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

Shiva Thandava Stotram

Hari Om Shiva Thandava Stotram is a famous stotra (hymn) that describes power and beauty of Lord Shivji. Lord Shiva is a supreme dancer who is considered as the king of all dancers. He formulated the thandava style of dancing. This is a vigorous style of dancing. This stotra describes the power and beauty of … Continue reading Shiva Thandava Stotram

The Chidambara Rahasya (Chidakasa or Tiruchitrambalam) – The Divine Secret

Hari Om Lord Siva is worshipped in Chidambaram as a formless presence, Akasa Lingam. Chidambaram is an ancient centre of religion and culture. Siva is worshipped at Chidambaram in the dancing aspect as Nataraja. Ardra Darsana, one of the most important festivals of South India, is celebrated every year at Chidambaram, in the month of … Continue reading The Chidambara Rahasya (Chidakasa or Tiruchitrambalam) – The Divine Secret

Daridrya Dahana Shiva Stotram by Sage Vashista for Eradicating Adversity and Poverty.

Hari Om This powerful Shivji Stotram was composed by sage Vasishta, Guru of lord Rama. This stotra when chanted with devotion to Lord Shiva, grants all types of wealth, job or employment and Vidya ie education to students. This hymn is meant to eradicate adversity, poverty, economic crisis and related problems. You may achieve all … Continue reading Daridrya Dahana Shiva Stotram by Sage Vashista for Eradicating Adversity and Poverty.

The Ashta Veeratta Shivji Temples

Hari Om In Hindu mythology, Lord Shiva is considered the most powerful and is often referred to as “Maha Dev.” He is regarded as the father symbol of the whole universe. Being devoted to Lord Shiva and chanting his name and prayers keep the mind calm and free of worries and destroys all negativity. There … Continue reading The Ashta Veeratta Shivji Temples

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

Panch Kedar – Powerful Shivji Temples

Hari Om  Panch Kedar, refers to the set of the 5 temples dedicated entirely to Lord Shiva. It comprises of five Kedars: Kedarnath, Rudranath, Tungnath, Madyamaheshwar and Kalpeshwar. The temples were built in the ancient times by the Pandavas. Lord Shiva is worshipped in five different forms in these five temples:  Kedarnath- Lord Shiva’s Hump … Continue reading Panch Kedar – Powerful Shivji Temples

Alangudi – Sri Guru Bhagawan Temple

Hari Om The Devas, when churning the paarkadal for nectar, were hindered by the poisonous fumes from the snake Vasuki and prayed to Lord Siva for deliverance. Lord Siva consumed the deadly poison (Ala Visham), thus giving rise to the name Alangudi to this Temple (sthalam) and the Lord came to be known as Sri … Continue reading Alangudi – Sri Guru Bhagawan Temple

The 12 Jyotirlingas and Benefits

Hari Om One should plan and try to visit the following 12 Jyothirlingas in his or her lifetime for great Spiritual progress, material contentment and Salvation. 1. Somnath, at Prabhas Patan is in Saurashtra in Gujarat. This temple was destroyed and re-built six times and is rich in legend, tradition and history. 2. At Srisailam, … Continue reading The 12 Jyotirlingas and Benefits