The main techniques used in Indian sculpture suffered few changes over time, with the use of different raw materials: stone, wood, bronze, brass, bone, marble, ivory. Materials most preferred and less expensive, have been used to produce large-scale sculptures India are rock, metal, oak and terracotta.
Each region in India has developed its own unique style sculptures in wood, marked with a distinct type, strongly influenced by local traditions and materials were available locally. In southern India, wooden sculptures and toys are very popular for their intricate work and meticulously finished.
The wood carving, gods, goddesses and demigods are the favorite topics for this presentation. Indian sculpture is meant to bring art lovers on a journey of aesthetic ecstasy being the most recognized artists and aestheticians as lighting.
The first Indian sculptures dating from the Indus Valley civilization of 2500 BC which were found in tile work.
The sculpture was the preferred medium of artistic expression on the Indian subcontinent. Temples not only in India but other buildings were profusely decorated with it and indeed are often inseparable.
Indian sculptures topics were almost invariably abstract human forms used to initiate people into Hindu, Buddhist, or Jain. Nude was used to represent the body as a symbol of spirit and to find forms images of the gods.
There is an almost complete suppression of individuality in Indian sculpture, and this is because the figures are designed in shapes that are more precise and complete than what can be found in the occurrence of transient human models.Hindu deities multiple heads and arms were deemed necessary to display multiple attributes of the power of these gods.
Indian dance, grace made in BollywoodUniverse offers many exotic Indian classical dance forms, each originating in a certain region. The eight main styles are Bharatanatyam, Kathakali, Odyssey, Kuchipudi, Mohiniattam, Manipur, Sattrya and Kathakali. In addition, they meet many other popular dances-religious origins. Among them is the most famous Bhangra, present in all the clubs in the world because Indian Punjabi MC’s. Indian dance is a great art, it requires a perfect coordination between postures, facial expression, movement and voice avalanche. Yes! For as often, is Indian dancer and actress and singer, dance story claiming that the hand gestures and suggestive glances.
Art at its bestIndian dance always consists of two distinct categories: Nritya and Nritta. The first category refers to the story behind the song then danced while Nritta corresponding pure dance movements. Variety of gestures resulting from harmonization of the two concepts is impressive. Thus there are 13 distinct movements of the head, eye 37, 7 of the chin, 9 of the neck 5 of the breast, 32 foot (16 of them in the air), 24 for each hand and 13 for both hands combined.This dance exploits all body movements to represent itself as the only way to communicate with the absolute soul, making some simple spectators, privileged witnesses of those moments you feel the awesome and sublime visible simultaneously. We study a special arts as Indian dance usually starts at age 5, when the little enter the gates for the first time specialized schools all across India.Once arriving there, maestrele dancer handles all aspects of the learning process – correction stations and harmonization of gestures. In elite schools, detailed study is necessary for a period of seven years, for the young graduate to become a professional dancer in the true sense.
Clothed in almost infinite variety of colorful Indian salt, a dancer soar saraband flowing movements, where every gesture melts into another, creating the effect of a living carousel of color, energy and human splendor.
Abdomen and legs of dancersDances of India at first appear a series of moves that are sublime, but whose effect on weight loss or molded figure is very low. This at first sight, because in a more serious phenomenon, occurring at least two interesting findings. The first is that not just meet the Indian dancer with no excess weight. Second, conjures the world of Indian cooking where foods „bad”, that not only fat but also ill, is practically nonexistent. The combined dance classes in years of study leads to the result of an amphora shaped silhouettes, very feminine, delicate and sensual at the same time.
Wave moves delightThe secret dream figure, fatal to men and women envy, is not given by exhausting exercise and theories „Cardio weight loss in one minute” for the Western market is saturated profile. It is produced by wave motion effects, ubiquitous in Indian traditional choreography.Although a dance session does not seem as challenging as one of tae-bo or body-modeling, the mechanism by which excess weight lost is undoubtedly as effective, even with some extra points. Movements at low or medium intensity, and posts estate, all common in technical baggage of Indian dance, act very effectively by requiring cardiopulmonary muscles without overloading the device.Stations combined with frequent low-level changes of the body while dancing go mainly to emphasize muscle toning and buttocks, abdominals and muscles of the thighs. Is very important, calf muscles are not overworked, avoiding the development of massive legs, unsightly and undesirable for any woman. Other advantages are surprise on the spine and joints healthy. The same set of movements working for lumbar and dorsal muscle suppleness, while having a significant effect on the intervertebral cartilage. Basically, we can say without any doubt that Indian dance protects spine injuries caused by sudden movements while ensuring its suppleness, even in old age. Another problem area for modern society, is in a continuous settling, the „belt” abdominal plus pounds increased aggregation in this area. It was found that sets of movements similar to those of Belly Dance, common in Indian dance, act effectively to address unsightly problem for any woman. On the other hand, acts as a massage beneficele positive moves on viscera and internal organs. All to find both health and beauty ideal. With a slight Indian flavor …
Hinduism, religious texts, Philosophy Description
Hinduism is a religion that originated in India and is still practiced by most of the inhabitants of India, as well as those whose families have migrated from India to other parts of the world (East Africa, South Africa, Eastern Asia , England). The word Hindu comes from Sanskrit, the word „sindhu” (evil, ie Indus River), in the fifth century BC Persians called them the Hindus so identifying them as coming from the Indus country. Hindus define their community as „those who believe in the Vedas” or „those who follow the path (dharma) of the four classes (varnas) and stages of life (ashramas).”
Hinduism is a religion important in the world, not just the large number of practitioners (no. they are estimated to exceed 700 million), but also because of profound influence on other religions in its long history, beginning around 1500 i.Hr . Influence of other religions on Hinduism (the religion has a great tendency to absorb foreign elements) contributed to the syncretism of the religion – the variety of beliefs and practices that includes.
Canon of Hinduism is defined by what people do more than what I think, therefore the Hindus there is a greater uniformity of behavior than of faith, though few practices or beliefs are shared by all. Some habits are identical in almost all Hindus: bowing before him before Brahmans and cows, considered sacred animals, abstinence from meat (especially beef), and marriage between members of the caste (jati). Most Hindus gaytari hymn singing at sunrise. Most believers they worship Shiva, Vishnu, or the goddess Devi worship but hundreds of minor deities in a particular city, or even a certain family. Although Hindus believe and do many apparently contradictory things, not only to different people, and religious life of one man to see it, everyone follows a certain pattern that gives shape and meaning to his life. There is no doctrinal or hierarchical order in Hinduism, but complicated social hierarchy (inseparable from religion) gives each person a sense of a whole Memberships. 59728qnr31fno5f
Supreme canonical authority for all Hindus is the Vedas. The oldest of four Vedasuri is the Rig-Veda, which was written in an ancient form of the Sanskrit language. This text, probably written between 1300 and 1000 BC and contains 1028 hymns to many gods, was stored and maintained entirely by mouth until day year. Rig-Veda was reinforced by two other Vedauri, Yajur-Veda and Sama-Veda. A fourth book, the Atharva-Veda (a collection of spells), was added around 900 BC year Also during this period were written books that explain the priesthood and myths behind it. Ancepand the year 600 BC Upanishadurile were SCI, they are philosophical meditations on the meaning of existence and the mystical nature of the universe.
