Shiva Stotram to alleviate Poverty – written by Vashishtha Maharshi in Sanskrit, Kannada, English

Shiva Stotram to alleviate Poverty - written by Vashishtha Maharshi in Sanskrit, Kannada, English Namaste friends, how are you doing today? Lord Shiva blessings to you and you family! Just before going to the shlokas (Stotram) of "Daridrya (poverty) dahan (alleviate) Shiva stotram - Vashishtha Maharshi virachit (written by)" - ("Shiva Stotram to alleviate Poverty - written by Vashishtha Maharshi"), let us know few very important points about Lord Shiva. Lord Shiva was born from the 'manasa' (divine mind) of Sri Brahma Deva. While Sri Brahma Deva was born from the 'nabhi' (divine navel) of Bhagavan Sri Narayana. Lord Shiva's consort name is Sri Parvati Devi. Lord Shiva's children names are Sri Ganesha and Sri Kartikeya. Left: Lord Shiva beautiful family; Right: Lord Shiva drinking haalaahala poison. Now, let us look at the "Shiva Stotram to alleviate Poverty - written by Vashishtha Maharshi" - [("Daridrya (poverty) dahan (alleviate) Shiva stotram - Vashishtha Maharshi virachit (written by)"] || दारिद्र्य दहन शिव स्तोत्रं - वशिष्ठ महर्षि विरचित (द्वारा लिखित) || विश्वेश्वराय...
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Lord Shiva Ashtottara Shata Namavali (108 names) with meaning in Sanskrit, Kannada and English languages

Lord Shiva Ashtottara Shata Namavali (108 names) with meaning in Sanskrit, Kannada and English languages Namaste friends, how are you doing today? Lord Shiva blessings to you and your family! First of all let us know what is meaning of "Shiva Ashtottara Shata Namavali"? Here Shiva = Lord Shiva, Ashtottara Shata = 108, Namavali = Divine names. This means, Lord Shiva's 108 divine names. Now let's know those divine 108 names of Lord Shiva: Left: Mother Ganga descending to Lord Shiva's jata. Thus the name Lord Gangadhara for Lord Shiva. Right: Thanjavur Lord Shiva Linga. || शिव अष्टोत्तर शत नामावली || ॐ शिवाय नमः ॐ महेश्वराय नमः ॐ शंभवे नमः ॐ पिनाकिने नमः ॐ शशिशेखराय नमः ॐ वावदेवाय नमः ॐ विरूपाक्षाय नमः ॐ कपर्दिने नमः ॐ नीललोहिताय नमः ॐ शंकराय नमः (10) ॐ शूलपाणये नमः ॐ खट्वांगिने नमः ॐ विष्णुवल्लभाय नमः ॐ शिपविष्टाय नमः ॐ अंबिकनाथाय नमः ॐ श्रीकंठाय नमः ॐ भक्तवत्सलाय नमः ॐ भवाय नमः ॐ शर्वाय नमः ॐ त्रिलोकेशाय नमः (20) ॐ शितिकंठाय नमः ॐ शिवप्रियाय नमः ॐ उग्राय नमः ॐ कपालिने नमः ॐ कौमाराये नमः ॐ अंधकासुर सूदनाय नमः ॐ गंगाधराय नमः ॐ ललाटाक्षाय नमः ॐ कालकालाय नमः ॐ कृपानिधाये नमः (30) ॐ भीमाय नमःॐ...
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Lord Shiva Shlokas (stotras) with meaning in Sanskrit, Kannada and English

