Showing posts with label Jyotirlinga series. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Jyotirlinga series. Show all posts

Saturday, December 7, 2019

|| Shri Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga ||

|| Shri Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga ||

 This ultimate holy jyotirlinga is in Ujjain city of Madhya Pradesh.  Punyasilila (holy city) Ujjain situated on the banks of river Kshipra was famously known as Ujjayini in ancient times, it was also called Avantikapuri.  It is one of the most sacred Saptapuris of India.  The glory of the Mahakal Jyotirlinga is described in full detail in the Mahabharata, Shivpuran and Skandpuran.

The story of this Jyotirlinga is described in the Puranas as follows - In ancient times, King Chandrasen ruled in Ujjayini.  He was a supreme Shiva-devotee.  One day a five-year-old boy named Shrikar was passing by with his mother.  He was very astonished and bewildered upon seeing the king's Shivpujan.  He himself became eager to worship Shiv with the same type of materials.

When he could not find the material, he picked up a piece of stone from the path.  When he came home and installed the same stone as Shiva, he started worshiping it with flowers, sandalwood etc.  Mother came to call for food, but he was not prepared in any way to leave the puja.  In the end, Mata was afraid and picked up that piece of stone and threw it away.  Due to this, the child started crying crying loudly to Lord Shiva.  Finally he fainted crying and fell there.
 This ultimate holy jyotirlinga is in Ujjain city of Madhya Pradesh.  Punyasilila Ujjain situated on the banks of river Kshipra was famously known as Ujjayini in ancient times, it was also called Avantikapuri.  It is one of the most sacred Saptapuris of India.

Seeing this devotion and love towards the child, Lord Shiva became very happy.  As soon as the child came to his senses and opened his eyes, he saw that in front of him stands a very grand and immense temple made of gold and gems.  A very luminous, Attractive , stunning jyotirlinga stands inside that temple.  The child was overwhelmed with happiness and joy and started praising Lord Shiva.

When mother got this news, she ran and hugged her beloved son.  King Chandrasen also reached there and appreciated the devotion and accomplishment of that child.  Gradually a large crowd gathered there.  In this way Hanuman appeared at that place.  He said- 'Humans!  Lord Shankar is the first among the deities to give quick results.  Pleased with the devotion of this child, he has given it such a results, which even the great sages and sages are unable to achieve by the penance of millions of births.

The religious person Nandagop will be born in the eighth generation of this boy.  In Dwaparyug, Lord Vishnu will take Krishna avtaar and do various activities in his place .  Hanumanji became disappeared by saying this.  At that place Srikar Gop and King Chandrasen went to Shivdham while worshiping Lord Shiva from the rule.
A second story about this Jyotirlinga is said in this way- Vedpathi Taponistha was an extremely bright Brahmin in Avantikapuri.  One day a tyrannical asura named Dushan came there to disturb his penance.  He had become very powerful after receiving the boons from Brahma.  Her atrocities were all over the place.

Seeing the Brahmin in distress, Lord Shankar, who do human being welfare, appeared there. He incinerated the Darun tyrannical demon by burning it with just a laugh. God appeared there with a laughing , hence his name was Mahakal. That is why the Supreme Holy Jyotirlinga is known as 'Mahakal'.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

||| Srimallikarjun Jyotirlinga Katha ||

|| Srimallikarjun Jyotirlinga ||

 Srimailakarjuna Jyotirlinga is situated on Srisailaparvat called Kailas of the south on the banks of Krishna River in Andhra Pradesh. Its glory and significance have been described in detail in the scriptures of Mahabharata, Shivpuran and Padmapuran.

The story of this Jyotirlinga is described in the Puranas as follows. Once upon a time, Lord Shiva's two sons Shriganesh and Srikartikeya Swamy started quarreling for marriage. Everyone insisted that I be married first.
Seeing them fighting and quarreling , Lord Shankar and Mother Bhavani said - Those of you who first go back here after circling the whole earth, will be married first. ' Hearing this from the parents, Srikartitikeya Swami is enthroned on his vehicle Mayur and immediately runs for Prithvi-pradakshina. But for Ganesha, this task was very difficult. One was his physical body, second his vehicle was also a mouse. Well, how could he be equal to Swami Kartikeya in the race?

