Kiratamurti, Lord Shiva as Hunter (Shiva Presented Pashupathastra to Arjuna)

Kiratamurti is the form of Lord Shiva where he appears as the hunter in the epic of Mahabharata. The cause behind this form of Kiratamurthi is to present Arjuna the most powerful weapon called Pashupatastra. Lord Shiva grants this weapon to Arjuna, because of the fact that Arjuna needs to accumulate the strength of divine […]

Jvarabhagnamurti | Lord Shiva as destroyer of unhealthy state

Jvarabhagnamurti is the form of Lord Shiva, where he is known as the destroyer of the unhealthy state. This implies he is the Lord of Good health and grants a healthy life in all aspects of life. Lord Shiva is known as the doctor of doctors in many epics. The devotees of Lord Shiva blindly […]

Nara-Narayana | Lord Vishnu’s Avatar

Nara Narayana is an Avatar of Lord Vishnu. The Lord’s abode is Badrinath. It is to be noted that Nara-Narayana is a Hindu deity pair. The preserver-Lord Vishnu on earths, the twin-brother incarnation is Nara-Narayana. The Swaminarayan Temple located in Ahmedabad has the primary deity the twin form of NarNarayan Dev. The Lord Vishnu is […]

Goddess Indrani | Shakti of Lord Indra

Goddess Indrani shakti of lord indra

Goddess Indrani, Aindri, Mahendri, Shakri or Vajri, is one of the Saptamatrikas (the seven divine goddesses) who is regarded as the shakti of Lord Indra. She gets her name from Lord Indra who is the king of heaven and has similar weapons and vehicle as him. Goddess Indrani is generally depicted as having four arms and […]

Ekapada Trimurthi, Lord Shiva’s One-footed aspect

Ekapada Trimurthi

Trimurthi is the trinity of three deities Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva. Ekapada Trimurthi is the form of Lord Shiva where he is described along with Lord Brahma and Lord Vishnu forming the trinity. In Ekapada Trimurthi aspect, the central leg of Shiva is more visible than other two smaller legs of Vishnu and […]

Story of Lord Shani (Shani Dev Katha)

Story of Lord Shani (Shani Dev Katha) is explained here. Lord Shani is one of the Navagrahas, nine planet Gods in Hinduism. As regards the birth of Shani, there are different stories. Foremost and accepted is the one in the ancient ‘Skanda Purana’ of ‘Kasi Khanda’ which is as follows. God Soorya was married to […]

Kalyanasundara Murthi, Lord Shiva as Bridegroom during the Marriage

Kalyanasundara Murthi, Lord Shiva as bridegroom

Kalyanasundara Murthi is the lord Shiva himself. He is called as Kalyana Sundara Murthi at the time he gets married to Goddess Shakti, when she was in the form of Parvati. Goddess Shakti, as Parvati Devi, was born to Parvata Raja. Parvata Raja is the one of the wealthiest kings on Earth. Parvati was in […]

108 Forms of Lord Shiva (Maheshvara Murtis)

Here is the list of 108 Forms of Lord Shiva (Maheshvara Murthis). As per Shaiva Siddhantha, there are 108 forms of Lord Shiva which are called Maheshwara Murthis. This list of 108 forms includes the anthropomorphic forms (iconic forms) and not the avataras (incarnations). These Maheshvara Murtis are secondary forms to the primary ones like Shivalingam. […]

Lingodbhavamurti, Lord Shiva’s iconic form

Lingodbhavamurti form of Lord Shiva

Lingodbhavamurti is an iconic representation of Lord Shiva. It can be said that this is the basis of Shiva Linga Worship. It is being worshipped as the central deity in all the Shaivite temples. According to the Legend, there exists a story which depicts the origin of Linga. This Story is found in the epics […]

Sadanrityamurti, Lord Shiva as the Master of Dance

Lord Shiva is also called as Sadanrityamurti, as he is the master of Dance and will be in the form of Dancing divine. ‘Nritya’ meaning Dance and ‘Sada’ meaning always, Lord Shiva is also known as origin of the Dances. He is also called as ‘Nataraja’, where ‘Natya’ means Dance. In the epics, it is […]

