Shiva - The most powerful and fascinating deity in Hinduism, who represents death and dissolution. One of the godheads in the Hindu Trinity, and known by many names - Mahadeva, Pashupati, Nataraja, Vishwanath, Bhole Nath - Shiva is perhaps the most complex of Hindu deities. Hindus recognise this by putting his shrine in the temple separate from those of other deities and worshipping Shiva as a phallic symbol called the ‘Shiva Lingam’ in most temples.
Bhagawat Purana mentions that the water of Ganges carries the blessings of Lord Vishnu’s feet; hence Mother Ganges is also known as Vishnupadi, which means “Emanating from the Lotus feet of Sri Vishnu.”, Because Maa Ganges directly touches the lotus feet of Lord Vishnu before descending within this universe. It finally settles in Brahmaloka, abode of Lord Brahma before descending on Earth at the request of Bhagiratha and held safely by Lord Shiva on his head to prevent destruction of Mother…
Kālī is the Hindu goddess associated with empowerment, shakti. She is the fierce aspect of the goddess Durga (Parvati). The name Kali comes from kāla, which means black, time, death, lord of death: Shiva. Since Shiva is called Kāla— the eternal time — the name of Kālī, his consort, also means "Time" or "Death" (as in "time has come").
Hanuman is the son of Anjana who was cursed to born on earth. In her previous life, Anjana was an Apsara named Punjikasthala- attendant of Brihaspati. She was reborn as Anjana and married Kesari,chief of Vanaras /monkeys. In her present life, she could nullify the curse only if Lord Shiva took birth from her womb as one of his incarnations. Anjana followed intense rituals and undertook penance Shiva granted her the boon and took birth as her son. Thus, Hanuman / Anjaneya was born.
Goddess Durga represents the power of the Supreme Being that preserves moral order and righteousness in the creation. Protects mankind for misery.Destroyer of evil forces. Divine Mother also called by many other names, such as Parvati, Ambika, and Kali In the form of Parvati, She is known as the divine spouse of Lord Shiva and is the mother of Ganesha.
Shiva is 'shakti' or power, the destroyer, the most powerful god of the Hindu pantheon and one of the godheads in the Hindu Trinity. Known by many names, Lord Shiva is perhaps the most complex of Hindu deities. Hindus recognize this by putting his shrine in the temple separate from those of other deities. (Temple statue, Delhi.)
SHAKTI •• "Love came and spread like blood in my veins and the skin of me. It filled me with the Beloved and completely emptied me. The Beloved has taken over all parts of my existence. Only my name remains, as all is the Beloved." ―Amir Khusrau
Rudraksha has its origin from the Sanskrit words, Rudra and Aksha. Rudra is another name for Lord Shiva, and Aksha means eye. As per the old mythological tale, the Rudraksha plant was born out of Lord Shiva's teardrops, hence the berry is called as Rudraksha. Rudraksha berry are produced by Rudraksha trees in Parts of Nepal, Indonesia India. Ancient scriptures, such as Shiva Purana, Padma Purana and Srimad Bhagavad mention the greatness and wonderful powers of the Rudraksha bead.
Bharatanatya, a South Indian classical dance form, derives its name from bha for bhava (mime and physical expression), ra for raga (song), tha for thalam (rhythm), and natyam (dance). Ancient story claims it originated with Lord Shiva, and ancient artworks show how it developed and flourished in the temples of Tamil Nadu in southern India over 2000 years ago. Traditionally, young maidens called devadasis (servants of God) danced this form in praise and prayer, and to tell ancient Hindu…
In Hindu mythology this elephant headed god was the god of success and wealth, learning, etc, named Ganesh. He has the always helpful tendency to remove obstacles, making him pretty popular in Hinduism.
SB 4.7.59: Ambikā [goddess Durgā], who was known as Dākṣāyiṇī [Satī], again accepted Lord Śiva as her husband, just as different energies of the Supreme Personality of Godhead act during the course of a new creation.
Shambhavi literally means appertaining to lord Shiva.It has two fold meaning. Shambhavi is also one of the names of goddess Parvati(consort or better half of Lord Shiva), so Shambhavi means Parvati or Kundalini Shakti.Another purport of shambhavi is – assumed by shambhu, hence shambhavi mudra is so significant that lord shiva himself posits himself in...