Originally posted by mnx12
@ bold is what makes the difference in the views. Atleast most of us are not watching them as husband & wife but also as Gods. The future story of Nahush is the main reason for everyone's outburst. Those who watch the epi. generally try to judge it from past, present epi., story mentioned in various Puranas, which makes us what you call judgemental. Even some of the past tracks are not that happy experiences as far as Parvati's portrayal is concerned.
For most of us she is the symbol of Power & we don't like to see her crying, weak because she is not as per our reading of Puranas & many other stories concerning her. So what she is not will not be accepted, even if it is concerned as a best way of expression.
As far as the Puranic storiy of Nahush is concerned, He saved AS from Hunda when he was trying to attack her. He killed her. Then AS told her she is searching for Nahush as her mother has decided him to be her groom. She was not aware he is the same Nahush. He told her about his identity, then they got married. Later this Nahush was made Indra in absence of the Indra, who was guilty of Brhmahatya.
Nahush eyed Shachi, Indra's wife, wanted her & inturn was cursed by rishi Agastya to be a Snake.
So this was Nahush, considering Parvati to be Jagat Janani & Shivji being Trikal gyani, how they choose shch a person for her daughter is another question.
Some Puranas doesn't even mention AS as his wife. Which is another qustion mark on this fiction track. So considering everything, it some members are finding Parvti's portryal not upto the mark & are expressing their views, there is nothing wrong in it, they are hurt, are expressing their views, that can not be called being judgemental.
I respect your opinion maam, but just a query as to how can we be sure the way the Gods have , they been depicted in the Puranas, they actually are so like that?
Regarding the serial I feel the Director always wanted us to view Shiv- Parvati as husband and wife and having a "Professional Life" of Managing the world which they need to balance. You say what they show Parvati to be is not like wise mentioned in the Puranas and other stories I do agree to that as well.
But as far as I remember.. In this Forum only I have read stories that have been posted by you and other forum members that depict Parvati the way she is being depicted here, also those those stories have mentioned that how a particular personal matter ultimately leads to a Greater Good for the world.
I read Nikhil Sinha's previous interviews where he said that the Puranans never mention Why a particular thing happened, and by way of these stories they have tried to relate these events with any of the personal events that Might have occured. Puranas are not the ultimate authority... the very fact that you have raised doubt about the current track itself states that there might be story that we are not aware of (just like the Shani dev story which was revealed during that track itself)
As regards Parvati's portrayal in the Puranas its very much correct what you say.. but these stories only show her power in a more agressive way and seldom they might have dealt with the motherly or lover aspect of hers [SORRY IF I AM WRONG] ... moreover Puranas have been written at much a later date around some 5th or 7th c. AD and going historically they depict the societal tensions and changes by way of stories that have a God as the protagonist and each Puran depicting the particular sentiment in the society of those times... What I am trying to stress is that there might be plethora of stories that we are not aware of and considering the way a God is depicted in the Puranas is not the final depiction... A God has so many facets. Historically speaking.. the depiction the the personality of a God or Goddess depended upon the values prevalent in the society of those times
Maam you also said that past treatment of Parvati is also the reason for other members to be sad, believe me maam, She was not portrayed weak.. The strength of Parvati has been portrayed through Shiva... because He was incomplete Without Her, if She had not blocked the poison in His neck then the story would have been different.. if She did;nt made Him realise by way of anger, then there would not have been a God called Ganesh.. if She had not given the boon to Daaruka, the world might not have known the importance of Karma and Puja... certain instances to name a few.
I am extremely sorry if calling judgemental made you feel sad.. but that reaction was only on the basis of the promo... I agree that almost everybody is pained by the promo.. but you urself raised a doubt about the story of AS and Nahush and now if we all consider the promo keeping in mind the doubts regarding the story... then reading comments that Parvati WILL BE shown thus.. what should a rational person make of that...??
.. let monday come and episode unfold...