By Swami Harshananda
Haimavati literally means ‘daughter of Himavān’.
Pārvatī, the consort of Lord Śiva, is known by several names. One of the names is Haimavati, since she was born as the daughter of Himavān, the king of the Himalayas. The Kenopaniṣad declares that Umā Haimavati appeared before the crestfallen Indra and taught to him brahmavidyā or knowledge of Brahman.
- Kenopaniṣad 3.12; 4.1
- The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore