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Monday, March 8, 2021

Lord Shiva ideology and importance of Mahashivaratri.

Lord Shiva ideology and importance of Mahashivaratri.

There are many temples of Hindu deities in India, religiously and spiritually.  From Himalayas in the north to Kanya Kumari in the south, the large series of temples of Lord Shiva is a symbol of our faith in Bholenath.  Shiva has been called Rudra since Vedic times.  In the Shiva Purana is told the glory of Shiva's Dwadas Jyotirlinga's darshana.

Lord Shiva is known by many names like Devadhideva, Mahadeva, Shankar, Neelkanth, Bholenath, Shiva-Shambhu, Mahesh and Bhole Bhandari.  It is said that whoever worships Bhole Bhandari with body-mind with full devotion gets desired results. He can not see  in the sorrow and troubles of his devotees.  On the occasion of Mahashivratri, devotees stay hungry-thirstily all day long and offer water to Shivlinga and try to please him.  Shivaratri is very important in Hinduism.  Every year this day celebrate on the Trayodashi date of the Krishna Paksha of Phalgun month.  Swayambhu Shivji is worshiped on Mahashivaratri.

In India, there are many famous temples such as Kedarnath in Uttarakhand, Somnath in Gujarat, Mahakal in Ujjain, Kashi Vishwanath in Varanasi, Amarnath on Himalayas, Lingaraja in Bhubaneswar, Khajuraho in Madhya Pradesh. Many devotees visit in such as place every year.  Maha Shivaratri is the great festival of worship of Lord Shiva.  Innumerable Shiva temples resonate with the sound of Bam Bhole and this echo resonates with full reverence in India as well as abroad across the  seas.

In India, there has been a practice of preserving and upholding values ​​for human welfare since the beginning of this creation . Which is full of desire for universal bondage.  Where the whole world is seen by the concept of Vaisudhaiva Kutumbakam.  Vedic and mythological texts are clearly conveying the message of mutual cooperation, goodwill, mercy, forgiveness, courage, patience, also it have been giving the message of valor among mankind since ages.

Whether it is Gita, Bhagwata Purana, Shiva Purana, Linga Purana or Ramayana in the accepted and authentic texts of Hindu religion, the preeminence of karma has been accepted in all and according to that every person gets  good-bad results. The results of the karmas ,  if not today surely tomorrow will have to be suffered.  Because the spirit of universal good and welfare of others has been a habit of God and divine power.  The spirit of goodwill, benevolence continues to be transmitted in human beings only with the help and devotion of God. Every human should be happy, their intellect should be pure, their body beautiful-mind happy, they gets divinity, also they gets relief from the frustrations of the mind, malaise, guilt, disease, fear, pain, debts. And they may be get the darshana of the Supreme God. They may be successful in achieving the ultimate goal of life by being a part of human's salvation, in order to achieve this goal, the repetition of various ritual festivals in Hinduism continues to be a continuous process of worship of their respective deities.

In the same sequence, to obtain the blessings of the supreme benevolent Lord Shiva, the fast of Mahashivaraatri celebrate.  Shiva is the God of all, the father-Lord of the world, the supreme master of all the vidyas, he is Shamsan vaasi , he is the Ardhnaarishwar, everything is Shiva, Shiva is everywhere. Lord Shiva is the God of the Gods, who is also known as Mahadev.  Shiva is the shelter of all.  Since all those who have shelter are also revered for all, so therefore Mahashivaratri is worshiped in many countries of the world including India. Because this date is very dear to Lord Shiva.  The Shivalinga was first time appear on this day.  In the ancient time, Shiva Parvati was married on this day.  Thus, there are many reasons the festival of Mahashivaratri is celebrated on this day.  Children, youth, old men, women and men can observe this fast with faith-devotion.  The subjects of this fast are found in the Puranas related to different contexts.

Bholenath is a very simple nature, omnipresent and the God who is pleased very soon by the devotees.  If in front of him,  demons also came to ask for boon, he do not back down in giving desired boon.

Once, a demon name Bhasmasura pleased Bhole Shankar by devotion and Bholenath appeared in front of him with Mata Parvati.  He told Bhasmasura to ask for a boon.  Seeing Maa Parvati with Shiva, he becomes fascinated on maa Parvati.  But how to ask for her!  Considering this, he asks for a boon that if I lay hands on the anybody head, should be consumed immediately and Lord Shiva is naive in nature.  He spoke in happiness - so be it !

Bhole Shankar starts going by saying so be it.  At the same time Bhasmasura comes to behind him for consume .  Now Bholenath understood that he wants to try my boon on me.  Bholenath runs to save his life and hides inside a cave.  Bhasmasura sits at the entrance of the cave and looks forward to the exit of Lord Shiva.  Lord Narayana was watching all this leela.

Lord Vishnu Narayan immediately comes to fascinate Bhasmasura by taking  the form of Mohini.  Lord Vishnu starts dancing to fascinate Bhasmasura and incites Bhasmasura to dance as well.  Bhasmasur is so fascinated with Mohini that he loses his consciousness  and starts dancing with her.  Mohini makes a dance pose by dancing with own hand on her head. After seeing him, Bhasmasura also puts his hand on his head and he is consumed.  Shiva is a donor for everyone, who gives them the same boon as he demands. Shiva's worship, which has been doing by Gods, humans, demons, Yaksha and sages etc. since ancient time.


The God who is of the most importance in India, he is only Lord Shiva, who is still as much venerable and revered in the whole of India as the centuries before.  It can be inferred from this that the many number of temples or pilgrimage places across the country belong to Lord Shiva and not to any other deity.  Even today, the worship of Lord Shiva is widely done all over the country.  This is the reason that 'Mahashivratri' festival has the status of a national festival in India.

Lord Shiva is considered a symbol of India's emotional and national unity & integrity, while Maha Shivaratri festival is considered a living symbol of national goodwill.  There is hardly any village in India where there is no temple or Shivling of Lord Shiva established.  If there is not even a Shiva temple, then there surely will be found Shivlinga situated  under a tree or on a platform.

Now the question is that just as the birthday of various legends is celebrated as their 'Jayanti(anniversary)', why is the birthday of Lord Shiva celebrated as 'Night' instead of their 'Jayanti'?  The reason for this is probably that the night has been considered a symbol of sinfulness, ignorance and tamoguna, and in the Kaliyuga, saint, human ,seeker, a common man, that is, everyone is unhappy, so every year to destroy these evils form . Every year in the world a divine light descends and this night is 'Shivaratri'.

The literal meaning of 'Shiva' and 'Raatri' is stated in a religious book, "In which the whole world sleeps, which is devoid of disorder, it is Shiva or the one who destroy the inauspicious, He is form of happiness & auspicious. Lord Shiva is karunasagar who merges the whole world into himself.

The God who is eternal, true, base of world, devoid of disorder, witnessing is Shiva. Shiva in the form of Mahasamudra is an unbroken supreme element, many of its various elements are worshiped by many names, he is omnipresent and supremepower, he expressly and implicitly called 'Saguna Ishwara' and 'Nirguna Brahm' and also he is the divine, soul of world, Atma, Shambhava, Mayobhav, Shankar, Mayaskar, Shiva, Rudra etc. are addressed by many names. ''

Pt. Sriram Sharma Acharya Ji has explained the philosophy of Lord Shankar Ji's true nature in such a way that everyone can become like Shiva in life,

Discussion about Shivalingas becomes necessary here because the origin of the linga on the day of Mahashivaraatri.  Although the number of linga is many thousands according to the scriptures, in which there is a very detailed description of the structure and glory of each linga.  Here a brief description of the names of the major twelve (Dwadash Jyotirlinga) Shiva lingas etc. is being done.  There is great glory of these Shiva lingas, just by remembering these lingas all the sins of the person are released.  And he gets happiness and peace. It is a matter of seeing and worshiping these Shivalinga, who is going to fulfill all desires.  It is by the grace of Shiva that peoples gets the privilege of linga darshana in the life.

