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Information about Shiva

Published on March 7, 2014

Author: AnupMahato



Shiva meaning "The Auspicious One", also known as Parameshwara (the Supreme God),Mahadeva, Mahesh ("Great God") or Bholenath ("Simple Lord"),


Oṁ Tryambakaṁ Yajāmahe Sugandhiṁ Puṣṭivardhanam ǀ Urvārukam-iva Bandhanān Mṛtyormukṣīya Mā ∫ Mṛtāt ǁ OM We worship the Three-eyed Lord who is fragrant and who nourishes and nurtures all beings. As is the ripened cucumber (with the intervention of the gardener) freed from its bondage (to the creeper) May He liberate us from death for the sake of immortality.

A ( ) , U ( ) , M ( ) represents conscious, unconscious or dream, and subconscious or deep sleep states. Na ( is the sound of earth ( Ma ( effects water factor ( Shi ( ( energises the fire factor Va ( energises the air factor ( Ya ( energises the space (

I am not the caste, I am not the caste rules, I am not stages of life, I am not rules, I am not the just conduct, I am not meditation, I am not yogic practice, For the concept of I and me destroy all these. I am simply Shiva the self, For this remains even in sleep, After everything is taken out.

Nothing can separate us from the love of Shiva " Shivoham Shivoham!! The name of Shiva is as sacred as Ganges; Similarly 'Bhasm' and 'Rudraksha' are as holy as river Yamuna and Saraswati respectively. Therefore a devotee who possesses the name of lord Shiva on his lips, Who applies Bhasm on his person and who wears a rudraksha in his neck attain the virtues similar to that of taking a bath in the sangam.

Love at the feet of shiva eradicates all bad karma. Love at the feet of shiva bestows clarity of mind. Love at the feet of shiva fills the heart with joy. Love at the feet of shiva is consciousness itself ~ He is the Supreme and beyond. As he blinks an eyelid completes a cycle of many yugas ~~ Shivoham Shivoham..Shiva is Auspicious !!!

Meditate upon that Mahadeva upon whom Krishna meditated. Meditate upon that Shiva upon whom Rama meditated. Meditate upon that Shiva who is seated in the hearts of Gods. Who is Mahadeva the God of Gods! Who is Mahakaal the great time and beyond. Who is the controller of all three gunas of material nature and is never affected by any of these gunas. Who is the controller of all the three worlds, spiritual and material nature, but is not affected by any of these. Who is with and without a form. He is Sadashiva.

Shiva and Gauri, They are one, inseparably one. His heart wouldn’t beat without Gauri. He couldn’t breathe without Gauri. He wouldn’t survive a day, a moment, without her love. He needs her, as the fish in the sea needs water, as the birds in the sky need air. If he is the day, she is his light. If he is the night, she is his coolness. He can't exist without her~ Shiva looked at his beloved and said, “No more shall you suffer any pain. From today, you and I shall not be two bodies and one heart, but a single united body, a single heart that beats with our love, a single soul glowing in that love.” Shiva gathers Gauri in his arms and holds her so tightly to him that the two unite and became one. One body, one heart, one soul. A single being. Half male, half female. ~ The ardhanarishwara.!

Lord Shiva is also known by the name of 'Chandrashekhara' which literally means the on who holds the moon on His head. The crescent worn by Lord Shiva is actually the moon in its fifth day phase and symbolizes the cycle of time through which the process of creation evolves, the beginning till the end. Hence the moon is the measure of time and the crescent on Lord Shiva's head signifies His control over time. It shows that Lord Shiva is beyond the measure of time and is the eternal reality. Therefore the moon is only His ornament and not an integral part of the Lord. Thus, the crescent moon on Lord Shiva's head signifies His control over time and the fact that He is the beginning and the end of all things in the universe.

