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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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Lord Shiva chopping off the head off his son [duplicate]

Lord Shiva, In spite of being a god, why he failed to find real identity of Ganesh, when obstructed Shiva from entering his own house.
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Is Hinduism related to Jainism?

I see a lot of stuff that sort of show that Jainism is related to Hinduism.For example, Was Parsvanatha, the 23rd tirthankara of Jainism, an avatar of Lord Shiva? Asks if Parsvanath, the 23rd ...
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purity of soul according to gita

I have gone through some translation of the following verses of the shiva gita: तस्यैवांशो जीवलोके हृदये प्राणिनां स्थितः । विस्फुलिङ्गा यथा वह्नेर्जायन्ते काष्ठयोगतः ॥ २८॥ अनादि...
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In Ramayan, where is it mentioned that Atikaya held the trident of Lord Shiva?

There is a story that says that once Atikaya went to Kailash and for some reason Lord Shiva got angry and he released his powerful trident on Atikaya. However, Atikaya caught hold of the trident and ...
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Importance of penance in life

I have been once informed by my GURUDEV that everything one gains in life is because of some or the other penance performed earlier,i.e., we have enjoyments at the cost of losing something or being ...
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not understood slokas of the shiva gita

I was reaching some mid part of the shiva gita, and I reached sloka 15 of the second adhyaya, which says: अमूर्तः पुरुषः पूर्णो द्रष्टा देही स जीविनः । या तन्वङ्गी मृदुर्बाला मलपिण्डात्मि...
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understanding these slokas of the shiva gita

There are only brief explanations for the lines of Shiva Gita, and unlike Swami prabhupada's work on Bhagwad Gita As it is, I haven't been able to find a similar work on Shiva Gita, hence I am having ...
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is there any scriptual reference to Shiva doing weed/pot/marijuana etc? [duplicate]

I have head ppl saying it alot of times. There are a number of pictures of him doing it. Some say it is done because it opens up some chakras, some say it enhances meditation. But are there any ...
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what does Jivatma mean

Is Shiva jivatma? Shiva does neither born or die. In the Vaishnav parampara, it is said that Siva is jivatma. Could you please illustrate this providing some relevant scripture from reliable ...
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background and backstory to shiva gita and resources

Swami Sri Bhaktivedanta Prabhupada, has made a wonderful book for the Bhagwad Gita, a very self contained book with ample description and background, all explained in one book. Once you have the book, ...
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What is the significance of the curse given by Sri Krishna to Ashwattama?

Ashwattama who was Dronacharya's son was Lord Shiva's Ansh(part) himself.After the Kurukshetra war, Ashwattama avenged his father's death by killing Drishtidyumna and five sons of Pandavas when they ...
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Is there any SPIRITUAL explanation to Shiva's manifestation as Sri Dakshina Murty?

This question is not a duplicate of the following question. What scriptures mention Shiva's Dakshinamurthi form? This answer under the above question, explains that Dakshinamurty form of Lord ...
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Origin, guru name, dhyan of this shiv mantra?

I found this mantra from YouTube : Om namo Neelkanthaya Vrishdwajaya namo hoom Fat. What is the origin, guru name and dhyan of this Shiva Mantra?
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Location of Vaidyanath Jyotirlinga [duplicate]

Vaidyanath Jyotirlinga's Story states that ravana on the way back to Lanka had to keep it down, the location of either temple doesn't fall Enroute to Lanka from mount Kailash
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Can I practice Buddhist practices as a hindu? [closed]

I'm a hindu that seeks to go to amitabha's pureland if I cannot make it to Lalita's abode Manidvipa,or just in the case that out of the two religions,I am wrong about hinduism being true.could I ...
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Existence of Hinduism

I have heard that people will be less spiritually inclined at the end of kaliyuga. The world will refurbish again to a utopian model of Satvayuga. Are there any references which states that Hinduism ...
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What is tantra yoga? [duplicate]

I don't think this yoga was mentioned in bhagavad gita, does it have any origin in the vedas? This yoga is mostly associated with Shiva. It seems to me that there are at least two parts of hindu ...
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Curses on gods and humans [duplicate]

Can any human curse a gods like Shiva or another human to death? What is the criteria required to give a curse?
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Has Lord Shiva worshipped Lord Vishnu to incarnate in some form?

Who all Gods did pray to Lord Vishnu to incarnate as Lord Rama? Was Lord Shiva also one of them? If no, then has Lord Shiva worshipped Lord Vishnu to incarnate in some form?
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Immortality of Shiva, Brahma and Vishnu [duplicate]

Is Vishnu only immortal or Shiva and Brahma also are immortal ? (I know that all afterall are the same, but just for knowing because i read somewhere that only Vishnu is immortal)
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What is the scriptural origin of Shakti Panchakshri mantra Om Hrim Namah Shivaya?

Shakti panchakshri mantra is Om Hrim Namah Shivaya
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What Kavacha's are being read in the attached video by Sachidananda swamy?

