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Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Story of Parshurama


Story of Parshurama

Parashurama was the son of King Prasenjit's daughter Renuka and Bhriguvanshi Jamadagni. He was an avatar of Vishnu and an ardent devotee of Shiva. He received a divine Parshu from Shiva. His name was Rama, but he was called Parashurama due to his always holding the powerful Parshu provided by Shankar. Parashurama was the sixth avatar of the ten avatar of Lord Vishnu, which is counted between Vamana and Ramachandra.  He is also known as Jamadagnya, being the son of Jamadagni. Parashurama was born in the dynasty of Maharishi Bhrigu, which is why he also has a name Bhargava. He was born on Akshaya Tritiya (Vaisakh Shukla Tritiya).  Hence, it is a custom to fast and celebrate on this day.  According to the story, he destroyed the Kshatriyas many times.  He was born to liberate the world from the egoistic repression of the Kshatriyas…

Bhrigu was very happy to know about his son's marriage and asked his daughter-in-law to ask for a boon.  Satyavati wished him a son for own and her mother.
Bhrigu gave them both Kheer for eat and said that after taking bath , if Satyavati embraces the sycamore tree and her mother Peepal tree, then both will get sons.  The mother-daughter's Kheer changed .

Seeing all incident by divine eyes Bhrigu rishi knew all things, Bhrigu again visit there and he said to Satyavati that your mother's son would behave as Brahmin despite being a Kshatriya, and your son would be behave a Kshatriya even after being Brahmin.

After much request , Bhrigu agreed that Satyavati's son would be as Brahmin's nature, but the grandson would act like a Kshatriya.  Satyavati's son was Jamadagni Muni.  He married Renuka, daughter of King Prasenjit.  Renuka had five sons: Rukamavan, Sushen, Vasu, Vishvavasu and the fifth son's name was Parashurama.  The fifth son Parashuram was that son whose behavior like as Kshatriya .

The entire life of Lord Parashuram is full of unique inspirations and achievements.  He was not only well versed in the operation of various divine weapon including Brahmastra, but he also composed the Shiva Panchavatarshinam Stotra.

It is not possible to describe the glory of Lord Parshuram, the armed and the scholar, who is received greeting and respected by Maryada Purushottam Shrirama. He was a master of Yoga, Veda and Niti(morality,ethics), was also proficient in the operation of various divinas weapon including Brahmastra and also in tantra-karma ,that is, the master of all disciplines of life and spirituality.

Parashurama, the sixth avatar of Vishnu, meditated on Pashupati and became a Parshu Dhari and used the weapon to suppress the evil forces. Some people say that Parashuram always opposed the particular caste, but this is not a logical truth.The fact is that Parshuram, skilled in both destruction and construction, was not to oppose any caste but anti in weicked chracter.

Parashurama took up arms to restore the honor of the sages. His purpose was not to destroy the caste. If that were the case,he would not only have completely destroyed the Haihaya dynasty but can also many thing.  He paid proper respect to the kings like Janaka, Dasharatha etc.

In Sita Swayamvar, after knowing the reality of Shri Ram,he greeted Prabhu Rama.And also Parasurama did not hesitate to support Krishna in the Kaurava-Sabha. He cursed Karna because Kuntiputra belonged to a specific caste that is no true reason. But in reallity he cursed Karna for forgetting all knowledge as a punishment for telling lies .

Parshuram, who had deep affection for Kausalya's son Rama and Devakinandan Krishna, not only trained Gangaputra Devavrata (Bhishma Pitamah) in war's skill, but also blessed him saying that no any Guru in the world would ever receive such a disciple again!

According to mythological belief, Treta Yuga started on Akshaya Tritiya.  On the same day, i.e., on the date of Vaishakh Shukla Tritiya Parshurama was born in Pradoshkal's at the house of sage Jamadagni and Mata Renuka who lived on the banks of river Saraswati.  Parashurama's anger is discussed repeatedly, but the reasons for the his anger has been little discussed.

