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Monday, March 8, 2021

Lord Shiva ideology and importance of Mahashivaratri.

Lord Shiva ideology and importance of Mahashivaratri.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* Jyotirylinga

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

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

* Shivlinga

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

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

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

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

 * Shiva's vehicle  "Nandi"

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

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


* Moon - Peace, Balance

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* The third eye of lord Shiva

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

* Tripund tilak on Shiva forehead.

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

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

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

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

* Neelkanth - Adoption of Intermediate Policy

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

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

* Munda mala - the ultimate culmination of life

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

* Damru

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

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

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

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

* Trishul(Trident) - Knowledge, Karma and Devotion

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

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

There are three levels of anguish  in life: -

 1. Adibhautik (physical) 

 2. Adhytmik (Spiritual-mental)

 3.Adidaivik (invisible)

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

* Baaghambar

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

* Ash on body - unaffected by change

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

* Ruler of the crematoriums

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

* Residence in Himalaya

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

* A householder Yogi

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

* Pashupatinath

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

* Lord shiva fully dedicated for his gana

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

* Lord Shiva's family- An ideal family

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

* Blessing of Shiva

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

* Belapatra

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

* Shiva-mantra "Om Namah Shivaya"

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

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

* Mahamrityunjay Mantra.

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

*The meaning of lord Shiva's worship.

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

* Why  Shiva's body color is blue?

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

* Tandava------

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


* Message of Mahashivraatri------

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

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

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



Wednesday, January 27, 2021

What are the gifts that Mata Sita received after marriage in Ayodhya


What are the gifts that Mata Sita received after marriage in Ayodhya.

After Satyuga, Lord Shri Vishnu Hari incarnated on this earth as Lord Shri Rama in Tretayuga.  And Shri Sheshnag born as his younger brother Lakshmana, Goddess Lakshmi as Mother Sita, Lord Shankar's Anshvatara as in the form of Hanuman ji, they put an end to the growing tyranny on earth. Later lord Shri Ram was also got famous with the name of Maryada Purushottam. How did Lord Shri Ram become Maryada Purushottam (supreme dignified person)? And will also know what Lord Shree Rama gifted to Goddess Sita (to show first time face) after the marriage ceremony.  Today, we will provide you further detail in this regard.



After marriage in India, the ritual of showing the face of a newly-married bride has been going on for centuries. Whenever someone sees the bride's face for the first time, they definitely gives her some gift in return. Even on occasion of suhaagtraat (the first night of marriage), when the husband sees his wife's face, he also gives some gifts.  As we have already told you that this tradition has been going on in India for centuries, so today we are going to tell you about the story of the Ramayana period.  In which it will be known that after marriage, whom gave what type of gift to Mother Sita in Ayodhya.

Lord Rama and Mother Sita, evidence of their existence on earth still exists. Along with the birthplace of Lord Rama, every that place where the Lord rama did some leelas or lived during exile period . There are many such sites which are in India, now the temple has been constructed at these places. Though Lord Ram's birthplace is frequented by devotees, tourists throughout the year, but there is a large crowd on special occasions. 

Here we are taking you to a similar place located in this ancient and famous city of India.  It is famous for Mata Sita and is known as Kanaka Bhavan.  In connection with this, it is said that at the time of marriage, Mother Sita was received as a gift.

The story is that in the Treta Yuga at the court of Maharaja Janaka in Mithila, when Shri Ram break Lord Shankar's bow, Janaki put Jayamala in his neck.  That night Prabhu Shri Rama started thinking that Janakanandini Vaidehi would now go to our Ayodhya.  Therefore, there should be a beautiful building for her.

The story said that the moment the wish arose in the mind of God, at the same moment, Queen Kaikeyi saw the divine Kanaka Bhawan of Saket Dham in a dream in Ayodhya. The Queen narrated her dream to

Maharaj Dasaratha and said, O Maharaj " I wish that you build the same beautiful palace as my dream. 

 On the request of Dashrathji, Devshilpi Vishwakarma ji came to Ayodhya to build Bhavan (palace).  He made a very beautiful construction.  Queen Kaikeyi named it Kanaka Bhavan.

There was One day remain for the entrance in Kanak bhavan, then on receiving the news of Lord Rama's marriage, Mother Kaikayi made up her mind to present it to her beloved son Ram and Sita and she did the same.

Kanaka Bhavan was given by Kaikeyi as a gift to Mata Sita.  When Janak Nandani Vaidehi mother Sita came to Ayodhya after marrying Lord Rama, Kaikeyi was very happy to see her.  She was fascinated by mata Sita' beauty and the beautiful appearance that captivated her mind.  It is said that Kaikayi gave Kanak Bhavan as a gift to newlywed goddess Sita in a face to express her affection.

