September 26, 2020

Shiv

Introduction and jyotirling of Lord Shiv : Shiv

Lord Shiva
  • Lord Shiva, also known as Dev Adi Dev Mahadev, is one of the main deities of Hindus.
  • Shiva himself is an Adi Shakti.
  • Lord Shiva’s Ardhangini is named “Parvati” and his sons are named Karthikeya and Ganesh.
  • The family of Lord Shiva is inhabited by snakes, ghosts, peacocks, mice, lions and Nandi.
  • Shiva is eternal, Lord Shiva has no end, no beginning.
  • When there was nothing, there was Shiva and when there was none, there would be Shiva.
  • The entire universe is contained within Lord Shiva, hence he is also called Mahakal.
  • In this form, they nurture the entire creation.
  • The basis of the entire creation is dependent on this form of Lord Shiva, hence this form is considered to be the most welfare.

Recognisation

  • The moon sits on his head.
  • Lord Shiva holds trident and damru in his hands.
  • His neck has a poisonous snake as its necklace.
  • Lord Shiva resides with his half-born mother Parvati on Mount Kailash with such wonderful images.
  • They can never see their devotees sad.
  • Lord Shiva is Parabrahma himself.
  • He loves every one of his devotees like his sons “Shri Ganesh and Karthikeya”.
  • Lord Shiva have both the benign form and the rudra form.
  • We can do worship of Lord Shiva in both idol and Shivalinga. Lord Shiva is about to defeat suffering.
  • Lord Shiva is also known by the names Shankar, Adidev, Trivank, Mahesh, Mahakal, Bholenath, Vishadhar, Mrityunjay, Neelkanth etc.
  • The festival of Mahashivaratri is the most sacred festival to worship Lord Shiva.
Shiv, Shivling




Main jyotirlinga

  • Somnath
  • Ghushmeshwar
  • Mahakaleshwar
  • Omkareshwar
  • Kedarnath
  • Pashupatinath
  • Bhimshankar
  • Vishwanath
  • Trimbakeshwar
  • Vaidyanath
  • Nageshwar
  • Rameswaram

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