LORD SIVA

         These are some facts about Lord Shiva

  • Lord Shiva tests Goddess Parvati devotion

A few of us know that Lord Shiva throughly tested Goddess Parvati’s devotion before accepting her as a wife. He disguise himself as a young brahmin and told Paravti that it wolud be not good for her to marry Shiva who live like a beggar and had nothing. Devi Parvati got very angry when she heard these word about Lord Shiva. She told him that she would marry no one but Lord Shiva. Pleased with her answer Lord Shiva came back to his real form and agreed to marry Devi Parvati.

  • When Shiva seduced the wives of the sages

The Rishis in Daruk Avanam forest once thought that only Karma (performing rituals) is supreme and it is not required to pray to God. They stopped worshipping. Whatever be the deeds isn’t there someone who provides the doer with the fruits?Not realizing this fact the Rishis pursued their dogma of Karma. To teach them the importance of worship Lord Shiva took the form of Bhikshatanar (begger) and Vishnu took the form of Mohini. In this form the Lord is naked and quite enchanting. So was Mohini.

The Naked Lord came to the streets of the Rishis to get alms. At the charm of the naked Shiva the wives of the Rishis lost their heart. They forgot what they were doing and started simply following the Naked God. Meanwhile the Rishis also forgot the karma they were strongly advocating and followed the glamorous Mohini. When they saw their wives following a Naked man, the followers of karmic discipline lost their virtue.

They got angry with Lord Shiva and Vishnu and started targeting their power of the karmas towards the Lord. They directed the snakes, demon, tiger, fire and drum that came out of the fire against the Lord. They also curse Lord Shiva. What can hurt the Supreme who is the Source of everything? He coolly made them his ornaments! Now the sages realized their stupidity and realised that God is the supreme and not the Karma.

  • Story of Rudaraksha

The word rudraksha is derived from Rudra (Shiva—the Hindu god of all living creatures) and aksha (eyes). One Hindu legend says that once Lord Shiva opened His eyes after a long period yogic meditation, and because of strong feelings He shed a tear.

The word rudraksha is derived from Rudra (Shiva—the Hindu god of all living creatures) and aksha (eyes). One Hindu legend says that once Lord Shiva opened His eyes after a long period yogic meditation, and because of strong feelings He shed a tear.

 

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