When Lord Shiva took Parvati's test by becoming a crocodile
Mother Parvati was doing intense penance to get Shiva as her husband. Seeing her tenacity, the gods prayed to Shiva to fulfill the wish of the maa Parvati.
Shiv ji sent the Saptarshi to take Parvati ji's test.
The Saptaris counted hundreds of demerits of Shiva but Parvati ji was not allowed to marry anyone other than Mahadev.
Before marriage, all grooms want to be confident about their future wife. Therefore Shiva himself decided to take Parvati's test.
The boy shouted to save his life. The scream of that child could not unheard from Parvati ji. She reached the pond with a kindful heart. She sees the crocodile dragging the boy inside the pond.
Seeing the goddess, the boy said - I have neither mother nor father, nor any friend ... Mother, you protect me ...
Brahmadev has sent this boy for early morning of the day. Why should I leave it?
Parvati ji pleaded - you leave it. Tell me what you want in return.
Crocodile explained- Think Goddess, do not get excited and get resolved. The penance that has been done for thousands of years is not possible even for the gods.
All its results will go in return for the life of this child.
Parvati ji said- My determination is sure. I give you the results of my tenacity. You return his life.
Crocodile said - O Parvati, look, I have become stunning due to the effect of tenacity. You wasted a lifetime's achievement for a child. If you want, I can give one more chance to correct your mistake.
Parvati ji said- O grah! I can do penance again, but if you had swallowed this boy, would he has got his life back?
On seeing this, that boy became invisible. The crocodile disappeared.
Parvati ji thought - I have donated my penance. Now I start my tenacity again. Parvati pledged to do penance again.
Lord Sadashiva appeared again and said - Parvati, why are you meditating now?
Parvati ji said- Lord! I have donated the results of my tenacity. To resolve to get you as a husband, I will again do the same intense meditation and please you.