All these books are considered as Shruti (what was heard from the gods), and no word can be changed. The practice is contained Smirti hiduismului (which is remembered) which is also orally preserved. There may not alter or contradict lexical Smirtiului. Smirtiul includes two stories Sanskrit: Mahabharata and Ramayana, many Sanskrit Puranas, the 18 major Puranas and several other subordinate Puranas, and many Dharmashastre and Dharmasutre, one of which is attributed to Manu and the most frequently cited.
Mahabharata tells of a war between brothers Pandav, Ramayana tells the story of Rama to try to regain stolen by the demon Ravana’s wife. These stories are among other stories and discourses on philosophy, law, geography, social sciences, and astronomy, so the Mahabharata (has about 200 000 rows) is a kind of encyclopedia and Ramayana (over 50,000 rows) can be also compared with an encyclopedia. Although the two writings can date exactly is supposed to have been written between 300 and 300 AD i.Hr and were continued after they were translated into Indian languages.
Puranas were written after the story, and many of them addressing such issues.Puranas also include myths, odes, philosophies and rituals. Most are the natural area; great Puranas (and some adjacent) is dedicated to worship the goddess Shiva, Vishnu or Devi, others are dedicated to Ganesha, Skanda or the sun.Besides these they also contain other materials such as the Puranas five panchalakshane: creating the universe, destruction and restoration of the universe, the dynasties of the sun and moon gods, the genealogy of gods and men ages creators. nn728q9531fnno
In this rich literary material is incorporated into a complex cosmology. Hindus believe that the universe is a closed sphere, a cosmic egg in which there are several heavens, hells, oceans, and continents, concentric with the center of all India year. They believe that time is fleeting – starts from the Golden Age (Krita Yuga), through daua interim period to date (Kali Yuga) – and cyclic. At the end of each Kali Yuga world is destroyed by fire and flood, and a new golden age begins. Human life is also cyclic: After death the soul leaves the body and is reborn in the body of another person, animal, plant or mineral. This state of everlasting death and rebirth is called samsara. Quality new birth is determined by merit or unfair result of all actions (karma) that the soul has done in previous lives. All Hindus believe they are influenced by karma, but I think this can be improved by punishment or reward, or by obtaining a liberation (moksha) of samsra by renouncing all worldly desires. Astefel Hindus may be divided into two groups those who seek the rewards of this world (health, wealth, children, and a good rebirth), and those who seek freedom from this world. Lifestyle principles are first extracted from the Vedas and are represented today by Hinduism, the religion of Brahmas and the caste system. The second way prescribed by the Upanishads, is represented not only the cultures sannyasa, but the most ideological ideals of most Hindus.
Worldly aspect of Hinduism was the first three Vade, three social classes (varnas), three stages of life (ashramas) and tree ideals (purusharthas), ideals and needs of women is rarely discussed in ancient texts. First three have been added Vade Atharva-Veda. The first three classes (Brahman, or priest, Kshatriya, or warrior, and Vaisya or common man) were created tripartite model of ancient Indian society, then the three classes have been added shudras (servants). The first three were student ashram (branhmachari), owner of a house (grihastha) and who lived year forests (vanaprastha). They had three debts: study of the Vedas, a son and sacrifice. The three goals were Artha (material success), dharma (good social behavior) and kama (sensual pleasures). Shortly after writing primelo Upanishde, during the rise of Buddhism (VI i.Hr), a fourth ashram and fourth goal were added: one who gives up (sannyasa), whose goal is release (moksha) from the other stages, for and liabilities.
Each of the two ways of being Hindu developed its social and metaphysical systems complementary. Svadharma caste system and philosophy were developed with worldly way. Svadharma is the belief that every man is born to do something, to marry a certain person, eat certain foods, etc.. and it’s better for someone to fulfill their own dharma than that of another. The main purpose of the Hindu is to make and raise a son to make offerings to ancestors (shraddha ceremony). Second, the Hindu who wants to quit, based on a philosophy of unity between the individual soul (atman) with Brahman, the universal soul of all lumi.Se believed complete realization of this union is sufficient to free the believer from rebirth. Many Hindus who want to give up ideals were incorporated into worldly Hinduism, particularly the eternal dharma (dharma sabatana), an absolute and general ethical code that incorporates all other dharma. The property inmportanta sanatana dharma for all Hindus, is ahimisa, lack of desire to hurt, which is used to justify vegetarinismul (although this does not include physical violence to people or animals, or sacrifices in temples).
Bhagavad-Gita describes three ways we can reach the religious fulfillment. By karma (ritual sacrifices and acts), and the knowledge, jnana (meditation on the universal soul), later the third way adaugatao bhakti devotion to a religious ideal that cobina the first two
Thus the two types of Hindu deities able to join: all Hindu gods (who are Saguna with attributions) are subservient to a god (which is nirguna without duties), from which emanates all. So many Hindus are devoted to gods whom they worship in certain rituals and that I understand that the aspects of an ideal reality, material reflection is an illusion (Maya) created by God as a play (lila).
Today Hinduism thrives despite numerous reforms imposed by modernization and urbanization of life in Hinduism India.Astfel which supported India in centuries of foreign occupation and internal conflicts continue to serve a vital function in Hindu life today.
The first god of the Hindu triad, considered the creator, Brahma is the lord of the sky, the horizon, being above and beyond any religious worship. It is among the most important gods of India. Brahma was born from himself, sometimes saying that is unborn. He originally came from the world egg or water. When fertilized creation Brahma, were born four classes of beings: gods, animals, people and inanimate beings. Brahma reigns in a majesty’s own heaven, a paradise where all creatures hope to reach. Together with Vishnu, the Preserver and God space and Siva, the destroyer and lord of darkness, form triad Hindu-Trimurti. D when performed when indicated approaching Brahma felt that when initiating the world’s creationt is ideal. To achieve his great creations of the world, oamneilor and gods, Brahma is divided into two, forming a couple. So arrives Sarasvati. It is necessary fertility female energy of Brahma, being but also his daughter. Brahma is Sarasvati immediately smitten. In order to show respect for his father, it always revolves around him. Because it wants to follow in the eyes, yet Brahma sprouts three heads, all absorbed by the desire that inspires him Sarasvati. I still grow its four arms. Brahma is impartial, established laws and penalties, creates death and is responsible for destroying the world. There is a God of mercy and free gifts, from his not being able to expect favors. Consequently, prayers are addressed rarely and few temples are dedicated to them. There are many forms of worship the great god, and among them are many temples, sculptures, paintings and writings. These writings are famous Viewing the next fragment is called the Law of Manu which speaks of Brahma: This world was in darkness, unrecognizable, with nothing distinct, inaccessible reason and perception, if fully fallen asleep. When Augusta being there by herself, that was not developed, developing this universe as the great elements and carrying out her energy, appeared to dispel darkness. This being the only spirit can perceive subtle, without distinct parts, eternal, self closing all creatures, incomprehensible, appeared spontaneously. Aiming to retrieve the body or the various creatures, produced first, by thinking in these waters and has made seed. This seed became a golden egg, as bright as the sun was born himself as Brahma, the original father of all worlds.