* Jyotirylinga

1. The name of the first Jyotirlinga is Somnath, located in Veraval Saurashtra Gujarat near Prabhas Patan, India.
 2. The name of  second Jyotirlinga is Mallikarjuna locate at Sri Shail mountain Andhra Pradesh on the banks of Krishna river.
 3. Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga is on the banks of river Kshipra in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh.
 4. Omkareshwar, Jyotirlinga (Mandhata) is an island in the Narmada River in Madhya Pradesh.
 5. Kedarnath Jyotirlinga is located about 150 miles from Haridwar in the inaccessible region of the Himalayas.
6. Bhimashankar Jyotirlinga Dakini region is on the banks of Bhima River in Taluka Khed district Pune Maharashtra. shree Bhimshankar It is about 170 km from Nashik.
7.  Vishveshwar (Kashi Vishwa Nath) Jyotirlinga This is the situated on the banks of the Ganges in Uttar Pradesh of the city of Varanasi.
 8. The Trimbakeshwar Jyotirlinga is located on the banks of the Godavari River in Nashik, about 3० km from Maharashtra.
 9. Vaidyanath Dham, Jyotirlinga Parli District, Beed Village, Maharashtra and the other is today in Deoghar of Jharkhand (formerly Bihar).
10. Jyotirlinga Darukwan Aundh District Hingoli is in Maharashtra, second Almora is in Uttarakhand.
11.  Sri Rameshwaram Jyotirlinga is located in Kanyakumari near Sethu Bandha in Tamil Nadu.
12. Ghumeshwar Jyotirlinga is in Veshal village near Ellora cave in Aurangabad district of Maharashtra.

The great glory of these twelve Jyotirlingas is said in the Veda-Puranas.  Who is going to give salvation to everyone with all the desired results like happiness, wealth, knowledge, prosperity, longage etc.

* Shivlinga

Shivlinga is a symbol of Lord Shiva.  Shiva means welfare and Linga means creation. Linga is worshiped as a creator. In Sanskrit, Linga means symbol. Lord Shiva is the symbol of eternity. According to beliefs, the linga is a giant cosmic ovary, which means the universe. It is also considered a symbol of the universe.

Lingam means identity, the symbol by which you can recognize the truth, know the reality.  One who is presently invisible but can be identified by a sign is a Shivalinga.  When a child is born, how do you identify whether the child is a boy or a girl?  Only through a part of the body can you identify the child whether he is a boy or a girl.  This is why genitalia are also called lingams.

Similarly, how can you identify the creator of this world?  He has no form!  That is why it was said that a mark should be made to identify him.  The symbol by which you are able to distinguish between male and female is a combination of the two, a symbol of the lord who has no form or symbol of his own - which is omnipresent in this entire universe - this is Shivalinga.

Shiva Linga is very ancient.  It is actually the most ancient.  Through the Shivalinga you go from the real to the formless.  It is a symbol that represents both the creation and the creator by the same form.  It represents Shiva and Shakti, both the principles of creation.  The simultaneous expression of incognito silence and manifest dynamism is in the form of a Shivalinga.  The Shivalinga is not just Shiva but the complete manifestation of the entire Supreme Consciousness.

 * Shiva's vehicle  "Nandi"

Shiva's vehicle bull is also a source of strength. Sober - Sattvic bull is a symbol of strength, a symbol of courage. To saying own words in Nandi's ears it reaches to Shiva.

Nandi and Shiva are really the same.  Shiva was born as Nandi.  Legend has it that a sage named Shilad became free from worldly affection  and got absorbed in austerity.  Due to this his ancestors and Pitra got worried  that their dynasty would end.  On the advice of the pitras, Shilad meditated on Shiva and obtained an immortal son who became known as Nandi.  Being part of Shiva, Nandi wanted to be close to Shiva.  With the penance of Shiva, Nandi became prominent in Shiva's ganas and got the privilege of becoming Shiva's vehicle in bull form. The bull has been considered a symbol of religion around the world for a long time.  Lord Shiva walking on the bull means that when you walk on the path of dharma and truth, then the divine infinite consciousness and innocent consciousness stays with you.


* Moon - Peace, Balance

Moon is adorned on Shivji's forehead.  Moon is a executant of mind.  The Moon controls the mind.  According to Shiva Purana, the moon was married to 27 daughters of Daksha Prajapati.  These girls are 27 constellations.  Among these, the moon had special affection for Rohini.

When other girls complained to Daksha, Daksha cursed the moon to decay.  To avoid this curse, the moon meditated on Lord Shiva.  Pleased with the austerity of the moon, Shiva saved the life of the moon and placed it on his head.  The place where the moon did penance is called Somnath.  It is believed that the moon keeps on decreasing-increasing due to the curse of Daksha.

Shiva tattva is that element which is beyond the mind.  The Moon is a symbol of the mind.  How can one express the nirgun(formless) state beyond the mind?  How can one understand this inexplicable situation?  It is necessary to use a little bit of psyche to understand, experience and express.  Some mind is needed to express the latent, infinite, subconscious state in the visible world.  Therefore, to express the avyakt(indistinct), it is a thin moon on the crest of Shiva, which signifies the mind.

Brahmgyan is beyond the mind, but it requires a little psyche to express it - this is the symbol of Chandrasekhar.
 The moon is a symbol of the mind's friendly state, the moon is also a symbol of complete knowledge, Lord Shankara's devotee's mind is always cheerful like the moon and happy without fear  .

* Maa Ganga's stream on lord shiva's forehead.

The incident of Ganga seated on the forehead of Lord Shiva is believed to be related to King Bhagiratha.  Legend has it that Bhagiratha had descended the Ganges from heaven to earth to liberate the sons of his ancestor Sagara.  But there are many stories behind this story from which Bhagiratha's attempt was successful. It is said that Brahma's daughter Ganga was very humorous. One day when Durvasa Rishi came to bathe in the river, his clothes flew from the wind and then Ganga laughed.

Angry Durvasa cursed Ganga that you will go to earth and sinners will wash their sins in you.  After this incident, Bhagiratha's tenacity began and Lord Shiva granted a boon to Bhagiratha and told Ganga to come from heaven to earth.  But to protect the earth from the velocity of the Ganges, Shiva ji had to tie her in his jatas.  The story also says that Ganga wanted to be close to Shiva, so she took a severe form before descending  on earth.  To handle this situation, Shiva gave Ganga a place in his jata.

Ganga means knowledge;  The knowledge that purifies our soul.  The forehead has always been a symbol of knowledge.  Heart is a symbol of love.  If Ganga meant love, she would have been portrayed as coming out of the heart of Lord Shiva.  She is coming out of the head because it means only knowledge.

Knowledge gives salvation , knowledge brings freedom, knowledge purifies.  These are all signs of knowledge.  Knowledge has state, there is a flow in it.  That is why Ganga (knowledge) is depicted coming out of the head of Lord Shiva (Divinity).

