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What does Bhoota-Nath, one of lord shiva's names, actually mean? [duplicate]

Lord shiva is often described as Bhoota-naath. Bhoota, according to my limited knowledge, means both ghostly creatures, and the pancha-bhootas also mean the five elements. So, does this name refer to ...
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What scriptures say that Lord Shiva sits in Smashan (Cremation Grounds)?

Lord Shiva is depicted as sitting in Smashanam. Which Hindu Scriptures say this? Why does he sit in Smashan?
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Who gives Moksha?

Lord Krishna is the supreme Being according to the Bhagavad Gita and is the giver of moksha. Also, can all the avatars of Vishnu give moksha? Like Lord Govinda, Lord Rama, Lord Lakshmi Narasimha, Lord ...
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Where does Rig Veda say that Shiva is the God who grants Moksha?

Me and my friend had a debate on whether Vedas talks about Moksha or not. My friend told me that there is a verse in Rigveda which tells Shiva grants Moksha. Is it true? Does Rigveda really mention ...
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Why do people shout “Govinda Govinda” during death rites whereas burial ground consists of lord shiva paintings?

In Hinduism, Near Burial Grounds have lord Shiva paintings but people shout "Govinda Govinda" for death rites. Both are different gods, then why lord Venkateshwar paintings are not present at burial ...
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Which Scriptures say Shiva is easily pleased than rest of Gods?

It is said Shiva is easily pleased as is also His name- "AshuTosha" or "Quickly (Aashu) Satisfied (Tosha)". But which Scriptures specifically mention that He is the easiest to please or easily ...
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What is the story of Kedarnath Jyotirlinga?

Lord Shiva has been worshipped in Linga form from time beginning as described in answer here. Among the Lingas there are 12 Jyotirlingas which are of special importance. Mahatmya of 12 Jyotirlingas is ...
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What is the story of Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga?

Lord Shiva has been worshipped in Linga form from time beginning as described in answer here. Among the Lingas there are 12 Jyotirlingas which are of special importance. Mahatmya of 12 Jyotirlingas is ...
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Which scripture talks about the story of Kubera robbing a temple of Shiva?

This encyclopedia of Hindu mythology says the following about how Kubera became a god: There are two versions of how Kubera was elevated to the stature of a god. The first version postulates that ...
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Is it really King Chitrabhanu of Ikshvaku race that's mentioned in the legend of Maha Shivaratri?

The Wikipedia article for Maha Shivaratri narrates a story of how a hunter accidentally performs abhiseka of a Shiva linga using Bael leaves on the night of Shivaratri and goes to Sivaloka (Kailasa) ...