Articles — Shiva

Shri Neelkanth Stotram in Sanskrit ( श्री नीलकंठ स्तोत्रम )

Jul 18 2017 0 Comments Tags: sanskrit, Shiva, stotram

Shri Neelkanth Stotram is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Neelkanth is another name of Lord Shiva which means the one with blue throat. Lord Shiva drank the halahala poison which came out during churning of sea. The poison started spreading in his body. Soon the deadly poison started affecting Lord Shiva and His body started turning blue. Alarmed by the fast spreading of the poison, Goddess Parvati entered Lord Shiva's throat in the form of a Mahavidya and controlled the poison to his throat. Thus, Lord Shiva became blue-throated and came to be known as Neelkanth. There are many benefits of chanting Shri Neelkanth...

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Shri Dakshinamurthy Stotram in Sanskrit ( श्री दक्षिणामूर्ति स्तोत्रम् )

Jul 05 2017 1 Comment Tags: sanskrit, Shiva, stotram

Shri Dakshinamurthy Stotram was composed by Sri Adi Shankaracharya. Shri Dakshinamurthy Stotram is addressed to a form of Lord Shiva known as Dakshinamurthy. Lord Dakshinamurthy is an aspect of the Hindu god Shiva as a guru (teacher) of all types of knowledge. This aspect of Shiva is his personification as the supreme or the ultimate awareness, understanding and knowledge. Shri Dakshinamurthy Stotram is sang in praise of Lord Shiva in the form of the Divine Teacher, where He is depicted as a young man, facing the South. श्री दक्षिणामूर्ति स्तोत्रम् ध्यानम्मौनव्याख्या प्रकटित परब्रह्मतत्त्वं युवानंवर्षिष्ठांते वसद् ऋषिगणौः आवृतं ब्रह्मनिष्ठैः ।आचार्येन्द्रं करकलित चिन्मुद्रमानंदमूर्तिंस्वात्मारामं मुदितवदनं दक्षिणामूर्तिमीडे ॥...

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Shri Shiva Bilvashtakam ( श्री शिव बिल्वाष्टकम )

Jun 26 2017 1 Comment Tags: Ashtakam, sanskrit, Shiva, stotram

Shri Shiva Bilvashtakam was composed by Jagad Guru Sri Adi Shankaracharya. Shri Shiva Bilvashtakam is a powerful chant that speaks of the power and glory of offering bilva leaves to Lord Shiva. They are to be offered in a group of three leaves and are said to have features that identify them with Lord Shiva himself. Bilva Patra shares a very special relationship with Lord Shiva. Shiva is very fond of Belpatra or the Bilva leaves. If a person prays to Shiva with a clear mind and offers a Belpatra to the Shivalinga, the Lord blesses them with whatever they desires....

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Shri Vishwanathashtakam in Sanskrit ( श्रीविश्वनाथाष्टकम् )

Jun 04 2017 0 Comments Tags: Ashtakam, sanskrit, Shiva

Shri Vishwanathashtakam is composed by Sri Adi Shankaracharya. According to Hindu mythology, Varanasi was founded by Lord Shiva. The city also known as Kashi and Benaras is one of the seven sacred cities of Hindus. To the Hindus, the Ganges is a sacred river and any town or city on its bank is believed to be auspicious. But Varanasi has a special sanctity, for it is believed, this is where Lord Shiva and his consort Parvati stood when time started ticking for the first time. Hindus believe that a person who breaths his last in Kashi, is blessed with eternal salvation, thus freed from...

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Mantra Om Purnam ada purnam with meaning

Jun 04 2017 0 Comments Tags: mantra, sanskrit, Shiva, Sloka

Om Purnam ada purnam mantra sloka is mentioned in The Isha Upanisad. Everything animate or inanimate that is within the universe is controlled and owned by the Lord. One should therefore accept only those things necessary for himself, which are set aside as his quota, and one should not accept other things, knowing well to whom they belong.  ॐ पूर्णमदः पूर्णमिदं पूर्णात्पुर्णमुदच्यतेपूर्णस्य पूर्णमादाय पूर्णमेवावशिष्यते ॥ॐ शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः ॥ Om Purnam-ada purnam-idam Purnaat purnam udachyathe purnasaya purnam-adaya purnam-eva vashishyathe Om Shaantih Shaantih Shaantih || Meaning:1: Om, That (Outer World) is Purna (Full with Divine Consciousness); This (Inner World) is also Purna (Full with Divine Consciousness);...

