Parvati are tasked with performing rituals, offering prayers and sacrifices, and promoting the values of love, devotion, and selflessness among their followers. They also serve as healers and protectors of the community, using their divine powers to help those in need.
  • Major Cult/Temple Sites: There are many temples dedicated to Parvati throughout India, including the famous Amarnath Temple and Vaishno Devi Temple.
  • Benefits: Devotees of Parvati receive blessings of love, fertility, and protection, as well as guidance and support in matters of relationships and family. Priests and priestesses of the goddess are granted divine powers, including the ability to heal, protect, and inspire their followers.

Parvati is one of the most beloved and worshipped deities in Hinduism, known for her beauty, grace, and power. As the consort of Lord Shiva, Parvati is also known as Shakti, the feminine energy that complements and balances the masculine energy of her husband. Parvati is the embodiment of love, devotion, and fertility, and she is revered as a motherly figure who protects and nurtures all living beings.

Parvati was born as the daughter of Himalaya, the lord of the mountains, and was raised to be a virtuous and intelligent young woman. She was deeply in love with Lord Shiva and was determined to win his heart, despite his austere and solitary nature. Parvati underwent rigorous penance and meditation to gain Shiva’s attention and eventually won his love and admiration.

As a character, Parvati is known for her gentle and compassionate nature, as well as her unwavering devotion to her husband and her people. She is also fiercely protective of her family and will go to great lengths to ensure their safety and well-being.

Parvati’s ultimate goal is to achieve spiritual union with Lord Shiva and to attain enlightenment, which she believes will bring her closer to the divine and allow her to better serve her devotees. She is also committed to promoting the values of love, compassion, and selflessness, and works tirelessly to eradicate suffering and injustice in the world.

Parvati is depicted as a beautiful and graceful goddess with a gentle and compassionate expression on her face. She has a fair complexion and long, flowing black hair that cascades down her back. Her eyes are almond-shaped and bright, and she wears various adornments, such as earrings, necklaces, and bangles. Parvati is often depicted wearing a saree or a flowing robe that accentuates her curves and adds to her regal appearance. Overall, Parvati’s physical appearance reflects her divine nature as a goddess of beauty, love, and power.

In summary, Parvati is a multifaceted goddess who embodies the ideals of love, devotion, and strength. Her unwavering commitment to her husband and her people, as well as her desire for spiritual enlightenment, make her a powerful and inspiring figure in Hindu mythology.

Parvati, the Hindu Goddess of love, fertility, and devotion

Divine Rank: Greater Deity

Alignment: Neutral Good

Portfolio: Love, fertility, devotion

Armor Class: 30

Hit Points: 1000 (50d20 + 500)

Speed: 60 ft.

STRDEXCONINTWISCHA
30 (+10)30 (+10)30 (+10)30 (+10)30 (+10)30 (+10)

Skills: Insight +30, Perception +30, Religion +30 Senses: truesight 120 ft., passive Perception 40 Languages: All languages known

Damage Resistances: Radiant, Psychic Condition Immunities: Charmed, Frightened Saving Throws: Wisdom +30, Charisma +30

Divine Awareness: Parvati is aware of all events within the entire world.

Divine Aura: Parvati exudes an aura of love and devotion that grants her allies advantage on all saving throws against fear and charm effects and grants them resistance to psychic damage. Her aura deals radiant damage to enemies within 60 ft. of her.

Divine Realm: Parvati has her own realm, the celestial mountaintop of Kailash, which reflects her portfolio and power.

ACTIONS

  • Parvati‚Äôs Hand of Love: Melee Spell Attack: +30 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 50 (10d10) radiant damage and the target must make a DC 30 Wisdom saving throw or be charmed for 1 minute. The target can repeat the saving throw at the end of each of its turns, ending the effect on a success.
  • Parvati‚Äôs Blessing: Parvati chooses up to ten creatures within 120 ft. of her that can see or hear her. Each target gains the effect of a Greater Restoration spell.
  • Parvati‚Äôs Embrace: Parvati chooses up to five creatures within 60 ft. of her. Each target is healed for 50 hit points and gains advantage on all saving throws against fear and charm effects for 1 minute.

LEGENDARY ACTIONS

Parvati can take 3 legendary actions, choosing from the options below. Only one legendary action option can be used at a time and only at the end of another creature’s turn. Parvati regains spent legendary actions at the start of her turn.

  • Divine Inspiration: Parvati grants inspiration to one creature within 60 ft. of her. The creature gains a d10 inspiration die that it can use within the next 10 minutes.
  • Parvati‚Äôs Shielding: Parvati chooses one creature within 60 ft. of her. That creature gains resistance to all damage types for 1 round.
  • Parvati‚Äôs Gaze: Parvati‚Äôs eyes glow with divine light. All creatures within 60 ft. of her that can see her must make a DC 30 Wisdom saving throw or be charmed for 1 minute. The targets can repeat the saving throw at the end of each of their turns, ending the effect on a success.