Of all countries, India is one of the countries where religion is at the highest level, faith and rituals of worship of the gods is followed strictly, but with the greatest love. Myriad Indian gods is a very vast and diverse. Among the most important gods of Indian mythology are: sovereign gods Mithra, Varuna guarantor agreements and organizer of the world, representing combatants Indra Rudra = destroyer of life and exuberance, fecundity gods and Aditi is the mother of the gods, Agni = fire, purusha = master immortality, the sacred river Sarasvati =, = lord Vishnu and Yama space. According to Indian mythology, Yama is the king of the dead. Yama is the first man, the first mortal. Originshis are divine as possible, having as my dad Vivasvant Sun. God not only called Yama, he wearing different names depending on the region that is worshiped. It is named Ymir in Northern Europe and Yima or Manu in Iran. Yama has a sister, Yami, which merged to create mankind, are considered creative couple. In India, on the fiftieth day of Sarabatorii lamps, girls invite their brothers to the table to prepare a warm bath and worship him. This is how it is celebrated the first human couple. Before becoming a god in the great constellation of Indian gods, Yama was human nature. Not only was human nature, but Yama was also the first man who saw the first death, thus becoming leader of the dead. Himself or one of his servants, coming to take those who have finished the thread of life. Nothing should distract him from this task. Yet, one day observance is absorbed and forget the killed him mortal. Thus mankind multiplies beyond measure, people getting to and competing gods. Situation returns to normal after completion of such rituals. Worship this god involve several forms over the centuries and its being raised carvings, painted panels, and raised many lyrics. These writings include famous works in the Indian Vedas is dedicated to the god Yama found the following excerpt: He, who has traveled huge distances and showed that for many the way, son Vivasvant, adunatorul people, Yama royal, honoring him with offerings ! Yama the first found its way, the good pasture will not be lacking! Mortals are born and they will go where they went and our ancestors.
In Hindu religion Lakshmi or Laxmi (Sanskrit लक्ष्मी lakṣmī) is the goddess ofwealth, light, wisdom and destiny, but sometimes fortune, beauty and fertility.Representations of the goddess Lakshmi are both in Hindu temples, and in theBuddhist and Jain.
In Hinduism Purana, Lakshmi is the mother of the universe and a form of Shakti(Divine Mother) to the god Vishnu. Goddess is the wife of Vishnu and married andsome of his incarnations: with Rama (incarnation of the goddess Sita), Krishna (as it is Rukmini) and Venkateshwara (incarnation as Alamelu).
Supreme Shakti (Kali in her appearance) assume responsibility to create names and their evolution in the event. Sovereignty is often mentioned them by name Adimahavidya In Tantric texts, which means the first of the Great Cosmic Powers, but not to infer a hierarchy, but rather that of a macrocosmic order of becoming.Thus, one of many representations of the Great Goddess Kali is also the one where she is represented on a golden throne supported by five bodies (such as that of Shiva), which is in the midst of a throne Crang trees of gems. At her feet lies the golden sand beach, calm waves always washed the Ocean of Nectar of Nemuririi.Kali Adyashakti is called, as its energy and terrible power that drives beings to action and the world (creation) to show . For this reason it is often called Mahamaya (Great Universal Power of Illusion). The fact that it is represented naked, without a garment to cover it, means to transcend the limitations of any type of Kali, she always identified herself with endless power of Divine Consciousness. Kali’s action in event action involves destroying and purifying the same time time (Kala). This is suggested by the cutting head of a human being, the Great Goddess who keeps it one of his hands, the significance being that the whole creation, finally, is dissolved or withdrawn within the Primordial Consciousness of God, because of the inexorable action subtle energy that manifests time Kali, herself being placed beyond. This is why I assigned and Goddess Mahakali name. However, as the yogi is a shift more firmly to the goal of spiritual liberation that transcends all duality and illusion, Kali I will give her overwhelming grace (bhukti = experience full of happiness and fulfillment in this world and divine ecstasy mukti = Reality of Divine transcendence). One of the most important situations in which worshiped the Great Cosmic Power Kali is the goddess Durga, the demon Mahishashura winner. The devil is in the Hindu spiritual tradition embodies all the forces of Darkness. The Vedanta philosophy is no concept of Divine incarnations (avatars) that come down to take a deep spiritual transformation of humanity in this direction, Rama, Krishna etc.. have been considered avatars of Lord of the Universe (Ishvara, worshiped in male appearance as Vishnu). But for those who worship God in appearance or patronizing and omnipotent Divine Mother, Great Goddess Durga is only to destroy the evil incarnation that proliferate in the world in many aspects of demonic and satanic. Thus, in the tradition of Hindu mythology says that invincible goddess, powerful in the three worlds (physical, subtle and causal), was victorious in battle with demons and their king, the great demon Mahishashura, saving the gods from captivity and restoring order in expression. Deep spiritual significance of this myth is that in every human being there are beneficial and evil energies and forces that objectifies In such trends. Symbolically, the forces of evil are demons, and the benefits are gods, there is such a fierce internal battle for supremacy.Goddess Durga, the personification of the Great Cosmic Power Kali, grant her divine grace and help those who invokes the power and love for their spiritual forces to develop and suppress all other negative influences of mind and their mind. Durga, the Divine Light that ever flashed a Force of Eternity, destroys and burns in terrible fire of her pure consciousness any malefic force and any residue of ignorance. In Hindu iconography, Kali appears also in many other forms, which often are similar to the form of Dakshina Kali, the differences involving the number of arms, the girls goddess or symbolic objects which it hands you. Thus, Shmasana Kali, Siddha Kali, Mahakali, Guhya Kali are all aspects of the Great Goddess are worshiped in different parts of Indiei.Printre these forms of the Great Cosmic Power Kali is noteworthy that of Bhadra Kali, who treated famous Tantrasara is described as a hungry deity, ready to devour any form or illusory aspect of the event, with three eyes (full symbol of spiritual knowledge) and four hands holding a skull, a drum, a trident and an ax. A variant of Bhadra Kali Kali is Chamundi, described as having good looks and kind, though his teeth are terrible in aspect.She wears a long human bone, a skull in the end, and a sword in his two hands straight and in the two left hands you a wide and a head. Unlike other forms representative body Chamundi Kali wears a tiger fur is attached to a cadavru.In certain times and circumstances, Kali comes at a terrible way in order to destroy all that is weak, useless or perverted . Many times it assumes a symbolic four or more hands to hold and use various items and weapons in order to maintain order in creation and control over the forces of evil, embodied by some demonic and satanic entities (Yakchha, rakshasa, Naga, Bhuta, etc..). In her very elevated aspects, Kali is itself infinite Divine Bliss which is beyond any possibility of ordinary human perception
