Gajasura Samharamurti: Lord Shiva who killed Gajasura

Demon Gajasura performed an unusual penance and obtained the boons, which were very extreme in nature. With this, he gained the power of conquering the Universe and started torturing all kinds of beings to praise him as the Lord. Al the Gods plead to Lord Shiva as he is the only deity who could save the world from the wickedness of Gajasura. Lord Shiva then appears and kills the demon.

The Epics in the Hindu religious history depict the grace of Lord Shiva in granting the Boons to the demons. At the same instance, the Epics also show a balance in the nature of Lord Shiva who in turn finds the ways to end the tyranny of the demons who was granted extraordinary boon. Instance of Gajasura is one of them, which again shows the supremacy of Lord Shiva over the demons and the other Gods.

In most of the circumstances, where Lord Shiva grants the boons to the demons, it is Lord Vishnu who come to rescue the innocent from the brutality of demons. For this reason, the demons worship Lord Brahma or Lord Shiva to gain the energy and get the boons, develop their hatred against Lord Vishnu.

Gajasurasamharamurti is the form of Lord Shiva, in which Lord Shiva kills a demon called Gajasura. The term Samhara is to kill in Sanskrit. He is attained this name to kill this demon, as the demon Gajasura is overwhelmed by his Ego with his self-acclaimed “I”-Nature. Therefore, this epic describing the death of demon Gajasura also tells the truth that the arrogance, ego and self-centered supremacy lead to self- decline.

Demon Gajasura performed an unusual penance and obtained the boons, which were very extreme in nature. With this, he gained the power of conquering the Universe and started torturing all kinds of beings to praise him as the Lord. Al the Gods plead to Lord Shiva as he is the only deity who could save the world from the wickedness of Gajasura. Lord Shiva then appears and kills the demon.

The Epics in the Hindu Mythology depict the grace of Lord Shiva in granting the Boons to the demons. At the same instance, the Epics also show a balance in the nature of Lord Shiva who in turn finds the ways to end the tyranny of the demons who was granted extraordinary boon. Instance of Gajasura is one of them, which again shows the supremacy of Lord Shiva over the demons and the other Gods.

In most of the circumstances, where Lord Shiva grants the boons to the demons, it is Lord Vishnu who come to rescue the innocent from the brutality of demons. For this reason, the demons worship Lord Brahma or Lord Shiva to gain the energy and get the boons, develop their hatred against Lord Vishnu.

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