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Shiva has a blue throat because he drank Halahala poison during the churning of the milky ocean

Shiva has a blue throat because he drank Halahala poison during the churning of the milky ocean

The Devas and Asuras started churning the milky ocean in order to obtain Amrit. In the process, they found a fatal poison – the Halahala poison, that had to be sucked out of the ocean. Without thinking of the consequences, Shiva drank all the poison and Parvati pressed his throat in order to stop the poison from spreading to other parts of his body – which is the reason behind his blue throat.