God VisvamitraVisvamitra is one of the alleged authors of the Vedas. He wants to become a Brahmin asceticism becoming tighter. Visvamitra realizes that it will not be equal unless Visistha Brahman becomes Brahman himself. For this, withdraws into the woods and begin a life austere. After a thousand years, Brahma gives rsi royal title. But because he wants to create a new heaven, gathered up its merits. Consequently, resume austere life for a thousand years, Brahma then restore it to the title of CSR. But Visvamitra fell in love with the nymph Menaka and lives with her 10 years.Fruits of asceticism are destroyed. He stubbornly: enter water winter and summer from five shots. Brahma makes maharsi (CSR Super). But the gods send him the nymph Rambha and, falling into the trap, and Visvamitra are angry and wasted their efforts. Then, for hundreds of years, he refuses to eat and breathe. Nemailasandu being tempted, he is finally brahman, the equal of Vasistha. Visvamitra is what pushes the frame on its own destiny. Rama communicates that it is necessary to save the world and even accompanies the frame of 15 years in battles against raksasa-s. Brahman is the priest who holds the power of religion. Kshatriya warrior who holds the power is worldly. On a spiritual level, the second is lower than the first, but mundane level, but depends on the Kshatriya Brahman. Visvamitra is best known as the sixth incarnation of the great god Vishnu.Vishnu radiates like the sun, whose blessings he assured them, being at the origin of natural fertility and fecundity of the people. Vishnu is everywhere, penetrates all, is the savior. Siva is lord and friend Vishnu is always with people.He is the god protector and inactivity as invariability yet part of his being not to intervene directly in what is happening. Therefore it does through its many incarnations or avatars. Every time the world needs him as a hero is not only it is, but they also identify with him or, in secondary avatars, is mindful of the God force.
Parasurama is the sixth avatar of Vishnu. Combining religious purity with impurity warrior, Parasurama Brahman is a fighter. The name means god Rama with ax There are many legends that attest to the heroism and power of Parasurama. One of them is what it is that character and Kartavirya. This is a mighty king who has thousand arms and a celestial car. He imposes his power against the gods and all beings. Believe that everything is allowed and goes as far as privacy tulbuna Indra and his consorts. Vishnu and Indra are advise to end this situation and create a hero to destroy the insolent and Kartavirya. Satyavati thus prepared two bowls of rice, one for his wife and one for the mother, so the first to bring the world a Brahmin, and the second a kshatriya. By mistake but bowls are reversed and the son of Satyavati, the wife of a kshatriya Brahman gain strength, and the other child, a son of a kshatriya becomes the Brahman. Satyavati is terrified and requires rather curse fall on her grandson. Jamadagni, her son becomes a Brahman so just married Renuka and will take from her four pure Brahmans and a fifth son, Rama and Parasurama, the Brahmin is, has the characteristics of a kshatriya. Suspecting that his wife cheated on him, his father asks Parasurama to behead his mother. This fulfills the commandment and the reward is Brahman, his father asked him to revive his mother. Another story describes the reception of Kartavirya with full honors in the house of Jamadagni. Because it was a prosperous and sumptuous house because a cow can fulfill any desire, Kartavirya becomes very jealous and requires that cows be entrusted to them. But hearing all these terrible Parasurama is angry and kills astfelil Kartavirya, cutting off thousands of arms they have. But his death remains unavenged Kartavirya not, be it killing him in turn to Jamadagni. At this point, Parasurama decided to kill all Kshatriyas existing in the world, and so it succeeds in these twenty-one days. After the massacre, he shed the blood of victims in five holes and turns ceremonies to honor ancestors.
According to Hindu mythology, Krishna is one of the many avatars of the supreme god Vishnu, the god who gives space and world stability. Every time the world needs him, Vishnu appears as a hero not only it is, but they also identify with him or, in secondary avatars, is mindful of the God force. Krishna is the child of love and ruthless warrior, inaccessible and worshiped by shepherds. Is often considered to be a pastor who plays the flute cows and other tales describe him as a young prince who governs by his wise orders.Sometimes, Krishna is considered the avatar of all Hindu divinities. He was born in Mathura, north of Agra, the end of the third age of the world. His parents are Devaki andVasudeva. Regardless of the many stories that specify aspects of Krishna’s birth and life, all they have in common several aspects such as the fact that it is a divine incarnation, he had a childhood and youth spent in rural and pastoral life to mature and spent it as a brave fighter and teacher of the right. God is represented in many paintings with dark skin. The very name means black. Hindu homes are often representations of the god who steals butter as a child or a shepherd playing the flute. It spoiled the pastoral, dance with them and accompany them with flute or singing. One day at the beach girls, and he steals their clothes and thus compel them to come to him empty, one by one to ask them. It connects thousands of pastoral, but preferred to be Radha. Then you kill Kamsa and becomes owner of the land. Soon his form leaves and mythical city of Dvaraka, where he marries the daughter of King Vidarbha and has a grand wedding. Then he begins to luxurious life, along with 16,000 of the 80,000 children and wives. The fast is broken by numerous battles against demons, a duel with his cousin, royal Cisupala, and the Bharata war that was subject poem Mahabharata.Following a dispute, it withdraws into the woods where hit with an arrow in the heel, his only vulnerable place. Because of this dying and rising gods in the heavens where he found divine form. Krishna is the incarnation of Vishnu and is the supreme God, called bhakti object of religious practice. Pastors love for Krishna is a model of attachment to God, and the edges of the Song of Solomon is Gitagovida India. The text that presents immense power enjoyed include Siddhant god is found in the following excerpt: Although we had disfigured sister, we can not kill because he has no equal among people-. Is there someone of flesh that is not attracted to him? it was natural for women to all their instincts to move to beautiful men, to be seduced by him. but how to explain that men, and not ordinary men, but wise ascetics who live in forests, which have abandoned any desire, I am so troubled that they can not hide excitement and begged to be allowed to touch God?