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Shri Mritasanjeevani Stotra in Sanskrit with hindi meaning ( श्री मृतसञ्जीवन स्तोत्र )

May 24 2017 1 Comment Tags: Kavach, sanskrit, Shiva, stotram

Shri Mritasanjeevani Stotra is dedicated to Lord Shiva .Shri Mritasanjeevani Stotra means the armour of raising from death. One can prevent untimely death by chanting this great Kavacham . It is some times referred as Mruta Sanjeevani stotram. The Matsya Purana tell a story about the perpetual wars between devas and asuras. The devas would always end up beating the asuras. Humiliated, Shukra Acharya, guru of the asuras, decided to approach Shiva to obtain the mritasanjeevani stotra, or mantra to make asuras invincible. He, meanwhile, asked the asuras to take refuge at the ashram of his father Bhrigu. The devas found the absence...

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Shri Naag Strotra in Sanskrit ( श्री नाग स्तोत्र )

May 19 2017 0 Comments Tags: Deity, sanskrit, Shiva, stotram

Shri Naag Stotra is recited in praise of nagas. 'Nagas',a clan with highly developed culture existed in ancient India.As per the proofs of the Indus Valley civilisation of 3000 B.C. the Nagas worshipped the snakes. It must be noted that only a specific category of serpents called 'Naga' is worshiped, and not all the snakes. After the Naga culture got incorporated into Hinduism, the Indo-Aryans themselves accepted many of the snake deities of the Nagas in their pantheon.The prominent Cobra snakes mentioned in the Puranas are Anant, Vasuki, Shesh, Padma, Kanwal, Karkotak, Kalia, Aswatar, Takshak, Sankhpal, Dhritarashtra and Pingal. As per...

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Pashupatinath Temple, Nepal

May 17 2017 0 Comments Tags: Shiva, Temples

Pashupatinath temple, is dedicated to Shiva and is situated beside the Bagmati river in Nepal.  Pashupati literally means Lord of the animals and is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The Pashupatinath Temple is a famous 5th century Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva(Pashupati). The square two-tiered building stands on a single-tiered plinth in an open courtyard. The temple has silver-plated and gilt doors with niches on both sides containing images of gold painted guardian deities.  This richly decorated temple with wooden sculptures is believed to make wishes come true. One of the most astonishing decorations of the temple is the huge golden statue of Nandi -...

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Shri Shiva Panchakshara Stotram with meaning ( श्री शिव पञ्चाक्षर स्तोत्रम् )

May 15 2017 0 Comments Tags: sanskrit, Shiva, stotram

Shri Shiva Panchakshara Stotram was composed by Shri Aadi Shankaracharya. Shiva Panchakshara stotram recitation makes Lord Shiva happy. Lord Shiva is the destroyer among the trinity and is worshipped as their main deity by millions of Hindus. The holy word chant to worship him is made of five letters and is popularly called Panchakshara- “Na Ma Si Va ya”. In this popular stotra each of these letters is considered as him and he is praised for his great qualities. The translation of Shri Shiva panchakshara stotram from Sanskrit to english has been done by Shri P. R. Ramachander. श्री शिव पञ्चाक्षर...

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Shiv Shankar ko jisne pooja - Bhajan

May 14 2017 0 Comments Tags: Bhajan, Shiva

Shiv Shankar ko jisne pooja is a very famous Shiva bhajan. This bhajan states the merits of Shiva bhakti. One who worships lord Shiva with pure heart gets almost everything in life and Salvation after death. Jai Shiv Shankar !! शिव शंकर को जिसने पूजा उसका ही उद्धार हुआ। अंत काल को भवसागर में उसका बेडा पार हुआ॥ भोले शंकर की पूजा करो, ध्यान चरणों में इसके धरो। हर हर महादेव शिव शम्भू। हर हर महादेव शिव शम्भू॥ नाम ऊँचा है सबसे महादेव का, वंदना इसकी करते है सब देवता। इसकी पूजा से वरदान पातें हैं सब, शक्ति का दान...

