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What is the relation between Shiva and Bhairava?

Would it be correct to call kaal bhairava (and it's various forms) an avatar of shiva Or are they ansh of Rudra like Nandi, Hanuman, Veerbhadra etc ? Should Bhairava be seen as a shivagan or shiva ...
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Hymns are from Athervana Veda Paippalāda Shakha on Rudra/Shiva. Seeking meaning full translation and Sandhi

Following Hymns are towards Rudra from Atharvana Veda Paippalāda Shakha 14 Kanda, 3rd and 4th Sukta. There is no translation available yet. Some universities are working towards them as this Shakha ...
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Does the word "Shiva" appear for Shiva/Rudra in Rigveda?

Does the word "Shiva" appear for Shiva/Rudra in Rig veda?
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Source for "na rudro rudramarchathi"

I came across the following statement while reading a book Narudro Rudramarchathi The book says its meaning as follows A person who is not Rudra cannot do Archana for Rudra The book is saying that ...
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Why is god Śiva called Mīḍhúṣṭama (मीढुष्टम)? Is there any specific story?

It is well known that god Śiva is called Āśutoṣa (आशुतोष) - the one who is easily pleased or appeased. Recently, I came across another epithet for Śiva - Mīḍhúṣṭama (मीढुष्टम) while going through ...
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What are the 7 treasures that are delivered by Soma-Rudra in Rig Veda 6.74.1

Hello experts: I am using the translation of Elizarenkova ( Russian Translator ) for Rig Veda 6.74.1. Please share what are the 7 treasures delivered to all homes by Soma and Rudra? "O Soma-Rudra,...
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Recitation of rudra sukta and sri rudram at home

What is rudra sukta ? Can rudra sukta or srirudram be recited daily at home while performing routine pooja of shiva linga at home ?
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Some other incidents by which Rudra's neck become blue due to snake poison?

Krishna explains to Arjuna that Rudra's throat became blue by snake poison. When Rudra addressed himself for the destruction of the triple city belonging to the Asuras, the preceptor of the Asuras, ...
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Are any descriptions of Rudra's aspect?

Are any descriptions of Rudra's aspect ? If yes, where we can find them?
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Bhagvata Purana contradicts the fact that Lord Shiva is unborn

Bhagvata Purana Canto 3 chapter 12 describes the birth of Lord Rudra. Brahma gives him many names: (Brahma said) The following are your names: Manyu, Manu, Mahinasa, Mahan, Shiva, Ritudhvaja, Ugra-...
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Exact difference between Rudras and Ksetrajnas

Ksemaraja, a disciple of Abhinavagupta, opens the commentary on the Shiva Sutras with this statement: I surrender my body and mind to that supreme God consciousness of Siva, who is the whole universe ...
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Do some Shaiva sects think that Rudra is different from Shiva?

I have heard from some Shaivas that Shiva is another being from Rudra. They say that Rudra is tamasic whereas Shiva is sattvic. Is this really what some Shaiva scriptures say?
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What is the meaning of the word "Rudra"?

Rudra means king Dayananda Saraswati has translated Rudra to mean king in the Sri Rudram (Yajurveda Chapter 16) Does Yajurveda tells about Shiva having the qualities of a king? What is the meaning of ...
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Is there a scriptural source for wearing a single Rudraksha bead tied around the neck?

RudrakShajabala Upanishad Verse 18 त्रिशतं त्वधमं पञ्चशतं मध्यममुच्यते । सहस्रमुत्तमं प्रोक्तमेवं भेदेन धारयेत् ॥ The wearing of three hundred is said to be the lowest; of five hundred ordinary, and ...
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Rig Veda Translation : Rudra name omitted ( Book 8 Hymn 63 )

Using only the Griffith , Book 8 Hymn 63 Mantra 12 , I read : (Griffith) अस्मे रुद्रा मेहना पर्वतासो वर्त्रहत्ये भरहूतौ सजोषाः | यः शंसते सतुवते धायि पज्र इन्द्रज्येष्ठा अस्मानवन्तु देवाः || asme ...
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Why was the epithet varAha (वराह) used for Rudra in Rig Veda I.114.5?

Rig Veda I.114.5 (dedicated to Rudra) says दि॒वो व॑रा॒हम॑रु॒षं क॑प॒र्दिनं॑ त्वे॒षं रू॒पं नम॑सा॒ नि ह्व॑यामहे । हस्ते॒ बिभ्र॑द् भेष॒जा वार्या॑णि॒ शर्म॒ वर्म॑ च्छ॒र्दिर॒स्मभ्यं॑ यंसत् ॥५॥ We call down ...
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Lord Shiva wearing Rudraksha

How many Rudraksha Lord Pashupati is wearing over the Wrists (lower and higher near the shoulders) and is there any reference over the Scriptures about it?
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Manyu Suktam and Lord Narasimha

I would like to know why Manyu Suktam is associated with Vishnu’s Avatara Lord Narasimha. From Wikipedia I read : From Prajapati, when he had become enfeebled, the deities departed. Only one god, ...
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How do we know Rudra is Shiva with literary evolution from Vedas to later literature? [duplicate]

I consider myself belonging to Shaktism, so I see Shiva as one aspect of Paramātmā. I have seen that unanimously, the Vedas (including Shaiva Upaniṣads) say that Rudra is Brahman. So, Who is this ...
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