Interesting Facts About Lord Shiva and Devotees
Facts about Lord Shiva
There are 1008 names given to Lord Shiva, the God of Gods, Mahadev, who is also known by the names Bholenath, Adinath, and Adidev. You should know 35 such secrets about Lord Shiva.
- Adinath Shiva – Shiva first tried to propagate life on earth, hence he is also called ‘Adidev’. The meaning of ‘Adi’ begins. In addition to having the name ‘Adinath’, he also has the name ‘Adish’.
- Shiva’s weapons – Shiva’s bow is Pinaka, Chakra Bhaverendu and Sudarshan, Astra Pashupatastra, and Arms Trishul. All of the above were created by him.
- Lord Shiva’s snake – The snake that is wrapped around Shiva’s name is Vasuki. Vasuki’s elder brother’s name is Sheshnag.
- Shiva’s Ardhangini – Sati’s first wife Sati was born in the next life as Parvati and she is called Uma, Urmi, Kali.
- Shiva’s sons – Shiva’s chief 6 sons are Ganesh, Kartikeya, Sukesh, Jalandhar, Ayyappa, and Bhuma. Most people only know Ganesh and Karthikeya. The story of the birth of all is interesting.
- Disciples of Shiva – There are 7 disciples of Shiva who have been considered the early Saptarshi. These sages propagated the knowledge of Shiva throughout the earth, due to which different religions and cultures originated. Shiva started the guru and disciple tradition. Shiva has disciples – Brihaspati, Vishalaksha, Venus, Sahasraksha, Mahendra, Prachetas Manu, and Bharadwaja, besides the 8th Gaurashiras Muni.
- Shiva’s Ganes – Bhairava, Veerabhadra, Manibhadra, Chandis, Nandi, Shringi, Bhrigirity, Shail, Gokarna, Ghantakarna, Jai, and Vijay are prominent among Shiva’s Ganas. In addition to this, vampires, demons, serpent-serpents, and animals are also considered Ganesha of Shiva.
- Shiva Panchayat – Lord Surya, Ganapati, Devi, Rudra, and Vishnu are called Shiva Panchayats.
- Shiva’s Gatekeepers – Nandi, Skanda, Riti, Vrishabha, Bhringi, Ganesh, Uma-Maheshwar, and Mahakal.
- Shiva Councilor – Just as Jai and Vijay are the councilors of Vishnu, in the same way, Bana, Ravana, Chand, Nandi, Bhringi, etc. Are the councilors of Shiva.
- The center of all religions is Shiva – The costumes of Shiva are such that people of every religion can find their symbols in them. In the Mushrik, Yazidi, Sabiin, Subi, and Ibrahimi religions, the impression of Shiva’s presence can be clearly seen. Shiva’s disciples established a tradition that was later divided into Shaiva, Siddha, Nath, Digambara, and Sufi sects.
An international scholar, a practicing scholar, penetrating Buddhist literature, believes that Shankar was born as a Buddha. He mentioned the 27 Buddhas mentioned in the Pali texts and said that among them the three names of Buddha are very ancient – Tanankar, Shankar, and Meghankar.
- Beloved Shiva both Devata and Asura – Lord Shiva is worshipped along with Devas by demons, demons, demons, vampires, Gandharvas, Yakshas, etc. He gives a boon to Ravana as well as Rama. He had given boons to many demons like Bhasmasura, Shukracharya, etc. Shiva is the supreme deity of all tribal, vanvasi caste, varna, religion, and society.
- Shiva Icon – The lump of stone is believed to be the sign of Shiva, a mark that all ordinary people, including forest dwellers, can worship. Apart from this, Rudraksha and Trishul are also considered to be the sign of Shiva. Some people also consider Damru and Ardh Chandra as the sign of Shiva, though most people worship Shivalinga i.e. the light of Shiva.
- Shiva’s cave – Shiva built a cave with his trident on a hill to escape from Bhasmasura and they then hid in the same cave. The cave is on the hills of Trikuta, 150 km from Jammu. On the other hand, the cave where Lord Shiva imparted the nectar of knowledge to Parvati is famous as the Shamarnath cave.
