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

Shiva Stotram to alleviate Poverty 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 नरकार्णव तारणाय...
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Lord Shiva Ashtottara Shata Namavali (108 names) in Sanskrit, Kannada, English

Lord Shiva Ashtottara Shata Namavali (108 names) in Sanskrit, Kannada, English 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 परशुहस्ताय नमःॐ मृगपानाये नमःॐ...
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Lord Shiva Shlokas (stotram) in Sanskrit, Kannada and English

Lord Shiva Shlokas (stotram) in Sanskrit, Kannada and English Namaste friends, how are you 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 वन्दे देवं...
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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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Which flowers Lord Shiva does not accept

Which flowers Lord Shiva does not accept

Which flowers Lord Shiva does not accept Namaste friends, how are your doing today? Lord Shiva blessings to you and your family! Rishi Romaharshana while reciting the Shiva Purana told the assembled Rishis / sages, "It is very easy to please Lord Shiva. But Lord Shiva must never be worshipped with a ketaki or a champaka flower". "Why, what is wrong with these flowers?" asked the assembled Rishis / sages. Sri Sita Devi and the Ketaki Flower Bhagavan Sri Rama’s father Dasharatha asked Bhagavan Sri Rama to spend fourteen years in the forest. So, Bhagavan Sri Rama went to the forest with his brother Lakshmana and his wife Sri Sita Devi. The three of them started to live on the banks of the river Phalgu. News reached the forest that Dasharatha had died in their absence and a shraaddha (funeral ceremony) had to performed for the dead Raja / king. Bhagavan Sri Rama sent Lakshmana to a nearby village to get the necessary ingredients. Time passed and Lakshmana did...
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What is Har Sahas meaning

What is Har Sahas meaning

What is Har Sahas meaning Namaste friends, how are you doing today? Lord Shiva blessings to you and your family! Just before going to "What is Har Sahas meaning", 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. The very important qualities of Lord Shiva are the sarpam / serpent Vasuki around his neck, the adorning crescent moon Sri Chandra Deva, the most pious and holy river Ganga flowing from his matted hair, the third eye (Trinetra) on his forehead, the Trishula / Trident, as his weapon, and the Damaru (A divine drum). Now, let us move forward to know about "What is Har Sahas meaning": Usually, we are often use the word “Hara sahasa” (हर साहस) in our day to...
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Why Ling form for Lord Shiva

Why Ling form for Lord Shiva

Why Ling form for Lord Shiva Namaste friends, how are you doing today? Bhagavan Sri Vishnu and Lord Shiva blessings to you and your family! Just before going to "Why only Ling form for Lord Shiva", 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. The very important qualities of Lord Shiva are the sarpam / serpent Vasuki around his neck, the adorning crescent moon Sri Chandra Deva, the most pious and holy river Ganga flowing from his matted hair, the third eye (Trinetra) on his forehead, the Trishula / Trident, as his weapon, and the Damaru (A divine drum). Now, let us move forward to know about "Why only Ling form for Lord Shiva": Once Brugu Maharshi went to Kailasa...
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What are Lord Shiva names with meaning

What are Lord Shiva names with meaning

What are Lord Shiva names with meaning Namaste friends, how are your doing today? Lord Shiva blessings to you and your family! Just before going to the shlokas (Stotram) of "What are Lord Shiva names with correct meaning", 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. The very important qualities of Lord Shiva are the sarpam / serpent Vasuki around his neck, the adorning crescent moon Sri Chandra Deva, the most pious and holy river Ganga flowing from his matted hair, the third eye (Trinetra) on his forehead, the Trishula / Trident, as his weapon, and the Damaru (A divine drum). There are innumerable names of Lord Shiva. Let us today learn few of Lord Shiva names with correct...
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How Lord Shiva killed Tripurasur

How Lord Shiva killed Tripurasur

How Lord Shiva killed Tripurasur Namaste friends, how are your doing today? Bhagavan Sri Vishnu and Lord Shiva blessings to you and your family! Tripurasura – Here Tripurasura means, three demons that is Vidyunmali, Tarakaksha and Kamalakshya, who were sons of Tarakasura (Tarakasura was killed by Kartikeya / Skanda - son of Lord Shiva and Sri Parvati Devi). After the killing of Tarakasura by Skanda, these three sons did a severe penance to Sri Chatur Mukha Brahma Deva and asked for the amaratva (immortality), which Sri Chatur Mukha Brahma Deva refused saying it can’t be given by him. Then they planned and sought another boon seeking three different cities made of Gold, silver and iron respectively, and that three cities align once in thousand years. And these forts built in different worlds shall align once in every 1000 years. This combined fort will be called  Tripura. And if anyone can then destroy Tripura with only a single arrow that shall be the death for...
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