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 SKANDHA VIII. CHAP. 5-12. (From the Bhagavata Purana) In the fight with the Asuras, the Devas lost their lives. They fell down and did not rise up again. By the curse of Durvâsas, Indra and the three Lokas became shorn of Srî or Lakshmî (wife of Vishnu in Vaikuntha: Preservative energy). Consequently there … Continue reading THE CHURNING OF THE OCEAN (Samudra Manthan) – From the Bhagavata Purana
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 Introduction There had ris’n the Moghul Empire From the glowing ashes and fire Of the Battle of Panipat, When in a southern Brahmin’s hut Was born a lad that blew again The Vedantic bugle amain, And stirred from slumber and from sloth With the urge of righteous wrath The guardians of the Vedas, … Continue reading Sri Appayya Dikshitar
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 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 Sambandhar took his birth in a Brahmin family in Sirkali in the district of Tanjore which is also known by the name Brahmapuri. He was born of Bhagavati and Sivapadahridayar. Bhagavati and Sivapadahridayar went to the tank to take their bath. The child also accompanied his parents. They left the child on the … Continue reading Tirujnana Sambandhar
Hari Om The powerful Lord Shiva Temple of Meganathaswami is located in Thirumeyachur, 18 kms from Mayavaram and 33 km from Kumbakonam. Moolavar is Lord Siva, known here as Meganatha Swami. Though the moolavar is Lord Shiva, this is a temple of ambal (Divine mother) importance. The temple is famous for mother Sri Lalithambigai. It is … Continue reading Sri Lalithambigai Temple at Thirumeyachur – The Temple where Lalitha Sahasranama was chanted first on Earth by Sage Agasthya
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