* Parashurama had done 21 times destruction of Kartavirya Arjuna's dynasty of Haihayavans in retaliation. Because sage Jamadagni was killed by Arjuna's sons to kidnap Kamadhenu cow. Kartavirya Arjun, who received a thousand arms by the grace of Lord Dattatreya, was full of arrogance. For him there was Brahmin's slaughte as a game,which was punished by Parashurama. It is also mentioned in the texts that Sahastrabahu insulted Parashurama's family 21 times. For Parshuram, the news of his father's murder was full of harm.For him, the sage Jamadagni was not only a father but also a god.
** History is proof that after getting the order of  father Parashurama killed his mother Renuka, because Renuka was attracted on Gandharvas King Chitraratha.Jamadagni cursed the sons  Rukmavan, Sukhen, Vasu and Viswanas to be unconscious who were disobey the father's order .  But later on Parshuram's request, he mercifully revived his wife and sons.

* & ** The story of the above two will be told in detail after some paragraph below.

*** Pashupati devotee Parashurama also expressed anger over Shrirama because the Lord Rama broke the Shiva bow.There is a reference in the Balkand of Valmiki Ramayana that Lord Parashurama told Sri Rama to strech the string of the Vaishnava bow. When he succeeded in this, Parashurama also understood that Lord Vishnu was taking Sri Rama's form.

After the marriage of the four sons, King Dasharatha left Mithila for Ayodhya Puri with his huge army and sons.  On the way, the extremely enraged Mahatma Parashuram was meet.  He told Rama that he had heard his mighty saga, but Rama should show him to raised the bow of his hand.

Dasharatha could not calm Parashurama even after many attempts.  Parashurama stated that ‘Vishwakarma had created two bows of very superior quality.  One of them was offered by the gods to Shiva and the other to Vishnu.  Once Gods asked who is strong between Shiva and Vishnu, who is weak, Brahma created differences.

As a result, the bow of Shiva had fallen loosely in front of the bow of Vishnu, so the real test of might can be done with this bow.  When calm, Shiva gave his bow to the Videha descendant Devrat and Vishnu gave his bow to Bhriguvanshi Ritchik as a heritage, which is safe with me. '

Rama got angry and took bow - arrow from his hand & applied and said, 'Vishnubana cannot go in vain.  Now where to use it. ”Parashurama's force immediately disappeared.  According to his statement, Rama used arrow on many worlds, won from Parashuram's Tapobal, which were destroyed. Parashurama said, "O Rama, you are certainly Vishnu." After this Parashurama left for Mahendra Parvat. Rama moved towards Ayodhya.

In Ramavatar, he came in anger when Ram Chandra broke the bow of Shiva.  He gave his bow to Ramachandra for test.  When Rama raised the bow and strech the bow's string, Parashuram understood that Ramchandra is avatar of Vishnu.  Therefore, after praising him, he went to do penance.

*** After his mastery in the field of war skills, Shivji challenged him to battle for the purpose of taking Parashurama's test.  During the war that lasted for several days, Parshuram attacked Shiva's head with a rash while defend the trident.  Proud of the war skills of the disciple, Guru Shankar embraced Parashurama.  After this, a name Khandparashu was also added in the eternal names of Shiva.

***** Ganapati had to face the anger of Parashurama as well.  Mangalamurthy had stopped Parashurama from seeing Shiva, the angry Parashurama attacked him, which destroyed one of Ganesha's teeth and after that Ganesha got another name Ekadanta.Like Ashwatthama, Hanuman and Vibhishana, it is also considered in relation to  Parashurama that he is cheeranjeevi.

Lord Parshuram is remembered for his obstinate nature, anger and raising his voice against injustice.  Lord Parashuram is a real example in front of us that anger can ruin a person, but if we can overcome our anger and other senses then we can also fall into the category of greatest people.

Lord Parshuram, the sixth avatar of Lord Vishnu, had his own rules for his life.