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Shri Pashupatastra stotra in Sanskrit ( श्री पाशुपतास्त्र स्तोत्रम )

May 06 2017 0 Comments Tags: mantra, sanskrit, Shiva, stotram

Shri Pashupatastra stotra has been taken from Agni Purana adhyaya 322. By reciting Shri Pashupatastra stotra a person can remove the obstacles from their life. One should recite this 21 days unbroken morning and evening 21 times each daily. All problems in life will vanish and you will enjoy happy life. यह स्तोत्र अग्नि पुराण के 322 वें अधयाय से लिया गया है। यह अत्यन्त प्रभावशाली व शीघ्र फलदायी प्रयोग है। यदि मनुष्य इस स्तोत्र का पाठ गुरू के निर्देशानुसार संपादित करे तो  अवश्य फायदा मिलेगा। पाशुपतास्त्र स्तोत्रम के पाठ से आपके जीवन की सारी बाधायें जल कर राख हो जायेंगी । पाशुपतास्त्र स्तोत्र का 21 दिन...

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Amogh Shiva Kavach in Sanskrit ( अमोघ शिव कवच )

May 04 2017 5 Comments Tags: Kavach, sanskrit, Shiva, stotram

Amogh Shiva Kavach is the stotram that provides us Lord Shiva's halo of protection. Whatever be your problems, whether of the horoscope, or spirits or tantra or black magic, this kavach works. I emphasise, it works period! The beauty of this stotra is that you don’t need anything else (like a yantra) to recite it. All you need is complete devotion for Lord Shiva. Chant it once daily or as many times as you can. It is regarded as SWAYAM SIDDHA – that is, the benefits kick-in right after the first recitation. There is no minimum (or maximum) for this...

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Mount Kailash - The abode of Shiva

Apr 08 2017 0 Comments Tags: Pilgrimage, Shiva, Temples

Mount Kailash is located in the Kailash mountain range of the Trans-Himalayas. For Hindus, Buddhists, Bonpos and Jains alike it is the most sacred mountain in the world, attracting thousands of pilgrims every year to circumnavigate the holy mountain by foot in the belief that it brings good fortune. In Buddhist and Hindu cosmology, Mount Kailash is the earthly manifestation of Mount Sumeru, which is the spiritual center of the universe. Mount Kailash holds significant power, as the very tip of the mountain is the central point of the cosmos’ rotation. In Sanskrit Kailas means luminous crystal. Hindus believe Mt.Kailash to be the...

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Shri Mrityunjaya Stotram in Sanskrit (श्री महामृत्युंजय स्तॊत्रम्‌)

Apr 07 2017 1 Comment Tags: sanskrit, Shiva, stotram

Shri Mrityunjaya Stotram is supposed to ward of all evils, remove fear of death and realize all wishes. Shri Mrityunjaya Stotram was composed by the ancient Sage Markandeya. This is one of the most powerful stotram among all. Sage Mrukandu prayed Lord Shiva for a son. Lord Shiva asked him whether he wanted an intelligent son who will live only for 16 years or foolish son, who will live for one hundred years. The sage chose the former. A son was born to him and was named as Markandeya. This boy became a very great devotee of Lord Shiva. On his sixteenth birthday,...

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Shri Ardhanarishwara Stotram with meaning ( अर्धनारीश्वर स्तोत्रम )

Apr 03 2017 3 Comments Tags: Ardhanarishwara, Parvati, Shiva, stotram

Shri Ardhanarishwara Stotram was composed by Sri Adi Shankara bhagavatpada. Creator and Creation are One ~ Ardhanarishwara, composite of Shiva and Shakti together in one body. This form reminds us that Shiva is beyond gender, yet encompasses both genders. Shiva represents the unmanifest and Shakti the manifest; Shiva the formless and Shakti the formed; Shiva consciousness and Shakti energy, not only in the cosmos as a whole but in each and every individual. Ardhanarishwara form also illustrates how the female principle of God, Shakti, is inseparable from the male principle of God, Shiva. Ardhanarishwara in iconography is depicted as half-male and half-female,...

