Stories from Shiva Purana

Shiva Puran 7 37-42.mp4-175

Shiva Puran 7 37-42.mp4-175


Ma Dakshayani is the first avatar of Ma Parvati, who was born to Lord Daksha and Prasuti. She was a pious, chaste and a holy woman, who was also mentioned in the Vedas (10.72). She was also known as Sati, and she was married with Lord Shiva, and she was worshipped as an incarnation of Ma Shakti Devi. She was mentioned in the famous Devi Mahatmya Purana, and she is described as the universal mother.

During the first Krita Yuga, Ma Sati was born as a child to Daksha, and she was considered as very favourite to her father Daksha, but when she married with Shiva against her father’s wishes, Lord Daksha began to disrespect her. Sati, from her childhood itself, developed great love and affection on Lord Shiva and became his ardent devotee. Sati didn’t like to enjoy the comforts and luxuries in her father’s palace and went to the forest and deeply meditated on Lord Shiva. After winning in the tests conducted by Lord Shiva, finally Lord Shiva had married her wholeheartedly.

Once when during a Yagna, when Daksha dishonoured her, and spoke badly about Lord Shiva, Sati self-immolated herself, and her body fell down in the earth, which was later known as Shakti Peetas. On knowing about this incident, Lord Shiva had become very angry with Daksha, and he had created Lord Veerabadra, who went to the Yagna, and destroyed the Yagna and also removed the head of Lord Daksha. Later on the request of Daksha’s consort Prasuti, Veerabadra placed a goat’s head on the body of Daksha, and restored back his life.

In her next birth, Ma Sati was born as Parvati to Parvatha Raja and Mena, and after performing severe penance on Lord Shiva, she had married him, and went back to the Shiva Loka.

Kamadeva is also called as Manmatha, is the god of love and appears with his consort Rati Devi, who was the daughter of Lord Daksha Bhagawan. Kamadeva was created by Lord Brahma in order to introduce love among the people, and also for the creation of people. He and his consort reside in the Indra Loka, also called as Swarka Loka.

Kamadeva was mentioned in Vedas and other Hindu texts. Kamadeva is considered as an important demi god, who develops love among the young couple, and helps them to maintain their relationship in a proper manner. He was very handsome and contains glittering face and he performs his duties with the help of his sugarcane bow and arrows made out of fragrant flowers and his vehicle is a divine parrot. He is controlled by Lord Indra Bhagawan and he discharges his duties as per his instructions.

Once, due to the orders of Lord Indra, and since the divine devas were suffered from the clutches of the demon king Tarakasura, Kamadeva invoked his flower arrows on Lord Shiva, in order to create the divine child Lord Muruga. But Lord Shiva had opened his third eye, and burnt him into ashes.

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