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UMA (UMAPATI)

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UMA (UMAPATI) (Ahalya) the wife of sage Gautama, and the husband of Uma i.e. Shiva—the latter got stuck the fifth head of Brahma in his hand and the former was the cause of one thousand marks of disgrace on the body of Indra. (jaitsri, Ravidas, p. 710) Uma is one of the names of the consort of Shiva. The other prominent names are Devi, Durga, Kali, Parvati and Bhavani. The earliest mention of Uma is in Kena Upanishad. The word Umapati means the husband of Uma, which connotes Shiva. See : Shiva, Parbati, Durga, Bhavani, Kali.

References :

1. Kohli,Surindar Singh ed,Dictionary of Mythological References in Guru Granth Sahib 1993

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