Lord Shiva’s Jataa (Matter Hair) trapped Ganga Mata. What it signifies?

Lord Shiva’s Jataa (Matter Hair) trapped Ganga Mata. What it signifies? Question – Gurudev, Lord Shiva’s Jataa (matted and wound locks) trap and hold the holy Ganga. Goddess Ganga is symbolic of knowledge. So then what are the matted locks a symbol of? What do they signify? Sri Sri – See, Goddess Ganga represents knowledge. […]

Story of Lord Shiva’s Atmalingam and Ravana

Story of Lord Shiva’s Atmalingam and Ravana tells us how Lord Ganesha has played the spoil sport to prevent Ravana becoming more powerful.. Once Ravana by his musical skill pleased Lord Shiva, Blessing him Lord Shiva gave a Shiva Linga (Athma Linga)and asked Ravana to take it Sri Lanka and preserve it there. He told […]

Why is Lord Shiva called as Neelkantha?

Why is Lord Shiva called as Neelkantha? What is the story behind why Shiva became Neelakantha? The festival of maha shivratri is celebrated each year on 13th or 14th day of Phalguna or Maagha month in reverence to Lord Shiva. As per Vedic literature, this festival is celebrated in association with samudra manthan (or churning […]