Showing posts with label SHIV. Show all posts
Showing posts with label SHIV. Show all posts

Monday, January 13, 2020

Incomparable Shiva

Incomparable Shiva 

Shiva is Adi Dev. Understanding or knowing Shiva is like to know everything. The ultimate compassion that is placed on his devotees, due to which this creation has been possible, is the only Shiva. Shiva is the most generous and benevolent in this universe. .

In many forms, Shiva is the only donor . All the gods and goddesses of the whole world are prosperous , but Shiva has possesses everything , then despite he is vairaagi (recluse) . Because of that they are formless and real form of full Brahm.

How many poisons does Shiva take every moment, what to say?

Daksha Prajapati did kanyadaan to own daughter Sati, Shiva was son-in-law. But once a occasion Daksha came to the presence of all the deities in a meeting, all the gods and sages started bowing to Daksha in respect, but Shiva did not say anything. Due to this incident he understood disrespect for ownself, he started insulting Shiva as the lord of ghosts,  rejected from Vedas, but Shiva did not say anything.

After some time Daksha Prajapati organized a very big yagna in the Kankhal area, inviting all the goddesses, deities, sages, monks including Asura, Navagraha, Nakshatra Mandal but did not call Shiva. The yagna was organized due to the insult of Shiva. Shiv Devotee Dadhichi left the yagna and while going way he directly said to Daksha "without Shiva it is a inauspicious occasion" .

This is the condition of the arrogant people, when they come with a little power, they consider themselves omniscient. On seeing the Chandradev with Rohini, Sati had know that she was going to my father in the yagya and also she was surprised that  "Why he did not invited us" ? She went near Shiva and said that Swami my father did not invite us in the yagna, yet I want to go.

Shiva explained to Sati that being invoked is the same as death, but Shiva gave the order when Sati stubbornly prayed. When Sati committed self-immolation after hearing Shiva's blasphemy, Shiva revealed Veerabhadra and Kalika with his jata. Sent to destruction of Daksha Yagna with innumerable ganas. As a result, Daksha was also beheaded with arrogant Gods and Demons.
Then it was the mercy of Shiva that he was pleased with the praise of Brahma ji and gave life by giving Daksha an animal face.

Shiva is the whole creation. Shiva has a form of "Mahamrityunjaya" who gives amruit(nectar) to all. Today, nature has turned against us, because we are destroying that divine nature. We have probably become more intelligent scientists. So, if we have become qualified, then why do we not find the science of changing "the pestilence, earthquake, impurities of Ganga with other rivers and devils thinking."

Science has been there in every era. Even in the time of Krishna in the universe, there was no lack of devilish tendencies in this creation, then there was a war like Mahabharata. Today, those devilish creatures are developing more in the society,  we will have to commemorate Shiva, be pleased with praise, then there will be balance. So many people are doing it today. God blessings, divine visions are also happening more and more, but do our eyes ever seek God?

Shiva is always standing in front of us, can we see them, no! The reason is always weary of seeing our eyes with meaningless things, due to which we are no longer energetic, we are anxious to see with the third eye. But we do not even have the way to do devotion. Even we have to be distraught for Shiva.

We are enemies of our family, of our children, of our new generation, who are taking their ego towards destruction , because of body, mind and intellect, we are diseased. Here we will be healthy only by praying to mruityunjay Shiva.

Shiva's mercy is the only support to avoid this odd situation. What is death? It is not just about the death of the body, it is the death of our desires. Many physical needs of our life, decadence of dynasty and society and any lack It is also death.

Shiva ji has the largest position in Trinity , his form is described in the Puranas and Vedas as follows - Shiva is a baaghamdhaari , Goddess Ganga resides in Jatas on his head, he has Tripunda on his head, he has 3 eyes. , There is a trident and a damru in the hand, there is a moon on the head, they are base of  the creation and destruction of the universe, his Ardhangini's name is Durga, she is also called Parvati, Chamunda, Shakti. Shiva's ride name is Nandi.

Shiva is the form of God. Shiva's is among the major deities of Hinduism. His name is Rudra in the Vedas. He is the conscience of a person's consciousness. His name of Ardhagini (Shakti) is Parvati. His sons are Skanda and Ganesh.

Shiva is seen as a yogi in most paintings and is worshiped as a linga. Lord Shiva is called the God of Destruction. Lord Shiva is noted for both a gentle form and a raudra form. Shiva is considered different from other gods. Shiva is the ruler of the origin, operation and destruction of the universe. Lord Shiva is believed to be the god of destruction in the trinity.

Shiva is the source of eternal and creation process and this period is the basis of astrology. Though the meaning of Shiva is considered to be welfare, but he has always possessed both rhythm and holocaust.

In Hinduism, Lord Shiva is called by many names.

 he has always sacrificed himself to the gods, in such a way, there is greeting to Lord Mahadev.

