A True and Vedic Facts About Lord Shiv
One and only one Most Supreme God, Mahadev, The Lord of Lords, out of all including Gods in Hindu Sacred Vedic Scripts or Hindu Granth Lord Shiva is having crescent Moon on his head, the symbol of Time Cycles, wearing Snake as necklace on his neck, the symbol of time in cycles and also keeping Trishool, the symbol of Destruction of all creations.
AdiYogi is only first Yogi to teach Yoga or Wisdom knowledge to his First Saptarishi. A coin is found in Punjab, which is 12,000 year old, in which the AdiYogi is sitting in padmasana and there is a bull behind him.
Lord Hanuman, a great Lord Ram's Bhakt is called as Mahabali, a Powerful God, the 11th Incarnation of only Lord Shiva.
Lord Shiva is always worshiped as Bholenath, Mahadev is only innocent God among all Gods, and often grants boon to devotees even if they are evil at heart.
Lord Shiva is only worshiped as Ardhanareshwari Supreme God, symbolizes a half part of Male form and another part of Female form.
Lord Shiva is also called as Nataraj, the Lord of dance. His famous Tandav, a cosmic dance of death.
Lord Shiv's Body is always covered with Ashes. He reminds his devotees about reality and foolishness of getting enamored by physical beauty.
Lord Shiv is using Marijuana, Bhang according some Vedic Scripts. Thats what it is legally used in India on a great festival, MahaShivRatri.
Today Modern Science is proving that Everything comes from nothing and goes back to Nothing. The Sanskrit Word SHIV or SHIVA literally means Nothing or Nothingness.
Aum Namah Shivay. Lord Shiva is the ultimate almighty; he is the supreme God. He is the sole one; the creator moreover as the destroyer of our world.
As per India’s Puranas and popular beliefs, Lord Shiva spent his life meditating in the Kailash Parbat, one of the highest peaks in the Himalayas.
We know him because the husband of Devi Parvati and father to Kartikeya and Ganesha. So here are 9 interesting stories and legends of Lord Shiva as per mythology.
As per mythology, Sati, and not Parvati, (as most folks might not know), was the first married person of Shiva and was terribly fond of him. The female offspring of a priest, her father did not
approve of the ways of Shiva. When Sati's father decided to perform a sacrifice, he invited everyone except for Shiva. This move to insult Shiva really bothered her and she killed herself in the sacrifice.
A furious Shiva killed her father in a rage. The reincarnation of Sati, Parvati resolved to marry Shiva and through devotion was able to get Lord Shiva to agree.
When Devas were waging a war against Tarakasur, they needed Shiva's help but Shiva
was busy meditating. So the Devas asked Kamadeva to pierce Shiva with his love arrows. But Shiva, who was in deep meditation, woke up in rage and burned Kamadeva right down to ashes with his third eye.
It is believed, the dwarf demon 'Apasmara', who represented ignorance challenged Lord Shiva.
It was then that Lord Shiva took the shape of Nataraja and performed the famous Tandava or the dance of destruction, eventually crushing the arrogant Apasmara under his right foot. Since Apasmara (ignorance) should not die to preserve the balance between knowledge and ignorance, it is believed that Lord Shiva forever remains in his Nataraja form suppressing Apasmara for eternity. His Nataraja avatar is a message that ignorance can only be overcome by knowledge, music, and dance.
As the story goes, Surabhi, the mother of all cows started giving birth to a lot of cows, and the cows started flooding Kailash with their milk. Furious at this, Shiva used his third eye and destroyed many of them. To calm him down, the Gods sought-after to supply Nandi the magnificent bull to Lord Shiva, which Shiva accepted as his vehicle. Since then, Nandi has been Lord Shiva’s faithful assistant and the protector of all animals. He is believed to have powers to grant boons as well.
When Bhagiratha prayed to Brahma to make Ganga come down to the Earth and flow over his ancestor’s ashes and grant them salvation, Ganga felt insulted and vowed to swipe all that was available on the Earth as she flew turbulently over it. Bhagiratha then prayed to Shiva to calm Ganga
down, and Shiva calmly trapped her in his long locks and then let her out in small streams over time. Her containment in Shiva’s locks pacified her and she flowed to purify the unfortunate souls on Earth.
According to Hindu legend, Shiva explained the secret of life and eternity in the Amarnath Cave to Parvati. It is believed, this is the cave where Shiva explained the secret of life and eternity to his divine consort, Parvati. Every year, followers and devotees of Lord Shiva pay their visit to the famous Amarnath cave. The cave also houses an ice stalagmite Lingam.
Lord Shiva punished ten million Gods and Goddesses for not wakening on time and turned them into stone images. As per Hindu mythology, Lord Shiva was on his way to Kashi along with one crore gods and goddesses. He asked all of them to awaken before sunrise the following day, before taking a night's rest in Unakoti, Tripura. But within the morning, no one except Shiva woke
up. This created him furious and he launched for Kashi on his own, verbalize the others to become stone images.
In a conflict between Brahma and Vishnu regarding who the real God was, Shiva appeared as an infinite Linga fire-pillar. Determined to 9find the ends of the pillar, Vishnu as Varaha tried to find the bottom of the Linga whereas Brahma tried to search out its top. Vishnu came back and admitted that the pillar was endless. Brahma, however, lied about the pillar's limits and claimed that he was the true God. Just then, the pillar broke open and Shiva appeared. Accusing Brahma of lying and denying he is a God, he appreciated Vishnu for his honesty and advised that Vishnu was on his thanks to becoming a God - in the process stating that he was the one true God.
Shiva is also known as Neelkantha. As per legends, during Samudra Manthan, i.e. churning of the milklike ocean in search of the amrit, the demons and kings came across a deadly poison that could kill the entire creation. Therefore, they sought Lord Shiva's help. Lord Shiva drank the poison so as to revive peace and because of the poison, his throat turned blue. Hence, he is known as Neelkantha.