Lord Shiva is a repository of mysteries......
Lord Shiva is a repository of mysteries, his form is very unique. They look very unique in every form. Whether in the disconnection of Sati like a mad lover, wandering here and there, losing one's self - consciousness . To establish equality between men and women by taking the form of Ardhanarishwar.
Sometimes, in the form of Guru, the education of Tantra to Mother Parvati and sometimes to give knowledge of life and yoga to the Saptarishis. Parshuram also received weapons education from Mahadev.
The Shiva Purana prominently describes Shiva-bhakti and Shiva-glory. In almost all the Puranas, Shiva is described as an idol of sacrifice, penance, vatsalya (love) and compassion. Shiva is easily pleased and give desired results. Shiva Purana has a special description about Shiva's life character, his life, marriage and the origin of his sons.
Lord Shiva is always philanthropic and beneficial. He has also been considered as the god of destruction in the Trinity. Shiva's worshiping is considered very simple. Like other gods, Lord Shiva does not require fragrant wreaths and sweet dishes.
Here is my attempt to provide some brief information about Mahadev.
Secrets of Lord Shiva
Lord Shiva ie Parvati's husband Shankar who is called Mahadev, Bholenath, Adinath etc.
Adinath Shiva: -
Weapons of Shiva: -Shiva's bow is Pinaka, Chakra Bhaverendu and Sudarshan, Astra Pashupatastra and Shastra Trishul. He created all the weapon of the above own self.
Snake of Lord Shiva: -
Shiva's ardhangini(wife) : -Shiva's first wife Sati was born as Parvati in the next life and she is called Uma, Urmi, Kali.
Sons of Shiva: -Shiva is headed by 6 sons- Ganesh, Kartikeya, Sukesh, Jalandhar, Ayyappa and Bhuma. The story of the birth of all is interesting.
Disciples of Shiva: -There are 7 disciples of Shiva who have been considered as the early Saptarshi. These sages propagated the knowledge of Shiva all over the earth, due to which different religions and cultures originated. Shiva started the guru and disciple tradition. Shiva has disciples - Brihaspati, Vishalaksha, Shukracharya , Sahasraksha, Mahendra, Prachetas Manu, Bharadwaja, besides the 8th Gaurashiras Muni.
Shiva's Ganes(followers) : -Among Shiva's Ganas are Bhairav, Veerabhadra, Manibhadra, Chandis, Nandi, Shringi, Bhrigirity, Shail, Gokarna, Ghantakarna, Jai and Vijay. Apart from this, vampires, demons and serpent-serpents, animals are also considered as the Gana of Shiva.
Shiva Panchayat(Jury) : -Lord Surya, Ganapati, Devi Durga, Rudra and Vishnu are called Shiva Panchayats.
Shiva's gatekeepers: -Nandi, Skanda, Riti, ,Bhringi, Ganesh, Uma-Maheshwar and Mahakal.
Shiva Councilor: -Just as Jai and Vijay are the councilors of Vishnu, in the same way Bana, Ravana, Chand, Nandi, Bhringi are the councilors of Shiva.
Shiva, the center of all religions: -The costumes of Shiva are such that people of every religion can find their symbols in them. In Mushrik, Yajidi, Sabiin, Subi, Ibrahimi religions, the impression of Shiva's presence can be clearly seen. A tradition started from the disciples of Shiva, which later became divided into Shaiva, Siddha, Nath, Digambara and Sufi sects.
Penetrating International of Buddhist Literature: -Eminent scholar Professor Upasak believes that Shankar was born as Buddha. He mentioned the 27 Buddhas mentioned in the Pali texts and said that among them the three names of Buddha are very ancient - Tanankar, Shanankar and Meghankar.
Shiva is favorite of both Devta and Asura:-Lord Shiva is worshiped by the Devas along with the Asuras, Demons, monsters , Vampires, Gandharvas, Yakshas etc. He gives boon to Ravana as well as Rama. He had given boons to many demons like Bhasmasura, Shukracharya etc. Shiva is the supreme deity of all tribals, forest dwellers, castes, religions and societies.
Shiva symbol: -
Shiva's Cave: -Shiva built a cave with his trident in a hill to escape from Bhasmasura and they again hid in the same cave. The cave is on the hills of Trikuta, 150 km from Jammu. On the other hand, the cave where Lord Shiva gave valuable immortal knowledge to Parvati is famous as 'Amarnath cave'.
Shiva's Footprints: -Shripada- Shreepada has footprints in a temple called Shreepad situated on the top of Ratan Island mountain in Sri Lanka. These footprints are 5 feet 7 inches long and 2 feet 6 inches wide. This place is called Sivanolipadam. Some people call it Adam's Peak.
Rudra Padas - The temple of Srisvedaranyeswarar in Thiruvengadu area of Nagapattinam district of Tamil Nadu has Shiva's footprint known as 'Rudra Padam'. Apart from this, Shiva also has footprints at one place in Thiruvannamalai.
