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 […]

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

Umamaheshwara 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 […]

Veerabhadra Katha | Story of Veerabhadra Swamy

Veerabhadra is an avatar of Lord Shiva. He was created by Lord Shiva in order to teach a lesson for Lord Daksha, who had insulted Lord Shiva and avoided him to invite for the Yagna conducted by him. Sati was the daughter of Daksha. At her younger age, due to the holiness of Lord Shiva, […]

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 […]

Ravana Anugrahamurthi | Lord Shiva who blessed demon Ravanasura

Lord Shiva

Ravanaanugrahamurthi is none other Lord Shiva himself. This name says that he showered his grace on the demon king Ravana in the epic Ramayana. Ravana is one of the profound devotees of Lord Shiva. It is said that demon Ravana is the foremost devotee to Lord Shiva ever in the history. He is the only […]

Jalandharavatamurti, Lord Shiva as Destroyer of Demon Jalandhara

Jalandharavatamurti is the form of Lord Shiva, as he destroyed the demon called Jalandhara. Lord Shiva has gained numerous titles by demolishing many demons in the history. Click Here to read the complete story of demon Jalandhara – his battle with Lord Shiva, story of Vrinda and Lord Vishnu. Lord Shiva is known for granting the […]

Bhujangastra Murthi, Lord Shiva with Serpent as weapon

Bhujangastra murthi is the form of Lord Shiva, where he uses Serpent as the weapon. The Serpent is well known as one of the main Ornaments of Lord Shiva. But in some circumstances, Lord Shiva has made the Serpent as one of the most dangerous weapons. The Serpent as the weapon is also called as […]

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 […]

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 Veerabhadra Swamy

Lord Veerabhadra Swamy

Lord Veerabhadra is said to be a creation of Lord Shiva. It is believed that the personification of Lord Shiva’s power is none other than Veerabhadra. Even Lord Vishnu is not the match for Veerabhadra in the war field. Such is the power of Lord Shiva, according to the epics. In the same way, when […]

Shiva & Bhairava: Why Bhairava is a sign of Shiva’s fury?

Bhairava is a sign of Shiva’s fury. According to the stor relate on the opportunity, the Trimurti gods, Brahma, Vishnu plus Shiva was present chatting in a vital frame of mind because on the way to who be better of them every one. Within the lively dispute, Shiva felt upset by comments completed by Brahma […]

Kshetrapala Murthi, Lord Shiva who safeguards Temples

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Kshetrapalamurthi is the form of Lord Shiva, where he safeguards the temples. In many of the epics, it is described that Lord Shiva often takes the form of Kshetrapalamurti, as he is concerned about the temples belonging to all the Gods, where the devotees feel the presence of the God. This sort of Belief has […]

Bhikshatanamurti | Significance of Lord Shiva as Bhikshatana murti

Lord shiva as Bhikshatanamurthi

Bhikshatanamurti is one of the aspects of Lord Shiva. The word Bhikshatanamurthi means Supreme Mendicant. Though the word Mendicant refers to Beggar, it is mostly referred to ascetics, religious followers or supreme sages. There are different kinds of beliefs about the concept of Bhiksatanamurti. Some believe that Lord Shiva roams around the world in the […]

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 […]

Origin of Ashtamurti (Lord Shiva)

It is to be noted that different ancient Vedas largely refer to Lord Rudra as alternatively Lord Shiva with nearly having different qualities and eight different names. It is to be remembered that the aspect of Astamurti originated from such eight attributes that was successfully create the Shiva. It is to be observed that the […]

Ashta Bhairava, the Moving Forms of Lord Shiva

Ashta Bhairava means the eight manifestations of Lord Bhairava Swamy. Lord is the moving form of Lord Shiva. The Lord is strongly believed as the guard of the directions. The eight directions of this universe is said to be controlled by eight Maha Bhairavars. Each and every Bhairavar has eight sub Bhairavars directly under them. […]

Ravana Anugrahamurthi, Lord Shiva who blessed Ravana

Ravana anugrahamurthi is none other Lord Shiva himself. This name says that he showered his grace on the demon king Ravana in the epic Ramayana. Ravana is one of the profound devotees of Lord Shiva. It is said that demon Ravana is the foremost devotee to Lord Shiva ever in the history. He is the […]