What is Arjuna and Lord Shiva fighting story | Pashupatastra story

What is Arjuna and Lord Shiva fighting story | Pashupatastra story

What is Arjuna and Lord Shiva fighting story | Pashupatastra story Namaste friends, how are your doing today? Bhagavan Sri Krishna and Lord Shiva blessings to you and your family! Duryodhana had robbed the Pandavas of their rightful share of the kingdom in a game of dice. As a result of this, the Pandavas had to spend 12 years in forest and one year in exile. While they were in the forest, Bhagavan Sri Veda Vyasa Ji (remember he is also an avatar of Sri Hari) came to visit the Pandavas. Bhagavan Sri Veda Vyasa Ji told them that they should pray to Lord Shiva. But since Arjuna was the best suited amongst the Pandavas for worshipping Lord Shiva, Sri Veda Vyasa Ji taught Arjuna a special mantra (incantation). Then Bhagavan Sri Veda Vyasa Ji asked Arjuna to go to parvata / mount Indrakila and pray to Lord Shiva there. Parvata / mount Indrakila was on the banks of the river Bhagirathi. Arjuna went to parvata / mount...
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What are Kedar JyotirLing significance | Story of Nar and Narayan

What are Kedar JyotirLing significance | Story of Nar and Narayan

What are Kedar JyotirLing significance | Story of Nar and Narayan Namaste friends, how are your doing today? Lord Shiva blessings to you and your family! The fifth of the jyotirlingas is Kedara. In one of Bhagavan Sri Vishnu’s avatar, he revealed himself as Narayana and Sri Shesha Deva as Nara. These two sages prayed for a long time in the hermitage known as Badrikashrama. Near this hermitage there was a peak of the Himalayas named Kedara. After the two sages had prayed to Lord Shiva for a very long time, Lord Shiva appeared and said, I don’t understand why the two of you worshipping me. It is you who should be worshipped. But since you have been praying to me, let me grant you a boon. Nara and Narayana desired that Lord Shiva should always be present in the form of a Linga on the peak Kedara. Once Lord Shiva's son Kartikeya asked Lord Shiva: 'How did this Badarikashrama (a place called Badari + ashrama) sacrosanct place originate?...
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What are Mahakal JyotirLing significances | Story of demon Deshan and four brahmins

What are Mahakal JyotirLing significances | Story of demon Deshan and four brahmins

What are Mahakal JyotirLing significances | Story of demon Deshan and four brahmins Namaste friends, how are your doing today? Lord Shiva blessings to you and your family! The city of Avanti is on the banks of the river Kshipra (Shipra). A brahmana named Vedapriya used to live in the city of Avanti. Vedapriya used to worship Lord Shiva everyday and he had brought up his four sons to do the same. These sons were named Devapriya, Priyamedha, Suvrita and Suvrata. Not very far away, on a hill named Ratnamala, there used to live an asura named Dushana. Dushana was evil, he could not stand the idea of the Vedas being read and the religion prescribed in them followed. Dushana went about destroying this righteous religion wherever he could. Dushana got to know that in the city of Avanti there lived four brahmanas who followed the righteous religion and worshipped Lord Shiva. These were Devapriya, Priyamedha, Suvrita and Suvrata. Their father Vedapriya had died by then. Dushana and his...
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What are Mallikarjun JyotirLing significances

What are Mallikarjun JyotirLing significances

What are Mallikarjun JyotirLing significances Namaste friends, how are you doing today? Lord Shiva blessings to you and your  family! Just before moving the story of Mallikarjun Jyotirling, let us very briefly know about the beautiful family of Lord Shiva. Lord Shiva is the head of this family. His consort name is Sri Parvati Devi. They have two sons namely Ganesha and Kartikeya. Ganesha has divine elephant face, while Kartikeya has 6 heads and thus Kartikeya is known as as 'Shanmukha' (Here Shan + Mukha. Here Shan = 6 and Mukha = face). They all stay in a divine place called Kailasa. With all these four of them, there are multiple other divine people living in Kailasa. Few of the names are Nandi, Bhrungi, many Ganas etc. Lord Shiva's mount is Nandi, Sri Parvati Devi's mount is divine Lion, Ganesha's mount is Mushaka (divine Mouse) and Kartikeya's mount is Mayura (divine Peacock). Lord Shiva and Parvati had two sons, Ganesha and Kartikeya. Both sons wanted to get married....
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What is Mritasanjivani vidya story (Shukracharya learning it from Lord Shiva)

What is Mritasanjivani vidya story (Shukracharya learning it from Lord Shiva)

What is Mritasanjivani vidya story (Shukracharya learning it from Lord Shiva) Namaste friends, how are your doing today? Bhagavan Sri Vishnu and Lord Shiva blessings to you and your family! Just before moving forward to know about "What is Mritasanjivani vidya story", let's know the meaning of Mritasanjivani. Here Mritasanjivani = Mrita + San + Jivani = Death + With the help of + Getting back the life. Here Mritasanjivani means, if someone has died, then if he / she has to comeback to life means, using either mantra or divine plant, that person or those people can be brought back to life. Because of the demons / rakshasas ill behaviour, Devatas / Demigods had to fight with those demons / rakshasas and the demons were sometimes worsted in these encounters. Shukracharya (remember Shukracharya is a Brahmana and is the son of the Great Sri Bhrigu Maharshi) consoled the demons. Left: Lord Shiva drinking the Halahala poison. Right: Shukracharya, the son of the Great Sri Bhrigu...
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What is Krishna and Shiva fighting story [Vanasura (Banasura), Usha, Anirudhha story]

What is Krishna and Shiva fighting story [Vanasura (Banasura), Usha, Anirudhha story]

What is Krishna and Shiva fighting story [Vanasura (Banasura), Usha, Anirudhha story] Namaste friends, how are your doing today? Bhagavan Sri Vishnu blessings to you and your family! Just before moving forward to know about "What is Krishna and Shiva fighting story", let us have a brief background about Bhagavan Sri Vishnu (Krishna), Sri Brahma Deva and Lord Shiva. Bhagavan Sri Vishnu just before the starting of the creation, creates Sri Brahma Deva from his nabhi (navel). Thus Bhagavan Sri Vishnu is also known as Bhagavan Sri Padmanabha. Here Padmanabha means, he is someone who has given birth from his nabhi (navel) and the one who has taken birth is sitting on a Padma flower (Lotus flower). For this reason Bhagavan Sri Vishnu is also known as Padmanabha. Later Sri Brahma Deva gives birth to many including Sri Rudra Deva (Lord Shiva) from his 'manasa' (mind). Thus Sri Rudra Deva (Lord Shiva) is also called as 'manasa putra', that is, Lord Shiva is someone who is...
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