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Shiva Dwadasha Jyotirlinga Stotram with meaning

Mar 20 2017 2 Comments Tags: Jyotirlinga, Shiva, stotram, Temples

Shiva Dwadasha Jyotirlinga Stotram is a powerful devotional hymn used to worship Lord Shiva. Jyotirlinga refers to radiance sign of lord Shiva. There are twelve holy jyotirlinga Temples in India. Shiva Dwadasha Jyotirlinga Stotram is recite or chanting to worship of those twelve jyotirlinga temples of lord shiva. Shree Dwadasha Jyotirlingam Stotram श्री द्वादश ज्योतिर्लिङ्ग स्तोत्रम्: Saurashtre Somanatham Cha Shrishaile Mallikarjunam | Ujjaiyinyam Mahakaalam Omkarama-Maleshwaram |1|| सौराष्ट्रे सोमनाथंच श्री शैले मल्लिकार्जुनम् | उज्जयिन्यां महाकालमोंकारममलेश्वरम् || Meaning - Somanath in Saurashtra and Mallikarjunam in Shri-Shailam; Mahakaal in Ujjain, Omkareshwar in Amleshwar. ............................................................................................................ Paralyam Vaidyanatham Cha Dakinyam Bheemashankaram | Setubandhe Tu Ramesham Nagesham Darukavane |2|| परल्यां वैद्यनाथं...

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Pancha Bhoota Shiva Temples

Jan 05 2017 0 Comments Tags: Pilgrimage, Shiva, Temples

Pancha Bhoota Stalam or Pancha Bhoota Sthala refers to the five Shiva temples, dedicated to Shiva, each representing the manifestation of the five prime elements of nature- land, water, air, sky, fire.  Pancha indicates Five, Bhoota means elements and Stala means place. All these temples are located in South India with four of these temples at Tamil Nadu and one at Andhra Pradesh. The five elements are believed to be enshrined in the five lingams and each of the lingams representing Shiva in the temple have five distant names based on the elements they represent. Indian belief associates the origin...

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Benefits of Gomati Chakra

Dec 12 2016 10 Comments Tags: Gomati Chakra, remedy, Shiva, Vishnu

Found in the Gomati River, the Gomati chakra stones are popular remedies for many problems people face in their day to day lives. Gomati Chakra is a white coloured stone with small circles seen on one side of the stone and the chakras are considered to be a symbol of goddess Lakshmi. Gomati Chakra resembles the Sudarshan Chakra or Discus of Lord Krishna. According to many Vaishnavas and oral tradition in Northern India, the Gomati Shilas were once part of Lord Krishna’s palaces in Dwaraka. They were used to adorn the walls and floor of many of Sri Krishna’s palaces. The...

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Sri Shiv Chalisa in hindi and english with meaning

Dec 06 2016 0 Comments Tags: Chalisa, Shiva

Sri Shiv Chalisa is a devotional song dedicated to Hindu deity, Lord Shiva. Adapted from the Shiva Purana, it consists of 40 (Chalis) chaupais (verses) and recited by the devotees of Shiva. Chanting Shiv Chalisa is believed to bring good health, prosperity and improvement in love life, relationship and marriage along with many other benefits. This page contains word-by-word Shiv Chalisa lyrics in Hindi and English. Meaning of every line along with benefits of reciting Shiv Chalisa. Shiv chalisa praises the Lord and asks for his help in removing all the problems from the devotees life. It is suggested that you focus your mind...

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Tapkeshwar Mahadev Temple

Nov 26 2016 0 Comments Tags: mythology, Pilgrimage, Shiva, Temples

Tapkeshwar Mahadev Temple is one of the most famous temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. This famous holy temple of Lord Shiva is situated on the bank of seasonal Asan river near Dehradun, Uttrakhand. Tapkeshwar Mahadev Temple is known to have one of the oldest Shivling in the cave. Tapkeshwar Mahadev Temple is located at a distance of 6.5 km from Dehradun city. As water droplets continuously drops on the shivling, hence it was named as Tapkeshwar. Water drops from the ceiling of the cave trickle down over the Shivlinga in a continuous downpour, making for an interesting spectacle. Legend has it that Ashwathama, son...

