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Happy Maha Shiva Ratri - On Meditation Practice, the Third Eye. Lord Shiva in Meditation Posture Lord Shiva is also called "Maha Yogeeshwara" (Lord of Great Yogis).

Happy Maha Shiva Ratri - On Meditation Practice, the Third Eye

He is often shown sitting in the posture of a meditating Yogi with another eye, shown to be located in centre of the two eyes, known as the Shiva Netra (The Third Eye of Shiva), the Third Eye, etc. In fact, this Third Eye is present in each one of us but is normally in a closed or shut position. It can be opened by practicing "DrishTi Yoga" or the Meditation on the Divine Light which consists of sitting in a proper posture with the trunk, neck and head held in a vertical straight line without causing any extra tension, closing both eyes ("amA drishTi") and looking intently in the front as taught by an adept Guru who himself has mastered the art.

. - English Translation by Pravesh K. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. The Ancient Forms of Siva in Vedic, Dravidian and Tribal Traditions. By Jayaram V Siva (Shiva, Sivam) is one of the most ancient gods of Hinduism, known by many names, forms and aspects, some of which have been lost to us.

The Ancient Forms of Siva in Vedic, Dravidian and Tribal Traditions

At one time he was worshipped in various parts of the world with different names and methods. Shiva Tandava Stotram ( POWERFUL ) Shiva Tandava Stotram. Shiva Manas Pooja. Daridraya Dukha Dahana Shiva Stotram. Sati and Shiva: Attachment to the Unattached. An old saying asks one never to go where one gets too much respect. This is because getting too much attention is a sure recipe for developing a temperament accustomed to throwing tantrums at the slightest perceived disrespect. Therefore, one should never cultivate the habit of receiving too much respect or honor. Not following this precept once led to a very unfortunate sequence of events, and finally it took the might of Lord Vishnu and Shiva to set things on their right course.

It so transpired that in a gathering of distinguished personalities, including Lord Shiva, Daksha, Shiva's father in law, made a splendorous entry shining brilliantly like a second sun. The assembly immediately rose to its feet, all except his son in law. Now, Daksha was a great king of kings, much used to getting honor and respect wherever he went. "Listen to me, O' distinguished people. Thus did Daksha sputter venom. This cursing and counter-cursing made Lord Shiva disconsolate and he left the gathering. 1). Links to pages on Saivism. Shiva Worship. How does one worship Shiva?

Shiva Worship

How does one express one's adoration of him, one's fascination for all that he stands for? Ancient Shaivites laid down elaborate puja rituals in the Agama texts. These are still followed in temples across India by trained priests. Sanskrit Wording: English Wording: Ratanae kalpit masanam Himjale sananam cha divyabaram, Nana ratanveebhushitam mrigmdamodamkitam chandnam. Hindi Meaning: English Meaning: Lord Siva and His Worship. Eighth Edition: 1996 (3,000 Copies) World Wide Web (WWW) Edition : 2000 WWW site: © The Divine Life Trust Society.

Lord Siva and His Worship

Lord Shiva The Auspicious One. Lord Siva The Auspicious One Shiva in Sanskrit means the Auspicious One.

Lord Shiva The Auspicious One

He is one of the Trimurtis. Devirahasya Tantra. As water merges in water, as fire merges in fire, as (the void within) a broken pot dissolves in aether, and as air merges with air, so too the brahmana and brahmani dissolve in the supreme essence by drinking wine. Mountain Born One, there is no doubt about it! - Matrikabheda Tantra, III,34-35 There are many compilations or tantrik digests, discussing a variety of topics a sadhaka or sadhvini needs to know. Shri Shri Shiva Mahadeva. The embodied soul is supreme, whole, eternal, consisting of nothing, stainless. It is the ultimate atomic particle, the Natha. It is supreme Shiva, all pervading. It is the ultimate, that jiva, it is Hamsa, the soul of Shakti - Kaulajnananirnaya The daily puja or worship outlined below is taken from a panchanga or ritual manual. Mahashivratri, Mahashivratri Festival, Mahashivaratri 2011. When Lord Shiva takes a rest, Shiva rests for one 'peak' (three hours) of the night.

Mahashivratri, Mahashivratri Festival, Mahashivaratri 2011

This 'prahar' is referred to as the Shivratri. Shivratri festival celebrated each year on the 13th night/14th day in the Krishna Paksha (waning moon) of the month of Maagha (as per Shalivahana or Gujarati Vikrama) or Phalguna (as per Vikrama) in the Hindu Calendar (that is, the night before and day of the new moon). On the festival of shivratri offering bael leaves to the Lord Shiva, all day fasting and an all night long vigil.

The Ganas: Hooligans of Heaven. The Ganas (categories) are the host of spooks, hobgoblins and spirits who accompany Shiva.

The Ganas: Hooligans of Heaven

Some are said to dwell with him on Mount Kailasa, whilst the more fearsome and terrifying Ganas are confined to the cremation grounds. It is told that Uma once asked Lord Shiva why he liked to reside in cremation grounds, which were the abode of demons, jackals, corpses and vultures, when he had so many more beautiful places. Mahesvara replied that he had roamed the world, looking for a pure place to meditate in.