- Shiva’s Footprints – Shreepad- Shiva’s footprints are in the temple called Shreepad located on the top of Ratan Island mountain in Sri Lanka. These footprints are 5 feet 7 inches long and 2 feet 6 inches wide. This place is called Sivanolipadam. Some people call it Adam’s Peak.
- Rudra Padas – The temple of Srisvedaranyeshwar in the Thiruvengadu area of Nagapattinam district of Tamil Nadu has the footprint of Shiva known as Shudra Padamash. Apart from this, there is a footprint of Shiva at one place in Thiruvannamalai.
Tezpur – Shiva’s right foot footprint in the Rudrapad temple located near the Brahmaputra River in Tezpur, Assam.
Jageshwar – Shiva’s footprint near the temple of Bhima in the forest, about 4 and a half kilometers from the hill of Jageshwar Temple, 36 km from Almora in Uttarakhand. To avoid having darshan of the Pandavas, he put one foot here and the other in Kailash.
Ranchi – Shivji left his mark on Shranchi Hill, 7 kilometers from the Ranchi railway station in Jharkhand. This place is called Shapahadi Baba Mandirsh.
- Incarnations of Shiva – Veerabhadra, Pippalad, Nandi, Bhairava, Mahesh, Ashwatthama, Sharabhavatar, Grihapati, Durvasa, Hanuman, Taurus, Yatinath, Krishnadarshan, Avadhoot, Bhikshuvarya, Sureshwar, Kirat, Sunnataraka, Brahmachari, Yaksha, Vaishyanath, Dwijeshwar, Hansarupa, Dwij, Nateshwar, etc. Have taken place. The Vedas mention Rudras. Rudra 11 is told – Kapali, Pingal, Bhima, Virupaksha, Vilhoit, Shasta, Ajapada, Aapirbudhya, Shambhu, Chand and Bhava.
- Shiva’s paradox family – Shivaputra Karthikeya’s vehicle is Mayur, while Shiva has Vasuki Nag on his neck. By nature, Mayur and Nag are enemies among themselves. Here Ganpati’s vehicle is a rat, while the snake is a rodent. Parvati’s vehicle is a lion, but Shivji’s vehicle is a Nandi bull. Despite this contradiction or ideological difference, there is unity in the family.
He lives on Mount Kailash in Tibet. Just below the mountain where Shiva is seated in the Hades, the place of Lord Vishnu. Across the atmosphere above the seat of Shiva is the place of heaven and then Brahmaji respectively.
- Shiva devotees – Lord Rama and Krishna including Brahma, Vishnu, and all the deities are also Shiva devotees. According to Harivamsa Purana, Krishna did penance on Mount Kailas to please Shiva. Lord Rama worshiped him by establishing a Shivalinga at Rameswaram.
- Shiva Meditation – Shiva is worshiped for devotion to Shiva. By offering bilvapatra to the Shivling, chanting, or meditating near the Shivling, the path of salvation is confirmed.
- Shiva Mantra – There are only two Shiva mantras. First- Om Namo Shivaya. The second Mahamrityunjaya mantra –
tryambakaṃ yajāmahe sugandhiṃ puṣṭivardhanam
Urvārukamiva bandhanānmṛtyormukṣīya mā’mṛtāt.
- Shiva fasts and festivals – Shiva fasts are observed on Mondays, Pradosh, and Shravan month. Shivaratri and Mahashivratri are the major festivals of Shiva.
- Shiva Preacher – The tradition of Lord Shankar was carried forward by his disciples Brihaspati, Vishalaksha (Shiva), Venus, Sahasraksh, Mahendra, Prachetas Manu, Bharadwaja, Agastya Muni, Gaurashiras Muni, Nandi, Karthikeya, Bhairavnath, etc. Apart from this, Veerabhadra, Manibhadra, Chandis, Nandi, Shringi, Bhrigirity, Shail, Gokarna, Ghantakarna, Baan, Ravana, Jai, and Vijay also propagated Shaivism. The biggest name in this tradition comes from Adiguru Lord Dattatreya. After Dattatreya, the names Adi Shankaracharya, Matsyendranath, and Guru Guru Gorkhanath are prominently featured.
- Shiva Glory – Shiva drank poison called Kalkut which came out during Amrit Manthan. Shiva gave boons to many demons like Bhasmasura. Shiva had consumed Kamdev. Shiva united the head of Ganesha and King Daksha. Shiva cut off the fifth head of Brahma when he was tricked by Brahma.