 Rudra - Means Rudra who creates and destroys sorrows.
 Pashupatinath - Lord Shiva is called Pashupati because he is the owner of animal birds and living beings.
 Ardhanarishvara - The name Ardhanarishvara came into being from the union of Shiva and Shakti.
Mahadev - Mahadev means great divine power.
 Bhola - Bhole means gentle heart, kind and easily forgiving. It is believed that Lord Shankar easily pleases anyone.
Lingam - It symbolizes the flame of light and the whole universe.
 Nataraja - Nataraja is considered the god of dance because Lord Shiva is the lover of Tandava dance. Rudrabhishek is performed on Shivaratri four times every three hours at night. With this, the Kalparp Dosh and all the household defects are removed.

 Shiva ji gets delighted very quickly, he is also called Ashutosh.

Sunday, January 5, 2020

|| Shri Ghumeshwar Jyotirlinga ||

|| Shri Ghumeshwar Jyotirlinga ||

 This is the last Jyotirlinga in Dwadash (Twelve) Jyotirlingas. It is also called Ghushmeshwar, Ghudrneshwar or Ghrishneshwar. It is located near Verulgaon, twelve miles away from Daulatabad in the state of Maharashtra.

This legend is described in the Puranas about this Jyotirlinga - Near the Devgiriparvat in the south, there lived a very bright Taponishta Brahmin named Sudharma. His wife's name was Sudeha. The two had a lot of mutual love. He had no trouble of any kind. But they had no child.
Astrology-calculation showed that child birth cannot be possible from Sudeha's womb. Sudeha was very keen on children. She urges Sudharma to remarry to her younger sister.
At first Sudharma did not think about this. But in the end, he had to bow to the wife's insistence. They could not defer his request. He married his wife's younger sister Ghushma and brought them home. Ghushma was a very gracious and virtuous woman. She was the exclusive devotee of Lord Shiva. She used to worship him with true devotion of heart by making one hundred and one parthiv (soil ) shivling every day

By the grace of Lord Shiva, a very beautiful and healthy child was born from his womb just a few days later. The birth of the child  cross the pleasure of both Sudeha and Ghushma. Both days were passing by very comfortably. But do not know how soon after a few days a misconception was born in Sudeha's mind. She started thinking, I have nothing in this house. Everything belongs to Ghushma.
She also took control of my husband. She also has children. This bad thought was slowly-slowly grow in her mind. Here Ghushma's child was also growing up. Gradually he became young. He was also married. By now, the sprouted form of Sudharma's mind had taken the form of a huge tree. Finally one day he killed Ghushma's young son while sleeping at night. Taking his dead body, she threw it in the same pond in which Ghushma used to throw the parthiv Shivling daily.

Everyone came to know about this in the morning. There was a furore in the whole house. Both Sudharma and his daughter-in-law beat their heads and wept bitterly. But Ghushma, as usual, was engrossed in worshiping Lord Shiva. As if nothing has happened. After finishing the puja, she started to leave the parthiv Shivlingas in the pond. When she started returning from the pond, her beloved Lal (son) was seen coming out of the pond. He came as usual and fell at the feet of Ghushma.
As if he was come to walking around from somewhere. At the same time Lord Shiva also appeared there and started asking Ghushma to ask for the boon. Mahadeva was extremely angry with Sudeha's scandalous work. Shiva was looking forward to cutting Sudeha's throat by his trident. Ghushma folded her hands and said to Lord Shiva - 'Prabhu! If you are happy with me, then forgive my unfortunate sister. Surely she has committed a very heinous sin, but by your mercy I got my son back. Now you forgive him.

My one more prayer is, for the welfare of the people, you should stay in this place forever. ' Lord Shiva accepted both of these things. Appearing as Jyotirlinga, he started living there. He became famous here by the name of Ghushmeshwar Mahadev because he was adorable of Ghushma devotee .

 The glory of Ghushmeshwar-Jyotirlinga is described in great detail in the Puranas. His darshan is unfathomable for both people and the world.

Thursday, January 2, 2020

Bhimeshwar Jyotirlinga

Bhimeshwar Jyotirlinga

 Bhimeshwar Jyotirlinga fulfills all desires…

 Sri Bhimeshwar Jyotirlinga is situated on the Sahyadri hill, about 100 km from Pune. It is also called Bhimashankar. The legend about the establishment of this Jyotirlinga is described in the Shiv Purana that in ancient times there was a great demon named Bhima. He lived with his mother in Kamarupa Pradesh. He was the son of Kumbhakarna, the younger brother of the demon king Ravana, the Mahabali (powerful) demon. But he had never seen his father.

Kumbhakarna was killed by Lord Rama before he could be sensed. When he attained puberty, his mother told him all the things. The Mahabali demon became extremely angry on hearing of his father's slaughter by Lord Ram, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Now he started thinking of the solution of the slaughter of Lord Hari.
He did hard penance for a thousand years to achieve his desired. Pleased with his penance, Brahmaji gave him the boon of public victory. Now that demon began to torment all beings due to the influence of that boon of Brahma. He attacked Devaloka and drove all the gods etc. and Indra out of there.