Unable to find one, he, out of anger and frustration, he created the terrible pishachas, flesh-eating ghouls and terrible rakshasas, intent on killing people. Out of compassion however, he kept this terrible horde in the cremation ground. MAHA SHIVARATRI-The Night of Lord Shiva/MahaShivratri Festival 2010/Maha Shivratri Festival,Mahashivratri Celebrations. Introduction: Maha Shivratri, the grand night of Shiva this year will fall on 27th of February 2014.

MAHA SHIVARATRI-The Night of Lord Shiva/MahaShivratri Festival 2010/Maha Shivratri Festival,Mahashivratri Celebrations

Maha Shivratri will fall on a moonless February night; it is celebrated annually with much fervor and enthusiasm to honor Lord Shiva. Maha shivratri is celebrated in the Krishna Paksha (dark fortnight) on the 13th night or 14th day of Maagha or Phalguna (February or March). On Mahashivratri one can find long serpentine queues outside all big and small Shiva temples. The six items that must be included in Shiva Puja on Mahashivratri according to the Shiva Purana are Bael Leaves, Fruits preferably Ber (jujube fruit) or Datura, Vermilion Paste, Betel Leaves and Incense or Oil Lamp.

On the day of Maha Shivratri special celebrations are organized in all Shiva temples big or small. Legends associated with Maha Shivratri: 1. 2. 3. 4. Different Names of Lord Shiva,108 Names of Lord Shiva,Lord Shiva Names,Shiva 108 Names. Lord Shiva's Assurance. The legend of Lord Shiva’s assurance explains the popularity of Shivaratri festival amongst the devotees.

Lord Shiva's Assurance

Besides, it also tells us why we observe fast in the name of the Lord and perform ceremonial baths on a Shivaratri day. The Legend Story goes that after creation was complete, Lord Shiva began to live on top of the mount Kailash with his consort Parvati. One day, Goddess Parvati asked Shiva that his devotees perform many rituals to please the Lord, but which one pleases him most.

Marriage of Shiva and Shakti,Legend of Shiva Marriage,Marriage of Shiva with Shakti. The legend of marriage of Shiva and Shakti is one the most important legends related to the festival of Mahashivaratri.

Marriage of Shiva and Shakti,Legend of Shiva Marriage,Marriage of Shiva with Shakti

The story tells us how Lord Shiva got married a second time to Shakti, his divine consort. According to legend of Shiva and Shakti, the day Lord Shiva got married to Parvati is celebrated as Shivaratri - the Night of Lord Shiva. The Legend Legend goes that once Lord Shiva and his wife Sati or Shakti were returning from sage Agastya’s ashram after listening to Ram Katha or story of Ram. Shivaratri Rituals,Rituals of Shivaratri,Shivratri Rituals. Devotees of Lord Shiva observe the Shivaratri Festival by following the prescribed rituals with sincerity and devotion. All through the day, devotees abstain from eating food and break their fast only the next morning, after the nightlong worship. Ritual baths of Shivalinga in the numerous Shiva temples by Shiva worshipper, mainly women, is another significant feature of Shivratri customs and traditions. Devotees strongly believe that ritual worship of Lord Shiva on the auspicious day of Shivaratri absolves them of past sins and they are blessed with Moksha.

Rituals Observed on a Shivaratri Morning As a tradition devotees wake up early in the morning of the Mahashivratri day and take a ritual sunrise bath, preferably in the holy waters of river Ganga. They also offer prayers to the Sun God, Vishnu and Shiva as a part of a purification rite observed on all-important Hindu festivals.

Shiva Poems. Recite melodious Shiva poems on the auspicious occasion of Shivaratri. Shiva poetry invoke devotion and dedication towards Lord Shiva and help us to receive blessings of the holy figure. Given below are some beautiful poems of Lord Shiva. Divine Lord bless me with your love Divine Lord bless me with your love, Divine Lord bless me so that I may lie at your feet, Thou divine feet emits the glow of eternal joy Divine Lord be my guide. Divine Lord forgive my ignorance, Divine Lord extend your blessings so that I may bathe in your glorious light. Shiva Tandava,Tandava Dance of Shiva,Shiv Tandava Dance.

Gana : Ganas As Shiva S Attendants. What is the origin of tandav dance? Content. Anandatandava - The Dance of Absolute Bliss. Shiva, Hindu God Shiva, Lord Shiva, Shiva Hindu God, Shiva Destroyer. Tantra - The Art of Philosophy. Tantra has developed a system of thought which makes us see the universe as if it were within ourselves, and ourselves as if we were within the universe. Lord Shiva. Shakti, the Dynamic Energy of Siva. Shakti - The Dynamic Energy of Siva by Jayaram V Shakti is the dynamic power of Siva through which he manifests the worlds and their myriad objects and beings. Monistic schools of Saivism believe that shakti is inseparable from Siva just as heat from fire, light from the sun, night from the sky or a reflection from the mirror. They also believe that Siva is both the efficient and material cause of creation.

Shakti is manifested by Siva only during creation and is withdrawn into himself at the end of creation. How To Worship Lord Shiva or Siva and Shivalingam. How To Worship Lord Siva by Jayaram V In the Sivapurana it has been told that once Sanatkumara was traveling in an aircraft and happened to see sage Parasara, practicing austerities (tapas ) on the banks of the river Saraswathi. Sanatkumara stopped by and asked the latter the reason for being at such a lonely place.

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