- Shaivite tradition – Dasnami, Shakta, Siddha, Digambara, Nath, Lingayat, Tamil Shaivite, Kalmukh Shaivite, Kashmiri Shaivite, Veerashaiva, Naga, Lakulish, Pashupati, Kapalik, Kaladaman, and Maheshwar are all from Shaiva tradition.The tradition of Shiva acknowledges Chandravanshi, Suryavanshi, Agnivanshi, and Nagvanshi as well.. Shiva is the adorable god of the Asura, Raksha, and tribal castes of India. Shaivism is the religion of the tribals of India.
- Major names of Shiva – There are many names of Shiva in which 108 names are found in Puranas, but know the names here- Mahesh, Neelkanth, Mahadev, Mahakal, Shankar, Pashupatinath, Gangadhar, Natraj, Trinetra, Bholenath, Adidev, Adinath, Trimbak, Trilokesh, Jatashankar, Jagdish, Pralayankar, Vishwanath, Vishveshwara, Hara, Shivshambhu, Bhootnath, and Rudra.
- Amrit Nath of Amarnath – There are many branches of knowledge that Shiva gave to his Goddess Parvati in the cave of Amarnath for salvation. He is involved in the basic formulas of Gyan Yoga and Tantra. Svigyan Bhairava Tantrasha is one such book, which contains a compilation of 112 meditations on Lord Shiva told to Parvati.
- Shiva Granth – Including Vedas and Upanishads, Vigyan Bhairava Tantra, Shiva Purana, and Shiva Samhita encompasses the complete education and initiation of Shiva. His teachings are found in a number of Tantric texts.
- Shivalinga – According to Vayu Purana, in the Holocaust, all creation that gets absorbed and appears in the reincarnation period is called Linga. In this way, the entire energy of the world is the symbol of gender. This whole universe is a point-sound form. This is about Shakti and Nad Shiva. The point means energy and sound means sound. This is the basis of two whole universes. For this reason, worship of Shivling is a symbol.
- Twelve Jyotirlingas – Somnath, Mallikarjuna, Mahakaleshwar, Omkareshwar, Vaidyanath, Bhimshankar, Rameshwar, Nageshwar, Vishwanathji, Trimbakeshwar, Kedarnath, Ghrishneshwar. There are many beliefs regarding Jyotirlinga origin. Jyotirlinga means Shwyapak Brahmatalingash which means Shwipak Prakash. Which are the twelve sections of Shivalinga. According to Shivpuran, Brahma, Maya, Jiva, Mind, intellect, mind, ego, sky, air, fire, water, and earth are called Jyotirlinga or Jyoti Pind.
According to the second belief, according to the Shiva Purana, in ancient times, light objects fell from the sky and spread light from them for a while. Many such meteor bodies fell from the sky to the earth. Of the many bodies that have washed up in India, the twelve most prominent ones are included in the Jyotirlinga.
Shiva’s devotees who see Shiva’s philosophy and life with real vision are those who have a clear understanding of the present and who live in the present. They don’t fight with their minds and don’t see strangers as strangers. Before Einstein, Shiva had said that imagination is more significant than knowledge.
- Shiva and Shankar – Shiva’s name is associated with Shankar. People say, Shiva, Shankar, and Bholenath. In this way, many people mistakenly call Shiva and Shankar two names for the same power. Actually, the two statues are of different shapes. Shankar is always shown as ascetic. In many places, Shankar is shown meditating on Shivalinga. Atru Shiva and Shankar are two different beings, but Shankar is also thought of as a form. Mahesh (Nandi) and Mahakal are believed to be the gatekeepers of Lord Shankar. Rudra is a member of the Panchayat of God Shankar.
- Mahadev, the God of Gods – used to compete with the demons of the gods. In such a situation, whenever the Gods were in severe trouble, they all went to Devadhidev Mahadev. Gods including demons, demons also challenged Shiva many times, but they all vanquished and bowed to Shiva, therefore Shiva is Mahadev, the god of the gods. He is also the beloved God of demons, demons, and ghosts. Both Rama and Ravana are granted boons by him