Namaste! Does any of you know which Ganesha Kavacham is being read by Sri Ganapati Sachchidananda Swamy in his Kavacha Manjari? I found the Shiva Kavacham on sanskritdocuments.org but I'm unable to ...
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God consciousness and prayers

As I've read that there are different types of gods; some having physical forms(demi gods) and some having no forms and the Supreme one being BRAHMAN. Does this mean that all these categories of ...
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I am looking for a pdf version of Skanda Purana, in Sanskrit “and” its translation (either English or Hindi) in the same book [duplicate]

I am looking for a pdf version of Skanda Purana, in Sanskrit "and" its translation (either English or Hindi) in the same book. Its quite important! Please let me know!
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why is shiva brahman? [duplicate]

Shaivites say because Sri rudram Describes shri rudra as having vishvarupa and being vishvishvar he is brahman,but nowhere does the text actually call Shiva as brahman,vishnu is omnipresent yet they ...
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Symbol on Shiva linga

lThere’s a triangle similar symbol on most of shiva Lingam’s. What does the symbol represent. Can anyone explain please?
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Who resurrected Kamadeva (Manmatha)? Was it Shiva or Goddess Tripurasundari

It is said that after Kamadeva was burnt to ashes, Ratidevi was devasted and took to penance. Kamadeva is restored in Ananga form. The land where he is restored is known as Kamarupa (as per the ...
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Jīvamukti in the ribhu Gita

In a YouTube video, I heard that a jivamukti is only going to be endowed with knowledge if he worships the lord in accordance with the scriptures. Can anyone verify this is what the work says? I tried ...
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Is this true that a person who dies in Kashi never gets reborn?

I heard that who are living in kashi, they never born after death in kashi, why they never born, is this speciality only for kashi (or) any other city it has, and why their life span of time move fast....
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Why we are here [duplicate]

In this world everything temporary, not only things, human beings, other beings but also world itself, why do we born and die, die and born. What's this universal structure, why this entire ...
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Can anyone explain guru mantra and intent? [duplicate]

Any one explain the following guru mantra, as to why a common human guru is being compared with lords(Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva)? Gurur brahma Gurur vishnu Gurur devo maheshwaraha Gurur ...
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What do different Vaishnavite sects say about the sanctity of Siva temples?

I think Swaminarayans say Siva temples should be respected. On the other hand there is a Srivaishnavite account posted here in which a Srivaishnavite preferred to starve to death rather than eat food ...
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Can anyone explain panchakshari mantra?

I know panchakshari mantra, But want to know clear explanation, What is intent of panchakshari mantra?
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Rudra is an archer right from the Rig Veda - was his bow called “Pinaka” in the Rig Veda?

Did Rudra have a named bow in Rig Veda or did Rudra/Siva acquire Pinaka in a later scripture?
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Does the concept of divorce exist in hinduism? [duplicate]

Does the concept of divorce apply in hinduism?
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What are the 64 Jyotirlinga and their origin?

I have read in numerous texts that originally there were 64 Jyotirlingas. However, I could not find any list or mention of any Jyotirlinga other than the 12 famous ones. Further, are all the ...
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What are the duties of a wife towards her husband? [duplicate]

What are the duties of a wife towards her husband? What is her vedic roles and responsibilities?
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Does any scripture refer to Brahma of five faces without any connection to his beheading by Siva? [duplicate]

I have always seen references to Brahma of 4 faces (caturmukha Brahma). There is a story of Siva cutting off one of Brahma's heads - which means that he must have been pancamukha (5-headed) before ...
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Why is the greatest Vaishnava a Tamasic entity per Vaishnavites?

there is a famous verse in Srimad Bhagavatam, a "satvika" purana, that says Just as Ganga among rivers, Achyuta among gods, Shambu among Vaishnavas, This (Bhagavatam) is the same among Puranas. ...
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Who is the supreme God in Swaminarayan Sampradaya?

Swaminarayan Sampradaya claims itself to be a Vaishnava association. But unlike other Vaishnavas it prefers a rather Smartha way of worshipping all deities equally. So my question is who is the ...
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What spot does Shiva consider most sacred? [duplicate]

What spot does Shiva consider most sacred? A temple, mount Kailasha, swarga, etc? Does any scripture talk about Shiva's most sacred spot according to him?
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How the war between Lord Shiva & andhaka had taken place?

I know what happened as per puranas , but does Mahabharata also mentions the same or different? How andhaka had taken birth, did he wanted to be husband of goddess parvati? At last how the war ...
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staying awake during shivaratri

It seems people seem to be mentioning benifits of staying awake during the MahaShivatri festival. What is the time in the morning till which they have to stay awake? Does it end after midnight 12 o'...
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How to energize Rudraksha?

So recently I got a four-faced Rudraksha which I am planning to wear on MahaShivaratri. But it is said that it should be first energized before wearing. How can I do that by myself?
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History of “Daridrya Dahan ShivaStotram”

Sage Vashistha created this beautiful stotram in praise of lord Shiva. You can read it in Sanskrit on this website https://sanskritdocuments.org/doc_shiva/daaridryadahan.html?lang=sa And, the stotra ...
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Why is monday considered an important day in Shaivism?

Monday is usually thought of as a holy day dedicated to Shiva. Why is it so? Is there any significane of monday according to our Shastras?
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Can anyone describe me about the look of Krishna, Shiva & Parvati as per Mahabharata?

I know there are many descriptions from puranas but I want to know as per Mahabharata that how Krishna, Shiva & Parvati does looks? What are their physical features & descriptions ? How was ...
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Was Pinaka bow made by Lord Shiva himself or by vishwakarma?

As per Valmiki Ramayana & Mahabharata, Lord Shiva had made a powerful bow to destroy the sacrifice of daksha. However it doesn't mention the name of that bow. So was that bow Pinaka or was it ...
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Why is Shiva also known as Mahakala?

Shiva is known by various names like Mahadeva and Shambhu.There is another term used for Shiva that is Mahakala. I would like to know if Mahakala is only a name for Shiva or another form of Him. Also ...
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Are there any verses in the scriptures which proclaim Vishnu and Shiva to be one and same?

As we know, Vaishnavism and Shaivism are two largest sects within Hinduism.While Vaishnavas believe Vishnu as Supreme,Shaivas believe in Shiva as Supreme. My question is, if there is any reference in ...

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