Bheem was now new king of the entire heaven.

After defeating the gods, he attacked the great Shiva devotee King Sudakshin and made him captive with ministers and followers. In this way, he gradually acquired his authority over all the worlds.
Due to his atrocities, Vedas, Puranas, scriptures and smrutis were completely omitted. He did not allow anyone to do any religious act. In this way, all the work of Yajna, charity, meditation, self-study etc. stopped.
Fearing the horrors of Bhima's atrocities, the sages and gods went to Lord Shiva's shelter and asked him to take care of himself and all other beings. Hearing this prayer, Lord Shiva said- 'I will kill that tyrannical monster soon. He has also arrested my dear devotee, Kamarupa-Naresh Sudakshin along with his servants. That tyrannical demon is no longer entitled to live any longer. '
After receiving this assurance from Lord Shiva, the sages and the gods returned to their respective places.

Here, King Sudakshin, lying in the prison house of demon Bhima, meditated on Lord Shiva. They were doing archana( Worship) by placing the parthiv(earthly) Shivling in front of them. Seeing them doing this, the demon Bhima attacked the parthiv Shivling with his sword. But the touch of his sword could not be found with the Ling that the Shankaraji appeared from within him. With his roars, he burnt the demon there.
Seeing this amazing act of Lord Shiva, all the sages and gods started praising him there. They prayed to Lord Shiva that Mahadev! Now stay here forever for public welfare. This area has been described as impure in the scriptures. From your abode it will become the ultimate sacred virtue area.

Lord Shiva accepted all this prayer. There he started living forever as a Jyotirlinga. This Jyotirlinga of his became famous by the name of Bhimeshwar.

This story is given in full detail in Shivpuran. The glory of this Jyotirlinga is unfailing. The results of its philosophy never go in vain. All the wishes of the devotees are fulfilled by coming here.

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Lord Shiva is a repository of mysteries

Lord Shiva is a repository of mysteries...... 

Lord Shiva is a repository of mysteries, his form is very unique. They look very unique in every form. Whether in the disconnection of Sati like a mad lover, wandering here and there, losing one's self - consciousness . To establish equality between men and women by taking the form of Ardhanarishwar.

 Sometimes, in the form of Guru, the education of Tantra to Mother Parvati and sometimes to give knowledge of life and yoga to the Saptarishis. Parshuram also received weapons education from Mahadev.

The Shiva Purana prominently describes Shiva-bhakti and Shiva-glory. In almost all the Puranas, Shiva is described as an idol of sacrifice, penance, vatsalya (love) and compassion. Shiva is easily pleased and give desired results. Shiva Purana has a special description about Shiva's life character, his life, marriage and the origin of his sons.

Lord Shiva is always philanthropic and beneficial. He has also been considered as the god of destruction in the Trinity. Shiva's worshiping is considered very simple. Like other gods, Lord Shiva does not require fragrant wreaths and sweet dishes.

 Here is my attempt to provide some brief information about Mahadev.

Secrets of Lord Shiva

 Lord Shiva ie Parvati's husband Shankar who is called Mahadev, Bholenath, Adinath etc.

Adinath Shiva: -

First Shiva tried to propagate life on earth, hence he is also called 'Adidev'. The meaning of 'Adi' begins. Being Adinath, he also has a name 'Adish'.

 Weapons of Shiva: -

 Shiva's bow is Pinaka, Chakra Bhaverendu and Sudarshan, Astra Pashupatastra and Shastra Trishul. He created all the weapon of the above own self.

 Snake of Lord Shiva: -

The snake that is wrapped around Shiva's name is Vasuki. Vasuki's elder brother's name is Sheshnag.

 Shiva's ardhangini(wife) : -

Shiva's first wife Sati was born as Parvati in the next life and she is called Uma, Urmi, Kali.

Sons of Shiva: -

 Shiva is headed by 6 sons- Ganesh, Kartikeya, Sukesh, Jalandhar, Ayyappa and Bhuma. The story of the birth of all is interesting.

  Disciples of Shiva: -

 There are 7 disciples of Shiva who have been considered as the early Saptarshi. These sages propagated the knowledge of Shiva all over the earth, due to which different religions and cultures originated. Shiva started the guru and disciple tradition. Shiva has disciples - Brihaspati, Vishalaksha, Shukracharya , Sahasraksha, Mahendra, Prachetas Manu, Bharadwaja, besides the 8th Gaurashiras Muni.

 Shiva's Ganes(followers) : -

Among Shiva's Ganas are Bhairav, Veerabhadra, Manibhadra, Chandis, Nandi, Shringi, Bhrigirity, Shail, Gokarna, Ghantakarna, Jai and Vijay. Apart from this, vampires, demons and serpent-serpents, animals are also considered as the Gana of Shiva.