This unique and very amazing place is also mentioned in the scriptures.  It is said that when Kaikeyi saw Goddess Sita, she became affactionate with her beauty.  It is also mentioned that Kaikeyi loved Lord Rama more than all his sons, he was her most beloved son.  In such a situation, her beloved

son's wife was also very dear to Kaikeyi.  So she decided to give the best gift and presented Kanaka Bhavan to Vaidehi.

Some people also believe that Shri Ram had given this palace to mata Sita for showing first time face after marriage. Mostly historians do not believe this to be correct.  Which of these things is right and which is wrong, it cannot be said with assertion.  But many people also believe that Lord Shri Ram had promised to Mother Sita ,he will not marry to other in future.  But he did not give any kind of palace to her.

One aspect of Kaikeyi's life is that she loved Sita more than her real daughter-in-law.  The direct evidence of this is the'Kanak Mandap' or 'Kanak Bhavan' inAyodhya.  It is known from the name that this building must have been built with gold sometime.  It is said that Maharaja Dasaratha was so impressed with Kaikeyi that he used to call him as Kanu, Kanak etc. Hence it was named Kanak Mahal. 

There is no mention of Kanaka or Kanu in
 stories related to Ramayana, Ramcharit
 Manas or Ayodhya.  Kaikeyi's character is
 not usually seen with respect.  But, Queen
 Kaikeyi had more affection and love for
 Rama than her son Bharata in heart. Even
 today, this tradition is in the states of
 Uttar Pradesh, Bihar etc.  There the
 mother-in-law give gift to daughter-in-law
 for showing first time her face after
 marriage . This huge grand building is
 currently one of the best sightseeing
 places of Ayodhya.

Chudamani is an ornament to wear in the hair of women. (It is necessary to know about Chudamani here because this Chudamani confirmed that Janakanandini is in Lanka).

Fourteen gems came out of the Samudramanthan (churning of sea), at the same time two goddesses were born from the ocean -

 1- Ratnakar Nandini

 2- Mahalakshmi

 * 'Ratnakar Nandini dedicated her mind-body to Shri Hari (Vishnu ji) on seeing him!  When she proceeded to meet him, Sagar gave Chudamani to his daughter, this divine ornament created by Vishwakarma (which was made of divine gems ).

** At this time Mahalakshmi was born and  when Lakshmi saw Vishnu ji and accept him as husband .  Ratnakar Nandini was left stunned after seeing this.

Shrihari , who knows the desire of everyone, reached  Ratnakar Nandini and said softly, I know your sentiment, when I will take the incarnation on earth, then also you will take avatar on earth as my destructive power .

I will wholeheartedly accept you in the form of Shri Kalki in the Kaliyuga, now it is Satyuga, you do penance in Treta, Dwapara, on the Trikuta peak, fulfilling the desires of your worshipper by the name of Vaishnavi.

While leaving for penance, Ratnakar Nandini took out the chudamani from her hair and gave it to Shree Vishnu as a her memory , while Indra Dev stood there, Indra became eager to get the chudamani, later Vishnu ji gave that Chudamani to Indra Dev, Indra Dev decorated it in the hair of Indrani.

A demon named Shambarasur who attacked on heaven, Indra and all the gods hid from defeat in the battle. After a few days Indra Dev reached Ayodhya King Dasaratha to seek help . On behalf of Indra, King Dasaratha came to heaven to fight Shambarasura with Kaikeyi and in the battle Shambarasura was killed at the hands of Dasaratha.

In the joy of winning the war, Indra Dev and Indrani gave a grand welcome to Dasharatha and Kaikei and presented gifts.  Indra Dev gave Dasharatha ji the four wings of the divine swans of "Swarga Ganga Mandakini".  Indrani gifted the same divine chudamani to Kaikei and gave her a boon, the woman who will have this chudamani in her hair, her fortune will remain intact and indefectible , and no enemy will be able to defeat the state where the woman lives.

King Dasaratha and Kaikei returned to Ayodhya after receiving the gift. Seeing the amazing love of Rani Sumitra, Kaikeyi presented the chudamani to Sumitra.  This chudamani could not be equated with any ornament around the world.



When the marriage of Shri Ram Ji was completed with Mother Sita.  Sri Rama came to Ayodhya Dham after marrying Sita Ji, all the rituals were completed. 

All three mothers performed the tradition of seeing the first time face of newly married bride.

First of all Rani Sumitra gave the same chudamani to Sita ji at tradition of showing face. Also Mata Sumitra, seeing the face of Sita Mata, handed her over to her two sons Lakshmana and Shatrughna.