Lord Shiva Shlokas (stotras) with meaning in Sanskrit, Kannada and English Namaste friends, how are your doing today? Lord Shiva blessings to you and your family! Just before going to the shlokas of Lord Shiva, let us know few very important points about him. Lord Shiva was born from the 'manasa' (divine mind) of Sri Brahma Deva. While Sri Brahma Deva was born from the 'nabhi' (divine navel) of Bhagavan Sri Narayana. Lord Shiva's consort name is Sri Parvati Devi. Lord Shiva's children names are Sri Ganesha and Sri Kartikeya. Now, let's move on to shlokas of Lord Shiva. Beautiful family of Lord Shiva! 1. || श्री रुद्र द्वादशनाम स्तोत्रं || प्रथमं तु महादेवं द्वितीयं तु महेश्वरं ।तृतीयं शंकरं प्रोक्तं चतुर्थं वृषभध्वजम् ॥ १॥ पञ्चमं कृत्तिवासं च षष्ठं कामाङ्गनाशनं ।सप्तमं देवदेवेशं श्रीकण्ठं चाष्टमं तथा ॥ २॥ नवमं तु हरं देवं दशमं पार्वतीपतिं ।रुद्रमेकादशं प्रोक्तं द्वादशं शिवमुच्यते ॥ ३॥ एतद्वादशनामानि त्रिसन्ध्यं यः पठेन्नरः ।गोघ्नश्चैव कृतघ्नश्च भ्रूणहा गुरुतल्पगः ॥ ४॥ स्त्रीबालघातकश्चैव सुरापो वृषलीपतिः ।सर्वं नाशयते पापं शिवलोकं स गच्छति ॥ ५॥ शुद्धस्फटिकसङ्काशं त्रिनेत्रं चन्द्रशेखरं ।इन्दुमण्डलमध्यस्थं...
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What are Prayag (Prayagraj) unknown facts, significance (About Veni Daan)

What are Prayag (Prayagraj) unknown facts, significance (About Veni Daan)

What are Prayag (Prayagraj) unknown facts, significance (About Veni Daan) Namaste friends, how are you doing today? Bhagavan Sri Vishnu blessings to you and your family! First let us know the meaning of the word Prayag or Prayaga. Here Prayaaga = Pra + Yaaga = Pra + Yaag = first + Yaag (Yagna). It is said in Hindu Sanatana Dharma shastras (scriptures), Sri Brahma Deva, first chose a land on the earth to perform 'Prakrista Yaga' at the beginning of shrusti / creation and thus Sri Brahma Deva called it as a 'Teertha Raja',  That is, 'King of all pilgrimage centers’ and thus the name Prayagraj (Prayagaraja) name came into existence. Prayag or Prayagraj is a city in the State of Uttar Pradesh situated at the sangama (confluence) of the most sacred river Ganga and Yamuna rivers. With this anther river also exists as the invisible river known as Saraswati. Prayagraj is one of the great four sites of Kumbha Mela. The other three being Haridwar, Ujjain, and...
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What are Kashi (Varanasi) unknown facts, significance

What are Kashi (Varanasi) unknown facts, significance

What are Kashi (Varanasi) unknown facts, significance Namaste friends, how are you doing today? Bhagavan Sri Vishnu and Lord Shiva blessings to you and your family! First of all let us all know the meaning of the words Kashi, Varanasi and Banaras. Kashi means something bright, highly shining, illuminating, splendid, etc. In Sanskrit 'kaash' means to shine brightly. Thus total meaning of the word Kashi = Kaash (काश) + i (ई) = shining brightly + this place. Means, this is a place which shines very brightly. Varanasi - 'Varuna river with the Ganga river being to its north' and 'that of Asi (Assi) river and the Ganga river to its south', that means a place where Varuna river along with Ganga river is situated to the north. Similarly, Assi river along with Ganga river is situated to the south. Varanasi = Varana + asi = Varuna river + asi (assi) river, that is, this is a place where Varuna + Assi rivers flows along with Ganga...
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What are Lord Shiva different avatars, ekadasha rudras, bilva, significance

What are Lord Shiva different avatars, ekadasha rudras, bilva, significance

What are Lord Shiva different avatars, ekadasha rudras, bilva, significance Namaste friends, how are you doing today? Lord Shiva blessings to you and your family! Dear friends, let us now learn various information related to Lord Shiva one by one: Lord Shiva has been worshipped since unknown time now. Lord Shiva's worship is prevailing in Hindu Sanatana Dharma since time immemorial perhaps.  There are various historical and puranic references are present to the worship of Lord Shiva.  We can find several divine personalities having worshiped Lord Shiva on different occasions for various reasons. Bhagavan Sri Maha Vishnu in his various avatars also worshiped Lord Shiva for Loka Kalyana (welfare of the ordinary people), Loka reetya (to teach how and why to worship Lord Shiva). Now let us know the more and very important information about Lord Shiva as per our Hindu Sanatana Dharma. First of all, let us know who is Lord Shiva? Lord Shiva was born as the son of Sri Brahma Deva. (Brahma is a padavi / rank. Among...
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What are Lord Ganesh different avatars & significance

