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Shiva - Vishnu Deceive Ravana by Gifting Mayashakti instead of Goddess Parvati – Story

Ravana receiving Mayashakti from Lord Shiva is part of Tamil folklore and is found in the Tamil Ramayana. Ravana once did intense penance and pleased Shiva. As a boon, the demon king asked Shiva to give him Goddess Parvati. Shiva agreed to the wish of his devotee. When Ravana was carrying Goddess Parvati to Lanka, Lord Vishnu took the form of a sage and stood near a garden with upside-down trees. The roots of the trees were in the air. Ravana stopped to inquire about the strange tree. The sage wanted to know about the beautiful woman. When he heard, it was Goddess Parvati; the sage laughed and told Ravana that Shiva cheated him by giving him Mayashakti and not the real one. Ravana believed the sage and he left the false Parvati with sage and went to procure materials needed to perform intense austerities to get the real Parvati. As soon as Ravana left, Vishnu went away with Goddess Parvati to Kailash. Ravana soon returned to look for the Sage and the false Parvati bu