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Sri Rudra Kavacham ( श्री रुद्रकवचम् ) with meaning

Oct 12 2016 0 Comments Tags: Kavach, Rudra, sanskrit, Shiva, Shivlinga

Sri Rudra Kavacham is composed by Sage Durvasa. Sri Rudra Kavacham is found in Skanda Purana. Rudra Kavacham means The armour of Rudra. Sri Rudra Kavacham ( श्री रुद्रकवचम् ) chanting provides protection and removes fears. Below give is Sri Rudra Kavacham in Sanskrit , English and translation. Aum Namah Shivay !! ||अथ श्री रुद्रकवचम् || ॐ अस्य श्री रुद्र कवच स्तोत्र महा मंत्रस्यदूर्वासऋषिः अनुष्ठुप् छंदः त्र्यंबक रुद्रो देवताह्राम् बीजम् श्रीम् शक्तिः ह्रीम् कीलकम्मम मनसोभीष्टसिद्ध्यर्थे जपे विनियोगःह्रामित्यादिषड्बीजैः षडंगन्यासः || Asya Sri Rudra Kavacha stotra maha manythrasya Durvasa rishi, Anushtup chanda ,Tryabaka rudro devatha, Om Bheejam, Hreem SAkthi, Kleem Keelakam , mama manobheeshta sidhyarthe...

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Shri Rudrashtakam (श्रीरुद्राष्टकम) with meaning

Aug 27 2016 0 Comments Tags: ashtakam, mantra, Rudra, Shiva, shivlinga, Shivratri, stotram

The Rudrashtakam is an ashtakam or octet (a prayer with eight rhyming verses) dedicated to the manifestation of Shiva. It was composed by Swami Tulsidas in the fifteenth century. Rudra is considered as the fearsome manifestation of Shiva who is to be feared.This eightfold hymn of praise was sung to please Shankara. Lord Shiva will be pleased with whomever heartfully recites it. Rudrashtakam has its origins in the Ramayana, the great Sanskrit epic, written by Goswami Tulsidas(16th century AD) in Varanasi, the city sacred to Lord Shiva. Tulsidasji was writing the Ramcharitmanas in the Kashi Vishwanath Temple in Varanasi, when this...

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Shiva Lingashtakam with meaning

Aug 04 2016 0 Comments Tags: ashtakam, Shiva, shivlinga, Shivratri

Shiva Lingashtakam or Shiv Linga Ashtakam is a highly revered prayer to Shiva. Shiva Lingashtakam features eight Stanzas on glory of Shivalinga and it is said that any Shiva devotee who chants the holy octet of the Shiva Lingam with great devotion would in the end get moksha (liberation from the cycle of death and rebirth) and will reach the Shiva Loka (the world of God Shiva). ब्रह्ममुरारि सुरार्चित लिङ्गंनिर्मलभासित शोभित लिङ्गम् ।जन्मज दुःख विनाशक लिङ्गंतत्-प्रणमामि सदाशिव लिङ्गम् ॥ 1 ॥ Brahma Muraari Surarchita LingamNirmala Bhaashita Sobhitha LingamJanmaja Dhukha Vinaasaha LingamTatpranamaami Sadaashiva Lingam 1 Meaning: I bow before that Lingam, which is...

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Reference of Rudraksha in ancients texts

Jul 15 2016 0 Comments Tags: Purana, rudraksha, Shiva, stories

Bhagwat Puran Rudraksha subsist by the tear of lord Siva. According to the religious text Devi Bhagwat Puran there was a Demon known as Maya who was very strong and had divine energy and power. Due to these qualities he became proud and started to trouble deities and sages. No one was able to defeat this strong demon in war. He built three towns of three different metals. Towns were built by gold, silver and iron. These towns were non-destroyable and known as Tripur. After ruling these towns by him and his two brothers he was known as Tripurasur. He...

