In Gujarati weddings, I have seen that when the wedding rituals have taken place and the bride and groom have been declared husband and wife, the other married ladies will whisper in the ears of the newly married couple,”Shiv Parvati nu saubhāgya“, meaning, may you be as successful as Lord Shiv and Parvati in your married life”.
One thing to note with the couple of Lord Shiv and Parvati is that Lord Shiv is unborn. Hence he is also immortal. However, Parvatiji took birth and then also leaves the body. Sati was born. She then destroyed her body in the pyre of fire of Yagya her father Daksha was performing. At the time of leaving her body, she asked Lord Narayan for a boon that may she attain love for Lord Shiv in every birth. “May Lord Shiv be my husband in every birth.” Lord Shiv had renounced Sati prior to this as we know from Shiv Katha.
In Ramayan, a list of strengths and weaknesses of women have been described. Similarly, there is a list of strengths and weaknesses of men. Generally, we believe that men are brave. In actual fact, women are more brave. Men will think before they use their bravery. Women will apply their bravery without thinking of any consequences. One of the weaknesses of women is lies whilst one of the weaknesses of men is women.
Hence, we see Sati lying to Lord Shiv in Shiv Charitra Katha. Women are fearful as much as they are brave. This is a true irony. Women lie out of fear. Due to the lies, Lord Shiv renounced His relationship with Sati. Despite this, Sati did not complain nor was she angry with Lord Shiv.