 Lord Parshuram incarnated on the auspicious day of Akshaya Tritiya.  On this day any person can achieve the heights of success in his life by remembering and following his character.

Lord Parashurama incarnated on this land is one such immortal gems whose propounded principles still have their relevance.  Lord Parshuram, the leader of the biggest religious revolution of his era, believed that the co-ordination of both Brahmashakti and Shastrashakti is necessary for the structure of a healthy society. Maharishi Parashurama is considered to be the sixth incarnation of Lord Vishnu, who is counted among the Asht Chiranjeevis (Ashwatthama, Raja Bali, Maharishi Ved Vyas, Hanuman, Vibhishana, Kripacharya, Lord Parashurama and Maharishi Markandeya) of mythological legends .

Bhrigukul Shiromani Parshuram is considered to be a wonderful confluence of both the spiritual's force of the sages and the glory of the Kshatriyas. Both his parents Rishi Jamadagni and Renuka were endowed with unique qualities. While Jamadagni had the blessing of getting control of the fire, Mata Renuka got control of the water.
It is said that for the attainment of his fifth son, Jamadagni performed Putreshthi yajna in front of Devraj Indra and on the request  of Indra, Srihari himself took birth as Rama.  

As a result of the boon of Devraj Indra, Parshuram ji was born as Tritiya of Baisakh month as the fifth child of the sage couple, whose initial name was 'Rama' which later became Parshuram after receiving parshu  from the lord Mahadev. Ram was very courageous, mighty, renounced and ascetic from childhood.

By the age of 8, he acquired most of the knowledge from his mother Renuka.  Being a Brahmin, Parashurama was taught all the Vedas and scriptures.  He first received knowledge from his father Jamadagni.  Because he was brilliant, he soon became the scholar of all the scriptures.

After a full study of scripture, Parashurama expressed his desire to receive knowledge of arms-weapon from his father.  Jamadagni explained to him that he is a Brahmin and it is his dharma to teach the diciple with his knowledge, but Parashurama wanted to become successful in war skill and he decided to do it.  Seeing this, his father understood that due to the blessings of Maharishi Bhrigu, Parashurama was a Kshatriya, despite being a Brahmin, so he did not think it appropriate to stop Parashurama and allowed him to get weapons.

He sent Parashurama to his maternal uncle Rajarshi Vishwamitra, who was a great scholar of shastravidya at that time.  Vishwamitra was one of the few gurus who had all kinds of divyastra and he was superior to anyone in the knowledge of war skill. When Parashurama reached Rajarshi Vishwamitra, he express his desire to learn shastravidya.  He said that when you can achieve Brahmanism despite being Kshatriya, then why cannot Parashurama learn knowledge of war despite being a Brahmin?  He happily started giving Parashurama knowledge of war skill. Soon Parshuram got knowledge of all kinds of war skill from Vishwamitra.  Knowing him to be a good disciple, Vishwamitra also gave him complete knowledge of all types of divine weapons. Parshuram became the best invincible warrior in the world after gaining knowledge of those great weapons.

But Parashuram's desire to attain his  war skill's education was not yet over.  He told Vishwamitra - "I am blessed to have received the knowledge you gave me but I want to get more knowledge of war skill. I do not want anyone to defeat me in Trilok." Then Vishwamitra said - "Son! I have given you all the knowledge and divyastra . But if you want to get more knowledge, then only Lord Shankar can give it to you.  Mahadev is the knower of all the weapons of the world including Brahmastra, Narayanastra and Pashupastra.  So pleased him. "

With the inspiration of Vishwamitra, Parashurama decided that he would get the distinction of becoming a disciple of Lord Shankar.  He then proceeded to do penance to please Mahadev by taking orders from his guru.  Parashurama went towards Chakratirth in the east direction for Mahadev's penance. In the north eastern border of Arunachal Pradesh, India, where the Brahmaputra river meets the Lohit river, Parashuram did penance.  Even today Parshuram Kunda is situated in which taking bath takes away all sins.  This Kund is also the most visited tourist center of Lohit, where a large number of people visit every year on the occasion of Makar Sankranti.