Shiva Panchayat(Jury) : -

  Lord Surya, Ganapati, Devi Durga, Rudra and Vishnu are called Shiva Panchayats.

  Shiva's gatekeepers: - 

Nandi, Skanda, Riti, ,Bhringi, Ganesh, Uma-Maheshwar and Mahakal.

 Shiva Councilor: -

Just as Jai and Vijay are the councilors of Vishnu, in the same way Bana, Ravana, Chand, Nandi, Bhringi are the councilors of Shiva.

  Shiva, the center of all religions: -

 The costumes of Shiva are such that people of every religion can find their symbols in them. In Mushrik, Yajidi, Sabiin, Subi, Ibrahimi religions, the impression of Shiva's presence can be clearly seen. A tradition started from the disciples of Shiva, which later became divided into Shaiva, Siddha, Nath, Digambara and Sufi sects.

Penetrating International of Buddhist Literature: - 

Eminent scholar Professor Upasak believes that Shankar was born as Buddha. He mentioned the 27 Buddhas mentioned in the Pali texts and said that among them the three names of Buddha are very ancient - Tanankar, Shanankar and Meghankar.

  Shiva is favorite of both Devta and Asura:-

Lord Shiva is worshiped by the Devas along with the Asuras, Demons, monsters , Vampires, Gandharvas, Yakshas etc. He gives boon to Ravana as well as Rama. He had given boons to many demons like Bhasmasura, Shukracharya etc. Shiva is the supreme deity of all tribals, forest dwellers, castes, religions and societies.

 Shiva symbol: - 

The mark which all ordinary people, from the forest dwellers, can worship, the rock cob, stone rock of that stone is considered to be the sign of Shiva. Apart from this, Rudraksh and Trishul are also considered to be the sign of Shiva. Some people also consider Damru and Ardh Chandra as the sign of Shiva, although most people worship Shivalinga i.e. the light of Shiva.

 Shiva's Cave: -

 Shiva built a cave with his trident in a hill to escape from Bhasmasura and they again hid in the same cave. The cave is on the hills of Trikuta, 150 km from Jammu. On the other hand, the cave where Lord Shiva gave valuable immortal knowledge to Parvati is famous as 'Amarnath cave'.

Shiva's Footprints: - 

 Shripada- Shreepada has footprints in a temple called Shreepad situated on the top of Ratan Island mountain in Sri Lanka. These footprints are 5 feet 7 inches long and 2 feet 6 inches wide. This place is called Sivanolipadam. Some people call it Adam's Peak.
 Rudra Padas - The temple of Srisvedaranyeswarar in Thiruvengadu area of ​​Nagapattinam district of Tamil Nadu has Shiva's footprint known as 'Rudra Padam'. Apart from this, Shiva also has footprints at one place in Thiruvannamalai.
 Tezpur - Shiva's right foot footprint is located in the Rudrapad temple located near the Brahmaputra river in Tezpur, Assam.
 Jageshwar- Shiva's footprint near the temple of Bhima in the forest, about 4 and a half kilometers from the hill of Jageshwar Temple, 36 km from Almora in Uttarakhand. To avoid having darshan of the Pandavas, he put one foot here and the other in Kailash.
 Ranchi- Shivji has footprints on 'Ranchi Hill', 7 kilometers from Ranchi railway station in Jharkhand. This place is called 'Pahadi Baba Temple'.

Shiva incarnations: -

Veerabhadra, Pippalad, Nandi, Bhairava, Mahesh, Ashwatthama, Sharabhavatara, Grihapati, Durvasa, Hanuman, Taurus, Yatinath, Krishnadarshan, Avadhoot, Bhikshuvarya, Sureshwar, Kirat, Sunnatankara, Brahmachari, Yaksha, Vaishyanath, Dwijeshwar, Hansrup, Dwij, Nateshwar etc. have taken place. The Vedas mention Rudras. Rudra 11 is said to be Kapali, Pingal, Bhima, Virupaksha, Vilhohit, Shasta, Ajapada, Aapirbudhya, Shambhu, Chand and Bhava.

 Shiva's paradox family: -

Shivaputra Karthikeya's vehicle is Mayur, while Shiva has Vasuki Nag in his neck. By nature, Mayur and Nag are enemies among themselves. Here Ganpati's vehicle is a rat, while the snake is a rodent. Parvati's vehicle is a lion, but Shivji's vehicle is a Nandi bull. Despite this contradiction or ideological difference, there is unity in the family.

 He lives on Mount Kailash in Tibet.

 Just below the mountain where Shiva is seated is the Hades, which is the place of Lord Vishnu. Above the atmosphere above Shiva's seat is the place of heaven and then Brahmaji respectively.