Rama is a Hindu hero, representing an avatar of Vishnu. Rama is the embodiment of good governance, as a virtuous and pious warrior. It is one of the most popular of Hindu Deity being worshiped especially in South and Southeast Asia. Most details of the birth of Rama’s life and we are offered the Ramayana, one of the two most famous Indian writings. Royal Dasaratha has three wives and no children. Therefore it provides many sacrifices to gods to be a follower. During the ceremony, an extraordinary being comes and covers them with a soup bowl magic you need to eat his wife gives birth to a son. Royal offers half of his first wife potion, Kausaalia that it gives birth to Rama. Then give three quarters of that frameand the second wife giving birth to twins-Laksmana and Satrughna. Fierturii rest reaches the third that will give Bharata’s life. The latter will be totally devoted and will serve both twins. All three brothers are, depending on the amount of broth at the origin of their birth, the incarnation of Vishnu. Rama goes to kill demons and magic formulas because that gives them Visvamitra overpower and kill the Tataka, mother of one of them. He then reaches the town of Mithila, and the king holds the bow of Siva here and has no force required to bend. There promise to the king as one who will be able to stretch the spring will get to marry his daughter. Rama is the only one who managed to stretch because of magical attributes received. So marry her on the grid and he is recognized as a avatar of Vishnu. There are many legends whose main character is Rama. One of them is the frame, to defend the honor of his father, giving up his right to the throne of Kolos and enters a period of fourteen years of exile in the forest. His wife, unable to triasca without him, decides to follow him into exile. Commit after fourteen years in exile, Sita is abducted by Ravana. After a long search in the Rama I tested strength, heroism and virtue, Rama wears a colossal war import Ravana’s armies. The winner in this fight, his wife released, and then returns to the empire and is crowned master of the world. Worship this god involve several forms over the centuries and its being raised carvings, painted panels, and raised many lyrics. These writings include the famous work of Indian Ramayana next excerpt is found on the god Rama: Unlike other misfortune, frame shows a sincere grief and the holidays are all glad that his father in the family. Honest in question, skilled archer, respectful of elders, master of their own senses, accompanying his words with a smile, devoting himself wholeheartedly to its duties, supervisor faithful in that which is good, no listen to the cleveteli, talking with an eloquence equal to that of Vacaspati. With its beautiful eyebrows, large eyes and amber color, Vishnu appears in person.
Indian mythology is the god Ganesa as artists and writers, of travelers, merchants and thieves. He is famous Indian Deity who is depicted with the body of man and the elephant head. God is a very cultured and intelligent, being a master intelligence. He is the son of Siva and Durga or paved as it is called. According to Indian mythology, Shiva is the creative fire, lord of darkness. Siva is also Yogesvara Prince ascetics. Is represented in meditation posture, covered with ashes, hair braided, twisted around the head. Durga is the wife of Siva, the personification of its task force, part female god. By the fact that his wife is the great god Siva, the goddess they gain status, and allhis magical powers. Therefore it is called and paved. The only son of two gods was conceived and born vaginally was Kumara. But Durga and Siva have had two sons, Ganesa and Skanda, the leader of the celestial hosts whose purpose is to destroy the demon Taraki. They came into the world by artificial means. Povesete birth of Ganesa is: Parvati, the wife of his father in the bathroom is often surprised by Siva. Upset and wanting a guard door, it creates the Ganesa of dirt resulting from ablution. But Siva was angry not let him pass the door, his head cut off. At the request of his wife revive him, but because I also found the head, it replaces that of an elephant. Young and fat, is head of an elephant, sitting on soft cushions and holds a bowl of rice which always craving. Ganesa by a rat moving. Smart, is chosen by Brahma to emulate epic Mahabharata. It is always competing with his brother, Skanda, which is strong and the cunning Ganesa. Young god Skanda is beautiful, strong and full of passion. Is peace, the smooth running of things, government, the best hostile to divine command.Skanda is worshiped all over India. In contrast, his brother, Ganesa is very bad, wicked, with huge proportions. The brothers are diametrically opposed, but necessary for maintaining the balance between good and evil in the world. Ganesa is married with Buddhi, intelligence, and the Siddhi, success. He is master obstacles, being responsible for the smooth running of things on earth and sharing wealth. Ganesa has an ambivalent character, two of his hands caressing, two manuals and other weapons. Extremely popular, has Ganesa temples throughout India. Being vegetarian is offered red flowers, small bundles of 21 blades of grass and especially in the form of fig cookies. Ganesa is the god of xenophobic Hindu pantheon, the inspiration for the fight against the British and, now, against Islam.
According to Indian mythology, Durga is the wife of Siva, the personification of its task force, part female god. It is also called the killing of buffalo. Is called the great Maya, impetuous, which curb the bull, carries a spear and practice abstinence. According to various traditions, it is called Devi (Goddess), Mahadeva (Great Goddess), Kali (The Black), Uma (Silence) and Parvati (wife caste). Durga is the mother of gods, force of desire, action, knowledge. She gives yoga, it is what gives blessings, it is the future, destiny and the power of death at the end of the world. Goddess Durga is a redoubtable, also the strength of perdition and salvation, whom fighting battles and blood shed lake. It is also the creator and confounded the world. Protectors of the tribes, she eats raw meat. Court to be made of evil spirits which deoache yogi-in vampires and the spirits of those who had a violent death. By the fact that his wife is the great god Siva, the goddess they gain status, and all his magical powers. Therefore it is called and paved. According to Indian mythology, Shiva is the creative fire, lord of darkness. Siva is also Yogesvara Prince ascetics. Is represented in meditation posture, covered with ashes, hair braided, twisted around the head. Sometimes Siva is described as an individual hirsute, dirty and wandering. Despite all this, paved, called Sati or irretrievably Umase enamored of him.Join two destinies forever. God not only gives a child by natural means, the Kumara. Ganesa and Skanda, the leader of the celestial hosts whose purpose is to destroy the demon Taraki, are born by artificial means. As husband of paved, Siva is characterized as an adventurer, a deceiving his wife in repretate lines, but also as a god without fads rage and loving that his wife is obliged to pay them. Paradoxically, although not interested in sexual union, has many mistresses. When Mahisa, leader of demons, take over the world, all energies accumulate great gods Durga. Goddess of the trident of Siva, Vishnu’s disc and the lightning of Indra, starting a struggle that lasts for nine nights. Durga killing the buffalo hidden under the appearances which Mahisa. Kolis and gives tribes Carabas blood and intoxicating drinks. Others sacrificing goats or work in her honor ritual suicide.
