Lord Shiva – Philosophy of Symbols

Hari Om Om Namassivaya Shivaya Namo Om! Snake On The Body Of Siva Serpent is the Jiva or the individual soul which rests upon Siva, the lParamatman or the Supreme Soul. The five hoods mean the five senses or the five Tattvas, viz., earth, water, fire, air and ether. They also represent the five Pranas, … Continue reading Lord Shiva – Philosophy of Symbols

Philosophy of Shivlinga Abhisheka

Hari Om Salutations and adorations to the blissful Lord Siva, the lover of Uma or Parvati, the Lord of all beings (Pasupati). “Alankarapriyo Vishnuh, Abhishekapriyah Sivah—Lord Vishnu is very fond of Alankara (fine dress, beautiful ornaments, etc.); Siva is fond of Abhisheka.” In Siva temples, a pot made up of copper or brass with a … Continue reading Philosophy of Shivlinga Abhisheka