 Shiva Devotee: - 

Lord Rama and Krishna are also Shiva devotees including Brahma, Vishnu and all the deities. According to Harivamsa Purana, Krishna did penance on Mount Kailas to please Shiva. Lord Rama worshiped him by setting up a lingam at Rameswaram.

Shiv Meditation: - 

 Shiva is worshiped for devotion to Shiva. By offering bilvapatra to the Shivling, chanting or meditating near the Shivling, the path of salvation is confirmed.

  Shiv Mantra: -

There are many mantras to please Shiva. But two mantras are very popular among the devotees. The first is the Panchakshari mantra and the second is the Mahamrityunjaya mantra.

 Shiva Vrat and Festivals: - 

Shiva Vrat is kept on Monday, Pradosh and Shravan month. Shivaratri and Mahashivratri are the major festival of Shiva.

Shiv Preachers: - 

The tradition of Lord Shankar was carried forward by his disciples Brihaspati , Vishalaksha (Shiva), Shukracharya, Sahasraksha, Mahendra, Prachetus Manu, Bharadwaja, Agastya Muni, Gaurashiras Muni, Nandi, Karthikeya, Bhairavanath etc. Apart from this, Veerabhadra, Manibhadra, Chandis, Nandi, Shringi, Bhrigirity, Shail, Gokarna, Ghantakarna, Baan, Ravana, Jai and Vijay also propagated Shaivism. The biggest name in this tradition comes from Adiguru Lord Dattatreya. After Dattatreya, the names of Adi Shankaracharya, Matsyendranath and Guru Gorkhanath are prominently taken.

 Shiv Glory: -

  Shiva drank poison called Kalkut which came out during Amrit Manthan. Shiva gave boons to many demons like Bhasmasura. Shiva devoured Kamadeva. Shiva united the head of Ganesha and King Daksha. Shiva cut off the fifth head of Brahma when he was tricked by Brahma.

Shaivite tradition: -

 Dasnami, Shakta, Siddha, Digambar, Nath, Lingayat, Tamil Shaivite, Kalamukh Shaivite, Kashmiri Shaivite, Veerashaiva, Naga, Lakulish, Pashupat, Kapalik, Kaladaman and Maheshwar are all from Shaivite tradition. Chandravanshi, Suryavanshi, Agnivanshi and Nagvanshi are also considered by the tradition of Shiva. Shiva is the adorable god of the Asura, Raksha and tribal caste of India. Shaivism is the religion of the tribals of India.

 Major names of Shiva: 

There are many names of Shiva in which 108 names are mentioned in the Puranas, but know the nicknames here - Mahesh, Neelkanth, Mahadev, Mahakal, Shankar, Pashupatinath, Gangadhar, Natraj, Trinetra , Bholenath, Adidev, Adinath, Trimbak, Trilokesh, Jatashankar, Jagdish, Pralayankar, Vishwanath, Vishweshwar, Hara, Shivshambhu, Bhootnath and Rudra.

 Valuable immortal knowledge of Amarnath: -

 There are many branches of knowledge that Shiva gave to his Goddess Parvati in the cave of Amarnath for salvation. He is involved in the basic formulas of Gyan Yoga and Tantra. 'Vigyan Bhairava Tantra' is one such book, which contains a compilation of 112 meditation formulas told by Lord Shiva to Parvati.

 Shiva Granth(texts) :

 Vedas and Upanishads including Vigyan Bhairava Tantra, Shiva Purana and Shiva Samhita encompasses complete education and initiation of Shiva. His teachings have expanded in many texts of Tantra.


According to Vayu Purana, the entire creation which is absorbed in the Holocaust and which appears in the re-creation is called Linga. In this way, the entire energy of the world is the symbol of Linga . In fact, this entire creation is the point-sounding form. The point is Shakti and Nad Shiva. Point means energy and Nad means sound. This is the basis of the entire universe. For this reason, worship of Shivling is a symbol.

 Twelve Jyotirlinga: -

 Somnath, Mallikarjuna, Mahakaleshwar, Omkareshwar, Vaidyanath, Bhimshankar, Rameshwar, Nageshwar, Vishwanathji, Trimbakeshwar, Kedarnath, Ghrishneshwar. There are many beliefs regarding Jyotirlinga origin. Jyotirlinga means 'broad Brahmatling' which means 'wide light'. Which are the twelve sections of Shivalinga. According to Shivpuran, Brahma, Maya, Jiva, Mind, intellect, psyche , ego, sky, air, fire, water and earth are called Jyotirlinga or Jyoti Pind.
 According to the second belief, according to Shiva Purana, in ancient times, Jyoti Pind fell from the sky and light spread for a while. Many such meteor bodies fell from the sky to the earth. Of the many bodies that have fallen in India, the main twelve are included in the Jyotirlinga.