What are Lord Ganesh different avatars & significance

What are Lord Ganesh different avatars & significance Namaste friends, how are you doing today? Bhagavan Sri Vishnu and Lord Ganesha blessings to you and your family! Although Lord Ganesha has many characteristics, he can be easily identified by his beautiful elephant head. Lord Ganesha is widely admired through world and especially as the remover of obstacles and also he is the deva of high intellect and wisdom. As the god of start, Lord Ganesha is honored at the start of all the Hindu functions, rites and ceremonies etc. Just before knowing the different avatars / incarnations of Lord Ganesh, let us know the most auspicious 'Dwadasha naamam' (12 names) of Lord Ganesha. Dwadasha naamam (12 names): Lord Ganesha Names are, 1. Sumukha 2. Ekadanta 3. Kapila 4. Gajakarnaka 5. Lambhodhara 6. Vikata 7. VighNanashaka 8. VinAyaka 9. DhumravarNa 10. GajAdhyeksha 11. BAlachandra 12. GajAnana Meaning of these names are as given below: 1. Sumukha: Sri Ganesha is called as Sri Sumukha, as he is so beautiful even Sri Chandradeva is nothing in front of him. Sumukha = Su...
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What is Lord Ganesh birth story

What is Lord Ganesh birth story

What is Lord Ganesh birth story Namaste friends, how are you doing today? Bhagavan Sri Vishnu, Lord Shiva, Sri Parvati Devi and Lord Ganesha blessings to you and your family! Lord Ganesha born as the son of Sri Parvati Devi  Lord Ganesha birth as per Skanda Purana As per Skanda Purana (it is considered as a 'Tamasa Purana'), Sri Parvati got Lord Ganesha out of her body’s mud. But here we should understand the correct and real meaning of this story and we must not take the story as it is, as it gives a wrong image of Sri Parvati Devi.   As per Skanda Purana, when Sri Parvati Devi made the rachana / creation of Lord Ganesha out of her body’s clay, does it mean that she had lot of clay / mud on her body? How that much of clay / mud can come to her body?  These are the few questions which appears mind in the mind of today's liberals. Let us go little back: When Sri...
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What is Andhakasur story (How Andhakasur was killed)

What is Andhakasur story (How Andhakasur was killed)

What is Andhakasur story (How Andhakasur was killed) Namaste friends, how are you doing today? Lord Shiva blessings to you and your family! Shiva was once sitting on Mount Mandara. Parvati came up from behind, so that Shiva could not see her, and covered Shiva’s eyes with her two hands. Shiva could not see and everything seemed to be dark to him. Parvati’s hands sweated from the exertion and the sweat fell down on the ground. From this sweat, a dark and fierce creature was born and started to roar. Parvati, said Shiva, What are you up to? First, you cover up my eyes so that I can’t see. Next, you roar so as to frighten me. Not I, replied Parvati. See for yourself. I wonder where this creature has come from. She removed her hands and Shiva saw the being in front of them. It is our son, said Shiva. It was born from your sweat when you covered my eyes. Since it was born when my...
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How Parvati became Gauri (Killing of Shumbh and Nishumbh)

How Parvati became Gauri (Killing of Shumbh and Nishumbh)

How Parvati became Gauri (Killing of Shumbh and Nishumbh) Namaste friends, how are you doing today? Lord Shiva and Sri Parvati Devi blessings to you and your family! There were two asuras (demons) named Shumbha and Nishumbha. They meditated a lot and pleased Sri Brahma Deva.  Sri Brahma Deva thereupon gave them the boon that they could not be killed by males.  Having obtained the boon, the two demons started to oppress the world. They drove the Demigods out of heaven and the Demigods went to Sri Brahma Deva, so that a solution might be found to the problem. Sri Brahma Deva went to Lord Shiva. You have to help the Demigods, he told to Lord Shiva. I have given Shumbha and Nishumbha the boon that they cannot be killed by males. Find a way so that a female is born out of Parvati Devi’s body. She will kill Shumbha and Nishumbha. I will try, replied Lord Shiva. When Shiva next met Parvati Devi, he addressed her...
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