SPELLS

Parvati has access to all spells in the Life, Light, and Protection domains.

DIVINE ARTIFACT

Parvati possesses the sacred trident, Trishula, which she can summon to her hand as a bonus action. Trishula deals an additional 3d10 radiant damage on a hit and can be used to cast the spell Banishment once per day.

LAIR ACTIONS

Parvati’s lair is a celestial mountaintop, and she can use the following actions while fighting in her lair: Celestial Blessing: Parvati bless

all allies within 60 ft. of her, granting them temporary hit points equal to her level (30) plus their Constitution modifier.

Celestial Intervention: Parvati calls upon celestial beings to aid her in battle. Roll a d6 to determine the effect:

  • Four celestial warriors appear within 30 ft. of Parvati and fight alongside her for 1 minute.
  • A beam of radiant energy strikes one enemy within 120 ft. of Parvati, dealing 100 (20d10) radiant damage.
  • A burst of healing energy restores 200 hit points to all creatures within 60 ft. of Parvati.
  • All enemies within 60 ft. of Parvati must make a DC 30 Wisdom saving throw or be frightened for 1 minute.
  • Parvati and all allies within 60 ft. of her become immune to all damage for 1 round.
  • Parvati and all allies within 60 ft. of her gain a flying speed of 60 ft. for 1 minute.

REGIONAL EFFECTS

The region surrounding Parvati’s realm, Kailash, is infused with her divine power. The following effects occur within 6 miles of Kailash:

  • All plants grow and bloom with incredible speed, granting advantage on all Wisdom (Survival) checks to find food or water.
  • All creatures within the area that are not hostile towards Parvati gain resistance to psychic damage.
  • When a creature within the area is healed, it regains an additional 10 hit points.
  • All creatures within the area feel a sense of love and devotion towards each other, and they are less likely to become hostile or aggressive towards one another. The DC of all Charisma-based checks to persuade or negotiate with creatures is reduced by 5.
  • Once per day, Parvati can use her Divine Intervention ability to intervene on behalf of a creature within the area, as if she were within 1 mile of it.

DIVINE INTERVENTION

Parvati can call upon her divine power to intervene in a dire situation. Once per week, she can ask her deity father, Lord Shiva, to intervene on her behalf. The DM chooses the nature of the intervention, but it is always appropriate to the situation. For example, if Parvati is facing a powerful demon lord, Lord Shiva might send a group of devas to aid her, or if a natural disaster threatens the region, Lord Shiva might calm the elements and avert the disaster.

Challenge Rating 40 (Be aware she has very limited offensive abilities, if put in danger she will use her Divine Intervention)

AVATAR FORM

Parvati
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As a greater deity, Parvati can manifest a mortal avatar to walk among her worshippers. In this form, she appears as a beautiful woman with four arms, each holding a symbol of her power (a lotus flower, a trident, a mala, and a mirror). Her avatar has the following stats:

Armor Class: 25 Hit Points: 500 (25d20 + 250) Speed: 60 ft.

STR: 25 (+7) DEX: 25 (+7) CON: 25 (+7) INT: 25 (+7) WIS: 25 (+7) CHA: 25 (+7)

Skills: Insight +25, Perception +25, Religion +25 Senses: truesight 120 ft., passive Perception 35 Languages: All languages known

Damage Resistances: Radiant, Psychic Condition Immunities: Charmed, Frightened

Saving Throws: Wisdom +25, Charisma +25

Divine Aura: Parvati exudes an aura of love and devotion that grants her allies advantage on all saving throws against fear and charm effects and grants them resistance to psychic damage. Her aura deals radiant damage to enemies within 60 ft. of her.

Avatar Actions:

Multiattack: The avatar can make four attacks with her weapons.

  • Lotus Strike: Melee Weapon Attack: +25 to hit, reach 10 ft., one target. Hit: 40 (8d8 + 7) bludgeoning damage and the target must make a DC 25 Wisdom saving throw or be stunned until the end of its next turn.
  • Trident Thrust: Melee Weapon Attack: +25 to hit, reach 10 ft., one target. Hit: 40 (8d8 + 7) piercing damage and the target must make a DC 25 Strength saving throw or be pushed up to 15 ft. away from the avatar.
  • Mala Whirl: The avatar spins her mala around her, dealing 60 (12d10) radiant damage to all creatures within 20 ft. of her. A DC 25 Dexterity saving throw halves the damage.
  • Mirror of Truth: The avatar reflects the true nature of her enemies, forcing them to make a DC 25 Charisma saving throw or be frightened of the avatar for 1 minute. The target can repeat the saving throw at the end of each of its turns, ending the effect on a success.

