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Lord Shiva’s Teachings for a Peaceful Modern Lifestyle

Lord Shiva’s Teachings for a Peaceful Modern Lifestyle Materialistic Pleasures Are Temporary: Lord Shiva was never attached to wealth. He neither wore gold ornaments nor expensive clothes. He was least bothered about material possessions as he was an enlightened soul who found happiness in real things. Patience, Persistence And Calmness:  Shiva is a yogi. He sat …

Why Is Lord Shiva The Easiest God To Please

Why Is Lord Shiva The Easiest God To Please Lord Shiva is one of the Trimurti Gods of Hinduism who is widely worshipped by Hindus all around the world. Millions of devotees visit the various temples of Lord Shiva throughout the year, in the hope of seeking his powerful blessings. There are many interesting legends …

17 Amazing Non-Jyotirlinga Shiva Temples

Great Shiva Temples Which Are Not Jyotirlingas We are all familiar with the 12 famous Jyotirlinga shrines of Lord Shiva, which have several great legends associated with them. Each year, millions of devotees visit these temples to get a darshan of the famous lingams within them, and to be graced by Lord Shiva’s supreme blessings. …

How Were The Trishul And Sudarshana Chakra Created

How Were The Trishul And Sudarshana Chakra Created The trishul and the Sudarshan Chakra are two of the most powerful Hindu mythology. While the Trishul is Lord Shiva’s main weapon, the Sudarshana Chakra is associated with Lord Vishnu. These have been used many times by Shiva and Vishnu to put an end to the forces …

What Are The 16 Avatars Of Lord Dattatreya

What Are The 16 Avatars Of Lord Dattatreya Hindus are all aware of the Trimurti Gods of Hinduism i.e – Shiva, Vishnu and Brahma. While Brahma is the divine creator of the Universe, Vishnu is the preserver and Shiva is the destroyer. Hindus everywhere greatly revere these three main deities whose worship can have great …

Why Does Lord Shiva Wander Through Cremation Grounds

Why Does Lord Shiva Wander Through Cremation Grounds According to Hindu mythology.Lord Shiva is the Supreme master of the Universe and the force of all creation and destruction. On the other hand, he is very kind and benevolent and can be worshipped by anyone and everyone. The worship of Lord Shiva and the chanting of …

The Importance Of Chanting Om Namah Shivaya

Om Namah Shivaya – The Greatest Mantra Lord Shiva is the primary deity in Hinduism for many devotees and one of the Trimurti along with Brahma and Vishnu. Most devotees are familiar with the different legends associated with Lord Shiva, which uphold his status as an invincible Divine power. Om Namah Shivaya is one of …

Why Is The Shivling Worshipped With Milk?

Why Is The Shivling Worshipped With Milk? Lord Shiva is one of the most famous Gods in Hinduism along with Lord Vishnu. He is revered by millions of Hindu devotees everywhere who visit his Jyotirlinga temples in order to seek his blessings. The worship of Lord Shiva has several great benefits for the life of …

Why Did Lord Shiva Manifest As Tripurantaka

Tripurantaka – A Great Avatar Of Lord Shiva Lord Shiva is one of the most important deities of Hinduism and is revered by millions of devotees everywhere. Throughout the course of history, Lord Shiva has manifested several times in different Avatars to end evil on heaven and earth. Each of these forms of the Lord …

How To Perform Gauri Shankar Pooja

Gauri Shankar Pooja ||HEY GAURI SHANKAR-ARDHANGINI YATHA TAWAM SHANKARPRIYA TATHA MA KURU KALYANI KANTAKANTAM SUDURLABHYAM|| Lord Shiva and Goddess Gauri are two of the one main deities of Hinduism. This manifestation of Shiva and Shakti as a couple is considered to be the ultimate deity couple. According to legend, even Sita performed Gauri Shankar Pooja …

Best Collection of Shiva Mantras

Greatest Shiva Mantra Videos Lord Shiva is the key deity of Hinduism for many devotees and a part of the holy trinity along with Brahma and Vishnu. Hindus all around the world offer pooja to Lord Shiva to seek his blessings every day, and are blessed with happiness and prosperity in their lives. Here is …

What Is The Importance Of Lord Shiva’s Trishul Or Trident

Trishul – The Divine Weapon Of Lord Shiva Lord Shiva is the primary deity in Hinduism for many devotees and one of the Trimurti along with Brahma and Vishnu. Most devotees are familiar with the different legends associated with Lord Shiva, which uphold his status as an invincible Divine power. There are certain things associated …

Why Do we Put Tilak On Forehead in Hinduism

Tilak – The Sacred Mark Tilak is a religious mark which has a lot of symbolic meaning in Hinduism. It is generally applied to a person’s forehead, which is the location of the mythical third eye or Ajna Chakra. Tilak is applied before the start of every Hindu ceremony as an auspicious ritual. It is …

25 Vahanas Of Gods and Goddesses That Will Make You Jealous

There are a large number of Gods in Hindu mythology and many of them have Vahanas or transport animals. Some of these may seem very unusual and impractical as Vahanas, but they have been known to Hindus for a long time. Here is an interesting list of Vahanas, some commonly known to us – 1. …

Lord Shiva in Samudra Manthan And The Symbolism Behind It

Samudra Manthan Samudra Manthan is one of the most legendary incidents in Hindu mythology. Samudra means ocean in Sanskrit and Manthan means churning. Thus, Samudra Manthan is the churning of the ocean of milk. This was a significant event as after this the Devas, who were weakened by Durvasa’s curse before, were able to gain …

Nataraja – The Master Of Destruction

Universe, much like any living thing, goes through a cycle of life and death? Everything that exists will be destroyed with the passing of the ages. Lord Shiva, the most revered God has a destructive form, the Nataraja, who dances a destructive dance that destroys the Universe. History In a deep forest in South India, …

Mount Kailash – Where God Lives

Mount Kailash Mount Kailash, one of the highest and most famous mountain peaks in the Himalayas; is of tremendous religious significance to the Hindus, Buddhists and Jains. This 6638 meters tall mountain is located in Tibet, near the source of many important rivers including Indus, Brahmaputra, Karnili and Sutlej. The beautiful and majestic Manosarowar and …

Kanwar Yatra during Shravan – 2014

Kanwar yatra

Kanwar Yatra is an annual pilgrimage of Shiva devotees. People from different parts of country travel to Haridwar,Gangotri and Gaumukh.  They cover a large distance by walking barefoot and fetch the holy water Ganga from these places. The people who are a part of this yatra are called as Kanwarias. This name is inspired from …

Kashi Vishwanath Sthapana Divas 2013

“Shri Kashi Vishwanathaye Vajaynte” One of the famous 12 Shiva Jyotirlingas, Kashi Vishwanath is the abode of Vishweshwara i.e. Lord Shiva. The temple is situated at Kashi (Varanasi), Uttar Pradesh. Vishwanath means ‘Lord of the Universe’. It is said that Shivji opens the doors of salvation (Moksha) for those who go for a darshan at …

Karthigai Deepam Festival 2013

Karthigai Deepam Date and Muhuratam Did you know that there’s another festival of lights celebrated in India after Diwali? Karthigai Deepam is the festival of lamps celebrated in Tamil Nadu on the full moon night of Hindu Kartik month which coincides with the star Kritika. Krithigai Deepam date for 2013 is 17th November.  Sunrise: 6:17 …