In many ways, Lord Shiva refers to both Adiyogi and “that which is not.”. Discover the stories and legends that surround Lord Shiva, the most prominent figure within Indian spiritual traditions.
Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra Of Lord Shiva
” ॐ त्र्यम्बकं यजामहे सुगन्धिं पुष्टिवर्धनम् ,
उर्वारुकमिव बन्धनान्मृत्योर्मुक्षीय माऽमृतात् “
” Aum Tryambakam yajaamahe sugandhim pushtivardhanam ,
Urvaarukamiva bandhanaan-mrityormuksheeya maamritaat “
Whenever we refer to “Shiva,” we are referring to two fundamental aspects. Shiva literally means “that which is not.”
Nothingness is Shiva
Modern science has proven that all things originate from nothing and return to nothing. Cosmic nothingness is the source of existence and the essence of the universe. Galaxy clusters are just a sprinkling. The rest of the space is referred to as Shiva, the vast empty space. Everything is born from that womb, and everything returns there to be lost. Shiva is everything, and Shiva is the end of everything.
Darkness is Shiva
Shiva is called a non-being, not a being. Shiva is described as darkness, not light. Only the visual apparatus carried by humans has led humanity to eulogize light. Everything else is darkness. As the sun, or any other source of light, eventually loses its ability to produce light, light is a limited event. It cannot exist forever. Because light occurs and then ends, it is always a limited possibility. The possibility of darkness is much greater. There is nothing to burn, darkness is eternal. The possibilities are endless. It is the only constant.
Why Shiva has a Blue Throat
In his explanation of the symbol of Shiva, Sadhguru explains how the vishuddhi chakra, which is located in the pit of the throat, filters out harmful influences as a certain dimension of the energy body.
Aum Namah Shivaya
Aum Namah Shivaya is a mantra that helps one become meditative and cleanses the system. Sadhguru discusses why it is better to chant this mantra as Aum Namah Shivaya rather than Om Namah Shivaya and what it means to chant it.
There are many aspects of fundamental science contained in the Shiva Purana, making it a powerful tool for transcending limitations and gaining insight into the universe. In the yogic tradition, scientific truths are presented in the form of stories and parables to convey important messages.
In all their rich finery and splendor, the very elite of society were present for the wedding of Shiva and Parvati. The bridegroom, Shiva, appeared – a man with dreadlocks and matted hair, smeared in ash from head to foot, wearing the fresh skin of an elephant and naked to the skin.
The sacred mountain is regarded as the holiest pilgrimage site in Yogic culture as Shiva resides there, as described in the tradition. Essentially, Sadhguru explains that he accumulated all of his knowledge in this mountain.
Dancer of the cosmos – Nataraja
Nataraja is a name associated with Shiva who is also known as the cosmic dancer or the Lord of the dance. In that role, Shiva represents the exuberance of creation.
“Linga,” according to Sadhguru, is a form. It is called this form because as soon as creation began to occur, the first form it took was an ellipsoid.
What is Mahashivratri and Why it is Celebrated?
In India’s spiritual calendar, Mahashivratri is the most significant event.
Shivratri is celebrated on the fourteenth or day before the new moon of every lunar month. Mahashivratri is the most spiritually significant one of all the twelve Shivratris that occur in a calendar year, and it occurs in February-March. During this night of the year, the northern hemisphere of the planet is placed in such a way that human energy is naturally heightened. One is being pushed to reach one’s spiritual peak on this day. This tradition enables us to make use of this by establishing a nighttime festival. This nightlong festival emphasizes staying awake with your spine vertical throughout the night so that this natural upsurge of energies can find its way.
Mahashivratri: its importance
Those who follow the spiritual path consider Mahashivratri to be very significant. Families, and people who are ambitious in the world, also find it very important. Mahashivratri is celebrated by family members as Shiva’s wedding anniversary. That day is seen as the day Shiva defeated his enemies by those with worldly ambitions.