The flow of the Ganges from the head means the Gyanaganga.  Ganga ji comes here as a powerful spiritual force of knowledge.  Mother Ganga takes shelter in whose jata, which is full of the store of knowledge, which will make the environment happy and peaceful, fill the ignorant people who come to the shelter with the light of knowledge.  Only a great man with the determination power like Shiva could keep the Ganges of Brahmgyan and make it flow for public benefit.

* The third eye of lord Shiva

The third eye, that is, the enlightenment, the visionary prudence, by which Kamadeva was burnt to ashes.  The third eye has given to every human being by the creator. Under normal circumstances, this is awake as a conscience, but that is so strong and complete in himself that even a deep rage like lust cannot spoil it.  The ability to burn them also remains in his conscience.

* Tripund tilak on Shiva forehead.

Tripund tilak on the forehead of Shiva is considered a symbol of three guna (qualities).  It is also considered a symbol of Raz, Tama and Satt guna.  But how these three lines of ash came to Shiva's forehead is a very interesting story.

According to the Puranas, after the self-immolation of Sati in the Yajna Kund of Daksha Prajapati, Lord Shiva takes a fiery form and takes the body of Sati on the shoulder and makes an outcry in Trilok.  Finally, Vishnu cut the body of Sati from the chakra.  After this, Lord Shiva rubs the ashes of Havan Kund on his forehead and thus places the memory of Sati on the forehead in the form of Tripunda.
* Snake around Lord Shiva's neck

The garland of snakes is always wrapped around Shiva's neck.  It is believed that Lord Shiva drank the poison emitted during the churning of the ocean and took welfare of everyone.  It is said that Vasuki Nag was an ardent devotee of Shiva.  Pleased with his devotion, Shiva made him the king of Nagaloka and also blessed him to be stay around his neck like a jewel.

The state of samadhi - where nothing happens - only chidakash(universal soul) - that is Shiva;  The state in which you remain alert but have no action.  This alertness is depicted by putting a snake around Shiva's neck.  That is, the snake is a symbol of alertness. When the eyes are closed in the state of meditation, then it appears that the person is sleeping, but he is not asleep, he is alert.  To express this state of consciousness, a snake is shown around the neck of Shiva. Lord Shankar has used a black poisonous snake in the throat in such a way that, for him, he became profitable, useful and could not even bite.  The art of making enemies even friends.

* Neelkanth - Adoption of Intermediate Policy

Shiva carried the halal poison around his neck, neither spill out nor drank.  If spill out poison it spread in the environment, if when he drinking poison then stomach uproar.  It is learned from this that neither poisoning is acceptable , nor can it be spill out by disturbance.  Keep it restricted to the throat.

Intermediate policy is adopted, as if the Yogi Siddha men have no effect on the world's sorrow,pain,insult and bitterness. He accepts them as ordinary events and keeps his spiritual instinct of world welfare fixed.  He himself drinks poison, but keeps donating nectar for others.  This is Yogasiddhi.

* Munda mala - the ultimate culmination of life

Both king and general peoples leave this body . They are all threaded together, this is the Samvata Yoga, the face that we see many times in the mirror, decorating it, it is just a piece of the bones .  The outer pieces of the color that we see, exposing it, you will find that only the piece of bone is lying behind the beauty of human being.

* Damru

Shiva also has Damru in his hands.  Religious belief is that Lord Shiva is the father of music.  The story of Bhagwan Shiva coming to Damru in hand is very interesting.  At the beginning of creation, when Goddess Saraswati appeared, the Goddess gave birth to sound in the creation with the tone of her veena. But this sound was devoid of tone and music.  At that time Lord Shiva vibrate damru fourteen times with dancing and this damru's sound produduced grammar and music's stanza,tone,tune etc.   It is said that Damru is the form of Brahma which is seen from far away to show very huge, but as we get closer to Brahma, it gets compressed and merges with the other end and then moves towards vastness. Lord Shiva appeared with it to balance the universe.

Shiva also plays Damru and dances when he has fun. It is a symbol of the fun of Pralayankar. A person is depressed, frustrated and disillusioned, does not sit and lose his available powers, live a happy life. This is what Shiva does, adopting the same policy. His Damru is a symbol of knowledge, art, literature and victory. This repeatedly says that Shiva is the god of welfare. In every word of his, the sound of satyam, shivam comes out.

Damru is the symbol of this universe.  The universe is always expanding and disappearing. It expands, merges and then expands again, this is the law of creation. If you look at your heartbeat, you will find that it does not just move in a straight line, it has a rhythm that is up and down. There are different rhythms all over the world;  Energy rises and falls and is resurrected again.  Damru is a symbol of this.  Look at the shape of the damru - first it is widened, then it becomes thinner and widens again.

Damru is also a symbol of sound.  Sound is rhythm, sound is energy.  This entire universe is just a beam of waves - it has only different vibrations.  Quantum physics also says the same - the whole universe is nothing but waves.  That is only one wave (advaita).  That is, the damru symbolizes the monotheistic nature of the universe.

* Trishul(Trident) - Knowledge, Karma and Devotion

Trishul (Trident) one such weapon which can destroy greed, fascination, arrogance these three bondage and establish justification in every sphere , this weapon is held in the form of trishul - the sharp flow of knowledge, deeds and devotion.

The trident represents the three aspects of consciousness - awakening, dreaming and sleepiness, and it also symbolizes three qualities - sattva, rajas and tamas.  Shiva holding  the trident signifies that Shiva (divinity) is beyond all the three stages - awake, dream and sleep, and yet he is holding all three. Shul means problems or sorrow.  Trishul means - the one who ends all suffering.  And it is in the hands of Shiva.

There are three levels of anguish  in life: -

 1. Adibhautik (physical) 

 2. Adhytmik (Spiritual-mental)

 3.Adidaivik (invisible)

All these anguish and sufferings end by the trishul (trident) - and it is in the hands of Shiva. There is always a trishul in the hands of Lord Shiva.  It is believed that when Shiva appeared from the Brahmnad in the beginning of the universe, along with Raja, Tama and Sat, these three guna (qualities) also appeared. These three qualities became the three prongs ie trishul of Lord Shiva.  Without reconciliation between them, the operation of creation was difficult.  Therefore Shiva held these three qualities in his hands in the form of a trident.

* Baaghambar

Shiva wears tiger skin. Just like a tiger in life, courage and bravery are required by which to fight perversion and undesirable.

* Ash on body - unaffected by change

The entire body of Shiva is covered with ash.  Bhabhuta(ash) is considered a symbol of salvation from all the shackles, that is, fascination and attraction have no effect on it. Shiva rubs the ash of the dead body on the  his body, so that the weather effects are not affected.  Whoever sees death as intertwined with life is not attacked by the anger of pain nor by the coldness of fear, he remains a fearless choice.

* Ruler of the crematoriums

He is called ruler of crematoriums. He keep dropping the yellow leaves of autumn and feeding on the spring's leaves and flowers, the death is not frightening and there is no imperfection in it, the dirt which spreads through rottenness, the  no longer question of decay if the body was duly cremated , every person should have knowledge of Shiv Satta as a death, so he has put his camp in the crematorium.

* Residence in Himalaya

Shivatattva attains the heights of successes by battling the hardships of life.  Life is full of struggles.  Just as there is a fear of a dreaded animal in the himalayas, there is a struggle life.  The Shiva devotee does not panic with it, making it useful and attains the heights of the himalayas. Shiva resides on Mount Kailash and also is in the crematorium.  Kailash means 'where there is only joy', and cremation means 'where there is only zero'.  Divinity is found in nothingness or in any celebration.  And there is also void and celebration within you.