At Chakratirtha, Parashurama venerated Mahadev.  Pleased with his severe penance, Lord Shiva commanded him through Akashvani to destroy the demons from the land of Kailash.  On receiving his orders, Parashurama single-handedly fought the demons and destroyed them completely.  But in this war, his body was deformed. He was nearing death that Mahadev finally appeared to him with his devotion.  He restored Parashurama's body as before and increased his physical strength by a thousand times.  Parashuram then requested Mahadev to be his disciple.  Pleased with his penance, Mahadev accepted him as his disciple and taught him such a war skill which was rare in Trilok.

With the blessings of Mahadev, he received many Divyastras, the most prominent of which was the divine parshu named "Vidyudabhi".  Because of this Parshu, Jamadagni's son Rama was called Parasurama.  It has been written about Parshu that it was one of the most lethal weapons in the world.  It could not be destroyed in any way, nor could it be operated by anyone other than Parashurama. The weapon of comparison was only Vajra of Indra, Sudarshan of Narayana, Trishula of Shiva and Brahmastra of Brahma.  Apart from this, he also received Narayana's Trialokya Vijay Kavach, Stavaraja Strotra and Kalpataru Mantra from Lord Shiva.  Then, praising the Lord Shiva, Parashurama composed the "Shiva Panchtavarinshnam Stotra" in his honor.

After this Lord Shiva ordered him to do penance of Lord Vishnu.  By obeying Mahadev, Parashurama worshiped Srihari Vishnu at Chakratirtha.  Pleased with his penance, Srihari gave him darshan and gave him the great Narayanastra and Sudarshan Chakra.  Apart from this, he gave Parashurama an indestructible Vaishnav mantra, by whose grace Parashurama became immortal.  After that Lord Vishnu blessed him to survive till the end of Kalpa.

After that Lord Vishnu asked him to please Brahmadev too. On receiving his permission, Parashuram also worshiped the Shree Brahma and upon his delight, received the most deadly weapon Brahmastra from him.  With this, Parashuram, like Vashishtha, Vishwamitra, etc., were among the few warriors who had knowledge of Brahmastra.  After pleasing the Tridevas, Devaraja Indra bestowed upon him a divine bow called "Vijay" which was composed by Vishwakarma himself.  Thus Parashurama became invincible in Trilok after receiving a boon from the trideva and his fame spread all over the world.

  He learned archery from his father at a very young age. It is said that due to special reverence towards Mahadev Shiva, once the child Ram went to Kailash to worship Lord Shankar.  There, Devadhidev, pleased with his devotion and dedication, bestowed him with divine parshu including many weapons. After holding this divine parshu, the boy Ram became famous by the name of 'Parashurama'. Lord Parshuram was very angry as well as extremely sane, welfare and righteous.  There is a phenomenon very popular in this subject which is something like this

* Parashurama was very loyal to his father .
 Renuka was a virtous woman. Her pativrata dharma was such that she used to go to the banks of the river every day, fill water in a pitcher made of wet clay and bring it to the ashram. Due to her pativrata dharma, that pitcher neither broke nor dissolved in water.  One day, like every day, she was filling water from the river that at the same time Gandharva named Chitraratha came on his chariot.  Renuka was impressed by seeing him only for a moment.  At the same time, their pot of wet soil dissolved in water.  Seeing this, Renuka got very nervous and did not go back to the ashram and sat on the banks of the river.