Philosophy of Shiv: -

  Those who see the life and philosophy of Shiva with real vision are Shiva devotees with the right intellect and capturing reality, because the philosophy of Shiva says live in reality, live in the present, Do not fight with your mind, look at them as strangers and use imagination for reality. Before Einstein, Shiva had said that imagination is more important than knowledge.

  Shiv and Shankar: -

  The name of Shiva is associated with Shankar. People say- Shiva, Shankar, Bholenath. In this way, many people inadvertently call Shiva and Shankar two names of the same power. Actually, the two statues are of different shape. Shankar is always shown as ascetic. In many places, Shankar is shown meditating on Shivalinga. Therefore, Shiva and Shankar are two different entities. However, Shankar is also considered as a form. Mahesh (Nandi) and Mahakal are believed to be the gatekeepers of Lord Shankar. Rudra is a member of the Panchayat of God Shankar.

God of Devas Mahadev: - 

 There used to be competition from the demons of the gods. In such a situation, whenever the Gods were in severe trouble, they all went to Devadhidev Mahadev. Gods including demons, demons also challenged Shiva many times, but they all vanquished and bowed to Shiva, that is why Shiva is Mahadev, the god of gods. He is also the beloved God of demons, demons and ghosts. He gives boon to Rama as well as Ravana.

 Shiva in every era: -

 Lord Shiva has given darshan to people in every era. Shiva was also there during the time of Rama. There was Shiva even in the Mahabharata period and there is a mention of Shiva's vision in Vikramaditya's period too. According to the Bhavishya Purana, Lord Shiva also appeared to King Harshavardhana.

!! Om Namah Shivaya, Har Har Mahadev !! 

Monday, December 30, 2019

Sri Rameshwar Jyotirlinga

| Sri Rameshwar Jyotirlinga ||


This Jyotirlinga was founded by Maryada Purushottam Lord Sriramandraji. Its glory is described in detail in Skandapurana. This story is told about it - when Lord Sri Ramandraji was going to attack Lanka, he worshiped it by making a Shivling from the sand of the sea.

It is also said that Lord Rama was drinking water while staying at this place, that there was a voice in the sky that you drink water without worshiping me? Hearing this speech, Lord Shri Ram made a Shiva lingam from the sand and worshiped it and asked Lord Shiva to win the victory over Ravana. Mahadeva gave this boon to Lord Shri Ram with pleasure. Lord Shiva also accepted everyone's request to reside there as a Jyotirlinga for public welfare. Since then this Jyotirlinga sits here.

A second story about this Jyotirlinga is said in this way -

 When Lord Shri Ram was returning after killing Ravana, he made his first stop on the Gandhamadan mountain across the sea. There many sages and saints came to see Lord Shri Ram. Honoring them all, Lord Rama told them that due to the kill of Ravana, a descendant of Pulasya, I have been charged with the sin of brahmahatyaa , you  theologian tell me some way of absolutness . Hearing this, all the sages and saints present there said with one voice that you should establish the Shivling here. With this you will get rid of the sin of killing Brahman.

Lord Shri Ram, accepting this, ordered Hanumanji to go to Mount Kailas and bring Shivalinga from there. Hanumanji reached there immediately but he did not see Lord Shiva there at that time. So they started doing penance by sitting there to get their darshan. After some time, Hanumanji returned with Shivling after getting the darshan of Shiva, but by then, the work of establishing the linga had been done by Sitaji here in the hope of passing away auspicious time.

Hanumanji was very sad to see all this. He narrated his agony to Lord Shri Ram. God told Hanumanji that the reason for the establishment of the first linga is that if you want, remove this linga from here and remove it. Hanumanji started getting rid of that linga with great pleasure, but even after doing a lot of attempt, he did not moved own place.

In the end, he tried to uproot the Shivling by wrapping it in his tail, yet he remained unmoved as ever. On the contrary, Hanuman ji fell on
by pushing and became unconscious . Seeing that blood started flowing from his body, all the people got very upset. Mother Sita started crying mournfully on the body of her Hanuman, beloved of her son.

When the unconsciousness was removed, Hanumanji saw Lord Shri Ram as the ultimate brahma. God enlightened him by telling him the glory of Shankar. The linga brought by Hanumanji was also established nearby.

Sunday, December 29, 2019

Mahadev took the test of Arjun

Mahadev took the test of Arjun

 The Pandavas lost their royalty in the gambling game organized by Duryodhana at Hastinapur. Together they lost the Draupadi who was dignity of his family . After Krishna's intervention, the members of the king's assembly , who were religious, condemned the incident to follow the truth. After heavy opposition in the gathering, Dhritarashtra wanted to return everything to the Pandavas. But Shakuni again did a tricky trick. The game of gambling was once again played due to Duryodhana's dogma. This time also the Pandavas lost. The conqueror Duryodhana told his condition to the Pandavas in front of the whole assembly. According to the condition of Duryodhana, the Pandavas were to spend 12 years in exile and one year in exile.