* A householder Yogi

Being a complete Yogi despite being a householder is an important event in the life of shiva.  He is a yogi even while keeping the worldly system, following full celibacy, also seeing his wife as own self power, this is the second ideology of is greatness, Riddhi-Siddhi feel pride in being near him.  Here he has proved that even as a householder, the work of welfare is not impossible, by keeping purity in life, it can be accomplished by laughing and playing.

* Pashupatinath

Shiva has been called Pashupati.  It is the job of Pashupati to control the maladies and vicious tendencies within the periphery of animalism.  When an animal living in the form of a male animal comes under the shelter of the welfare worker Shiva, the animalism is easily disposed of and humanity and divinity begin to develop respectively.

* Lord shiva fully dedicated for his gana

Shankar ji has taken care of the ghosts, the helpless, the backward and has taken them in his marriage.  That is, by always taking the backward, the handicapped, the deranged together, the purpose of service-cooperation .

* Lord Shiva's family- An ideal family

In Shiva's family, all are rich in individualism  and very useful in their personalities. In Shiva's family along with Shiva , ardhangani maa Bhavani, eldest son Devsenapati Karthikeya and younger son are the first worshipers Ganapati. Naturally bull-lion, snake-peacock are enemies . But they are with each other in the family due to Shivattava.

* Blessing of Shiva

Bhaang-bhang means breach - destruction, dissolution of the unity of maya and jiva, dissolution of ignorance's cover, dissolution of narrow selfishness, dissolution of evil - sin.  This is the delicious food of Shiva.  Where the blessings of Shiva will be there, the darkness of night will be dissolving and auspicious sun will be giving  virtuous darshan.

* Belapatra

Grind the belapatra with water and drink it, human can live without food for many days, the body can remain completely stable, the senses of the body and the vices of the fickle mind are concentrated and the esoteric element awakens power  , so belapatra is accepted for the attainment of Shivatattva.

* Shiva-mantra "Om Namah Shivaya"

"Shiva" means welfare, we should take steps keeping in view of welfare and every action - activity and way of thinking should be created - this is the meaning of the word Shiva.  Where is our pleasure, not this but where is our welfare? If our vision of welfare is born, then we can say that we have come to know the meaning of lord Shiva's name.  Mantra chanting is the work of remembering this sentiment again and again.

Om Namah Shivaaya is one of the most powerful mantras.  It activates the body and purifies the environment.  Mantras are sounds that help in the upliftment of consciousness.

* Mahamrityunjay Mantra.

In the Mahamrityunjaya Mantra, Shiva is called Trimbak and Sugandhi Pushti Vardhanam, Vivek Daan devotion is called Trivarga, Knowledge, Karma and Bhakti is also Trimbak, by adopting this Trivarga, the personality of a human being is satisfied  and matured from every point of view . The same mystery is inaugurated in great detail in the Mahamrityunjaya Mantra, then he attains the immortality of salvation like a melon, freeing himself from death, freeing him from the fear of death.

*The meaning of lord Shiva's worship.

Contemplating and trying to receive it, trying to move on that path, the true worshipers of Shiva are those who abandon their selfishness in their minds and adopt the attitude of philanthropy.

* Why  Shiva's body color is blue?

 Blue means infinite, like the sky.  The blue color symbolizes infinity, which is infinite and omnipresent.  It has no form.  Shiva has no body.  Shiva never came as a person.  The ancient sages created a form of Shiva to symbolically symbolize that unfathomable, infinite divinity and to give the knowledge of Shiva for general public to create a divine form. There is no form of knowledge, but it is ingrained in every particle of the universe. The whole world is Shivamaya - his body is the whole universe.

* Tandava------

 The whole creation is the dance of the same consciousness (Shiva).  A consciousness danced and appeared in millions of species of creation.  Therefore this infinite creation is the dance of Lord Shiva or Shiva's Tandava.  The whole world is the abode of Shiva.


* Message of Mahashivraatri------

Among the many characteristics of the marriage of Lord Shiva and Parvati, the biggest feature is that this husband and wife.  When living in private, they convert that solitude of marriage into divinity.  The biggest message of the festival of Shivaratri is that the relationship that is at the center of the families of India is from the husband and wife.  This relationship seems very sweet in public.

couples also seem devoted to each other, but the reality of this relationship comes to light when men and women are in solitude as husband and wife.  Parvatiji was a very settled woman.  The world knows the same conversation as the Ramkatha, the questions she asked her husband Shiva in the solitude of the marriage.

Slowly, Parvatiji kept asking deep questions, Shivji kept answering.  Literature like Yogasutra and Tantrasutra were also given to the world by this divine couple through their mutual conversation.  Today, if the husband and wife save their solitude, be alone and be loving, be honest, then it has the biggest impact on the child. Parents and children, if their synergy is correct, no one can break the families of India.  Therefore, the festival of Shivaratri should be celebrated specially in families, assuming that the husband-wife relationship in the center is like Shiva-Parvati.  Shiva and Parvati are the names of divine solitude, mutual understanding and a special understanding towards children.



Tuesday, September 22, 2020

What caused controversy in Ganga and Saraswati


What caused controversy in Ganga and Saraswati.

In the scriptures and the Puranas, Saraswati has been called the goddess of knowledge.  This goddess of knowledge once did something that no one could even imagine.
Due to that one mistake, Goddess Saraswati got such a curse that she become river had to descend on the earth.  The result of this curse was that  maa Ganga also became a river and Goddess Lakshmi became the beloved Vrinda i.e. the basil plant.


The desire to write any specific information on Goddess Saraswati was arising in my mind for a long time.  So today I will tell you about a dispute between Goddess Saraswati and Goddess Ganga.  This story is found in some mythological texts.  According to the story, Lord Vishnu had three wives - Lakshmi, Ganga and Saraswati. The trio always use to tried to keep Narayan happy so that they could get his special love.  Goddess Lakshmi and Mother Saraswati became jealous once upon seeing Srihari's greater love for Goddess Ganga.  On this Lakshmi ji did not say anything, but Saraswati ji told lot of maledictory to Lord Vishnu for this bias.
Lakshmi maa tried to stop her, but due to anger she continued to reproach Narayan the same way.  She also called Goddess Ganga as a misogynist.  Fed up with this quarrel, Lord Vishnu went out of Vaikuntha for some time. Saraswati felt very sad to see Narayan going out like this, but she also understood the reason for this activity to Goddess Ganga.  In the same anger, she was ready to hit the Ganges.
Seeing this sin, Lakshmi could not stay away from this matter and she came in between them.  She tried to calm them down by explaining both.  Goddess Ganga calmed down due to this, but the anger of Saraswati increased further.
Thus, due to coming in the middle, she got angry and cursed Lakshmi to become a tree.  Goddess Lakshmi immediately turned into a basil plant due to the curse of Saraswati.  Seeing innocent Lakshmi being cursed in such a way, now Ganga was also angry.  She cursed Saraswati to become a river and flow on the earth.  Unhappy with this, Saraswati also cursed Ganga to become a river and carry the ash & bones of humans.
When Lord Vishnu came back, he came to know about the curse of Saraswati and Ganga.  At the same time, seeing Lakshmi transformed into a plant, he felt immense sorrow.  Due to the calm nature and well-being of Goddess Lakshmi, he thought it appropriate to keep her with her as his wife. Thinking that such a situation could come back, he decided to sacrifice Goddess Ganga and Goddess Saraswati.  When both came to know of this, they apologized to Lord Vishnu. Then Srihari said that the Ganges will descend on the earth to wash away the sins of humans.  At the same time, she will stay in his feet as partially, in the kamandal of the Shree Brahma and also in the jatas of Mahadev.  Saraswati will also flow with her on the earth and will also live with him as a partially. Only Goddess Lakshmi will live in Baikunth, becoming his wife completely.  Along with this, he also took the form of Shaligram and marry the Tulsi form of Goddess Lakshmi.  It is said that Ganga and Saraswati have been flowing on the earth as a river due to each other's curse since then. Goddess Saraswati's curse has ended, that is why she has returned to her abode and Goddess Ganga will also be completely disappeared by completing her curse by the end of Kali Yuga.  But even today, the confluence of Ganga and Saraswati can be seen in Prayag.
This story can be read in detail in Brahmavaivart Purana and Devi Bhagavata Purana.

