What are Rameshwaram unknown facts (Rama Setu construction) (Why Rama installed Linga at Rameshwaram)

What are Rameshwaram unknown facts (Rama Setu construction) (Why Rama installed Linga at Rameshwaram)

What are Rameshwaram unknown facts (Rama Setu construction) (Why Rama installed Linga at Rameshwaram) Namaste friends, how are you doing today? Bhagavan Sri Rama and Lord Shiva blessings to you and your family! Bhagavan Sri Rama after slaying Ravana and his demon group, and also after freeing Sri Sita Deva came back to a southern India (Present Tamilnadu) and installed a divine Linga called Ramshwaram or Ramanatha. This divine temple is still existing in today's Tamilnadu, India. This divine and most auspicious temple is one of the 12 Jyotirlingams in India. A Jyotirlingam or Jyotirlinga, is a divine representation of Lord Shiva. The word Jyotirlingam or Jyotirlinga is a Sanskrit word. Jyotirlingam or Jyotirlinga means jyoti or 'divine illumination' and Linga means Lord Shiva's Linga. Shiva Purana mentions 64 original Jyotirlinga shrines in India and Nepal. In these, 12 are the most auspicious Lingas of Lord Shiva and thus these are also known as Maha Jyotirlingams. The 12 Jyotirlingams of Lord Shiva are as given...
Read More
How Shumbha, Nishumbha, Mahishasura were killed (Arunachaleshwar grace on Parvati)

How Shumbha, Nishumbha, Mahishasura were killed (Arunachaleshwar grace on Parvati)

How Shumbha, Nishumbha, Mahishasura were killed (Arunachaleshwar grace on Parvati) Namaste friends, how are you doing today? Goddess Durga Devi blessings to you and your family! The demons named Shumbha and Nishumbha had received boons from Sri Brahma Deva, according to which no deity, demon or Man could kill them. Shumbha and Nishumbha became excessively arrogant and started tormenting the Devatas / Demigods and humans. All the Devatas / Demigods went to Lord Shiva and requested for his help. Lord Shiva assured them that both the demons would be killed at the opportune time. The Devatas / Demigods were satisfied and returned back to their respective abodes. Sri Parvati Devi was of dark complexion. Sri Parvati Devi thought that Lord Shiva would be more affectionate towards her if she somehow discarded her dark skin. Thus Sri Parvati Devi eventually discarded her dark skin at a place and it instantly got transformed into 'Kaali Kaushiki'. Sri Parvati Devi, then did an austere tapasya / penance at Vindhyachala mountain. At that time, the...
Read More
Kalabhiti amazing story, who later bacame Mahakal (Karandham queries)

Kalabhiti amazing story, who later bacame Mahakal (Karandham queries)

Kalabhiti amazing story, who later bacame Mahakal (Karandham queries) Namaste friends, how are your doing today? Bhagavan Sri Vishnu and Lord Shiva blessings to you and your family! There is an amazing tale related with the birth of Kalabhiti (Kaalabhiti). During ancient times there lived a sonless brahmin named Manti in Kashi. He did an austere penance to get a son. At last, Lord Shiva became pleased by his devotion and appeared. Lord Shiva said: 'You will be blessed with an enlightened son who would liberate your whole clan.' In course of time Manti's wife became pregnant, but amazingly did not deliver a baby even after a long time. Four years passed like this, but Manti's wife did not deliver the child. Manti was perplexed by this unusual event, so he asked the baby, who was still in his mother's womb, as to why he was hesitant to come out. The child replied that he feared 'Kaala' and this was the reason why he was not taking birth. The child said:...
Read More
What is Gokarna story of three Shiva Linga

What is Gokarna story of three Shiva Linga

What is Gokarna story of three Shiva Linga Namaste friends, how are your doing today? Bhagavan Sri Vishnu and Lord Shiva blessings to you and your family! GOKARNESHWARA - The famous battle of 'Tarakamaya' had ended. The Devatas / deities after having defeated the demons had once again regained the control of heaven. Sri Brahma Deva being satisfied with the positive outcome of the war was engrossed in his meditation when Sanata Kumara arrived and asked: "O Sri Brahma Deva! I am anxious to know about the origin of three famous Shiva Lingas, that is, Uttara Gokarna, Dakshina Gokarna and Shringeshwara." "What made Lord Shiva to take the form of a deer (Gokarna)? Please enlighten me on all these subjects." Sri Brahma Deva replied: "The northern peak of Mandarachala mountain is famously known as Munjawana. This place is divinely beautiful and the stones and rocks over there glitter like diamonds." "It has many rivers, lakes and springs. The atmosphere over there is so serene that even the deities are tempted...
Read More
What is false Parvati story

What is false Parvati story

What is false Parvati story Namaste friends, how are your doing today? Bhagavan Sri Vishnu, Lord Shiva and Sri Parvati Devi blessings to you and your family! Lord Shiva had once gone on a visit to a city named Shonitapura. Lord was accompanied by many daivi / divine gandharvas and Apsara Devis. Sri Parvati Devi was left behind in Kailasha and Lord Shiva felt lonely without her. Lord Shiva called Nandi and said, "Go to Kailasha and ask Parvati to come here". Nandi went to Kailasha and told Sri Parvati Devi that Lord Shiva wanted her. Sri Parvati Devi said that this would take a little time, since she wanted to get ready first. Nandi went back and reported to Lord Shiva what Sri Parvati Devi had said. Lord Shiva waited for a little while, but Sri Parvati Devi did not come. Lord Shiva therefore sent Nandi again to Kailasha with the injunction that he should not come back without Sri Parvati Devi.   The Apasara Devis meanwhile decided...
Read More
Ruru, a demon story

