Purusha and Prakriti are twin aspects of Divine glory manifest in the universe Prakriti has an existence, like Purusha, through ephemeral. The latter appeals to some, while the former to some others. It is all a question of one's outlook and one's perspective. Shiva is often referred to as "Ardhanareeshwara", and the feminine part of him embodying Parvathi is thought of as being more effective and powerful. It is whereupon, perhaps, the worship of the Mother Goddess has become increasingly popular and pronounced.
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