The Pandavas had to wander from here and there during their 12 years of exile. The Pandavas wanted to avenge their insults to the Kauravas.
 This required raising power.

 Sri Sri Krishna advised Arjuna to get Pashupatastra from Mahadev. Then what was Arjun doing intense penance of Shiva and achieved Pashupastra.

 The four years of Pandavas, wandering here and there, passed the exile. The fifth year proved to be very important for Arjun. He  away from his brothers and went to the penance of Shiva in the snowy valleys of Uttarakhand.

The motive was to obtain Pashupastra from Shiva. From Badrinath, on the way to Swargarahini, a place named Chakratirtha falls.
 It is said that archer Arjuna did penance there to get Pashupastra from Shiva. But Arjuna was quite arrogant about his archery. So Shiva decided to take Arjun's exam.
 Here Duryodhana came to know about the penance of Arjuna. Then Duryodhana began to worry a lot, he wanted to dissolve Arjuna's penance in some way. He asked the monster named Muk to break Arjuna's penance and kill him. Muk demon visits the austerity site to kill Arjuna by taking the form of a wild pig.
 Suddenly Arjun was distracted after hearing a loud voice towards him.

Arjuna angrily picked up the Gandiva bow and released an arrow on the boar.
 When Arjun reached the boar, there was a Bhil standing in front.
 And there were two arrows sunk in the pig's body.
 To decide who was the hunter of killed boar - there was a fierce battle between Bhil and Arjuna.
 Arjuna fainted while fighting. When he regained consciousness, he found Bhil smiling in front. Arjun felt that he could not be an ordinary

He started to remember Mahadev in his mind repeatedly.

 Shivji appeared to Arjuna in his real form and told that he composed this Leela only for the destruction of Arjuna's ego. Arjuna's penance was successful and he got Pashupastra. After this Arjuna met his brothers.

Thursday, December 26, 2019

|| Shri Nageshwar Jyotirlinga ||

|| Shri Nageshwar Jyotirlinga ||

 This famous Jyotirlinga of Lord Shiva is located about 17 miles from Dwarkapuri in Gujarat province. The scriptures of the philosophy of this sacred Jyotirlinga are told in great glory. It has been said that the one who will listen to the story of its origin and greatness devoutly, will get rid of all sins and enjoy all the pleasures and in the end will attain the ultimate holy abode of Lord Shiva.

In connection with this Jyotirlinga, this story is described by the Puranas-

 There was a big religious and virtuous Vaishya (buissnesman) named Supriya. He was an exclusive devotee of Lord Shiva. He was constantly engrossed in their worship, worship and meditation. He used to do all his work by offering it to Lord Shiva. With mind, speech and deeds, he was completely immersed in Shivarchan(worship of Shiva). Due to his devotion to Shiva, a demon named Daruk very aggressive with him.

He did not like this worship of Lord Shiva in any way. He constantly tried to make sure obstacles of Shiva's worship . Once, Supriya was going on a boat and going somewhere. The evil demon Daruk, seeing this opportune occasion, attacked the boat. He captured all the passengers in the boat and took him to his capital and imprisoned him. According to his routine in the Supriya prison, he started worshiping Lord Shiva.

He also began to inspire other devout travelers to Shiva devotion. When Daruk heard this news about Supriya from his servants, he became extremely angry and came to that prison. At that time, Supriya was sitting with both eyes closed at the feet of Lord Shiva. Seeing this pose of that Supriya , the Monster scolding him in a very fierce voice said- 'Hey wicked Vaishya! You are closing your eyes and thinking what there are the fuss and conspiracies here at this time? Even after he said this, the meditation of the divine Shiva devotee Supriya was not broken. Now Daruk monster got completely mad from  anger. He immediately ordered his followers to kill Supriya and all the other prisoners. Supriya was not at all distracted and frightened by his order.

He started praying to Lord Shiva for the liberation of himself and other prisoners from the concentrated mind. He had full faith that my adorable Lord Shiva would definitely rid me of this disaster. Hearing his prayer, Lord Shankarji immediately appeared as a Jyotirlinga, situated on a shining throne in a high place in that prison.

In this way, he appeared to Supriya and also gave him his Pashupat-astra. With this weapon, after killing the demon Daruk and his assistant, Supriya went to Shivdham. This Jyotirlinga was named Nageshwar according to the order of Lord Shiva.

  ♥♥ Om Har Har Mahadev♥♥

Monday, December 23, 2019

|| Shri Vaidyanath Jyotirlinga ||

|| Shri Vaidyanath Jyotirlinga ||

 This story is told about its establishment - Once Rakshasraj Ravana went to the Himalayas to do austerities to get darshan of Lord Shiva.

He cut off his head one by one and started offering it to Shivalinga. Thus he cut off his nine heads and offered them there. When he was ready to cut his tenth and final head, Lord Shiva appeared in front of him, very pleased and satisfied. Holding the hand of Ravana, who was trying to cut the head, they stopped him from doing so. He also added his nine heads as before and, being very happy, asked him to ask for the boons.