Tezpur - Shiva's right foot footprint is located in the Rudrapad temple located near the Brahmaputra river in Tezpur, Assam.
Jageshwar- Shiva's footprint near the temple of Bhima in the forest, about 4 and a half kilometers from the hill of Jageshwar Temple, 36 km from Almora in Uttarakhand. To avoid having darshan of the Pandavas, he put one foot here and the other in Kailash.
Ranchi- Shivji has footprints on 'Ranchi Hill', 7 kilometers from Ranchi railway station in Jharkhand. This place is called 'Pahadi Baba Temple'.
Shiva incarnations: -Veerabhadra, Pippalad, Nandi, Bhairava, Mahesh, Ashwatthama, Sharabhavatara, Grihapati, Durvasa, Hanuman, Taurus, Yatinath, Krishnadarshan, Avadhoot, Bhikshuvarya, Sureshwar, Kirat, Sunnatankara, Brahmachari, Yaksha, Vaishyanath, Dwijeshwar, Hansrup, Dwij, Nateshwar etc. have taken place. The Vedas mention Rudras. Rudra 11 is said to be Kapali, Pingal, Bhima, Virupaksha, Vilhohit, Shasta, Ajapada, Aapirbudhya, Shambhu, Chand and Bhava.
Shiva's paradox family: -Shivaputra Karthikeya's vehicle is Mayur, while Shiva has Vasuki Nag in his neck. By nature, Mayur and Nag are enemies among themselves. Here Ganpati's vehicle is a rat, while the snake is a rodent. Parvati's vehicle is a lion, but Shivji's vehicle is a Nandi bull. Despite this contradiction or ideological difference, there is unity in the family.
He lives on Mount Kailash in Tibet.Just below the mountain where Shiva is seated is the Hades, which is the place of Lord Vishnu. Above the atmosphere above Shiva's seat is the place of heaven and then Brahmaji respectively.
Shiva Devotee: -Lord Rama and Krishna are also Shiva devotees including Brahma, Vishnu and all the deities. According to Harivamsa Purana, Krishna did penance on Mount Kailas to please Shiva. Lord Rama worshiped him by setting up a lingam at Rameswaram.
Shiv Meditation: -Shiva is worshiped for devotion to Shiva. By offering bilvapatra to the Shivling, chanting or meditating near the Shivling, the path of salvation is confirmed.
Shiv Mantra: -There are many mantras to please Shiva. But two mantras are very popular among the devotees. The first is the Panchakshari mantra and the second is the Mahamrityunjaya mantra.
Shiva Vrat and Festivals: -Shiva Vrat is kept on Monday, Pradosh and Shravan month. Shivaratri and Mahashivratri are the major festival of Shiva.
Shiv Preachers: -
Shiv Glory: -Shiva drank poison called Kalkut which came out during Amrit Manthan. Shiva gave boons to many demons like Bhasmasura. Shiva devoured Kamadeva. Shiva united the head of Ganesha and King Daksha. Shiva cut off the fifth head of Brahma when he was tricked by Brahma.
Shaivite tradition: -Dasnami, Shakta, Siddha, Digambar, Nath, Lingayat, Tamil Shaivite, Kalamukh Shaivite, Kashmiri Shaivite, Veerashaiva, Naga, Lakulish, Pashupat, Kapalik, Kaladaman and Maheshwar are all from Shaivite tradition. Chandravanshi, Suryavanshi, Agnivanshi and Nagvanshi are also considered by the tradition of Shiva. Shiva is the adorable god of the Asura, Raksha and tribal caste of India. Shaivism is the religion of the tribals of India.
Major names of Shiva:
Valuable immortal knowledge of Amarnath: -There are many branches of knowledge that Shiva gave to his Goddess Parvati in the cave of Amarnath for salvation. He is involved in the basic formulas of Gyan Yoga and Tantra. 'Vigyan Bhairava Tantra' is one such book, which contains a compilation of 112 meditation formulas told by Lord Shiva to Parvati.
Shiva Granth(texts) :Vedas and Upanishads including Vigyan Bhairava Tantra, Shiva Purana and Shiva Samhita encompasses complete education and initiation of Shiva. His teachings have expanded in many texts of Tantra.
Twelve Jyotirlinga: -Somnath, Mallikarjuna, Mahakaleshwar, Omkareshwar, Vaidyanath, Bhimshankar, Rameshwar, Nageshwar, Vishwanathji, Trimbakeshwar, Kedarnath, Ghrishneshwar. There are many beliefs regarding Jyotirlinga origin. Jyotirlinga means 'broad Brahmatling' which means 'wide light'. Which are the twelve sections of Shivalinga. According to Shivpuran, Brahma, Maya, Jiva, Mind, intellect, psyche , ego, sky, air, fire, water and earth are called Jyotirlinga or Jyoti Pind.
According to the second belief, according to Shiva Purana, in ancient times, Jyoti Pind fell from the sky and light spread for a while. Many such meteor bodies fell from the sky to the earth. Of the many bodies that have fallen in India, the main twelve are included in the Jyotirlinga.