Ruru, a demon story

Ruru, a demon story Namaste friends, how are your doing today? Bhagavan Sri Vishnu, Lord Shiva and Sri Parvati Devi blessings to you and your family! There was a demon who wanted to marry Sri Parvati Devi. His name was Ruru. Ruru happened to see Sri Parvati Devi and decided that this was the woman who would be his wife. Ruru began to perform tapasya / penance, so that his desire might be satisfied. Sri Brahma Deva appeared before him and asked, "Ruru, why are you performing such difficult tapasya?" Ruru said: "I want to marry Parvati." Sri Brahma Deva replied: "That boon, not even I can grant you." Sri Brahma Deva departed and Ruru continued with his meditation. This meditation was going on in a mountain named Malaya. And such was the power of Ruru’s meditation that the mountain started to burn. The fires were so strong that even Lord Shiva and Sri Parvati Devi had to run away from the mountain. "Lord, why are we running away?" asked Sri Parvati...
Read More
How Nandi became devotee of Lord Shiva

How Nandi became devotee of Lord Shiva

How Nandi became devotee of Lord Shiva Namaste friends, how are your doing today? Lord Shiva blessings to you and your family! We all know that Nandi is the mount and one of the greatest devotee of Lord Shiva. But today let us understand "How Nandi became devotee of Lord Shiva". In Sanskrit Nandi name is derived from 'Ananda'. Nandi means divine bliss, joy, pleasure, etc. There was a sage named Shilada. He once saw that his ancestors were being tortured in Naraka / hell. When Shilada tried to find out why this was so, he was told that this was because Shilada did not yet have a son. To obtain a son, Shilada began to pray to Lord Shiva. Shilada prayed for a thousand years. At the end of the tapasya / penance, Lord Shiva appeared and offered to grant Shilada a boon. Shilada wanted the boon that he might have a virtuous son. A few days later, when Shilada was ploughing the land, he discovered a baby...
Read More
How Lord Shiva became Chandrashekhar (Somashekhar) story

How Lord Shiva became Chandrashekhar (Somashekhar) story

How Lord Shiva became Chandrashekhar (Somashekhar) story Namaste friends, how are you today? Lord Shiva blessings to you and your family! To understand "How Lord Shiva became Chandrashekhar (Somashekhar)", we have to understand few points about Lord Chandra / Soma (Moon). First let us learn what are the greatness of the Lord Chandra / Soma (Moon) are, what are the significances of Lord Chandra / Soma, etc. are: Lord Chandra / Soma is one of the navagrahas (celestial bodies of cosmic influence) is the lunar deity also identified with the Lunar deity name known as Soma. This graha / planet causes nightfall, strengthens the mind, purifies the blood and is considered as the one who radiates nectar. Worship of the Lord Chandra is said to be beneficial for relief from all sorrows and helps in curing mental afflictions. Lord Chandra's cool rays radiate happiness. Pancha Mukhi (Five faced) Lord Shiva with Crescent. Worshipping Lord Chandra on Mondays is said to be very effective in getting one's prayers answered. Hinduism...
Read More
What is Shivaratri (Vedanidhi) story

What is Shivaratri (Vedanidhi) story

What is Shivaratri (Vedanidhi) story Namaste friends, how are your doing today? Lord Shiva blessings to you and your family! First let us know briefly about Shivaratri: Shivaratri is the tithi (lunar day) on which Sri Brahma Deva and Sri Maha Vishnu had shown us why we need to worship Lord Shiva. Here Shivaratri = Shiva + Ratri = Lord Shiva's + Night. This is the day of Lord Shiva's night. In the city of Avanti there used to be a righteous brahmana. He had two sons, Sunidhi and Vedanidhi. Vedanidhi was wicked. The king of Avanti was so pleased with the brahmana that he gave him a golden bangle as a present. The brahmana took it home and gave it to his wife to store safely. There, it was discovered by Vedanidhi. Vedanidhi stole the ornament and gave it to a dancing-girl. It so happened that the king was watching a dance performed by the dancing-girl and he noticed the bangle on the girl’s hand. King found out...
Read More
What is Shivaratri (Rurudruha / Guha) story

What is Shivaratri (Rurudruha / Guha) story

What is Shivaratri (Rurudruha / Guha) story Namaste friends, how are you doing today? Lord Shiva blessings to you and your family! First let us know briefly about Shivaratri: Shivaratri is the tithi (lunar day) on which Sri Brahma Deva and Sri Maha Vishnu had shown us why we need to worship Lord Shiva. Here Shivaratri = Shiva + Ratri = Lord Shiva's + Night. This is the day of Lord Shiva's night. A vrata (divine ritual) is a special religious rite that is performed.  A vrata observed on Shivaratri (the night dedicated to Lord Shiva) is particularly important. It brings undying punya (divine deeds). On this day, one stays up at night and prays to a Lord Shiva Linga. All followers of Lord Shiva has to observe a fast the whole day. Now, Let us know "What is Shivaratri story (Rurudruha / Guha)": In earlier day, there used to be a hunter named Rurudruha. He was not at all righteous. In fact, he was quite evil...
Read More