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Is Lord Śiva's throat Really Blue?

We all are aware of the fact that Lord Rudra ( Śiva ) drank the Kālakūṭa poison which came out of the ocean during the Samudra Manthana and his throat became blue. But did it really become blue? In ...
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How do vaishnavas interpret the Tryambaka hymn, accounting for all the internal vedic explanations of it provided in the Brāhmaṇa-s?

I know that they think the hymn is for Nṛsiṃha/Saṃkarṣaṇa etc. My question is specifically how. Śatapatha Brāhmaṇa and Gopatha Brāhmaṇa as well as other texts such as Sarvānukramaṇī of Kātyāyana, ...
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Who is the Kiratarupi Maharudra Rishi mentioned in the Dattatreya Vajra Kavacham?

The seer for the Dattatreya Vajra Kavacham is identified as 'Kirātarūpī Mahārudrṛṣiḥ'. This is inferred from the lines in the kavacham, as taken from the Himavath kanda of Sri Rudrayamala: asya ...
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Why Śiva is so vehemently denigrated as Sadā-aśiva etc. only in the Brahmakhanḍa of Garuḍa purāṇa and Śaivas are said to be destined for eternal hell?

In contrast, the Ācāra khaṇḍa, chapter 24 says worshippers of Sadāśiva will become free from death itself. इच्छाज्ञानक्रियाशक्तिस्त्रिनेत्रो हि सदाशिवः ॥ एवं शिवार्च्चनध्यानी सर्वदा कालवर्जितः ॥५७৷৷ ...
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Where is the story of Lord Śiva beheading Brahmā who was in the form of a stag (deer) found?

Prajāpati Brahmā in a desire to create more perfect and beautiful beings in the universe was obsessed with his beautiful daughter Rohiṇī. Sensing her father’s attraction and intention she assumed the ...
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Meaning of Kapardin " कपर्दिन् "

Lord Rudra is praised as Kapardin in the Ṛgveda and Yajurveda. The meaning is taken as " Braided hair " or " Matted hair " , what proof do we have that the word Kapardin means one ...
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Contradiction in the Varāha purana?

In the Varāha purana, Rudra Geeta, Lord Rudra says - It is for the delusion of those who are outside the Vedic fold that I introduced the sàstra called Naya, Siddhànta etc. ~Varāha Purana 70.41 ...
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What is the name of the eleventh Rudra from whom Lord Hanuman emanated?

It is very confusing because the names change with different scriptures. Does it mention anywhere in scriptures the name of Rudra, said to be the eleventh Rudra who emanated as Lord Hanuman?
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what is difference between Rudra Avatar and normal Avatar of Shiva? is Veerbhadra just Avatar or Rudra Avatar?

Shiva has 11 Rudra Avatar but these name doesn't include Hanuman as well as Veerbhadra. I have seen an answer regarding Hanumaan but have curiosity about Veerbhadra , he is for sure avatar but is he a ...
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How is Shiva's incarnation Lord Bhava connected to Lord Hanuman?

How is Shiva's incarnation Lord Bhava connected to Lord Hanuman ji?
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Pañchākśara Mantra in other Vedic texts

Is the Panchākśara Mantra (Namah Śivāya) mentioned in any Vedic text other than the Śrī Rudram or Śatarudrīrya of Yajurveda? , like , is it mentioned in any Brāhmaṇa texts or any other Vedic texts?
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Does Rudra wear Skin or hide as his attire?

Does Rudra wear Skin or hide as his Attire in the Vedas? What does "Kṛtti" actually mean? Thanks
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Meaning of Kṛttivāsā?

What is the proof that "Kṛtti" means skin or hide? Is the word used in the Vedas for denoting skin anywhere?
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What is the exact and accurate translation of Vājasaneyi Samhita 3.61

What is the accurate translation of this mantra from the Vājasaneyi Samhita - ए॒तत्ते॑ रुद्राव॒सं तेन॑ प॒रो मूज॑व॒तोऽती॑हि। अव॑ततधन्वा॒ पिना॑कावसः॒ कृत्ति॑वासा॒ऽअहि॑ꣳसन्नः शि॒वोऽती॑हि॥ ~ Vājasaneyi ...
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Whose sin is Prajapati's son referring to when he says "I am अनपहतपाप्मन् = anapahatapApman" in Shatapatha Brahmana?

https://www.wisdomlib.org/hinduism/book/satapatha-brahmana-english/d/doc63292.html Kanda VI, adhyaya 1, brahmana 3 The "boy" is the incestuous offspring of Prajapati and his daughter Ushas ...
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is there any scripture/commentary that reconciles wildly different stories about the "birth" of Rudra?

here are three I am aware of (1) Shatapatha Brahmana - he is the son of Brahma's incestuous union with his daughter and is said to be born with sin right from birth (2) Aitareya Brahmana - created ...
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From which scripture is this Dhyāna mantra of Lord Shiva from?

ध्याये नित्यं महेशं रजतगिरिनिभं चारुचन्द्रावतंसं रत्नकल्पो ज्वलान्गम् परसु मृग वर भितिहस्तं प्रसन्नं पद्मासिनं समन्तात स्तुतं अमरगणै : व्याघ्रकृत्तिं वसानं विश्वाद्यं विश्ववन्द्यं निखिलभयहरं ...
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does Aitareya Brahmana say "the gods created this Rudra/PaShupati from the most terrible parts of themselves."?

A blog says The aitareya brahmaNa mentions this. What does "terrible parts" mean here?
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Śrī Rudram Laghunyāsa is found in which scripture?

These mantras are part of the Śrī Rudram Laghunyāsa - ॐ अथात्मानग्ं शिवात्मानग् श्री रुद्ररूपं ध्यायेत् ॥ शुद्धस्फटिक सङ्काशं त्रिनेत्रं पञ्च वक्त्रकम् । गङ्गाधरं दशभुजं सर्वाभरण भूषितम् ॥ नीलग्रीवं ...
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What is the physical appearance of Lord Rudra in the Vedas?

I wanted to know more about the physical appearance of Rudra in the Vedas , Like what does Krittivāsa and Nīlagrīva actually mean?
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Shiva/Rudra in Shrauta and Grihya sutras

How do the Shrauta and Grihya sutras of different shakhas describe Lord Shiva/Rudra? , i.e appearance, names etc.
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destruction of Tripuras mentioned in other samhitas

The destruction of Tripuras by Lord Rudra is mentioned in Taittiriya samhita as- तेषामसुराणां तिस्त्रः पुर आसन्नयस्मय्यवमाथ रजताथ हरिणी ता देवा जेतुं नाशक्नुवन्ता उपसदैवाजिगीषन्तस्मादाहुर्यश्चैव वेद ...
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Is the name Rudra a human form of Lord Shiva? What is eleven Rudra? Is Aswathama one among these Rudra?

Isn't Rudra the name of the human form of Shiva? As far as I know, Bhagwan Shiva who lives in Kailash is Known as Rudra. (Correct me if I am wrong) Then what is eleven Rudras ? Aswathama is considered ...
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Are Rudra and Shiva the same person?

Are Rudra and Shiva , Shankar , Mahakaal the same person ? Or Is Rudra some different person ? As this "Rudra" word is used very less.
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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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