Divine Regeneration: The avatar regains 50 hit points at the start of each of its turns as long as it has at least 1 hit point.

Avatar Form Traits:

Divine Sense: The avatar can sense the presence of any celestial, fiend, or undead within 60 ft. of her, as well as any consecrated or desecrated place or object within the same range.

Divine Resistance: The avatar has resistance to all damage types except for force damage.

Divine Weapons: The avatar’s weapons count as magical and are imbued with divine power, dealing an additional 4d8 radiant damage on a hit.

Divine Presence: The avatar’s presence inspires awe and devotion in her followers. All creatures within 60 ft. of her that are not hostile towards her have advantage on Wisdom (Insight) checks made to determine the avatar’s intentions, and they are more likely to agree to requests made by the avatar.

Avatar Form Spells:

  • At will: detect evil and good, detect magic, dispel magic, sanctuary, shield
  • 3/day each: divine word, flame strike, heal, plane shift
  • 1/day each: earthquake, power word stun, sunburst

Divine Word: The avatar speaks a divine word, affecting creatures of her choice within 60 ft. of her. Each creature must make a DC 25 Wisdom saving throw or be blinded, deafened, or stunned (avatar’s choice) for 1 minute. A creature can repeat the saving throw at the end of each of its turns, ending the effect on a success.

Flame Strike: The avatar calls down a pillar of flame from the heavens, dealing 70 (14d8) fire damage and 70 (14d8) radiant damage to all creatures within a 10 ft. radius of a point she can see within 60 ft. of her. A DC 25 Dexterity saving throw halves the damage.

Heal: The avatar calls upon the power of Lord Shiva to heal up to six creatures she can see within 60 ft. of her. Each target regains 70 (14d8) hit points and is cured of all diseases and any effect making it blinded, deafened, or poisoned.

Plane Shift: The avatar can transport herself and up to five willing creatures within 60 ft. of her to any other plane of existence or to a location she has previously visited on the same plane.

Equipment: The avatar carries a lotus flower, a trident, a mala, and a mirror. Each of these items counts as a magical weapon, dealing 2d8 bludgeoning, piercing, radiant, or psychic damage (depending on the item) on a hit. The avatar can also use her divine power to summon any nonmagical object or piece of equipment that is not being worn or carried by another creature within 60 ft. of her.

Additional Information:

  • The avatar can speak and understand all languages, and she can communicate telepathically with any creature within 60 ft. of her that understands a language.
  • The avatar is immune to disease and poison, as well as being immune to being charmed, frightened, or paralyzed.
  • The avatar can use her divine power to create an aura of protection that grants resistance to all damage types to all creatures within 30 ft. of her. The aura lasts for 1 minute and can be used once per day.
  • The avatar can also use her divine power to cast any spell from the cleric spell list of 9th level or lower, without requiring material components.

Appearance:

The avatar appears as a tall, regal woman with dark skin, long black hair, and piercing blue eyes. She wears a flowing white robe adorned with gold embroidery and carries a lotus flower in her left hand. In her right hand, she holds a trident with glowing runes etched into the metal. Around her neck is a mala made of pearls, and she wears a mirror on a golden chain around her waist. Her mere presence exudes an aura of divine power, and those who look upon her cannot help but feel a sense of reverence and awe.

Challenge Rating 25

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Parvati, the Hindu goddess of love and fertility, has always been deeply committed to serving her devotees and promoting the values of compassion, devotion, and selflessness. Although she is often worshipped in temples and festivals throughout India, Parvati is not limited by time or space, and she continues to watch over and guide her followers.

As Parvati observes the world around her, she is deeply troubled by the violence and bloodshed that she sees all around her. The year 1453 is a particularly tumultuous one, marked by wars and conflicts that have devastated entire regions and left countless people homeless and destitute.

Moved by a deep sense of compassion, Parvati decides to take action to alleviate the suffering of those affected by these conflicts. She travels to various war-torn regions, offering comfort and solace to those in need, and using her divine powers to heal the sick and wounded.

Parvati’s efforts are met with gratitude and admiration from all those who witness her selfless deeds, and her reputation as a goddess of love and compassion spreads far and wide. Through her actions, Parvati hopes to inspire others to follow in her footsteps and to work towards a more peaceful and just world, where all beings can live in harmony and prosperity.

As she continues her journey through the world, Parvati remains committed to her mission of promoting love, compassion, and selflessness. She knows that her work is far from over, but she is determined to make a difference, one act of kindness at a time.

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