But his body was heavy as  than in proportion to the intellect is very sharp . He found an easy way to revolve around the earth without worshiping the parents sitting in front of them and after doing their seven revolve around them , he completed the work of Prithvi-pradakshina. His work was scripturally approved

पित्रोश्च पूजनं कृत्वा प्रक्रान्तिं च करोति यः ।

तस्य वै पृथिवीजन्यं फलं भवति निश्चितम्‌ ॥

pitroshch poojanan krtva prakraantin ch karoti yah . tasy vai prthiveejanyan phalan bhavati nishchitam‌ .

By the time Swami Karttikeya returned around the whole earth, Ganesha was married to two girls named 'Siddhi' and 'Buddhi and had two sons named 'Kshem' and 'Laabh . Seeing all this, Swami Karthikeya went very angry and went to Mount Krauncha. Mother Parvati reached there to appease him. After that Lord Shankar appeared there as Jyotirlinga and since then he became famous as Mallikarjuna-Jyotirlinga. His worshiping was first done with Mallika flowers. This is the reason for the name Mallikarjuna.

Another legend is also told - this was once the capital of King Chandragupta, near the Saiell mountain. For the prevention of any misfortune, one of his daughters came out of the palace and came to the ashram of this mountain king and started living with the gopas here. The girl had a very auspicious beautiful Shyama cow . Someone used to take milk from that cow's milk at night. One day, by accident, the Rajakanya saw the thief milking and ran furiously towards the thief, but after reaching the cow, he saw that there was nothing more than Shivling. After some time the princess built a huge temple on that Shivling. This Shivling is famous as Mallikarjuna. A big fair is organized here on the occasion of Shivratri.

All the sattvik desires of the devotees who visit and worship this Mallikarjuna-Shivling are fulfilled. At the feet of Lord Shiva, he becomes a constant love. They are freed from all kinds of bodily, divine, physical obstacles.

Monday, November 18, 2019

|| Shri Somnath Mahadev Jyotirlinga ||

|| Shri Somnath Mahadev Jyotirlinga ||

 This jyotirlinga is installed in the world famous temple called Somnath on the sea shore in the Kathiawar region of Gujarat province. Earlier this region was known as Prabhaskshetra. It was here that Lord Sri Krishna made his leela end after making a arrow medium named Zara. The story of Jyotirlinga here is described in the Puranas as follows-

Daksha Prajapati had twenty seven girls. They were all married to Chandradev. But all the affection and love of the chandradeva was only towards Rohini among her. Due to this activity, other daughters of Daksha Prajapati were very unhappy. they narrated these story to her father. Daksha Prajapati explained Chandradev in many ways for this.
But it had no effect on his heart under Rohini. Daksha eventually became enraged and cursed him to be 'decayed'. Chandradev started  immediately decayed due to this curse. As soon as he was start decayed, all his work of improving the cold on the earth stopped. There was a tussle in every place. Moon was also very sad and worried.

Hearing his prayers, the Gods, Vashishth and the other sages etc. went to the Parampita Brahmaji for his salvation. After listening to all the things, Brahmaji said- 'Chandradeva should worship Lord Shiva with the other gods for his curse-release by going to the holy place of worship. By Shiva grace, his curse will surely be destroyed and he will become diseased.
According to his statement, Chandra Deva completed the entire work of worshiping the Mrityunjaya god. He chanted Mrityunjaya Mantra ten million times while doing austerity. Pleased with this, Mrityunjaya - Lord Shiva granted him the boon of immortality. He said- 'Chandradev! You don't grieve You will be cursed and saved by my boon, as well as the words of Prajapati Daksh will be protected.

Every day, every one of your kalas in Krishna Paksha will be weakened, but again in the Shukla Paksha, each one of your kalas will increase. In this way every full moon you will get full moonlight. ' The people of all the worlds were pleased with this boon received by the Chandradeva. Sudhakar Chandradev again started doing the work of Sudha-precipitation in ten directions.
Freeing the curse, Chandradev, along with other gods, prayed to the Shiva that you along with Goddess Satiji could live here forever for the salvation of life. Lord Shiva accepted his prayer and started living here with Jyotirlinga as

The glory of this Somnath-Jyotirlinga situated in the holy Prabhaskshetra is explained in detail in Mahabharata, Srimad Bhagwat and Skandapurana etc. One name of the Chandradeva is also Som, he did penance here, considering Lord Shiva as his Nath-lord.

Therefore, this Jyotirlinga is called Somnath. With its darshan, meditation and worship, all the sins and misdeeds of the birth to birth of the devotees are destroyed. He becomes the eligible of the unending grace of Lord Shiva and Mother Sati. The path of salvation becomes easily accessible to them. All his cosmic and ecclesiastical desire are automatically successful.

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