Also known as D�?ksh�?yani, she is a Hindu goddess of marital felicity and longevity. She is worshiped particularly by Hindu women to seek a long life for their husbands. An aspect of Devi, D�?ksh�?yani is the first consort of Shiva, second being Parvati, her reincarnation. In Hindu Mythology, Sati plays the role of luring Shiva from ascetic isolation into creative participation in the world. The Act of Sati, in which a Hindu widow immolates herself on her husband's funeral pyre as the final act of loyalty and devotion, is patterned after the Goddess Sati, from whom the name of the act is derived.