Kokila Vrat story / Why is Parvati worshiped in the form of kokila (a bird cuckoo)Kokila Vrat is dedicated to goddess parvati (Gauri) and is observed by the women to get the blessings of goddess Parvati. The following story illustrates why goddess Parvati is worshiped in the form of a cuckoo.
After ten thousand years when the effect of the curse ended, Sati took birth as Parvati, the daughter of Himalaya. Then at the advice of the sages, she observed one month long vrat and worshiped Lord Shiva. As a result of this vrat and worshiping, Lord Shiva was pleased with Parvati and married her.
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