Lord Shiva first tried to propagate life on earth. So he is also call ‘Adidev’. The meaning of ‘Adi’ starts. Being Adinath, he also has the name. ‘Adish’ It is one of the important habitable god.
He is one of the gods of the trinity. He is also know, as the God of Gods Mahadeva. In Hinduism. Shiva is consider the most powerful. He is worshiped. And there are many festivals for Shiva in India.
Lord Shiv’s costumes
The costumes of Lord Shiva are different. Among the Hindu Gods and Goddesses. Shankara is wearing many things on his body. Like Mother Ganges on forehead. Damru in hand, Snake in throat, Trident, third eye, Rudraksha, tiger skin, and moon etc.
There is some secret. Hidden behind wearing all these symbols of Bholenath. Know here what is the significance of these symbols. Ganges on the forehead. And Ganges is considered the most sacred river in Hinduism.
The snake which is wrapped around Shiva’s neck. Is named Vasuki. Vasuki’s elder brother’s name is Sheshnag.
Weapons of lord shiva
The main weapon of Lord Shiva is Trishul. And this trident in the hands of Shiva. Shankara presents a different story about his subject. And it is believed that. When Shiva appeared from The universe. At the beginning of creation. Then all three qualities of Raja, Tama and Satya also appeared. These three qualities became three prongs of Trinity.
Without cohesion among them. The operation of creation was difficult. Therefore, Shiva held these three qualities in his hands in a trident form. And the three qualities of the trident are also indicative of Sat, Raj, and Tama. And the trident being in Shiva’s hand. Means that God is above all three qualities.
Shiva’s trident is also a symbol of purity. And auspiciousness. And it has the power to overcome the sufferings of man’s past, future and present. Not only this, our soul can leave the cycle of birth. And death and get salvation by attaining salvation.
Shiva’s trident has the power to eliminate various evils. And negativity pervading the human mind and body. There is a trident in the human body. Where three nadis meet. And they are also present and this energy represents the sources, Eda, Pingala and Sushumna.
The sushumna which is in the middle. Is called the seventh chakra. And the center of energy.
And Shiva also had other such scriptures. Whose earth was shaken due to their names are Bhaverendu. And Sudarshan. Shiva’s bow is Pinaka, Astra Pashupatastra. And Shastra Trishul. He created all of the above.
Lord Shiva’s Wife
Shiv’s first wife is Sati. And she was born as Parvati. In the next life she is call Uma, Urmi, Kali.
Son of Shiva
Karthikeya and Ganesha – Shiv’s second marriage was to Parvati, daughter of Himachal king. Whose eldest son was Kartikeya. And second son was Ganesha. Who made by Parvatiji. By herself from Ubatan.
Ashok Sundari – Shiva’s daughter’s name was Ashok Sundari. Goddess Parvati created this daughter only to end her loneliness.
Ayyappa – The third son of Shiva. Who is worship in South India. This is also know as Lord Ayyappa or Lord Iyer in Tamil Nadu. He was the son of Shiva. And Mohini, Mohini was the female incarnation of Lord Vishnu.
Bhauma- The fourth son was Bhauma. This son was born by Shiv’s ‘sweat’. According to a legend, a string of sweat of Shiv. Absorbed in harsh penance fell on the land goddess. At that time Shiva was absorbed in penance, so Bhoomi Devi himself took responsibility for the upbringing of this son.
Andhak – The fifth son is Andhak. Which is not mention anywhere.
Khuja – The sixth son’s name was Khuja. According to the mythological description. Khuja came out of the earth like sharp rays. And went straight towards the sky.
Jalandhar – Jalandhar is a part of Lord Shiva. According to the Bhagavata Purana. Once Lord Shiva threw his sea into the sea, it created Jalandhar.
Disciples of Shiva
Shiva has 7 disciples. Who is consider the early Saptarshi. These sages propagated the knowledge of Shiva throughout the earth. Due to which different religions and cultures originated. Shiva started the Master and disciple tradition. Shiva has disciples. – Brihaspati, Vishalaksha, Venus, Sahasraksha, Mahendra, Prachetas Manu, Bharadwaja. Besides the 8th Gaurashiras Muni.
Bhairava, Veerabhadra, Manibhadra, Chandian, Nandi, Shringi, Bhrigirati, Shail, Gokarna, Ghantakarna, Jai and Vijay. Shiva is prominent in Ganas. And besides this, there is vampire, demon and serpent-serpent, etc. animals. Shiva is also a Gana. Shivgan Nandi composed ‘Kamasastra’. And ‘Kamasatra’ write-ed on the basis of ‘Kamasastra’.
Lord Surya, Ganapati, Devi, Rudra. And Vishnu is also Shiva Panchayats.
Nandi, Skanda, Riti, Taurus, Bhringi, Ganesh, Uma-Maheshwar And Mahakal.
Just as Jai and Vijay are the councilors of Vishnu. Similarly Bana, Ravana, Chand, Nandi, Bhringi etc. Are 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, Yazidi, Sabian, Subi, Ibrahimi religions. The impression of Shiva’s presence can be clearly seen.
A tradition started from the disciples of Shiva. Who later became divided into Shiva, Siddha, Nath, Digambara. And Sufi sects. Internationally acclaimed scholar Professor worshiper of Buddhist literature. Believes that Shankara was born as Buddha.
He mentions 27 Buddhas mentioned in Pali texts. And he said that among them the three names. Of Buddha are very ancient – Tankar, Shankar and Meghankar.
Shiva (lord Shiva), beloved of both gods and asuras
Lord Shiva is worship along. With the gods by demons, 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 tribal, vanvasi caste, varna, religion and society.