Thursday, August 27, 2020

The story of Vrishakapi,


The story of Vrishakapi, an incarnation of Lord Shiva and Vishnu.

Hello & Welcome friends.

 Lord Shiva and Sri Hari Vishnu both took Anshaavataar in the same body, named Vrishakapi, which is described in the Brahma Purana . The story is described  in Brahma Puraana, Chapter 129 .
According to the story:-
  In the ancient time, the king of demons Hiranya son was called Mahashani, whose wife's name was Parajita.One time he attacked heaven and brought Indra captive along with Eravat elephant and brought him to Hades. And after being conquered Indra, Mahashani also attacked Varun to win him, but the wise Varun got his daughter married to Mahashani. Here, all the gods were troubled by the existence of all the three worlds without Indra, and went to the shelter of Shri Hari Vishnu and told all the things, then Shri Hari Vishnu said, O Gods monster Mahashani is impossible  to slaughtered for me .

Saying this, Shri Hari went to Mahashani's father-in-law Varunadev with all the gods, and said that Indra's captivity matter & also said, "O Varunadev take such a step so that Indradev comes back to heaven, after all Mahashani is your son-in-law, he will not avoid your request . 
Having obeyed Shri Hari, Varun Dev went to the Daityaraja Mahashani and said, "O demon king, you have taken captive by defeating Indra, because of Indra's absence in heaven, there is turmoil there, so now you free him,  Because if the enemy is defeated and free him after taken capative,  then the king be eligible of great fame.

Then the demon king Mahashani freed Indra along with the Airavat elephant, and said, "Indra, from today you are my father-in-law's disciple, if you misbehave with him, I will capative you again and put you in prison . And smilingly said, "Go go respect my father-in-law Varun Dev forever, Indra came back to heaven, but demorlized by shame and humiliation by the enemy . One day Indra said to his wife "My heart is on fire because of being humiliated by the enemy, now you tell me what to do . Shachi then said, "Swami Daityaraja Mahashani has attained all powers by austerity, so no action is impossible with austerity, so you too can achieve your desired boon by doing austerities to Lord Shiva, by his grace you will sure defeat Mahashani.  

Then Indra did very harsh penance of Lord Shiva which lasted for thousands of years, then Lord Shiva appeared and said to Indra "Tell me what you want, then Indra said" O Devadhidev Mahadev, what is hidden from you . You all know for what purpose I am doing your penance, then Shivji said, "O Indra alone I cannot kill your enemy, so you first pleased to Shri Hari Vishnu, only then this work is possible . Then Indra went to the sage Aapastambha on the south bank of Gangaji as told by Lord Shiva and took him along with various mantras and austerities and started the penance of Sri Hari Vishnu.

Pleased with Indra's penance, Shri Vishnu appeared to him and said, Indra tell me what you want, Indra said "Lord give me such a brave warrior, who can kill my enemy monster Mahashani . Then Shri Vishnu said thaastu, then a divine man was born from the water by the Shiva, Gangaji and Vishnu, in which both Shiva's and Lord Vishnu's power were appear . 
He had the appearance of both Lord Shiva's and Lord Vishnu's form , he also had a chakra and Trishul in his hand, after that the divine man went to Patalalok and killed the demon king Mahashani, and became famous as Vrishakapi.




Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Story of curses(PART-09)



Story of curses(PART-09)

Welcome friends .... I hope you all like the stories of the curse series. Taking forward the stories of the curse series, the next part is presented to you. Like the previous part, this part too will be liked by you. At the end of this ninth part, all of you will get a link to the eighth part. If you like, do share my article on social media.

62. Lord Shiva cursed to maa Parvati.

Lord Shiva was explaining about the Vedas to his wife Goddess Parvati in detail on Mount Kailash one day.  Explanations and discussions went on for many years.  One day Parvati lost her concentration. As a result, Lord Shiva became angry and in anger, he said, "Go to earth and take birth as a fisherman".  Goddess Parvati disappeared as soon as the words came out of Lord Shiva's mouth.  Later Lord Shiva said, Oh!  What did i do?  Lord Shiva shouted in despair that I could not live without my beloved wife.


Lord Shiva started to remain unhappy for days.  His devotee Nandi was unable to see his guru unhappily.  He thought, My Lord will be happy only when his love comes back to Mount Kailash.
Meanwhile, Goddess Parvati took the form of a baby girl on earth.  The head of the fisherman community saw the girl under the tree.  Took the girl home and brought her the name of Parvati as her daughter.  Years passed and soon Parvati became a beautiful young girl.  She used to help her father catch fish. On the other side of Mount Kailash, Lord Shiva was still distraught for his wife.  Nandi went to him and said, "O Lord, why don't you call mother here"?  "I cannot do that, Nandi. According to his birth she is destined to marry a fisherman", Lord Shiva said with a sad heart.
Nandi said to himself, "Oh, is that so, I have to do something about it".  The next day Nandi took the form of a big fish.  He went to the part of the sea where fishermen used to come fishing.  He started harassing the fishermen. The fishermans went to the chief fisherman with his complaint.  He told them that "we can no longer catch fish in the sea, because a big fish overturns our boats and ruins the nets".
Hearing the complaints of the fishermens, the chief fisherman announced, "Whoever catches that fish will be allowed to marry my daughter Parvati".  Many young fishermen tried one by one but none could catch the fish. Then the chief fisherman prayed to Lord Shiva, "Oh God, please help us get rid of this big fish".  Goddess Parvati also prayed.  "God, please come to help us".  Lord Shiva heard the prayers of Parvati.  He took the form of a young and beautiful fisherman.  He went to the chief fisherman and said, "I have come here to help you.
I will catch that fish and then marry your daughter Parvati ". When the young and beautiful fisherman (Lord Shiva) went to sea to catch the fish, Nandi was very happy. Nandi was in the form of a fish at that time.  The young fisherman caught the fish.
Then the chief fisherman married his daughter Parvati to the young fisherman.  Thus Lord Shiva once again regained Goddess Parvati as his beloved wife.

63.  Lord Vishnu cursed to mother Lakshmi.

The pair of Lord Vishnu and Maa Lakshmi is considered to be the most beautiful pair, that is why most of their pictures are taken together, both Lord Vishnu and Maa Lakshmi contribute to movement the world, where Lord Vishnu preserve the world.  Maa Lakshmi brings prosperity to this world, but there was a time when Maa Lakshmi and Lord Vishnu had to separate.  The story of curses is behind this.  Today I will tell two stories in this context.

(a). 1st story.