When Renuka did not come to the ashram for a long time, Jamadagni knew the truth with the help of meditation's power.  When the sage Jamdagni came to know of his wife's disrespectful conduct, he got angry and ordered his sons to cut the mother's head. In anger, he told his eldest son Rukmwan to kill his mother, but he was not ready to become a mother's killer.  Then Jamadagni asked his other sons to do the same, but none of them could dare to kill own mother.  Then Jamadagni cursed them all to become unconscious.
Finally, he told Parashurama to cut off his mother's head, while following father's orders, Parashurama cut his mother's head from own parshu.  Jamadagni was pleased to see such dedication of his son and told him to ask for  boons.

Parashuram then asked  boon with full intelligence.  In which he asked for three boons - first, to give life to his mother again and mother to not remember the whole incident of death.  Second, he asked for a boon to return the consciousness of his four ill-treated brothers.  The third boon is sought for himself according to which he is not defeated by any enemy or in war and also he get a long life. In this way, with his intelligence, Parashuram also brought his mother alive, obeyed the father's order and also supported his brothers. Parashuram not only showed the greatness of his heart, but also made his father aware of mistake by asking for a revival of his mother and his four brothers in a boon from the father. We all remember Shri Ram for his one patnivrata dharma but Parashurama kept this tradition long before him.

The entire life of Lord Parashuram is full of unique inspirations and achievements.  He was not only well versed in the operation of various divine weapon including Brahmastra, but he also composed the Shiva Panchavatarshinam Stotra.
It is said that he understood the language of animals-birds and could speak to them, the savage wildlife became his friend only by his touch. He has been regarded as the eminence of the values ​​of superior politics which favored the supremacy of human dignity in governance. Due to the characteristic quality of passionate aggression against injustice, he has been called the 'Aveshaavatar of the Lord Vishnu.
His dedication to justice was so much that he always punished the unjust himself.  Lord Parshuram, known worldwide as the Great Guru of shastravidya , had given knowledge of war skill to many maharatis in the Mahabharata era.
In the Mahabharata, it is described that he kept fighting with the shalva while sitting on a Viman named Saubha for a hundred years, but on hearing from the mouths of the  girls singing that the Shalva would be slaughtered by lord Vishnu's avatar Shri Krishna, then he left the war and do penance in waiting for Krishnavatar.
When Lord Krishna took avatar, Lord Parashuram met him in the ashram of Maharishi Sandipani and gave him the Sudarshan Chakra received from Srihari for world welfare.  By the help of this Sudarshan, in the Mahabharata period Shalva and other evildoers were destroyed by Shree Krishna.
Disciples of Parasurama: The names of Bhishma, Drona and Karna are among the three major disciples of Parasurama.  All three were great warriors and were among the who had Brahmastra whose knowledge they had received from Lord Parashurama.
Bhishma: Parashurama used to teach only Brahmins. His only Kshatriya disciple became Maharathi Bhishma (Karna was also a Kshatriya but Parashurama did not know this).  Despite being a Kshatriya, Parshuram accepted him as his disciple because he was of true character like the Brahmins. When Bhishma abducted the three sisters in Amba Swayamvar, Amba prayed to Parashurama that he force Bhishma to marry her.  But Bhishma was Brahmachari and that's why there was war between Parashurama and Bhishma, but even after fighting continuously for 23 days, Parashurama could not defeat Bhishma. Then Bhishma used Prasvapatra, which was sure to defeat Parashurama, but at the behest of the gods, that this would insult his guru, he did not use it and returned with the blessing of Parashurama.

Dronacharya: When Drona came to know that Parashurama was donating all his wealth, Dronacharya reached out to Parashurama with the desire of taking some donations, but by that time he had donated everything.  Drona then pleaded with him to enlighten his remaining archery.  Parashurama then gave Drona the knowledge of archery and provided him with all types of divine weapon including Brahmastra. Arjuna received this education from Dronacharya and he became a great warrior just like him.