Ravana, as a boon , asked Lord Shiva permission to take that Shivling to his capital Lanka. Lord Shiva gave him this boon but also imposed a condition with him. He said, you can take Shivling but if you place it somewhere on the way, then it will become immovable there, you will not be able to lift it again.

Ravana accepted this and picked up the Shivling and left for Lanka. On the way, he felt the need to toilet  in journey . He held the Shivling in the hands of an aheer (Lord Ganesha) and went for freeing toilet problem . That Ahir felt the weight of Shivling too much and he could not handle it. Forced, he placed the Shivling on the ground.

When Ravana came back, even after trying hard, he could not lift the Shivling in any way. Finally, after getting tired, after making a mark of his thumb on that holy Shivling, he left it there and returned to Lanka. After that the gods like Brahma, Vishnu etc. came there and worshiped that Shiva Linga. In this way, they returned to their respective dhams(destination) by doing his honor there. This Jyotirlinga is known as 'Shri Vaidyanath'.

This ShriVaidyanath-Jyotirlinga is about to give eternal results . It is eleven fingers high. It has a thumb-shaped girdle on top of it. It is said that this is the mark that Ravana made from his thumb. There is a law to offer water to pilgrims from far and wide. The glory of this Jyotirlinga is very famous for the cure of disease.

It is told in the Puranas that a person who visits this Jyotirlinga gets rid of all his sins. The grace of Lord Shiva remains on him forever. The physical, divine, physical troubles do not come to him, by the grace of Lord Shankar, they gets rid of all obstacles and all diseases. They attains the ultimate peaceful Shivdham.

Saturday, December 21, 2019

|| Sri Triymbakeshwar Mahadev Jyotirlinga ||

|| Sri Triymbakeshwar Mahadev Jyotirlinga ||

 This Jyotirlinga is located 30 km west of Nashik in Maharashtra province. This story is described in Shivpuran about the establishment of this Jyotirlinga.

Once the wives of Brahmins living in Maharishi Gautama's Tapovan got angry with his wife Ahilya on something. They inspired her husbands to do damnifying work for sage Gautama. Those Brahmins worshiped Lord Shree Ganeshji for this.

Pleased with his worship , Ganesha appeared and asked him for the boon, those Brahmins said - 'Prabhu! If you are happy with us, then somehow get Rishi Gautama out of this ashram. ' On hearing this, Ganeshji exhored him to don't ask for such a boon. But they remained firm on his request.

Eventually, Ganeshji was forced to accept his word. To keep the mind of his devotees, he took the form of a weak cow and started living in the field of sage Gautama. Seeing the cow grazing the crop, the sage took a straw in his hand with great softness and grabbed it to remove from field . As soon as those straws were touched, that cow fell there itself. Now there was a big cry.

All Brahmins gathered and called Sage Gautam, and started to condemn Rishi Gautama. Rishi Gautam was very surprised and saddened by this incident. Now all those Brahmins said that you should leave this ashram and go somewhere else. Staying close to the cow-killer will also cause us sin. Being compelled, the sage Gautama started living with his wife Ahilya a curse away from there. But those Brahmins made their stay there too difficult. They started saying - 'Now you have no right to do the work of Vedas and Yajna etc. due to cow slaughter. Sage Gautama prayed to those Brahmins with utmost persuasion that you should give me any remedy for my atonement and salvation.

Then he said- 'Gautam! You can revolve the whole earth thrice by telling your sins everywhere to everyone. Then return and fast here for a month. After this, after doing 101 circumambulation of 'Brahmagiri' you will be purified or bring Gangaji here and bathe with water and worship Shiva with one crore earthly Shivalingas. After this, bathe in Gangaji again and revolve this Brahmagari 11 times. Then bathing the earthly Shivalingas with the holy water of hundred pots will save you.

According to the Brahmins' statement, Maharishi Gautama completed all those tasks and became fully meditated with his wife and started worshiping Lord Shiva. Pleased with this, Lord Shiva appeared and asked him to ask for the boon . Maharishi Gautam said to him- 'Lord, I want you to free me from the sin of cow slaughter.' Lord Shiva said- 'Gautam! You are completely sinless. The crime of cow slaughtering was fraudulently imposed on you. I want to punish the Brahmins of your ashram who have done this fraudulently. '

On this Maharishi Gautam said that Lord! I have received your darshan for his sake only. Now consider them as my supreme interest and do not be angry with them. Many sages, saints and deities gathered there, approving Gautama's talk and prayed to Lord Shiva to stay there forever. They obeyed him and located there in the name of Trimbakam Jyotirlinga. Gangaji brought by Gautam ji also started to flow near there under the name Godavari. This Jyotirlinga is supposed to provide all the merits.

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