This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Shiva Puja

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Shiva PujaYou are required to observe a fast on the day of Mahā Śivarātri. The very detailed procedure is quite difficult to follow, for ordinary people and what is being advised is a simplified version…

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This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Shiva Puja

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Shiva PujaThis puja will be done by the priest and you too will be doing this puja. Do not get anxious as you will be guided. All materials for the puja will be provided at Jageshwar…

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This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Shiva Puja

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Shiva PujaVishwarupa teaching the Narayana Kavacha In the Bhagavat Gita, Kṛṣṇa reveals His universal form (Viśvarūpa) to Arjuna which was so formidable for the great hero to even behold. Therefore, before jumping to worship Viśvarūpa,…

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This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Shiva Puja

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Shiva PujaSattva (Devanāgarī सत्त्व) is the quality of purity and goodness. It is regarded in sāṁkhya philosophy as the highest of the three guṇa (i.e. among rajas, sattva and tamas) because it renders a person…

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This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Shiva Puja

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Shiva PujaIntroduction Mṛtyuṅjaya literally means ‘Victory over Death’ and Mahā-mṛtyuṅjaya mantra is also called- Mahā-mokṣa mantra as it gives the ultimate enlightenment. Received by Maharṣi Vasiṣṭha and enshrined as a hymn of the Ṛk Veda, it…

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This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Shiva Puja

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Shiva PujaLord Śiva is the parameṣṭhi guru which means the penultimate guru and Vedavyāsa is the guru of all creatures on this planet. The Vishvanath Jyotirlinga signifies His power as the Guruof everything, the supreme knowledge.

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