Baba Tallinath

Baba Tallinath is a local village deity in Rajasthan. He was born and brought up in Jodhpur. He is considered to be an incarnation of Lord Veerabhadra, who is a famous avatar of Lord Shiva.

Tallinath was the ruler of Shergarh Village at Jodhpur in Rajasthan. He used to love nature, and hence he used to roam in the mountains and hunt animals and birds. He has got super natural powers, to remove the snake bites from a person’s body. Still now village people in Rajasthan used to worship him, when they were bitten by poisonous snakes or by any other poisonous reptiles.

Being an avatar of Veerabhadra, he has got great bhakti on Lord Shiva from his childhood. He used to chant the glorious songs of Lord Shiva and also would chant the Shiva Mantra, “OM NAMAH SHIVAYA” frequently, and insisted others to do so.

After his death, a beautiful shrine was constructed for him at Panchmukhi hill of Panchota Village in Nagaur District at Rajasthan. Every year during Shivarathri festival day, lot of devotees would gather at his holy shrine in order to worship him sincerely. He would give everlasting happiness for those who sincerely worship him. Though he was a king, he also lived like a saint, and at his old age, he stopped hunting animals, and become a strict vegetarian.

He also gave his valuable teachings to the village people, and some of them are as follows:-

1. Be a great warrior and keep your entire attention on your enemies in the battle field.

2. Don’t harm others, when they have not harmed you.

3. Don’t praise yourself, instead of that, praise Lord Shiva, sing beautiful songs on him, dance and enjoy by keeping divine thoughts on him.

4. Don’t tell lies and don’t extract money by doing sinful activities.

5. If a person honestly surrenders at your feet, whether he may be your enemy, accept him as your friend and show your love and affection on him.

6. Consider all the people as your friends and relatives and don’t hate others.

7. Spread the sweetness of Shiva Bhakti among others, and let the whole world chant the Shiva mantra, “OM NAMAH SHIVAYA”.

8. Provide food and water to the tired travellers and to the hungry people.

9. Consider your parents as Shiva and Shakti and worship them throughout your life.

“OM”
WRITTEN BY
R.HARISHANKAR

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