Shiva loves Damaru..a small drum with two sides separated from each other by a thin neck-like structure symbolizes the two utterly dissimilar states of existence, unmanifest and manifest. When a damaru is vibrated, it produces dissimilar sounds which are fused together by resonance to create one sound. The sound thus produced symbolizes Nada, the cosmic sound of AUM, which can be heard during deep meditation. According to Hindu scriptures, Nada is the source of creation.

Smeared in ashes He lives in trance, From His hair pile Ganges bounce, Serpents Him as ornaments entwine, On forehead the curved moon shine, Butter soft heart in dreaded looks, Endless blessings devotee hooks, God of gods He is Mahadeva, Innocence incarnate is Lord Shiva.

Nataraj - the cosmic dancer represents the constant biodance of life- creation, maintenance and transformation and indicates the perfect balance between life and death. Shiva's dance is the most inspiring and pragmatic act typifying the eternal rhythm which is the cause of the infinite creative process. Shiva is the presiding deity of the mind. The entire universe created by Shiva is his SHAKTI (Prakriti, or Nature) or energy. Shiva's dance movements represent the movement of his SHAKTI or energy.

Where the ideas of parent and produced, Purified thoughts and endless varied forms, Merge in the Real one; where the existence ends Of such conceptions as "within", "without"The wind of modification being stilledThat Hara I worship, the suppression Of movements of the mind. Shiva I hail!

From whom all gloom and darkness have dispersed; That radiant Light, white, beautiful As bloom of lotus white is beautiful; Whose laughter loud sheds knowledge luminous; Who, by undivided meditation, Is realised in the self-controlled heart: May that Lordly Swan of the limpid lake Of my mind, guard me, prostrate before Him!

I bow to the Feet of the Naked Lord Shiva, Whose Body is Pure, Immaculate Consciousness. I bow to the Cosmic Power, Shiva-Shakti, Manifestation of the Cosmic Consciousness. I bow to Shankara, Lord of Mount Kailash, I bow to the Feet of His Consort, Uma Devee I bow to the Feet of all Tantrik Gurus.

In whom Lordship is ever established, Who causes annihilation of delusion, Whose most surpassing love made manifest, Has crowned Him with a name above all names, the name of "Mahadeva", the Great God! Whose warm embrace, of Love personified, Displays, within man's heart, that all power Is but a semblance and a passing show.

I Bow to thee, O Shiva! You are known by the letter Ma and adorned by innumerable devine flower from mount Mandar. Your body is anointed with the holy water of celestial Ganga and sandals and you are sovereign king of pramath ganas (your devotees).

O God of Gods! you are known by the letter va and you are worshiped by Gods and the sages like Vashishtha, Agastya and Gautam. The Sun, the moon and the fire are like your three eyes. I Bow to thee, O Shiva!

O Shiva you are the Yagna. O divine, eternal being with matted hairs and the bearer of mighty bow called Pinka, and wear sky as your cloths, I Pray to thee.

Whoever recites this prayer composed of the five holy letters before Lord Shiva, attains the supreme abode of his and enjoys his eternal bliss.

O (Blue throat Lord) Nilkantha your flag bears the emblem of dharma or virtue ( or bull is the symbol of virtue) and you are resplendent sun of gauri’s (Godess Parvati) lotus face. O Shiva! the destroyer of Daksha’s yagna, you are known by the letter Shi. I Pray to thee.

I am neither the Mind nor the Intelligence or Ego; I am beyond Birth and Death; I am the Ever Pure Blissful Consciousness; I am Shiva, I am Shiva, I am Shiva.!

The Eternal Bliss . . The destroyer of Fear . . .The core of Universe

This is the gist of all worship: to be pure and to do good to others. He who sees Shiva in the poor, in the weak, and in the diseased, really worships Shiva. And if he sees Shiva only in the image, his worship is but preliminary. He who has served and helped one poor man seeing Shiva in him, without thinking of his caste or creed or race or anything, with him Shiva is more pleased than with the man who sees Him only in temples.

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