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Shiva (The auspicious one) is the "Destroyer" among the Trimurti. He is considered as supreme Brahman according to Shaivism. Use this tag to ask questions that concern about Shiva in any of his forms

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Is there any story of any human going to Kailash to meet Shiva on Kailash?

Bhagwan Shiva lives on Mount Kailash which is located in Tibet. Devas would often go to Kailash to meet Shiva. I once watched a serial on TV in which it was shown one Rakshas went to Kailash and said ...
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How to ask for a boon?

What mantra/strota should I chant to ask for a boon from God? Or how to do tapasya for a boon?
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Hindu God that uses hair as a weapon

I went through deconstruction from evangelical Christianity about a year and a half ago. I studied every major religion and have landed on Advaita Vedanta. When first studying Hinduism I had some ...
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Lord Hanuman in Shaktism

I have seen various pictures of Maa Durga with Lord Hanuman and Lord Bhairava. Infact I have even seen in Devi temples having shrine of Lord Hanuman right with Maa Shakti. While Lord Bhairava has His ...
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When so many people have asked for boon why didnt they asked to eliminate crime and injustice from the world?

When so many people have asked for boon why didnt they asked to eliminate crime and injustice from the world?Why dont they ask for it now?
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Is Shiva ji human? When and to whom was Shiva ji was born?

Very little is known about history of Shiv ji. Is Shiv ji human? To whom and when was he born? Just for your information. There is a serial named Baal Shiva being broadcasted on some channel (I haven'...
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What is Sri Rama Taraka Mantra?

Some information about Sri Rama Taraka Mantra from Drik Panchang site Taraka Mantra is a popular Mantra among devotees of Lord Rama. Taraka Mantra is Trayodasha Akshari Mantra which consists of 13 ...
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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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Is there any stotram related to shri ram naam by other gods

In padmapuran and skandpuran, mahadev gives a proper idea about how great is ram naam. But has there been any other deva except mahadev that gave more importance of ram naam
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How to start kriya yoga?

What are preliminary steps in kriya yoga. I have read that you have to practice and when you will be ready your guru will find you what kind of practice do I need to do before finding a guru
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Something for carrer growth and getting better in my art (like acting,music)

Any kind of mantra(which doesn't need initation) or anything else like any simple ritual etc
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How many Verison of Shiva sahasranama is there?

How many versions of shiva Sahasranama are there?
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Does this verse of Mahabharata Shanti Parva say that Vayu also alomg with Rudra consumed poison, as some Madhwas claim?

In Shanti Parva, The 16th verse in chapter 329 ब्राह्मणमाहात्म्यमग्निषोमीयात्मकम् of BORI edition अमृतोत्पादने पुरश्चरणतामुपगतस्याङ्गिरसो बृहस्पतेरुपस्पृशतो न प्रसादं गतवत्यः किलापः अथ बृहस्पतिरपां ...
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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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Has anyone found original Sayar-ul-Okul/Se'-arul Oqul in Turkey?

"In a 13-page pamphlet titled Was Kaaba a Hindu Temple?, Oak derives a claim of a "Vedic past of Arabia" based on an inscription mentioning the legendary Indian king Vikramāditya that ...
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Does any Hindu scripture say that Shiva Temple is in Arabia?

Makkeshwar Mahadev or any other temple?
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Where can we find Berlin edition of Sayar-ul-Okul / Se'-arul Oqul?

According to P. N. Oak, the text of the alleged [Vikramaditya] inscription is taken from the page 315 of an anthology of poetry entitled Sayar-ul-Okul (Se'-arul Oqul meaning the memorable words), ...
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Are any shaiv acharya commentary of shiva sahastranama available online?

