Articles — Shivlinga

Somnath Jyotirlinga Shrine

Sep 29 2018 0 Comments Tags: Jyotirlinga, Pilgrimage, Shiva, Shivlinga, Temples

The Somnath temple is dedicated to Someshwara, another name of Lord Shiva with moon on his head. The temple is situated in Saurashtra. It is believed that Somraj, the Moon God himself had originally built the temple out of gold. Somnath is the first of all the 12 jyotirlingas. Though the temple is of Hindu origin, the Architecture has Jain influences. The Somnath temple has been destroyed six times and have been rebuilt. The temple faces the east direction. Externally the Somnath temple resembles the Rudramala temple at Siddhapur. The dome of the temple is the biggest ever made in...

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Om Jai Shiv Omkara - Shiva aarti with meaning

Jan 03 2018 0 Comments Tags: Aarti, Shiva, Shivlinga, Shivratri

Om Jai Shiv Omkara is famous Shiva aarti. Lord Shiva is 'shakti' or power, Shiva is the destroyer, the most powerful god of the Hindu pantheon and one of the godheads in the Hindu Trinity. Known by many names - Mahadeva, Mahayogi, Pashupati, Nataraja, Bhairava, Vishwanath, Bhava, Bhole Nath - Lord Shiva is perhaps the most complex of Hindu deities. One who recites this Om Jai Shiv Omkara Aarti to the Lord gets rid of all problems and attains fulfillment of his heart’s desire. जय शिव ओंकारा, ॐ जय शिव ओंकारा ।ब्रह्मा, विष्णु, सदाशिव, अर्द्धांगी धारा ॥ॐ जय शिव ओंकारा Jai Shiv Omkara, Om...

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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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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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Shivashtakam

Jun 15 2016 0 Comments Tags: Ashtakam, mantra, Rudra, Shiva, Shivlinga

Shivashtakam प्रभुं प्राणनाथं विभुं विश्वनाथं जगन्नाथ नाथं सदानन्द भाजाम् ।भवद्भव्य भूतॆश्वरं भूतनाथं, शिवं शङ्करं शम्भु मीशानमीडॆ prabhuṃ prāṇanāthaṃ vibhuṃ viśvanāthaṃ jagannātha nāthaṃ sadānanda bhājām |bhavadbhavya bhūteśvaraṃ bhūtanāthaṃ, śivaṃ śaṅkaraṃ śambhu mīśānamīḍe I pray You, Siva, Sankara, Sambhu, Who is the Lord, Who is the Lord of our lives, Who is Vibhu, Who is the Lord of the world, Who is the Lord of Vishnu (Jagannatha), Who is always dwelling in happiness, Who imparts light or shine to everything, Who is the Lord of living beings, Who is the Lord of ghosts, and Who is the Lord of everyone. ||1||गलॆ रुण्डमालं...

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