7 Secrets Of Shiva by Devdutt PattanaikWell, if you go by the title, u will be disappointed. But if u read without any exceptation, its definitley a good read. A strange thing happened when I read this one. My 3 year old was asking abt this book and I told a story from this one. She kept silent for sometime and started crying. When I asked, she said she loves Shiva and wanted to see him. I have told her a lot of stories about gods but she never reacted this way. I wonder what makes a 3 yr old cry....is it because Shiva is the Purusha for he connects with the atman/soul? My confused mind is more confused now...
10 Unknown Facts about Lord Shiva (With Shiv Music)
10 Amazing Life Facts about Lord Shiva
This will not post anything on Facebook or anywhere else. Allowing almost everything which is otherwise considered a taboo in religion, here's a God who apparently makes mistakes fearlessly and deals with them in a surprisingly calm way. Definitely, someone who is not a sucker for rules, he is fairly easy to please and breaks all stereotypes of being a God. Cool, chic he wears a dreadlock , fun, unpredictable unlike most Gods , and extremely popular with the young and the old alike, Lord Shiva deals with the cosmos, meditates most of the time, likes to mind his own business, has a crazy mix of anger and calm, and is someone whose stories have managed to appeal to every generation of people. It is believed that Hanuman is the eleventh avatar of Lord Shiva.
He is one of the supreme beings within Shaivism , one of the major traditions within contemporary Hinduism. A goddess is stated to be the energy and creative power Shakti of each, with Parvati Sati the equal complementary partner of Shiva. According to the Shaivism sect, the highest form of Ishvar is formless, limitless, transcendent and unchanging absolute Brahman ,  and the primal Atman soul, self of the universe. In benevolent aspects, he is depicted as an omniscient Yogi who lives an ascetic life on Mount Kailash  as well as a householder with wife Parvati and his two children, Ganesha and Kartikeya. In his fierce aspects, he is often depicted slaying demons. Shiva is also known as Adiyogi Shiva, regarded as the patron god of yoga , meditation and arts. The iconographical attributes of Shiva are the serpent around his neck, the adorning crescent moon, the holy river Ganga flowing from his matted hair, the third eye on his forehead, the trishula or trident, as his weapon, and the damaru drum.
The ultimate power, supreme God, the creator and the destroyer of the universe himself- Lord Shiva , known by names is one of the most revered male deities of Hindus. He is regarded as one of the Trinity Gods who are believed to administer the whole universe. Lord Shiva is a blend of anger and calmness. There are many stories about Lord Shiva existence, power, strength, miracles in Hindu mythology that stun people. A number of unknown facts are still unknown, that will you amazed. The God of love, Kamadeva had to face the harsh consequence when he tried to distract Lord Shiva while meditation.
Har har Mahadev. Here are few stories, which will definitely be of interest to you.
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1. Hanuman, son of Anjana and Kesari, is actually an avatar of Lord Shiva
When it comes to religion and god, people often mistake the whole arrangement as some magical experience, but in reality symboli When it comes to religion and god, people often mistake the whole arrangement as some magical experience, but in reality symbolism in religions is backed up by modern science. When curious minds raised questions like how, when and why of life and its origin, to which there was no simple explanation, symbolism came to the rescue of the simple minds. Hinduism is a religion of million gods. Lord Shiva also called as Mahadev is one of the most prominent gods of the Hindu pantheon. The depiction of Lord Shiva in the Hindu mythology is based on the Vedas which uses symbolism to show a different aspect of life, its origin, and destruction.