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Sharvari Devi – Hindu Goddess Sharvari

Sharvari Devi is an incarnation of Hindu Goddess Shakti (Parvathi). In this form she is worshiped mainly in the Himalayan region, especially in Himachal Pradesh. She is considered as a manifestation of Goddess Parvati and is worshiped as the consort of Shiva. The popular belief is that she blesses and heals her devotees.

In villages in Himachal Pradesh there is a popular belief that proper worship of her will help in healing of various diseases. She is also believed to help devotees in attaining prosperity.

Oracles, known as Gur, acts as an intermediator between devotees and Sharvari Devi. They claim She possesses them and provides solutions to problems of devotees. Devotees ask questions to Sharvari Devi through the ‘Gur.’ Such practices are very much vogue in many rural villages in Himalayan regions. 

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