I would like to know if there are any commentary available on the sri shiva Sahasranama by shaiv Acharya? Namaḥ Śivāya 🙏🏻
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Correct way to Apply Tripundra

I apply Tripundra on daily basis. Till now I use to make use of my Index Finger, Middle Fingure and Ring Fingure. Today suddenly one of my friend asked: Why we use the upper three finger only? Why not ...
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Is Lord Shiva KarpuraGauram or Nilalohita?

Out of the texts which I have read till now.. I have found two descriptions of Lord Shiva... Some say he is blue from front and red from behind(Nilalohita) and the others say that he is white like a ...
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A different meaning for the word shambhu

The meaning of shambhu is one who creates auspiciousness, Now if one speaks shambhu repeatedly it sounds like bhuSham which means ornament, which one can interpret as The lord shambhu is like the ...
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What are the scriptural sources for the worship of Shiva in Murti form?

Worship of Shiva in Linga form is widely practiced. But in some places Murti Pooja is done in temples too. Is it a valid practice? What are the scriptural sources from Vedas/Puranas/Shaivaagamas about ...
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What will happen to the good people during Maha pralaya? Does death await all as Lord Kalki purges the world and Lord Shiva performs his Tandav dance?

How will the world end, and what will happen to the good people when it happens? Please explain with reference to puranas and the scriptures. http://www.hindupedia.com/en/Mah%C4%81pralaya https://www....
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Where does Bhagwan Shiva live at present?

Bhagwan Shiva abode is said to be in Kailash. But at present he doesn't live there, so where does he live now?
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In which Kalpa did Shiva fall at Lord Rama's feet?

Padma Purana 5.5.46: Śiva fell at his [Lord Raam's] feet “You are the only Puruṣa (i.e. the Supreme Being) With a portion of you, you create and destroy the universe. You who are formless, are the ...
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Did Ravana know Rama more powerful than 1000s of Vishnus, Brahmas and Rudras/Shankaras?

Hanumanji said: संकर सहस बिष्नु अज तोही। सकहिं न राखि राम कर द्रोही॥ (4) Listen, O ten-headed Ravana, I tell you on oath: there is none to save him who is opposed to Sri Rama. Shankara, Vishnu and ...
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What does thirteen numbers refer to in 'Parashambhu Mahimna' stavam by Durvasa?

Recently I came to know about the existence of the following stavam named 'Parashambhu Mahimna' written by Durvasa. I want to know the importance of the numbers and what they refer to in the stavam. ...
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How to correctly understand Mahakala-Shani-Mrityunjaya Stotram?

Is it correct to understand that in this hymn the Avatar of Shiva, known as Mahakala, is astrologically identified with the planet Saturn? Or is there some other meaning here, for example, that this ...
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Who are all the siddha shakthipath gurus of India? [closed]

Where can a person get Shakthipath diksha who is capable to transfer the energy. Did anyone encountered such a guru who is siddha ?
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Symbolism behind Shiva holding deer in his hand?

What is the reasons/significance of Shiva holding deer in his hand?
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Esoteric meaning of an extract from the meeting of Arjuna and Shiva

There is a story in the Mahabharata of Shiva meeting Arjuna as a kirāta when he awards him his divine arrow. Kunchan Nambiar of Kerala has interpreted the story in the form of an ōṭṭantuḷḷal, a kind ...
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3rd eye of Lord Shiva [duplicate]

I am seeing Lord Shiva's picture since my childhood, past 42 years by now, and unable to find any reference/answer for why eyelid for the 3rd eye is vertical? You check any mammal in this world ...
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Regarding a shloka similar to a shloka in guru gita

गुरुर्ब्रह्म गुरुर्विष्णुर्गुरुर्देवोमहेशवरः । गुरुर्साक्षात् परब्रह्म तस्मै श्री गुरवे नमः​ gururbrahma gururviṣṇurgururdevomaheśavaraḥ | gurursākṣāt parabrahma tasmai śrī gurave namaḥ​ This is a ...
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Do's and Don't during shravan maas(month) according to scriptures?

