Hari Om Shivji is believed to be an easy to please Deity. Even though He is Mahadev (The most powerful of the Gods) and a destroyer, he is easily pleased with offerings from his devotees. When he is pleased, he happily give boons. He protects His devotees always. One of the many interesting stories of … Continue reading Mahabaleswar Temple at Gokarna – The Atmalinga Left by Ravan
Hari Om This great Stotra was divulged by Lord Shiva himself to sage Yagnavalkya in his dream. Asya Sri Shiva Raksha stotra mantrasya For the chant of Protection of Lord Shiva Yagna Valkya rishi The sage is Yagna Valkya Sri Sadashivo devatha God is Sada Shiva Anushtup chanda Meter is Anushtup Sri Sada shiva preethyartham … Continue reading Shiva Raksha Stotra with Meaning
Hari Om Siva is the third person (Deity) of the Hindu Triad. As Brahmā was Creator, Vishnu Preserver, in order to complete the system, as all things are subject to decay, a Destroyer was necessary; and destruction is regarded as the peculiar work of Siva. This seems scarcely in harmony with the form by which … Continue reading Lord Siva – In Vedic Scriptures
Hari Om In ancient days, there lived a rich merchant named Dhanadatta in Karikal in South India. He had no child. He worshipped Lord Siva. He had a daughter through the grace of the Lord. The child was called by the name Punitavati. Punitavati came to be later on called by the name Karikal Ammaiyar … Continue reading Lord Siva’s Mother
Hari Om Om Namassivaya! Mahamrityunjaya Mantra: Om Trayambakam Yajamahe Sugandhim Pushtivardhanam Urva Rukamiva Bandhanan Mrityor Mokshiye Maamritat! The Mahamrityunjaya Mantra (maha-mrityun-jaya) is one of the most potent Sanskrit mantras of Vedic age. Mahamrityunjaya is a call for enlightenment and a practice for purifying the karmas of the soul at a deeper level. It is also … Continue reading Mahamrityunjaya Mantra (Shivji Mantra)- Powerful Mantra for Peace and Protection.
Hari Om The popular belief is that the Siva Lingam represents the phallus or the virile organ, the emblem of the generative power or principle in nature. This is not only a serious mistake, but also a grave blunder. In the post-Vedic period, the Linga became symbolical of the generative power of the Lord Siva. … Continue reading Worship of Siva Linga (by Swami Sivananda)
Hari Om Sri Vaidyanatha Ashtakam is a beautiful Hymn Composed by Sri Adishankara Bhagavadpada on Shivji. Lord Shiva is considered as the king among physicians (Lord Vaidyanatha) and many people visit Sri Vaitheeswaran Koil near Sirkali in Tamil Nadu to pray for curing of serious illness/disease when they or their family members are affected by … Continue reading Sri Vaidyanatha Ashtakam – Powerful Shivji Hymn for Curing Diseases by Adishankara Bhagavadpada
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?
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
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