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Yogavasistha: Tandava and the dissolution

It is believed that Rudra, a form of Shiva, performs the Tandava dance with his Shakti when it is time for the dissolution of the universe. However, according to the Yogavasistha [1], this dance is a continuous process. Symbolizing the … Continue reading

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Devi Parvati’s dedication for Shiva

Though Bhagavan Shiva is extremely benevolent towards all, it was not easy for Devi Parvati to please him and have him accept her marriage proposal. After obtaining the panchakshara mantra [1] from Devarishi Narada, the Mother Goddess started her tapasya … Continue reading

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Shiva: The beautiful one

There may be an infinite number of attributes in the universe that would make Shiva unique, for there is none like him. But some of the things that have always enticed me are as follows: Shiva can be pleased simply … Continue reading

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Sati and Shiva

The Shiva Purana explains that though Shakti-Shiva are inseparable, they can appear to be separated in divine plays that perplex even saints. One such drama was designed by Bhagavan Shiva and his spouse, Devi Sati, to set the environment for … Continue reading

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Shiva as Rameshwaram: Guidance for Hanuman

As soon as Lord Rama returned to India after defeating Ravana, a few sages, headed by Rishi Agastya, advised him to establish a Shivalinga that would be remembered by his name. Accordingly, Rama scheduled an auspicious time and asked Lord … Continue reading

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