I want to know what are the do's and Don't particularly in shravan month according to scriptures
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Should we close garbhagruha of shivalaya with glass doors? Also any statues of deities?

Recently I established shivaling and trustees had closed shivaling garbhgruha and idols of Lord ganesha and hanumanji with glass doors, I am not able to breath properly. Is something unwanted?
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Was Vrinda an aspect of Parvati?

I finished reading the story of Jalandhara in the Shiva Purana and can't shake this one line off. It is the verse where the asura is slain by Shiva. "His splendour that came out of his body ...
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References for Shravan Maas Puja (श्रावण मास पूजा)

The time for Shravan maas is nearby. And the eagerness in the masses will spark to worship Shiva. Is Shravan archana for Shiva mentioned in any Shastra like Purana, Itihasa or any Shaiva agamas? Or is ...
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Evidences regarding Lord Shiva eating meat

Lord Shiva Does the scriptures describe whether Lord Shiva consumes meat? Does the ShivPuran describe whether Lord Shiva consumes meat?
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What is the story of Indra attacking Lord Shiva using wolves?

In this chapter of Harivamsha Parva of Mahabharata, Rishi Kashyap composes a stotra praising Lord Shiva. The stotra describes various attributes and deeds of Lord Shiva. The stotra in one place ...
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Is there any concept or story of Shiva related with Jainism? [closed]

What does the Jainism religion say about Shiva? Do the Jains pray to Shiva or they only pray or follow their tirthankara? Is there any concept or story of Shiva associated with Jainism?
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What is the material that is present in all the 12 Jyotirlingas that we have?

What is the material composition that is present in all the 12 Jyotirlingas that we have? Across the globe we see Shivalingas appearing don't we consider any of them as Jyotirlingas? Was there any ...
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Is there any any naam kirtan of Shiva?

Do we have any naam-kirtan of god Shiva similar to the Hare Krishna for Sri Krishna, in the shastras?
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Is there an upasana padhathi for Vaidyanatha swarupam of Lord Shiva?

I want to learn and understand the tantric aspect of the vaidyanatha swaroopam. I am pretty sure that a specific mantra, dhyana, and other angopangas of the mantra should exist for this shaivic ...
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Where is the complete Shambhu Utkarsha Stotra (शम्भूत्कर्ष स्तोत्र) found? (also known as शिवोत्कर्ष स्तोत्र / Shivotkarsha Stotra )

Sri Shivendra Saraswati has written a bhasya on Shiva Sahasranama stotra (available here). While explaining the very first name "ParaDeva", he gives an entire stotra composed by Vyasa as &...
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Is Harihara abheda mentioned in Smritis like Manu Smriti?

Is Harihara abheda (non-difference of Vishnu and Shiva) mentioned in the Smritis like Manusmriti or any other 17 Smritis?
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What are the important texts of Shrouta Shaivism?

Srouta Shaiv Siddhant or Shrouta Shaivism is an Shaiva tradition. One important scripture i am aware is Srikantha's Bhashya on Brahmasutra (?) What are the important scriptures of Shrouta Shaivism ...
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Why should the Yoni (Potruding part of Shiva Lingam) always face North?

I've noticed and understood that, wherever the Shiva Lingam is, the Yoni of the Shiva Lingam should always face North? I have two Questions: I've seen certain temples in India where Shiva lingas are ...
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What is Srikantha's Visisthadvait Philosophy?

Does any one know what Siva Visishtadvaita (Shrouta Shaiva Siddhanta) philosophy by Srikantha Acharya is all about? I know what is advaita philosophies but not this one.
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Direction of shiva lingam [duplicate]

I've went to many Lord Shiva temples and seen the lingam in different directions. In some temples, the direction is like this: And in some temples, the direction is like this: Why is there a ...
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Could I learn more about the flying Shiva with wings?

I had a vision of such a Shiva. I've read about Sharabha. How do Hindus respect Sharabha?
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