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Rudraksha Pooja

Jul 15 2016 1 Comment Tags: energization, mantra, puja, rudraksha, Shiva

  Many buyers have asked us questions that how we do shudhikaran (energisation)/pooja of rudraksha beads? We thought it would be a good idea if we give these details on our website itself.Please read the details given below on how pooja is performed step by step.The following pooja is performed prior to wearing any Rudraksha bead/mala:- The Rudraksha should be immersed in oil overnight. Then they are washed with Panchamrit (mixture of raw milk(unboiled), honey, curd, desi ghee & ganga jal), while chanting Shiva Mantra"Om Namah Shivaye" Then the Rudraksha are washed with pure water(ganga jal) chanting the Sadyojaat Mantra...

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Why Lord Shiva is Worshipped as Linga?

Jul 03 2016 0 Comments Tags: mythology, Shiva, Shivlinga

In Hindu Mythology, at the time of creation, the Brahman [Force which runs through all of us and the Great energy which created everything in the universe] manifested itself into the form of Lord Shiva, Lord Vishnu and Lord Brahma.   Lord Brahma was the Creator and Lord Vishnu was the Preserver. They worked together and everything was fine with the universe. However once Lord Vishnu and Lord Brahma had a fight with each other.   Lord Vishnu said, ‘Brahma, I am the Preserver. I am more powerful than you…’   Lord Brahma snorted, ‘If I had not created anything,...

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Shiva's Damru

Jul 02 2016 0 Comments Tags: Damru, Shiva

Shiva is depicted as holding a Damroo (Damru) – a small drum shaped like an hourglass. Shiva holding Damaru is popular in the Nataraja form. Sometimes he is shown in a dancing posture other than Nataraja and holding the Damaru. In some images the Damaru is tied to the Trishul or trident. The sound from Damaru symbolizes the sound that originates creation and perpetuates the universe. In Hinduism, especially by Shiva devotees, it is believed that beating of the Damaru by Shiva produced the very first sound (nada). This first sound was made in the void of nothingness. Shiva began...

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1008 Names of Shiva

Jul 02 2016 1 Comment Tags: Shiva, stotram

The Shiva Purana lists following 1008 names of god Shiva. For the knowledge of our buyers/readers we are giving those names here:- Shiva – PureHara – DestroyerMrda – GraciousRudra – TerriblePuskara – NourisherPuspalocana – Of Flowery EyesArthigamya – Accessible To The SuppliantsSadacara – Of Noble ConductSarva – All-in-allMahesvara – Great LordCandrapida – With Moon For The DiademCandramauli – With Moon For Its Crest-jewelVisva – UniverseVisvambharesvara – Lord Of The EarthVedantasarasandoha – The Essence Of Vedanta PhilosophyKapalin – With A Skull In The HandNilalohita – Blue-bloodedDhyanadhara – Object Of MeditationAparicchedya – InexplicableGauribhartr – Husband Of GauriGanesvara – Lord Of GanasAstamurti –...

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Rudraksha and Nakshatra

Jul 02 2016 0 Comments Tags: rudraksha, Shiva

Rudrakshas give several beneficial effects to the wearer and at the same time do not have any negative effects. Hence anyone can wear any Rudraksha. No combination is bad while wearing rudraksha,all combinations are good as rudrakshas don't have any negative effects.Many astrologers have also worked on Rudraksha. They suggest 'Mukhi' based on Birth Rashi and Nakshatra. However one could wear according to the needs / desires to be fulfilled. Some astrologers suggest to wear Rudraksha according to ruling planet as under:- Rudraksha and Nakshatra Sr.No. Birth Nakshatra Ruling Planet Recommended Rudraksha 1. Kritika Sun One/Twelve/Eleven Mukhis 2. Uttaraphalguni Sun...

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Moon and Shiva

Jun 30 2016 0 Comments Tags: Chandra, moon, mythology, Shiva, stories

Parvati once asked Shiva, Lord, tell me, why do you wear a crescent moon on your forehead?  What is the story behind this? Shiva told her the story. Earlier, Parvati had been born as Sati, the daughter of Daksha.  As Sati, she had been married to Shiva.  Since Daksha insulted her husband Shiva, Sati gave up her life.  When Sati died, Shiva no longer found pleasure in anything.  He began to live in the forest and started to perform tapasya.  Such was the power of the tapasya that any trees or mountains that were near the place where Shiva was...

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