Ranging from forest dwellers. And the mark for all ordinary people. Can be worshiped, it is considered to be the stone knot, the sign of Shiva. Apart from this, Rudraksha and Trishul are also considered to be the symbol of Shiva. Some people Damru and Ardh Chandra. Is also considered a symbol of Shiva, although most people Shivalinga. Let’s worship the light of Shiva.
Shiva built a cave with his trident in a hill to escape Bhasmasura. And they then hid in the same cave. The cave is on the hills of Trikuta, 150 km from Jam-mu. On the other hand, the cave where Lord Shiva gave nectar knowledge to Parvati is famous as ‘Amarnath Cave’.
Shreepad- Shiva’s footprints in a temple. Called “Sripad” located on the top of Ra tan 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 post- Shiva’s footprint in the temple of. Srisvedaranyeshwara in Thiruvengadu area of Nagapattinam. District of Tamil Nadu. Which is called ‘Rudra Padam’.
Apart from this. Shiva also has footprints at one place in Thiruvannamalai. Tezpur – Shiva’s right foot print 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 kilometres from the hill of Jageshwar Temple. And 36 km from Almora in Uttarakhand.
To avoid having darshan of the Pandavas, he put one foot here and the other in Kailash.
Ran-chi- Shiva has footprints on ‘Ran-chi Hill’, 7 kilometres from Ran-chi railway station in Jharkhand. This place is called ‘Pahadi Baba Temple’.
Avatar of shiva
Veerabhadra, Pippalad, Nandi, Bhairava, Mahesh, Ashwatthama, Sharabhavatar, Grihapati, Durvasa, Hanuman, Taurus, Yatinath, Krishnadarshan, Avadhoot, Bhikshuvarya, Sureshwar, Kirat, Sunnatankar, Brahmachari, Yaksha, Vaishyanath, Dwijeshwar, Hansarup, Dwij, Natesh etc. Has happened.
The Vedas mention Rudras. Rudra 11 is said to be Kapali, Pin-gal, Bhima, Virupaksha, Vilhohit, Shasta, Ajapada, Aapirbudhya, Shambhu, Chand and Bhava.
Shiv ji’s vehicle
Shiva’s son Karthikeya’s vehicle is a peacock. While Shiva has Vasuki Nag on his neck. Peacock and snake are enemies by nature. And Here Ganpati’s vehicle is a rat. While the snake is a rodent. Parvati’s vehicle is a lion, but Shiv’s vehicle is a Nandi bull.
There are only two mantras of Shiva.
ओम नमः शिवाय — “Om Nam-ah Shiva-ya“
Mahamrityunjaya mantra –
ॐ त्र्यम्बकं यजामहे सुगन्धिं पुष्टिवर्धनम् |
उर्वारुकमिव बन्धनान्मृत्योर्मुक्षीय माऽमृतात् ||
Aum Tryambakam yajaamahe sugandhim pushtivardhanam |
Urvaarukamiva bandhanaan-mrityormuksheeya maamritaat ||
Shiva fast and Festivals. Shiva fast is kept on Mondays, Prado-sh and Shravan month. Shivaratri and Mahashivratri. Are the major festival of Shiva.
Shiva drank a poison called Kalkuta. Which came out during Amrit Manthan. He gave boons to many demons like Bhasmasura. He had consumed Kamdev. Shiva united the head of Ganesha and King Daksha. Shiva cut off the fifth head of Brahma. When he was tricked by Brahma.
Major names of Shiva
The names of Shiva are mentioned in the Purana’s but know the names here. – Mahesh, Neelkanth, Mahadev, Mahakal, Shankar, Pashupatinath, Gangadhar, Natraj, Trinetra, Bholenath, Adidev, Adinath, Triambak, Trilokesh, Jatashankar, Jagdish, Pralayankar, Vishwanath , Visvesvara, Hara, Shivshambhu, Bhootnath and Rudra.
Vedas and Upanishads, including science Bhairava Tantra. Shiva Purana and Shiva Samhita, encompass the complete education. And initiation of Shiva. His teachings have expanded in many texts of Tantra.
According to the Vayu Purana. All creation in which. It is absorbed in the Holocaust. And which appears in the re-creation period is Linga.
In this way, the entire energy of the world is the symbol of gender. In fact, this entire creation is the point-sounding form. The point is Shakti and Nad Shiva. Point means energy and sound means sound. This is the basis of the entire universe.
For this reason worship of Shiv-ling is a symbol. Shiv-ling is also know as a Linga. Parthiv-linga, Ling-am or Shiva Ling-am. It is a statue of the Hindu god Shiva. It is naturally established in Swayambhu and most Shiva temples.
The Shivling is usually stand. On a circular sculpture called Peetham or Peetha. Followers of the Lingayat faith wear a Shivalinga called ‘ishtaling’.
Somnath, Mallikarjuna, Mahakaleshwar, ॐkareshwar, Vaidyanath, Bhimshankar, Rameshwar, Nageshwar, Vishwanathji, Trimbakeshwar, Kedarnath, Ghritneshwar. 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, mind, ego, sky, air, fire, water. And earth is 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 from them 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.
Darshan of shiva
Those who see the life and philosophy of Shiva. With real vision are Shiva devotees with the right intellect. And holding the reality. Because the philosophy of Shiva says live in reality. Live in the present, and do not fight with your mind to see them as strangers. And also use imagination for reality. Shiva had said that. Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Shankara did not drink anything
It is not written in any book including Shiva Purana. That Lord Shiva or Shankara used to consume cannabis, ganja etc. Many people have made such pictures of Lord Shiva. In which they are seen drinking Chill-am. This act of both is like insulting Lord Shankara. It is a conspiracy to tarnish the image of Lord Shankara.
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