Jvarabhagnamurti | Lord Shiva as destroyer of unhealthy state

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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 […]

Shiva is complete, then why does he get married to Parvati?

This is like asking if God is complete, then why did he create this world. A spider is complete, yet it creates a web by its own saliva, and moves within its own web. Waves rise in the ocean, then where do they go? Are they going somewhere? Why do they rise? Got it? The […]

What is Shiva Tattva? How to dissolve in Shiva Tattva?

What is Shiva Tattva? How to dissolve in Shiva Tattva? What is definition of Shiva Tattva and how to learn or understand Shiva Tattva? You ask what is the Shiva Tattva. I tell you, what is it that is not (encompassed or contained by) the Shiva Tattva? We are all immersed in the Shiva Tattva. […]

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 […]

Ugra, Raudra, Samhara Murti: Lord Shiva in ferocious form

Shiva as Ugra Raudra Samhara murthi

Ugra, Raudra or Samhara Murti is one of the forms of Lord Shiva, in which his state of mood is ferocious. The fury of Lord Shiva is terrific and abnormal in its nature. The words Ugra and Raudra give almost the similar meaning as ‘Terrible’. Samhara’ means to kill. It is believed that the ferocity […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Significance of Ardhanarishvara | Lord Shiva’s Half Man-Woman form

Ardhanarishvara

What is the Significance of Ardhanarishvara, Lord Shiva’s Half Man-Woman form? The importance of Ardhanarishvara Tathwa of Lord Shiva is mentioned here.. As the name Ardhanariswara means “Half Man-Woman”, it is the composite form of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. It is depicted as half male and half female, right side male Shiva and left side […]

Jalandhara Katha | Story of demon Jalandhar, battle of Lord Shiva & Jalandhar

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Story of demon Jalandhar, battle of Lord Shiva & Jalandhar. What is the story of Lord Vishnu and Jalandhara. Jalandhara’s war against Lord Shiva. His boon from Lord Vishnu. Jalandhar was the powerful demon born out of the brilliant radiance of Lord Shiva. He was the King of demons who lived in the sea and […]

Dakshinamurthy | Lord Jnana Dakshinamurthi | Medho Dakshinamurthy

Lord Dakshinamurthy

Lord Dakshinamurthy, also referred to as Jnana Dakshinamurthi or Medho Dakshinamurthy, is an aspect of Shiva as a Guru who teaches us the knowledge or Jnana and improves our Medho or Medha shakti (mind power). The aspect of Dakshinamurthy represents Lord Shiva as the universal teacher of wisdom apart from his regular duty of dissolution […]

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 […]

Shiva is called Bhoothnath (lord of the ghosts). Do ghosts really exist?

If you ask me whether Shiva exists, I can answer, yes! But I don’t know about the ghosts around him (laughter). Yes ghosts do exist but they are not different from him. They are in him. The 5 elements are known as the Panchabhutas. So Air, Water, Fire, Earth and Space are collectively called the […]

Significance of Kali standing on top of Shiva

Significance of Kali standing on top of Shiva. What is the significance of Goddess Kali standing on Lord Shiva. Why Kali keeps foot on Lord Shiva. Kali is symbolic of enormous transformative energy; energy of destruction. When that stood on the Shiva Tattva, it became Bhadrakali, which means, the energy which only brings benevolent results. The […]

Somaskanda Murti, Lord Shiva with Parvati & Murugan (Skanda / Subramanya)

Somaskandhamurti is one the forms of Lord Shiva, depicted in one of the Puranas relating to the Lord Vishnu. Here the word ‘Soma’ is referred to Lord Shiva and ‘Skandha’ is refrerred to another child God. It has been described in various occasions in the epics that Lord Vishnu had worshipped Lord Shiva, such as […]

Uma Maheshwara, Combined form of Lord Shiva & Parvati

Lord Uma Maheshwara is the combined form of Goddess Parvati and Lord Shiva. Goddess Parvati is referred as Uma, where as Lord Shiva is referred as Maheshwara. The word Uma means Light and the Goddess of Mountains in Sanskrit. The word Maheshwara means the Lord Shiva himself, or the Lord of higher order. The Bonding […]

Ardhanarishvara Shiva | Half-female & Half-male form of Lord Shiva

Ardhanarishvara

Ardhanarishvara Shiva is a composite half-female and half-male form of Lord Shiva and his consort Parvati Mata. The right half in Ardhanarishwara is usually the male Shiva, illustrating his usual attributes. This form represents how Shakti, the Mother Goddess, is inseparable from Lord Shiva, the Lord of the Lords. Ardhanarishvara form in Puranas Ardhanarishvara form […]

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 […]

Importance of Lord Shiva’s Trishula

Lord Shiva Trishula

Importance of Lord Shiva’s Trishula, why Shiva holds Trishula, Trident in his hand? What is the importance of Trishula of Lord Shiva? Lord Shiva called as ‘Destroyer’ (Mahadev) has the power to remove evil with his Trishul. Trishul sometimes symbolises – iccha, kriya and gnana. Trident represents the power to destroy evil and ignorance. Trishul […]