As we mentioned earlier, Mata  Kaikeyi provided Kanaka Bhavan in the tradition of showing face to Sita Ji.  Finally, Kaushalya Ji came to Sita Ji and handed over the hand of Lord Shri Ram to Sita Ji.  What else will happen in the world?  Janak handed over the hand of Sita to Rama and Kaushalya handed over the hand of Rama to Sita.


Rama's glory Rama only knows that such a lowly and inferior person like us cannot tell Kaushilya's affection for Sita Rama.


After Sitaharan, when Hanuman ji reaches Lanka to find mother, Hanuman ji meets Sita ji in Ashoka Vatika. Hanuman ji gives the ring

given by God to Sitamata and says -


मातु मोहि दीजे कछु चीन्हा

जैसे रघुनायक मोहि दीन्हा

चूडामणि उतारि तब दयऊ

हरष समेत पवन सुत लयऊ


Sita ji took off the same Chudamani and gave it to Hanuman ji, thinking that if this chudamani remains with me, it is not possible for Ravana to be destroyed.  Hanuman ji came back from Lanka and gave the chudamani to Lord Shree Rama and told him about the sorrow of Mataji.


The story ahead of this is well known to all of us.


Even in Tretayug, when Ram, son of King Dasharatha of Ayodhya, and Sita, daughter of King Janak, were married, after marriage Lord Rama also gave a precious gift to Mother Sita, in the occasion of to seeing the first time face of his wife .  Sita Maiya was very

pleased to got that.

After all, what such gift did Shriram give as first time  to showing face of his wife Sita, let us introduce you to this mythological saga of Ramayana.


Shri Ram and Goddess Sita were the main characters of Ramayana.  Sri Rama is considered to be the incarnation of Lord Vishnu and Goddess Sita incarnation of mata

 Lakshmi.  We all know that Shri Ram is also called Maryada Purushottam.


There is a very beautiful incident in the Ramayana about the marriage of Lord Shri Ram and Goddess Sita.  It is told in the Ramayana that the first meeting of Sri Rama and Goddess Sita met in the garden.  Goddess Sita goes to the garden to worship Goddess Gauri and Lord Rama also arrives in

 the garden to pick flowers for his guru Vishwamitra.  There, they see each other for the first time and are fascinated towards each other.


Since Goddess Sita does start to like Sri Rama since her first meeting, she prays Mother Gauri to get Sri Rama as her husband.  Mother Gauri knows the desire of Goddess Sita and says-


‘मनु जाहि राचेउ मिलिहि सो बरु सहज सुन्दर सावरो।

 करुना निधान सुजान सीलु सनेहु जानत रावरो ॥’ 


And the prayer of Goddess Sita is fulfilled
 and she gets Sri Rama as her husband.
 There are many obstacles in the marriage
 of Sri Rama and Goddess Sita such as
 the condition of the swayamvara and the
 Mangalik Yoga present in the Kundali of
 Lord Rama.  But these obstacles do not
 stop them from getting married.  These
 obstacles are overcome automatically
 and Shri Ram gets married to Goddess
 Sita.  In this marriage, all the Gods and
 Goddesses come to join them by
 changing their forms.

But the most important thing about marriage is when Goddess Sita and Lord Rama meet for the first time after marriage.  After marriage, there is a ritual of to showing her face.  The gift given by Sri Rama to Goddess Sita in this ritual was very special and priceless.


During this ritual Shri Rama gave no any visible gift but gave a promise as a gift to Goddess Sita.  According to this promise, Shri Ram will follow one patnidharma (have only one wife).  He promised that no woman other than Goddess Sita will come into his life. Shri Ram kept his promise throughout his life and never accepted the proposals of other marriages that came to him.  But following many other dignities, Lord Rama had to sacrifice Goddess Sita.


Followed his promise to Goddess Sita, he throughout whole life life. His father also had three queens. While he did not live with Sita, he could have got married if he wanted. That

promise, to set high standards for all his ideal relationships and Lord Rama is known as Maryada Purushottam because of being an ideal  king. But Lord Rama was very sad when Lord Rama had to sacrifice Goddess Sita due to following many other dignities and started living like a sannyasin (Asetic) in the palace too because the his beloved queen mata Sita was living in  the forest like a sadhvi (Chaste). 


Ramji's life may have been a struggleful and he faced criticism due to Sita's abandonment and the Agnipariksha, but it was plan of god. Ram and Sita were incarnations of Lord Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi who were born to destroy Adharma (unrighteous) and establish Dharma. 

 Rama and Sita's mutual love is still an inspiration for couples.


That is why Lord Shri Rama is called Maryada Purushottam.


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