According to ancient stories, once Lord Vishnu made up a plan to roam the earth, but when Goddess Lakshmi came to know about this, she also insisted to walk with him, for which Vishnu refused but she did not listen and Vishnu ji was forced to take them along, Vishnu ji agreed to take Goddess Lakshmi with him, but he placed a condition in front of Goddess Lakshmi, he said that you will not see any other direction nor will touch anything without asking, Mother Lakshmi immediately heard and said yes to.
When both Vishnu and Maa Lakshmi reached the earth, the weather of the earth was very beautiful because it had rained a day before and sunrise was also happening, seeing such beautiful view, Goddess Lakshmi was mesmerized and did not care.  When she has come in the north direction and she forgot her promise to Lord Vishnu, due to which she plucked flowers from a garden, but when she broke the flower and came back to Vishnu, there were tears in the eyes of Vishnu, when Mata Lakshmi asked her the reason, then he said that you should not touch anyone's thing without asking it.  She remembered very sad and then Vishnu ji said that you will surely get the punishment of mistake, he cursed Mother that in the garden from where she has plucked flowers . That gardener's home you will be live as maid then you will be able to enter the Baikuntha.
After this, Mother Lakshmi took the form of a poor woman and went to  near the gardener's house to ask for shelter and told the gardener that she had no one to help them. The gardener was a kind person, took pity on mother Lakshmi and took them into his house as own daughter and from the very next day everything started getting better with the gardener and all his flowers were sold together. By the evening he bought a cow and upon seeing it his desire was complete , that gardener always felt that this was happening since the arrival of the girl.
Once the gardener went to own house, saw that a jewel-laden woman with a glazing face was sitting at his house, and when he went near her, he recognized that this is his daughter who is mother Lakshmi herself.


Knowing this, he said to Mother Lakshmi, Mother forgive me, I made you work, I have committed a crime, on hearing this, Mother Lakshmi said that Madhava you are a very good person, you gave me a place in your house, like your daughter, in return I give you a boon that there will never be a shortage of wealth in your life, you will get all the happiness of the world, saying that, Goddess Lakshmi again went to Baikunth.

2nd story:----

Once upon a time, Shrihari was seated with Lakshmi in Vaikuntha .  At the same time Revanta arrived on board the horse named Uchchehashrava. Uchchehashrava horse was very beautiful in appearance.  His beauty could not be compared to any other horse.  Therefore, Lakshmi ji kept looking at the beauty of that horse.  When Lord Vishnu found Lakshmi mesmerized and looking at horse, he sought to divert her attention from horse, but Lakshmi ji was engrossed in seeing. Lakshmi ji did not get disturbed even after repeated stirs by Lord Vishnu, considering it to be disregarded, Lord Vishnu got angry and cursed Lakshmi- "You have lost so much in the beauty of this horse that I have once  - even after stirs, you kept your attention in it, so you become mare. "
When Lakshmi was distracted and the curse was discovered, she started offering prayers to Lord Vishnu with a dedicated gesture - "I will not be able to live for a single moment in your disconnection, so please bless me and take back own curse."
Then Vishnu corrected his curse and said- "The curse cannot be withdrawn completely.  But yes, you will get rid of this curse after childbirth in your mare form and you will come back to me again. "
Goddess Lakshmi, who became a mare due to the curse of Lord Vishnu, started doing austerities of Lord Shiva at the confluence of Yamuna and Tamsa river.  Pleased with Lakshmi's tenacity, Shiva came with Parvati.  He asked Lakshmi ji the reason for doing penance, then Lakshmi ji told him all the things related to becoming mare and prayed for her salvation. Then Lord Shiva said- “Goddess!  You don't worry  For this, I will explain to Vishnu that he should take a horse form and please you and make a son like own so that you can go back to him soon. ”
Lakshmi ji was very happy to hear Lord Shiva things.  She started realizing that I would soon be free from the curse and get Sri Hari (Vishnu).  Lord Shiva left from there.  Lakshmi ji, who was form a mare, was again in austerity.  Lots of time elapsed.  But Lord Vishnu did not come near her.  Then she remembered Lord Shiva again.  Lord Shiva appeared.  He satisfied Lakshmi ji and said- “Devi!  Be patient . The result of patience is sweet.  Vishnu will surely come near you in the form of horse. "
Saying this, Lord Shiva became impeded.  Upon reaching Kailash, Lord Shiva started thinking how to make Vishnu as a horse and send near to Lakshmi.  In the end, he sent one of his gana-Chitrupa to Vishnu by making him a messenger.  Chitrupa reached the Lord Vishnu.  Knowing that the messenger of Lord Shiva has come, Lord Vishnu asked the messenger to tell all the news.
The messenger told him all the words of Lord Shiva.  Finally, Lord Vishnu agreed to become horse by accepting Shiva's proposal.  He took the form of horse and reached the confluence of Yamuna and Tapasa where Lakshmi was doing austerities by taking the form of mare.
Lakshmi ji was very happy to see Lord Vishnu coming in the form of horse.  The two began to move and love together.  Shortly after, Lakshmi Ji became pregnant as a mare.  In due course, a beautiful child was born from the womb of mare.  After that Lakshmi ji went to Vaikuntha Sri Hari Vishnu.
After Laxmi ji left, the responsibility of raising that child was taken by Yayati's son Turvasu, because he was inferior to his children and was performing a yajna to get a son.  The boy was named Haihay.  Later, the descendants of Haihay are called Haihayavanshi.

64. Mata Parvati cursed to Lord Vishnu, Narada, Kartikeya and Ravana .

It is said in the Puranas that one should never cheat with anyone in life, because whoever we cheat with, one gets hurt after knowing the truth.  In this case, the 'ah' emanating from his heart reaches God directly.  On the other hand, the curse given by a true human being can hurt and hurt any person.
A similar story involving deception is found in Vamanapurana, in which Mata Parvati could not bear the deceit committed by Shiva and other gods herself and gets angry and curses other gods including Shiva.  Once Lord Shankar expressed his desire to play dutya (gambling) with Mata Parvati.
Lord Shankar lost everything in this game.  After losing, Bholenath went on the banks of the Ganga, wearing his leaves clothes while making his Leela.  When Kartikeya came to know about the whole thing, he came to take back all the things from Mata Parvati.  This time Parvati ji lost in the game and Karthikeya went back with all the goods of Shankar. Now Parvati also got worried that all the stuff also went away and her husband also got away.  When Parvati told her grief to her beloved son Ganesha, the mother devotee Ganesha himself came to Lord Shankar to play the game.
Ganesh won and returned and told the news of his victory to Mata.  Parvati said that she should have brought her father along.  Ganesh then set out to search for Bholenath. He met Bholenath in Haridwar. At that time, Bholenath was traveling with Lord Vishnu and Kartikeya.  Angered with Parvati, Bholenath refused to return.  Ravana, a devotee of Bholenath, frightened Ganesha's vehicle mushak(rat) as a cat.  Rat escaped leaving Ganesh.
Lord Vishnu took the form of dice with the wish of Bholenath.  Ganesh told Bholenath about the sadness of his mother.  On this, Bholenath said, "I have made a new dice. If your mother agrees to play the game again, I can go back."
On Ganesh's assurance, Bholenath returned to Parvati and asked to play the game.  Parvati laughed at this and said, what is you have so that the game can be played.  Hearing this, Bholenath became silent.  On this Narada ji gave his veena etc. to him.


In this game, Bholenath started winning every time.  After throwing a couple of dice, Ganesh understood and he revealed to Goddess Parvati the secret of taking the dice form of Lord Vishnu.  Parvati ji got angry after hearing the whole thing.
Ravana tried to convince Mata, but his anger did not calm down and with anger he cursed Bholenath that the burden of the Ganges stream would remain on his head.  Narada got the curse of never staying in one place. Cursed Lord Vishnu that this Ravana would be your enemy and cursed Ravana that only Vishnu will destroy you.  Kartikeya was also cursed by Mother Parvati to always remain in the form of a child.