Karna: After being rejected by Dronacharya, Karna went to Parashurama to get education.  Parashurama then asked him is he Kshatriya. Then Karna say no (because he did not even know himself), but Karna said he is Brahmin's son. Then Parashuram provided him with all the divine weapon including the Brahmastra and also gave him his Vijay bow. Once he was sleeping with head on Karna's thigh, then a worm ripped Karna's thigh and entered it. Karna remained sitting motionless without disturbing the sleep of the Guru. When Parashurama got up, seeing this, he said that no Brahmin can have so much stamina. For this reason, Parashuram cursed him that he would forget the knowledge he had received from him at the time of need.  For this reason Karna could not use Brahmastra on Arjuna because he had forgotten his knowledge. Before the decisive battle with Arjuna, Karna prayed to Parashurama that he return his knowledge for only one day.  Parshuram then explained to him that the victory of the Pandavas is necessary in this war and for this reason Karna did not ask for his knowledge again and died.

Just as the credit of bringing the Devanadi Ganga to the earth goes to King Bhagiratha, In the same way, the credit of bringing the fiery Mahanad(river) like Brahmaputra to the earth by cutting the Himalayas first from Brahmakund (Parashuram Kund) and after then at Lohkund (Prabhu Kuthar), goes to Parashurama. The place where he did penance is today famous as Thiruvananthapuram.  Even today, in Kerala, the Brahmins declares the area of ​​Parashurama in the prononciations of mantra and recognizes the entire area as the land of Parashurama.

Parashuramji's anger at Shri Ram when he broke Shiva's bow during Sita Swayamvara in the Rajya Sabha of Videharaja Janaka and his conversation with younger brother Lakshmana of Rama is well known in Sanatan Dharma's followers. But his greatness lies in the fact that as soon as he realized the valor, mighty and piety of Avtari Shri Rama and found the deserving Kshatriya Kulbhushan, he automatically surrendered all his weapons including the divine Parshu to Rama and went to the on Mahendra mountain for doing meditation.
After that Parashuram remained engaged in austerity for a yearand finally regained his glory by bathing at a piligram of the Vadhusar river .

Parshuram ji started the Kavad yatra.  The foundation of Antyodaya was also laid by Parashurama.  Parshuram has also had an important role in social reform and in teaching the lesson of self-reliance to the exploited and afflicted sections of the society by connecting them with agriculture.

**It is well known that Parshuram ji's  raised weapon against the Kshatriyas was a strong reaction against the injustice that the Haihayavanshi Kshatriya rulers of the Mahishmati kingdom were doing to the common people, the killing of innocent father Jamdagni further added to his anger.
Jamadagni was known among the great social reformers of his time. He tried a lot for the welfare of the Brahmin society.  He also befriended the Haihayavanshi Emperor Kartavirya, which also brought him social security. After the death of his friend Kartavirya, his son Arjuna ascended the throne. He became a great king and, like his father, he befriended Jamadagni.

Once he came to Jamadagni's ashram with his army.  Jamadagni then arranged for food for Sahastrajun and his army with the help of his cow Kamadhenu.  On seeing such a wonderful cow, Kartavirya Arjuna asked for it for himself, but Jamadagni refused.  On this, Sahastrajun took forcibly Kamadhenu with him. When Parshuram came to the ashram, Jamadagni told him everything. On this, Parashuram challenged Sahastrajun to fight on the way.  There was a fierce war between them. Both were great warriors of their time, but eventually Parashuram killed Kartavirya Arjuna in that war and returned back to the ashram with Kamadhenu.

When the sons of Sahastrajun heard this, they reached the ashram of Jamadagni to take vengeance.  Unable to find Parshuram there, they all killed Jamadagni and returned.  Seeing her husband dead, Renuka too gave up her life.  When Parashurama came back and saw his parents dead, he retaliated by destroying the entire Haihayavansa and did tarpana of Jamadagni with their blood.  But even if his anger did not calm, he made this earth void of Kshatriyas 21 times and filled five ponds with his blood in Samyak Panchak.  Finally the bloodshed was stopped by Maharishi Kashyap and Parashurama went to Mount Mahendra.

