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by Roshan Patel
In India, she is the personification of light and beauty, also venerated under the name of Gauri. She is the Devi (goddess) allotted to Shiva, and, such can turn into Durgha or Parvati. The main center of her cult is in Bengal. In Hindu myth, Uma is one of the appellations of the goddess Parvati as "light" or "splendor," embodying great beauty and divine wisdom

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