Original is here In 1879, when there was British Rule in India, Lt. Col. Martin of Agar Malva was leading the army in the war against Afgha...
MOOLA MANTRA FOR PRATYANGIRI DEVI Om Sat Chit Ananda Parabrahma Purushothama Paramatma Sri Bhagavathi Sametha Sri Bhagavathe Namaha This...
BENEFITS This is the stotra that provides us Lord Shiva's halo of protection. Whatever be your problems, whether of the horoscop...
Om Namah Shivay That is all you need to say....say it everyday. Every second of your day. Close your eyes and imagine that Lord Shiva is...
These are the famous Ashtavinayak temples - divine spots of pilgrimage of Lord Ganesh. Click on to enlarge and download
Here is a miracle directly stemming from bhakti for Lord Shiva Easy to please, delivers all our wishes, just deep bhakti is all we need ...
This is hilarious, but raises some very thought provoking questions - this video is a must SEE. The AOL guys have blinders on - drinking ...
Click on image to enlarge. From bottom left - Somanath, Mallikarjuna, Mahakaleshwar, Omkareshwar, Baidhyanath, Bhimashankar, Ramanath, N...
From bottom left - SOMNATH, MALLIKARJUNA, MAHAKALESHWAR, OMKARESHWAR, BAIDHNATHESWAR, BHIMASHANKAR, RAMANATH, NAGANATH, VISHWANATH, TRYAMBAK...
II The Devi Mantra II देवी मंत्र ...
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Restrictions on Neivedam? by Ramesh K
devotees. Only thing required from the offering is love and devotion. These
are some of the neivedhyams He accepted..!!
1. The foot mark of Kannappa when he placed it on the Shiv Linga.
2. The water he took on his mouth as abhisheka
3. The meat he bought, after carefully selecting them by tasting it himself.
4. The pooja done by the Snake, Spider and Elephant in SriKalaHasti
5. Stones, offered by a Nayanar when he did not find flowers to offer.
So there is only one requirement to Lord Shiva pooja. It is love and
devotion. He is such a benevolent and merciful lord. After all, we do these
poojas to purify ourselves, isn't it?
Fruits can be offered. Cooked rice or anything offered with love is
There is an interesting story in the Mahabharata. Arjuna visits the Shiva
Loka where he finds the Bootha Ganas carrying heavy loads of flowers in a
big line. He thought to himself 'great is this bhakti of the one, who offered so much
of flowers to the lord, I wonder who is he?'
He asked one of the Ganas and he was astounded by their reply. It was his
dear brother Bheemasena, they replied.
He wondered 'Bheema?!! The one who eats all the time and shouts 'war, war,
war'...I have never seen him doing any sort of such pooja?!!
The Ganas replied 'He offers these flowers to the Lord through his mind
itself, in the middle of all his activities and thats why you see so much of
flowers piled up. Please forgive us, we don't have time to talk to you as
there are many more piles that needs to be taken..!
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This blog is an offshoot of a website that I had conceived as a result of the spiritual grace and resultant inspiration during Shivaratri Y2K (http://www.jyotirlinga.com) on the joy of Shiva Bhakti and my quest for spiritual progress. Not finding the time (yep, bad excuse!), this blog suits me fine in quickly adding content... my spiritual forays and thoughts - helps log them too. My spiritual journey started with Hinduism and it's simple stories/ teachings as far back as when I was a 2nd grader, with Lord Shiva and has now found convergence with Advaitism / Duality. The Advaitism gurus like Bhagwan Ramana Maharishi, Nisargadatta Maharaj; they have provided that spiritual boost of energy in many lagging moments and have tremendously influenced me ... little baby steps at a time... that will hopefully all lead upto a final crescendo. The merits of satsangh are many!
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