65. Maa Lakshmi cursed to Lord Vishnu.

It is a matter of ancient times, Lord Vishnu had to fight with the demons continuously for ten thousand years.  At the end of the war, he went to his residence in Vaikuntha and meditated.  His bow's thread was tight, due to tired of war, he soon fell asleep in that state and he himself bowed a little with the help of his bow.
On the other hand, in order to carry out all their work in heaven, the gods thought to perform the yajna, but due to they were afraid of the fear of the asuras may destroy the yajna.  They went to the shelter of Brahma Ji with his problem, then Brahma Ji asked the gods to seek the help of Lord Vishnu and went to Vaikuntha with the gods themselves. On reaching there, he found Lord Vishnu lying unconscious in yoganidra, and all the gods started trying to awaken him.  When all the gods were unable to awaken them, Brahmaji produced a worm named Vamri. On the orders of Brahma ji, that worm cut the thread  of the bow with its sharp teeth, on which Lord Vishnu was sleeping with support.  As soon as the thread of the bow was cut, there was a terrible explosion and there was a dark darkness in the whole universe, which scared all the gods.
When darkness fell, all the Gods were stunned to see Lord Vishnu, because Lord Vishnu's head had become separated and his head became invisible.  Seeing this situation of Lord Vishnu, all the gods got worried, then on the advice of Brahma Ji, the gods praised Mahamaya Bhagwati Goddess Durga.  Mother Durga appeared in front of the gods. When the Gods asked about the state of Lord Vishnu, the Goddess said, O Gods!  A monster named Hayagriva (horse-necked) tried to please me with his hard penance, pleased with his penance, I gave him a boon that he will die by  hand of Hayagreeva. After receiving a boon from me, Hayagreeva became involved in the works of sin, he started torturing sages-saints, and for his death I created my illusion.
Due to my illusion, Lord Vishnu once upon a time saw the beautiful form of Goddess Lakshmi, laughing at Lord Vishnu like this, Goddess Lakshmi felt insulted and she cursed Vishnu to be headless.
Due to the this curse, Lord Vishnu's forehead is separated from his torso.  Then the Maa Durga said to the gods, that monster is sure to end, so you are cut off the head of an horse and put it on the torso of Lord Vishnu. Due to the head of the horse is this form of Lord Vishnu will be known as Hayagreeva.  This was done according to the orders of Brahma and as soon as the head of the horse was attached to the torso of Lord Vishnu, he became the incarnation of Hayagreeva. Lord Hayagriva and demon Hayagriva fought a war of many years in which the demon Hayagriva was killed, thus a great enemy of the gods was killed by the grace of Lord Vishnu.

66. Maa Ganga and maa Saraswati cursed to each other.

According to the Brahmavarta Purana, Lord Vishnu's three wives Lakshmi, Ganga and Saraswati argue among themselves and started cursing each other.
 Let us know what was the reason behind this.
According to the legend, Lord Vishnu had three wives - Lakshmi, Ganga and Saraswati.  The trio always tried to keep Narayan happy so that they could get their special love.  Goddess Lakshmi and Mother Saraswati became jealous once upon seeing Shrihari's greater love for Goddess Ganga.
On this, Lakshmi ji did not say anything, but Saraswati ji told Lord Vishnu a lot of bad things for this bias.  Lakshmi tried to stop her, but due to anger she continued to rebuke Narayan. She also called Goddess Ganga to bad things. Fed up with this quarrel, Lord Vishnu went out of Vaikuntha for some time. Saraswati felt very sad to see Narayan going out like this, but he also understood the reason for Goddess Ganga.  In the same anger, she was inspired to hit the Ganges.  Seeing this sin, Lakshmi could not stay away from her and she came in between them.
She tried to calm them both by explaining.  Goddess Ganga calmed down due to this, but the anger of Saraswati increased further.  Thus, due to coming in the middle, she got angry and cursed Lakshmi to become a tree.
Goddess Lakshmi immediately turned into a basil plant under the influence of Saraswati's curse.  Seeing innocent Lakshmi being cursed in such a way, now Ganga was also angry.  She cursed Saraswati to become a river and flow on the ground floor. Unhappy with this, Saraswati also cursed Ganga to become a river and carry the ash of humans.  When Lord Vishnu came back, he came to know about the curse of Saraswati and Ganga.  At the same time, seeing Lakshmi transformed into a plant, she felt immense sorrow. Due to the calm nature and well-being of Goddess Lakshmi, he thought it appropriate to keep him with her as his wife.  Thinking that such a situation could come back, he decided to sacrifice Goddess Ganga and Goddess Saraswati.
When both of them came to know about this, they apologized to Lord Vishnu.  Then Srihari said that the Ganges will descend on the earth to wash away the sins of humans.  At the same time, she will remain in his feet as part, in the kamandal of the Brahma and also in the jatas of Mahadev.
Saraswati will also flow with her on the ground floor and will also live with him as a part.  Only Goddess Lakshmi will live in Baikunth, becoming his wife completely.  Along with this, he also took the form of Shaligram and reached the Tulsi form of Goddess Lakshmi and marriage with her.


It is said that Ganga and Saraswati have been flowing on the earth as a river due to each other's curse since then.  Goddess Saraswati's curse has ended and that is why she has returned to her world and Goddess Ganga will also be completely disappear by completing her curse by the end of Kali Yuga.  But even today, the confluence of Ganga and Saraswati can be seen in Prayag.

67. Mata Parvati cursed to Shiva's gan Bhiringi.

Shiva and Parvati are one form, both merge into one. That is why Lord Ardhanarishwar takes a form.  A Shiva devotee could not accept this truth.  Shiva then showed him Ardhanarishwar form.  Also punished for his audacity.  Carefully read the story of that prominent Shivgana Bhringi, then you will have some idea of ​​this relation of Shiva-Parvati.

The special thing about Bhringi is that they have three legs. How did the Bhiringi have three legs?  There is a story behind this that tells us how deep the love between Uma-Shankar.  These two are virtually the same.  Actually, due to an unfair stubbornness of Bhringi, Sadashiv and Jagdamba had to take Ardhanarishwar form.