But even after the complete destruction of the sons of Sahastrajun, he did not get peace.  He was so angry that he found and killed each of the Haihayvanshi.  It is said that he wandered throughout the Aryavarta and made a total of 21 campaigns and in his campaigns he completely destroyed the 64 clans of the Haihayavans. At that time, Haihayavanshi used to lead the Kshatriyas all over the world.  For this reason, it is said that Parashurama destroyed the Kshatriyas from the earth 21 times.  He was so angry that he filled 5 ponds with the blood of the Kshatriyas at the Samyak Panchak place.  After that he also performed his father's Shraddha with the blood of Haihayavanshi princes. It is believed that the sons of Sahasrajun attacked Sage Jamadagni and killed him by cutting him from 21 places. Then Renuka had called Parshurama by beating her chest twenty-one times, so Lord Parashurama had devoured earth Kshatriya 21 times.

Saddened by his abominable work, in the end his grandfather Maharishi Ritchik himself prevented Parashuram from doing such a gruesome work. He could not defer the orders of his grandfather and eventually stop the destruction of the Kshatriyas.  Then he repented his work at the Samyak Panchak place where Devraj Indra gave him a boon that whoever gives up his life at this place will surely go to heaven. This was the reason that Shri Krishna chose this place for the war of Mahabharata.  But the sages feared that upon seeing the Kshatriyas rising again, Parashurama could start their destruction again.  For this reason, Maharishi Kashyap asked Parashurama to perform an Ashwamedha Yajna and then give alms to him.

By obeying Maharishi Kashyap, Parshuram built 32 hand high gold altar to perform the yajna.  After that, after performing the yajna, Maharishi Kashyapa took that altar along with the earth in the alms and asked Parashurama to leave the earth and go away.  He said to Parasurama that "O Bhargva! You have donated this earth to me, so now you cannot live here. In the day you can come to the earth, but at night you will have to leave this earth." I give you the place of Mahendra Parvat where you can reside. You are also capable for roam around the earth, the hades  and the sky, that's why I also give you the power to roam freely. "By obeying him, Parashuram settled on Mount Mahendra. Because of the power he received from Maharishi Kashyapa he could have wandered all place but at night he could not stay on the earth.

Parashurama is one of the 8 Chiranjeevis, meaning that he will live till the end of the Kalpa. This is the reason why Parashurama, born in the middle of Tretayuga, he give darshana to Shriram at the end of Tretayuga, and also give darshana to Shri Krishna in Dwaparyuga and also becomes the guru of Bhishma, Drona and Karna.  At the end of Kali Yuga, when Lord Kalki, the tenth incarnation of Lord Vishnu, will descend, Parashurama will become his guru and provide him knowledge of weapons ,war skill and scriptures.  As much as can be written about Lord Parashurama which will be proved less.

Akshaya Tritiya is considered to be the divine date.  Any auspicious work can be done on this day without seeing the Panchag. According to the Bhavishya Purana, Satyug and Tretayug were started on the day of Akshaya Tritiya.  In 24 incarnations of Lord Vishnu, the three incarnations of Lord Parashurama, Nara-Narayana and Hayagreeva etc. appeared on the day of Akshaya Tritiya.

The shrines of the pilgrimage site Badrinarayan also open on Akshaya Tritiya. Charan darshan of Vrindavan's Banke Bihari occurs only on Akshaya Tritiya.  Tritiya Tithi is the date of Maa Gauri, which has been considered to be force-enhancing. Worshiping Shiva-Parvati and Nara-Narayan on this day is considered auspicious for happiness, peace, good luck and prosperity in life. Indian sages-saints believe that there is such a divine energy in the Tritiya of Shuklapaksha of Vaishakh month that the chanting-penance, charity, havan, pilgrimage on this day becomes 'Akshaya'. In Vaishakh month, every living person gets distraught with hunger and thirst due to the strong sunlight and intense heat of the sun, so giving water to the thirsty and doing charity as well as strength is the first message of this date.

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 3เฅฆ 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.



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