WHY WE WORSHIP Lord SIVA?

Hari Om From time immemorial the Hindus are worshipping God Siva who is master of truth, beauty and bliss. From the highest Himalayas on the north down to Rameswar in the south and from Chandranath hill on the east to Dwarka on the west the whole of India is filled up with Siva-temples here and … Continue reading WHY WE WORSHIP Lord SIVA?

Shiva Panchakshara Stotra

Hari Om Lord Shiva is the destroyer among the trinity (Brahmā, Vishnu and Shiva) and is worshipped as their main deity by millions of Hindu devotees. The holy word chant to worship him is made of five letters and is popularly called Panchakshara- “Na Ma Si Va ya”. In this popular stotra each of these … Continue reading Shiva Panchakshara Stotra

The Kailasanathar Temple of Kanchi – Having Gates of Birth and Death

Hari Om The famous and most ancient temple in Kanchipuram is Sri Kailasanathar temple. It is situated about 75 KM from Chennai. This temple's architecture was a model not only for many of the temples in Southern India, but also for even temples in Cambodia including the most popular Angkorwat. This temple may have been … Continue reading The Kailasanathar Temple of Kanchi – Having Gates of Birth and Death

Chamakam – The Magnificent Prayer to Shivji

Hari Om While Namakam is a prayer to Lord Rudra to forget about his avenging fierce, dreadful, fearful and horrendous form and turn himself into a peaceful form and do good to us, Chamakam on the other hand enumerates the blessings to be got from a prayer to Lord Rudra and prays Him to regulate … Continue reading Chamakam – The Magnificent Prayer to Shivji

Ashtamurti and Suddha Saiva in Saiva Siddhanta Philosophy

Hari Om Siva is spoken of as being in eight forms (Ashtamurti). The eight forms of Siva are the five elements, the sun, the moon and the priest who performs sacrifice. Vishnu appeared in the Mohini form after the churning of the milk-ocean. Siva embraced Vishnu in that form. Sasta is the offspring of Siva … Continue reading Ashtamurti and Suddha Saiva in Saiva Siddhanta Philosophy

LORD SIVA AND HIS LILAS

Hari Om Siva is known by the name ‘Girisa’, as He is the Lord of the Mount Kailasa. Siva is called ‘Tryambaka’, because He has a third eye in His forehead, the eye of wisdom (Jnana Chakshus).The word ‘Hara’ is derived from the root ‘Hru’ to take and the suffix ‘Ati’, for He removes (Harati) … Continue reading LORD SIVA AND HIS LILAS

SIVA TATTVA

Hari Om Om Namassivaya! In Me the universe had its origin, In Me alone the whole subsists; In Me it is lost—Siva, The Timeless, it is I Myself, Sivoham! Sivoham! Sivoham! Salutations to Lord Siva, the vanquisher of Cupid, the bestower of eternal bliss and immortality, the protector of all beings, destroyer of sins, the … Continue reading SIVA TATTVA

Maha Siva Raatri

Hari Om Om Namassivaya! Maha Siva Raatri means the great night of Lord Shiva and it is observed on the fourteenth lunar night(chaturdasi)of the dark forthnight(Krishna Paksh)in the Hindu month of Phalgun.This corresponds to late February and early March in the English calendar. Maha Siva Raatri’s time duration is such that the lunar day or … Continue reading Maha Siva Raatri

Worship of ATMALINGA

Hari Om The worshipping of The Atmalinga originated from the Mahabaratha. As it goes, Alankarapriyo Vishnu, Abhishekapriyah Sivah—Lord Vishnu is very fond of Alankara (decoration done with a fine dress, ornaments, etc) and Lord Siva is fond of Abhisheka. Most often, in The Siva temples, a pot made up of copper or brass with a … Continue reading Worship of ATMALINGA

Pati-Pasu-Pasa and Sadhana in Saiva Siddhanta Philosophy

Hari Om ‘Pati’ is Lord Siva. It is the object of all the Vedas and the Agamas to explain the concepts of Lord (Pati), bound souls (Pasu) which really means cattle, and bondage (Pasa). Lord Siva is infinite, eternal, one without a second. He is changeless and indivisible. He is the embodiment of knowledge and … Continue reading Pati-Pasu-Pasa and Sadhana in Saiva Siddhanta Philosophy