According to Indian mythology, Agni is the god of fire and fire for sacrifices.While also symbolizing the sun and lightning, Agni is a deity among some others because it is the mediator between all the other gods, and for people is authorizing rites, the sacrificial fire. He is the one that belongs to all people, being called Ogni the Slavs, the Lithuanians and Atar Ugnis the Iranians. Agni is the fire in all its forms: the sky is the sun which appears in all its splendor, in forests where breaks in homes where warm atmosphere. It also occurs in fierbanteala anger and the digestion. Any flame is Agni. Agni blind with brilliance and shine to all that surrounds him. Being the god of fire and with the sun as symbolHe gives all the light, warming and blessing with his rays. It is very old, its origins are in the mists of time losing is young and also because it has vigor and strength of youth. God is not aging, fire spring out of fire. Flames to form capillary ornament and gold cover or jaw. It is immortal, invincible and domineering. It is a wise, endowed with intelligence and with foresight, inspired, omniscient and prudent. He oamneilor elicit thoughts and I headed for the better. Over thousands of years, those who have worshiped the god Agni showed love for it in many ways. Whether you have composed hymns, whether they have made many statues and paintings, this god in the hearts of Indians is certain. These writings include the famous Vedas, being found here a hymn dedicated merel God: I call on Agni in my capacity as the charge of religion, god of sacrifice, officiant, who offers real treasures. Agni is worthy to be claimed by the ancient prophets as those now: to summon the gods here! Thanks to Agni, who bring sacrifice to enjoy the riches and abundance every day, rich and abundant honor, accompanied by people realize! Agni is represented as human, but three-headed men. Keep a rosary in one hand and the other a bowl. Often mounted on a ram called Vahana. Relationship with water is a strong, water plants has been born of the dwelling or. Water is called bull because thanks to them are fertile. Ofranada is goat’s reserved symbol of strength and virility. Since time immemorial, every morning and evening, Hindus perform ritual fire sacrifice, which is clarified butter poured on fire, to keep alive, while appropriate prayers are uttered.
Goddess Aditi Aditi is the goddess of creative as Indian mythology. She is goddess-mother of men, but gods. It is glorious and the maker of all plants and animals, the mother of all beings. It is a fabulous creature that can not be included in any category. Aditi is the unbounded, the free. It is a primordial goddess, its attributes being determined, so that leaves room for a kind of pantheism. While her children, gods sovereign, have a divine function in society or in the universe, Aditi is everything: the amount, beginning, end and at the same time opposites. The mother par excellence, is what created the gods. Initially, it gave birth to snakes, after he had rejected skin, turned into gods and so have gained immortality. The sons of the goddess Aditions include gods Mithra – guarantor agreements, Varuna – the organizer of the world, Aryaman – protector of the Arians, and Bhaga, who distribute goods. There are numerous writings in which the goddess Aditi is glorious, the text outlines her side over-divine being its primary side carepune evolutionary process of moving the world. Among the more famous writings are the Vedas which are found in these passages refer to Aditi: Aditi is the sky, Aditi is atmosfara. Aditi is mother, the father and son. Aditi is all gods of the five races. Aditi is beyond what has been born. Aditi is what needs to be born. Goddess is often represented either giving birth or the very image of Wheel of samsara, the eternal representation ciclitatii – birth, death and rebirth. Aditi is divine undifferentiated, vastness, expansion, freedom. In the sacrifices, it is not treated like the rest of the gods because the outside world is divine. It receives the first and the last offering. Aditi is the goddess that allows development, it releases any constraints, it makes it go away every trace of sin, impurity, suffering, disease. Among the subjects they love and worship the most are women, especially mothers who always wears the neck amulet that goddess Aditi wore every time he wanted to have a child. Adopted by the Buddhist tradition, was built in the legend. Thus, it is backing his troops buried Buddha and Mara, the tempter, who wants to distract him from meditation and thus prevent him reach enlightenment. In Thailand, Union of Myanmar, Laos and Cambodia is represented under the appearance of a young woman who twists her hair with her hands. From her hair springs river, source of all wealth. In these countries it is called Dharani or Dharni Brahe.
Rudra is one of many people in the pantheon of Indian gods. He is the god of death and the storm, while having a very destructive nature that causes evil among men. Rudra is a Vedic god. The beneficent divinities such as Mithra, Varuna, Indra, he is the destroyer and colericul, often holding as a demon.According to legend, Rudra was born a Usas’s incest with his brothers. Is represented with braided hair, white belly and red back, dressed in wild animal skins and carrying a bow and arrows. Rudrani is married and the two are joined by a long hug. Rudra is the hunter and master of the beasts of the forest. It has no connection with the civilized world is harsh and rude. Thieves andthieves are his companions, the patron of all those who kill, regardless if you are in need or pleasure. God is a great destroyer, resembling plague and death.Attack humans and beasts, poison and lightning handle spreads terror around him. Rudra is a very revered god, but also feared by his subjects. This is attested by numerous writings dating from ancient times. One of these is the famous Veda writings found in the following fragment that represents an invocation to the great shit: Thanks remedies that you gave them, O Rudra, very healthy, I can live a hundred winters. Far away from new enemies, asvarle further suffering, rids epidemic in the four corners! Where is, O Rudra, caressing your hand, pomade and conditioner, which removes the divine misery! Watch me with indulgence, a, Taurule! Legs robust, forms numerous, powerful dark to bright gold adorned. The Rudra, owner of vast worlds, Asura’s nature could not draw He is the one you call the gods for their dirty affairs. Rudra is a fringe element.Love is all natural, all those who live differently than most and the fight against it. It is a divine force, wild, untamed and dangerous. Therefore God is feared, begged to obtain favors and protection. Later, in Hinduism, will disappear almost completely in favor of Siva, a newcomer who takes over features of destructive and subversive, but keeping the benevolent character. Rudra and Siva are actually one and the same god. The name often is used in the plural, rudrele shoots symbolizing the god, some of its representatives that the only purpose that to terrorize the world. Being a ubiquitous god, by god Rudra manifests character that resembles the world crimes, poisons, diseases and disasters.Prajapati
The Indian belief, has the role of demiurge Prajapati that puts order in unit impressions waiting to mature. Is being considered paramount lord of all creatures. God is the thirty-fourth, with thirty-three, meeting them and giving them a unitary character. It is comprised of Prajapati: he is the universe, time and sacrifice altar. He created day and night, seasons, life and death. There are many legends that they have the Prajapati as central staff. One of them is proving character of being primordial god, the one who set in motion the evolution of the world. At first, according to these stories, it was only water. Water began to boil, to boil and egg came from them. This egg was born Prajapati, lord of creatures and of posterity. At the right time, god broke an egg, but decide not to leave and remain so for a year shell floating in it. That year is the time in many things and people have come into being. All that was necessary to create the world was like god to utter some magic words. Prajapati said after Bhur is Earth. Say Bhuvar and air occurs. And heaven is all due to uttering a magic word, which is Suvari. Of these 5 syllables conceive the 5 seasons. There are many similarities, striking even, between the act of creation in Indian mythology and the creative act that is preached to the Christian faith. Both God and the Indian god were erected throughout the world in a certain number of days, will only then create human beings and animals. Another similarity is that, after they completed the act of birth of the world, both creators have spent some time to Odiham, very tired, especially to contemplate the act of their creation. After the god Prajapati complete their creation, stands up, leaving his egg that stood so long. Prajbati was born at the age of 1,000 years. From his mouth he forges gods, and they hardly take possession create sky. Free from evil spirits inside his soul, Asura. Just created, they take the landlord, they represent darkness. Prajapati then give rise to man, songs, Sun. This is the year, and his joints are the two joints of day and night, the full moon and new moon and the early seasons. Ritual celebration is the equivalent of creation, it brings together what was dispersed, restore the primeval, give coherence and structure of the world. Prajapati is represented in the form of Brahma, lord and father of all creatures.