Dakshinamurti Mahatmya, Significance of Lord Dakshinamurthi

Lord Dakshinamurthy

Dakshinamurti Mahatmya, Significance of Lord Dakshinamurthi, what is the importance of Dakshinamurthi? In Sanskrit, Dakshinamurti means ‘one who is facing south’. It is the form of Lord Shiva. It is believed that this form is the personification of Lord Shiva, where he represents knowledge, understanding and ultimate awareness. He is worshipped as the Lord of […]

Gaurilila Samanvitha murthy

Umamaheshwara Lord Shiva Parvati

Gaurilila Samanvitha murthy is the Lord Shiva himself, in one of the forms where his presence includes Goddess Parvati as well. ‘Gauri’ refers to Goddess Parvati and ‘Lila’ refers to the wonderful and easeful tactics done by Gods to save their devotees from the troublesome situations. Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati always take care of their […]

Lord Vishnu as Vasudeva, Sankarshana, Pradyumna & Aniruddha

According to the Hindu religious scholars and pundits, there are several shades and senses of meaning of the esteemed term avatar within the Hindu Dharma. It is to be highly noted that Purusha avatars are largely described as the original or the initial avatars of Vishnu within the said Universe. They are Vasudeva, Sankarshana,   Pradyumna […]

Baba Balak Nath, A form of Lord Kartikeya

Baba Balak Nath

Baba Balak nath is believed as a form of Lord Kartikeya, the son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. Baba Balak Nath is worshipped in the states of Punjab and Himachal Pradesh. The shrine, ‘Deotsidh’ is 45 km away from Hamirpur, in Himachal Pradesh. The temple is situated in Chakmoh village, in a natural cave. A […]

Lord Ram never prayed to Lord Shiva?

First things first. Lord Ram never prayed to Lord Shiva. Its a false inclusion in the later versions of Ramayana. Pls refer to the original text of Ramayana wirtten by Rishi Balmiki. There is no such mention of Ram praying to Lord Shiva any where. It is only later in later versions that this apwaad came up. […]

Yoga Dakshinamurthi

Yoga dakshinamurthi is the form of Lord Shiva. Dakshinamurthi means ‘one who is facing south’  and Yoga is the art of being healthy in both physical and spiritual norms. It is believed that this form is the personification of Lord Shiva, where he represents knowledge, understanding and ultimate awareness. He is worshipped as the Lord […]

Snake around Shiva’s neck, Why Lord Shiva wears Snakes

Lord Shiva

Lord Shiva is often depicted with snakes around the neck. Why Lord Shiva wears snakes around his neck? What is name of the snake which worn by Shiva? Snake is one of the Symbols or attributes of Shiva and the symbolism of wearing snake is explained in many Puranas. Lord Shiva lives in mountains and […]

Bhaktavatsala (Bholenath, Bhola Shankara): Lord Shiva’s Bhakta Varada form

Bhaktavatsala is none other than Lord Shiva himself, so called because he is very kind towards his devotees. He is also called Bholenath for this reason. Whoever offers prayers with at most dedication, Lord Shiva showers his grace upon them, irrespective of their race, cast, sect and gender. It is also very much evident in […]

Ashok Sundari, Daughter of Lord Shiva & Parvati

Goddess Ashok Sundari is daughter of Lord Shiva and Parvati Devi. The name ‘Ashok Sundari’ means – ‘beautiful woman who is free from sorrow’ or the one who frees the sorrows from her devotees. Story of the birth of Ashok Sundari Once Goddess Parvati Devi went near a Kalpavriksha and wished the a beautiful girl […]

Sadashiva & Mahasadashiva: Highest Form of Lord Shiva

Sadashiva is the one of the forms of Lord Shiva. It is believed that Sadashiva is the highest form of Lord Shiva, which has which depicts a deeper philosophy of spiritualism, humanism and existence of God. The form of Sadashiva is also known with the other names like Paramashiva and Parameshwara, both of them giving […]