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Patheos offers free PDF downloads of the Shiv Puran (or Shiva Purana) Book and unique look at the many aspects of Lord Shiva, that are not found elsewhere. A purana is a story about the deeds and life of a deity. Lord Shiva - There is a very interesting story behind the birth of Lord Shiva. One day, Brahma and Vishnu were both arguing about which of. SIXTY-THREE NAYANAR SAINTS The stories of 63 great Siva Bhaktas ( Nayanars) of South in Telugu. by. Sri M V Subba Rao Index. 1. Sundaramurthi Nayanar.

The wedding was however held in due course, and Sati made her home with Shiva in Kailash. Daksha, depicted in legend as an arrogant king, did not get on with his renunciative son-in-law and basically cut his daughter away from her natal family. Daksha organized a yagna ritual and invited all the Gods, Goddesses and princes. But he did not invite Shiva or Sati because he was unhappy that his daughter had married Shiva. Sati learnt about the yagna and asked Shiva to go with her.

When Shiva refused, Sati insisted upon going and was escorted by Shiva's troops to her father's kingdom. Upon reaching, Daksha got angry on seeing her and yelled at her telling her she was not welcome. Sati tried to make him understand but it was no use.

It is said that when Daksha did not stop yelling, the angered Sati took the form of the goddess, Adi Parashakti. Lightning and thunder threatened to destroy the Earth. All sorts of calamities arose as Mother Earth couldn't bear her strong radiance and power.


The Gods, saints, sages, her mother, father and her sisters trembled in fear and respectfully saluted her, who was the Mother of the Universe Jagadamba. Adi Parashakti introduced herself as the Eternal Power to Daksha and cursed him to be killed by Shiva, inclusive of all the Gods, princes and Goddesses. She cursed the yagna ritual, that it will never be completed, that Tamas would subdue its Sattvik nature. She declared that from that moment, she renounces all the mortal relationships, nothing binds her.

She gave her final salutations to her husband Lord Shiva, and the mother of this mortal body, and then she prayed, hoped, that she be reborn to a father, whom she could respect. So saying, Devi Sati immolated her mortal body through the invocation and provocation of her yogic powers. As the Tatva of Shakti left the mortal shell, the mortal body of Devi Sati collapsed to the floor in scorching flames.

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Angered and grief-stricken Shiva learnt about Sati's death and he rendered a terrible "Tandava" or dance of destruction, the more Shiva danced, the more destruction arose. Later, Shiva pulled two locks of hair and fell it on the ground. One arose Virabhadra , Shiva's destructive and terrible incarnation, having eight hands holding weapons and possessing a dark complexion.

The second arose Bhadrakali , the Supreme Goddess's violent and intense incarnation, having eighteen hands holding weapons like a discus, dagger, trident, spear, mace, scimitar, sword, vajra, conch shell, demon head, drinking vessel, goad, waterpot, cleaver, shield, bow and arrow.

Shiva ordered them to wreak havoc. In other versions, it was said that first Virabhadra arose and after he was held captive by Vishnu , who was protecting Daksha since he was Vishnu's devotee and the Lord had promised him protection in time of need, Shiva created Bhadrakali who freed Virabhadra and was embedded in him and rendered him more powerful.

Daksha himself was decapitated by Virabhadra, while, others fell upon Daksha and Bhrigu's demon armies. After the night of horror, Shiva, the all-forgiving, restored all those who were slain to life and granted them his blessings.

Even the abusive and culpable Daksha was restored both his life and his kingship. His severed head was substituted for that of a goat.

Having learned his lesson, Daksha spent his remaining years as a devotee of Shiva. Out of grief and sorrow, Shiva carried Sati's body reminiscing their moments as a couple, and roamed around the universe with it.

Vishnu had cut her body into 51 body parts using his Sudarshana Chakra which fell on Earth to become holy spots to pray to the Goddess named Shakti Peeths, to complete this massively long task, Lord Shiva took the form of Bhairava.

Entirely all of her body parts were the symbolism of each manifestation of Goddess Adi-Parashakti, Bhairava has incarnated himself to protect her Shakti Peeths in different forms for the protection from the evil forces. After long interval, Adishakti was reborn as Parvati , who was also known as Uma or Hemavati, daughter of Himavan, king of the mountains, and his wife Menavati. This time, she was born the daughter of a father whom she could respect, a father who appreciated Shiva ardently.

Naturally, she grew up to be a beautiful woman and harboured a sincere love and devotion to Shiva. In course of time, Parvati began to love Shiva with her entire being.

She too went to the forest to do meditation to please her beloved, Lord Shiva and to attain him again as her husband. Lord Shiva consented to make her his bride once more.

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In course of time, she married Lord Shiva and gave birth to Karttikeya , Ashokasundari and the gana headed god Ganesha. Daksha yajna and self-immolation[ edit ] Sati argues with Daksha at his yajna Main article: Daksha yaga Daksha once organized a grand yajna to which all the Gods were invited, with the exception of Sati and Shiva.

Wanting to visit her parents, relatives and childhood friends, Sati sought to rationalize this omission. She reasoned within herself that her parents had neglected to make a formal invitation to them only because, as family, such formality was unnecessary; certainly, she needed no invitation to visit her own mother and would go anyway. Shiva sought to dissuade her, but she was resolved upon going; he then provided her with an escort of his ganas and bid her provoke no incident.

Pancha Bootha temples are located in south India. Pancha Bhoota Stalam refers to five temples dedicated to Shiva. Tamil literature is enriched by Shiva devotees called 63 Nayanmars Nayanars. Of several Indus valley seals that show animals, one seal that has attracted attention shows a large central figure, either horned or wearing a horned headdress and possibly ithyphallic , [57] [58] [59] seated in a posture reminiscent of the Lotus position , surrounded by animals.

శ్రీ శివమఃపురాణము: Shiva Purana (Telugu)

He characterizes these views as "speculative", but adds that it is nevertheless possible that there are echoes of Shaiva iconographic themes, such as half-moon shapes resembling the horns of a bull. McEvilley , for example, states that it is not possible to "account for this posture outside the yogic account". Possehl in , associated it with the water buffalo, and concluded that while it would be appropriate to recognize the figure as a deity, and its posture as one of ritual discipline, regarding it as a proto-Shiva would "go too far".

The Rigveda, for example, has 3 out of 1, hymns dedicated to Rudra, and he finds occasional mention in other hymns of the same text. While fierce ruthless natural phenomenon and storm-related Rudra is feared in the hymns of the Rigveda, the beneficial rains he brings are welcomed as Shiva aspect of him. The two names are used synonymously. Rudra, the god of the roaring storm , is usually portrayed in accordance with the element he represents as a fierce, destructive deity. The name Rudra is still used as a name for Shiva.

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In RV 2. However, post-Vedic texts such as the Mahabharata and the Puranas state the Nandi bull, the Indian zebu , in particular, as the vehicle of Rudra and of Shiva, thereby unmistakably linking them as same.He opened His third eye.

Praise Mother Kali! Pancha Bhoota Stalam refers to five temples dedicated to Shiva. Then they created countless Bhuta Ganas to kill the Lord. Listed below is a collection of Malayalam Spiritual ebooks PDF Books from various sources for you to download and read from your computer or other devices. Privacy Policy.

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