Indian mythology is one of the oldest mythology of the whole world, dating back to her old days of prehistory. It is full of spirituality, diversity, and many cultural exchanges between social communities. All this mythology is based on the existence of a large number of traditional texts that were kept religiously. One of the many gods of this mythology is purusha. Purusha is the lord of immortality in religion. Purusha symbolizes world: world history, the present and future. He is the latency of everything, but is also the indispensable energy that develops in the world. According to Indian mythology, purusha is being paramount. There are many texts that have stood the test of time, which demonstrates purusha worship god, attesting to him the spiritual principle, as that being the primary that caused the birth of all life, the human world, but also the gods. One of these texts is the law of Manu that we find the following excerpt: This world is unknowable. When Augusta Being there by itself, developing this great universe form elements and others. Unfolding and energy, this being that only spirit can perceive subtle, without distinct parts, eternal, comprising in itself all the creatures appeared spontaneously. From his body and extract all creatures in himself the spirit out, closing itself being and nothingness, and the Spirit drew great principle, soul. Purusha is considered a giant man, covering the whole Earth, and which even exceeds it. It is immortal in the sky that fills three-quarters, last quarter was comprised of all mortal creatures. It has thousands of thighs, thousands of feet, thousands of eyes, thousands of heads and thousands of girls. Creation of purusha is individual: people and the elements are parts of his body. His mouth is group Brahmans, arms are noble, thighs are craftsmen, and the eye or gets sun. Purusha is always pure spirituality. Is unspecified and imprecision. Is unique, unchanging and immeasurable. He is the universe, penetrates and sustains all living things, can drive the evolution of the world. His wife is Prakriti ascetic power, plant sap, and violent storms warrior courage. Purusha knows no happiness, no power to act, because the material.He did not take part in the joys, nor desires, pains and feelings. Purusha is equated with Brahma, the god with four heads, authorizing the world.
Veruna is one of the most important gods of India. Sky and is paradise. Reigns over the world, the gods and people as a sovereign and magician. Is also the god of night and the ocean, fishermen fear god Veruna anger that causes whirling water.
It includes all occupations, read the secret thoughts and supervise all activities. All this dominion over the world, it shares with Mithra Varuna who is the guarantee agreements, they are couple of leaders. The two owners are totally different from one another, yet are complementary and managed to ensure a good hold of the world. Mithra is goodwill, people look favorable. Located on the opposite side, symbolizing Varuna stiffness, force that is necessary. It is violent, violent and evil, causing earthquakes and send disease. It produces and sends evil in the world. But if it causes evil, it can and destroy, with a good side. Varuna has all the remedies and all binefracerile, giving peace and prosperity, granting forgiveness and health. Since the eighteenth century have survived many paintings and statues of him symbolizes this god. One of these testimonies is the Indian school gouache on paper depicting various Varuna full of jewels, holding a rope, being master nodes, the linking and unbound. Riding a horse is a large turtle, which is his favorite animal, involving animal and solid stability. Its color is very dark. Black is the color, thus giving him the barley grain black or dark animals as offerings. Field is the night and stars. Role as master of the sky is to see clearly what is happening, to see good works, but mostly they punish transgressions in the harshest way possible. Can observe everything that happens because her eyes are stars. But as known to punish any violation of ritual or moral order, so known to be very good and a god. Is endowed with many magical powers, magic, with which heals all pains of body and soul of its subjects. Varuna is one who has given the limits of Heaven and Earth, who placed the air above the trees, chiseled mountain peaks, gave milk cows, intelligent heart, fire in water, the sun in heaven and who has Soma on the mountain. He sends rain and cause water to flow into rivers. Fecundity and fertility are his responsibilities.
Aarti of Lord Shiva
Jai Shiv Omkaara, Om Jai Shiva Omkara,Bramham, Vishnu Sadashiv, Ardhangi Dhaara.Om Jai Shiv Omkara
Jai Shiv Omkaara, Om Jai Shiva Omkara,Bramham, Vishnu Sadashiv, Ardhangi Dhaara.Om Jai Shiv Omkara
Ekaanan Chaturaanan Panchaanan Raje,Hansaanan Garudaasan Vrishvaahan Saaje.Om Jai Shiv Omkara
Do you Sohe Dasamukh Chaturbhuj Bhuj Chaar,Trigun I break Nirakhate Tribhuvan Jan Mohe.Om Jai Shiv Omkara
Akshamaala Vanamaala Mundamaala Dhaari,Tripuraari Kansaari Kar Dhaari Maal.Om Jai Shiv Omkara
Shvetambar Pitambar Baaghambar Ange,Sanakaadik Garunaadik Bhutaadik blood.Om Jai Shiv Omkara
Kar Ke Madhya Kamandalu Trishuladhaari Chark,Sukhakaari Dukhahaari Jagapaalan Kaari.Om Jai Shiv Omkara
Bramham Vishnu Sadaashiv Jaana Aviveka,Shobhit Mein Ye Ekaa Pranavaakshar Tino.Om Jai Shiv Omkara
Lakshmi will Saavitri Paarvati Sangaa,Paarvati Ardhaangi, Shivalahari Gangaa.Om Jai Shiv Omkaara
Sohe Parvati Parvati, Shankar KailasaBhang Dhatur Ka Bhojan, Bhasmi Mein Vaasa.
Om Jai Shiv Omkaara
Let Me Gang Jataa Bahat, Gal mundane Maal,Shesh Naag Lipataavat, Odhat Mrugachaala.Om Jai Shiv Omkaara
Kashi Me Viraaje Vishvanaath, Nandi Bramhchaari,Nit Uthh Paavat Darshan, Mahimaa You Bhaari.Om Jai Shiv Omkaara
Jo Koi Ki Aarti Trigunasvamiji Gave Nar,Sample Sukh Pave Kahat Svami Shivananda.Om Jai Shiv Omkaara
namah man shivaya
Shri Shri Shiva Mahadeva
The embodied soul is supreme, Whole, eternal, Consisting of nothing, stainless.
It is the ultimate atomic particle.It is supreme Shiva, all pervading.
Shiva PujaOm I bow to Shiva and the five devatas and offer this scent and flower man!Om I bow to the Sun and the planets and offer this scent and flower man!Om I bow to the Guardians of the Directions and offer this scent and flower man!Om I bow to all Goddesses and offer this scent and flower man!Om I bow to the guru! (Left)Om I bow to the guru’s guru! (Right)Om I bow to the source of the gurus! (Centre)Om I bow to Ganesha.Om namah shivaya.Man Hail to Hara. (Establish the Near North)Om I bow to Maheshvara. (Lay Near)A Man Holding the Trident One, Be truly here!