Bhringi was a great Shiva devotee.  He was very fond of Sadashiva's feet.  He did not care for anyone except Shiva in his dream.  Even he considered Jagadjanani Maa Parvati as separate from Sadashiva. His mind did not accept that there is no difference between Shiva and Parvati. When Bhringi came to orbit Shiva.  Shiva was meditative.  Bhiringi was getting mad in Shiva's love.  He only wanted to revolve around Shiva as his definition of celibacy was different.  But what to do, Parvati ji is seated in Shivaji's left side. Bhiringi could not stop own temper.  The courage increased so much that he requested Jagdamba to sit away from Shivji so that I could revolve around Shiva.
Jagdamba understood that it is ascetic but it has not been learned.  Right now it is of incomplete knowledge, so he ignored the matter of Bhiringi. Bhiringi was stubborn, not ready to hear and understand anything.  Again said to Parvati ji that you go away for some time, let me go round.
Mother Parvati objected to this and said stop the inappropriate thing.  Jagadamba is the power of Mahadev.  How would she have prepared to be separated from Sadashiva!  Mother explained to Bhringi in many ways, explaining nature and man's relationship.  Gave the example of the Vedas, but Bhiringi  too persisted.  The stubborn intellect is halved anyway.
The knowledge and teachings given by the mother did not come to his discretion.  His intellect was not ready to understand this mystery of creation.  He was only determined to revolve around Shiva.  Mother thought that there is no benefit to explain anything to this ignorant person.  It should be ignored.  Mother did not separate from Shiva.
Bhiringi also kept his stubbornness.  Made a plan to do what he wanted. Bhiringi took the form of a snake and started orbiting Shiva.  He moved, trying to get out from between Jagadamba and Mahadev.  His audacity resulted in the destruction of Shiva's tomb.
Shiva understood that this fool distracted by seeing the Jagdamba on my left side.  He is distinguishing between the two.  To explain this in a symbolic hint, Shivji immediately took on the form of Ardhanarishwar.  Jagdamba had now merged into them.  Shivji started appearing in male form from right side and female form from left side.
Now Bhringi's plan started to fail . The stubbornness of fool starts going higher than God. Bhiringi  did not lose even that much.  He had to revolve around Shiva.
 In the form of a rat, he started trying to separate the ardhanarishwar form of God from one another.  Now it was too much.  The patience of Jagadamba, who continued to bear the audacity of Shiva devotee Bhringi, missed.
She cursed to Bhiringi- "O Bhiringi, you are violating the rules of the universe."  If you consider foolishness act to respect the mother power, then at this time your mother's part will be separated from your body.
Mahadev himself got upset after hearing this curse. Bhiringi's intellect may have been lost, but Mahadev knew how serious this curse meant.  According to the mechanistic interpretation of tantras, bones and muscles in the human body get the father, while blood and flesh are obtained from the mother's share.
What was there then, Bhiringi was in trouble .  Immediately blood and flesh separated from his bodies. Only bones and muscles are left in the body. Death could not have happened because he was in the region of the liberated Kailash and Sadashiva and Mahamaya themselves were in front of him.
To defeat his life, the Yamdoots could not dare to reach there. Unbearable pain caused the Bhiringi to become restless. This curse was also given by Adishakti Jagadamba. She gave this curse to bring the discrimination of the Bhiringi to the right path.  Therefore, Mahadev also did not interrupt.
The benefit of this curse was that the Bhiringi, falling into unbearable pain, understood that father's power is not beyond mother power in any case.  Mother and father together create this body.  Therefore both are revered.
After this, Bhringi prayed to Jagadamba, suffering from unbearable pain.  Mother is a mother.  She immediately pleased him and ended the suffering.  Mata started a process to withdraw her curse.  He prevented Mother from withdrawing the curse.
Bhringi said- Mother has taken great pity on me by removing my pain.  But let me be in this form.  This form of mine will be an example for the world.  In this creation, again, like me, no one will fall prey to confusion, forgetting to understand mother and father apart from each other.  I committed so much crime, yet you have a favor on me.  Now I will always be around you as a living example.
Mahadev and Jagadamba were both happy to hear this devotee.  The mother Jagadamba and father Mahadev, taking Ardhanarishwar form, immediately gave Bhringi a prominent position in their ganas.  Bhiringi was able to move and therefore gave him a third leg.  With the third leg he carries his load and walks with Shiva-Parvati.
Ardhanarishwar said- O Bhiringi, you will always be with us.  Your presence will be a message to this world that in every living being, the part is male, the same part is female.  One who difference  between a woman and a man becomes like you. Men and women both together pursue the world, both are equal  . To prove this, I have taken the form of Ardhanarishwar. Both men and women have their own place, their own existence.  The one who rejects it does not get the favor of either Shiva or Parvati.  That living being will die on the earth without grace of Shiva and Parvati.
Bhiringi attained the position, to which Indra and big deities also crave to achieve it.  Shivji has given sexual creation to the world.  For this, he first showed Brahma his Ardhanarishvara form.
Brahma imagined  women after seeing him.  With the combination of women and men, he gave the system of creation.  That means male and female together become creator like subtle Brahma.

68. Mata Parvati cursed to Mandodari.

We are all familiar with Ravana's wife Mandodari.  But today we will tell you that in fact, Mandodari was cursed by mother Parvati, due to which she became the wife of Ravana.

Ramayana is our mythological text, with which we remain happy with half-incomplete information.  Actually, it means to say that whenever the story of Ramayana is mentioned, it ends by wandering between Rama, Sita and Ravana.

But never tried to know and understand important characters like mandodari.  Why do we know Mandodari as the wife of Ravana, she will also have a separate identity.  At the end of Lankesh Ravana, the chapter of the remaining lifetime of Mandodari closes and the story again turns to the other side. Even after studying the entire Ramayana, most people do not know how Mandodari's life must have been.  So today we tell you about some facts which you may not know.
Both the history of Ravana and the history of Mandodari have a deep connection between each other.  If in your mind too, an eagerness to know about this is taking birth, then we will solve it.  It is necessary to know how Mandodari was born before knowing the life after the death of Ravana.  So let's start the story of Mandodari -
This story about Mandodari is also mentioned  in the Puranas.  Once upon a time, a beautiful nymph named Madhura reached Mount Kailash while traveling.  In the absence of Parvati devi, she wanted to take advantage of the opportunity and was attracted to Lord Shiva.  While doing this, he put the ash on her body. Unaware of the unwavering love of Shiva Parvati, she was involved in these antics that only when Mother Parvati arrived. Mother Parvati's body trembled with anger after seeing this scene running on Mount Kailash.  At that moment, without any delay, she cursed Madhura to become a frog.  Not only this, but according to that curse, Madhura had to spent 12 years as a frog in a single well.
Parvati Devi replied that on Shiva's request, I cannot take back my curse but can only tell a solution. She can attain its true form by performing austerities but after austerity for a year. Now let's talk about Mayasur who was the king of Asuras.  Mayasur and his wife Hema wished for a daughter.  They had two sons, but still both started penance in the desire of the girl.  By this time, Madhura's tenacity was also being completed.
Madhura got the real look and then started making sounds to come out of the well.  Hema and Mayasur rushed to save her as soon as they heard her compassionate call. They were pleased to get Madhura as a daughter and named her Mandodari.
Ravana once went to meet Mayasur and could not stop his attraction after seeing Mandodari.  When he proposed to Mandodari for marriage in front of Mayasur, the proposal became rejected .  But Ravana was not one to give up so easily, he got forcefully married to the daughter of Mayasur.
Mandodari was also familiar with the nature of Lankapati Ravana and his exclusive Shiva devotion, so for the protection of father and family, She also did not deny marriage.  After some time Mandodari gave birth to three sons from Ravana;  Eldest son Meghnad, Akshay Kumar and Atikay.
Scared of Ravana's arrogance and strength, Mandodari knew in her mind that Ravana has walk on the path of apocalypse.  Mandodari's every attempt to convince her husband Ravana proved to be a failure.  Despite all his efforts, Lankanresh did not agree to return Sita Mata to Lord Rama.
Even knowing that Ravana was slaughtered at the hands of Shri Rama due to a curse, she did not leave her husband during the war.
It is mentioned in Valmiki Ramayana that after the end of Ravana, Mandodari reached the battlefield and was sad to see the destruction of her relatives.


It is also mentioned in the "Adhbhoot Ramayana " that Shri Rama said to Mandodari, "You are the queen of Swarnapuri, marry Vibhishana and make the life of the people of Lanka happy."But Ram Ji reached Ayodhya with mother Sita and Laxman  , Mandodari locked herself in a room of the palace.  After some time, considering the matter of Shreerama, she came out and decided to marry Vibhishan.  Both of them fulfilled their duty by extending the empire of Lanka in the proper direction.
Part :-08 Link:-

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