PlacingOm Sham I bow to the thumbs Namah.Man Shim I bow the index fingers Svaha.Om Shum I bow to the middle fingers Vashem.I bow to the man Shaim ring fingers Hum.Man Shaum I bow to the little fingers Vaushat.Om Shah I bow to the front and back of hands Phat.Sham Om Namah to the heart.Shim Man to the head Svaha.Man Shum to the peak Vashem.Man Shaim to the armor Hum.Man Shaum Vaushat to the three eyes.Shah to the missile Phat Man.
MeditationHumans.Meditate always on Mahesh, like a mountain of silver, with theHIS beautiful crescent Moon as crest-gem, Whose body is as bright as a jewel, gracious of appearance, HIS hands holding axes, deer, bestowing Boons and dispelling fear, Seated in the lotus position, and praised on all sides Surrounded by immortals, wearing a tiger-skin, seed and Sprout of the Cosmos, destroying fear, with five faces and Three eyes.(Place the flower on the head. Perform mental worship.Place the flower on the next.)
A Bearer of the Staff, enter HEREIN!Indwell here!Resid here!Resid here!Happiness May Be Here!Happiness May Be Here!O Rudra, I perform your worship!
OfferingsMan Hail to Pashupati. (Near Bath)Man this is water.Om namah Shivaya!Man this is arghya.Om namah Shivaya!Man this is for sipping.Om namah Shivaya!Man this is for bathing.Om namah Shivaya!Man this is scent.Om namah Shivaya!Man this is flower.Om namah Shivaya!Man this is birch-leaf.Om namah Shivaya!Man this is incense.Om namah Shivaya!Man this is flame.Om namah Shivaya!Man this is food.Om namah Shivaya!Man this is for sipping again.Om namah Shivaya!Man this is betel nut.Om namah Shivaya!
Man I offer this flower to scent and Sharva, form the Earth (East) Man I offer this flower to scent and bhava, form the Water (U.S.)
Man I offer this scent and flower to Rudra, the thread form (N)
Man I offer this scent and flower to Ugra, the Air form Man I offer this scent and flower to Bhima. Aether the form
Man I offer this scent and flower to Pashupati, the Magician form (SW)Man I offer this flower to scent and Ishan, the Sun form (S)Man I offer this scent and flower to Mahadeva, the Moon form (SE)Man Hail to Nandi.Hail to Bhringini man.Hail to Kshetrapala man.Man Hail to Vamadeva.
Mantra RecitationHara Mahadeva Shiva Pashupati Maheshvara Shulapani Pinakadhrik!You are the secret at the core of Every Secret!Take this recitation!A Maheshvara, of Your grace, bestow siddhi on me!All hail to You, O one with closed eyes!Hail to You, with divine vision!Hail to You who holds the staff!Hail to You who holds the Vajra!Hail to You who holds the trident, Scepter, Noosa and sword in Your Hands!Hail to You, Natha of the Three Worlds, the Lord of all Beings!Om namah Shivaya.Hail to You the One Peaceful!Cause Causes of the three!I offer myself to You, O Parameshvara, You who are my goal and Refuge!
Nam Nam!I know how to invoke note, how to worship cloud, cloud how to bid you Farewell!Forgive my mistakes, A Parameshvara. (Place flower on head. Close.)
Associated with Shiva:The lingamNandi the bull, or vehicle HIS vahanaThe damaru, year, hour-glass shape roadHis trishula, the trident, symbol of the Three WorldsA crescent moon HIS hair bound into the river Ganga from Which streamsRudraksha beads sacred to HimHis right hand the mudra dispelling Shows fearHe sits on a tiger skinthe water canAsh, The Remains of the Dissolution of the universeSometimes pictured on a horsehe is Identified with the star SiriusHe is the supreme hunter.His great bow is Called Pinaka
Shiva Can be interpreted as Meaning „One who purifies everyone by the utterance of His name” or the Pure One, That is, one who Is Not Affected by the Three gunas Characteristics matter.
Shiva is the third form of God as the Destroyer, while Brahma and Vishnu is the creator and Preserver, respectively. However, Even though He represents destruction, He is viewed as a positive force (The Destroyer of Evil), since creation follows destruction. Shiva is the only Ultimate Reality.
The water flowing from HIS locks is a depiction of the River Ganga. In Hindu Mythology, When Ganga descended from the Heavens, the Earth Could not bear it Lord Shiva flow HER AGREED to bear it. Lord Shiva’s skin bluish as he drank Turned Poison That the cam out of the churning of the Oceans.
Names of ShivaMaheshvara – the great LordMaheshaMaheshvarParameshvaraMahadeva – the great GodShambhuHaraPinakiPinakadhrik – bearer of the axe Mrityunjaya – conqueror of deathMahakala – Conqueror of TimeBhairava – the terrible RudraLord of Yogalord of all beings of the underworldNatha of the Three WorldsMahabaleshwar – Great God of Strength Tryambakam – Three-Eyed One, All-Knowing Nilkant – The one with a Blue ThroatNataraja – Lord of the DanceAashutosh – pleased by small offeringsBapardin – spirally braided hairBhavaSarvaPasupati – guardian of cattleParupatiAgni
Ardhanarishvara, the meditation image showing the devi as red colored and voluptuous, as one half of the body, the deva as the other half having a terrifying and fierce aspect.
Shiva is not limited to the personal characteristics he is given in many images and can transcend all attributes. Shiva is without beginning and without end . His abode is called Kailash. His holy mount is Nandi, the Bull. His attendant is named Bhadra. Shiva is usually represented by the Shiva lingam. Shiva and Parvati are the parents of Karttikeya and Ganesha.
As Nataraja, Shiva is the Lord of the Dance, and also symbolizes the dance of the Universe/Nature, with all its delicately balanced heavenly bodies and natural laws. At times, he is also symbolized as doing his great dance of destruction, called Taandav, the dissolution of the universe.
Shivo Bhokta, Shiva BhojyaShivo Karta, Shivah KarmaShivah Karanatmakah”
Shiva is the experiencer and the highest object of experience. Shiva is the goal of Sadhana. There is nothing apart from Shiva. There is nothing other than Shiva. Whatever there is, is Shiva. There is nothing, which is not Shiva. There is no place, which is not Shiva. There is no time, which is not Shiva. To be aware of this is to be aware of Shiva.
Shiva (शिव) is lord of the lords and it is really not easy to write/explain everything about shiva. However many have tried to explain him and praised him as per their knowledge but the explanation is endless and it is un-imaginable from a human being even devas, asuras and other rishi munis have very little words to explain about.