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What is the material 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? The answer was given already in Shiv Puran, O excellent ones, the three worlds consisting of the gods, ...
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What is the material that is present in all the 12 Jyotirlingas that we have?

Well, the most essential "composition material" of a Jyotirliṅga is said to be the presence of God Shiva-Shakti themselves, in the said liṅgam. Also, the twelve Jyotirliṅgas do not ...
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Why Rudra was described as a physician or a surgeon as per Vedas?

Why Rudra was described as a physician, surgeon or the god of health? Lord Shiva's hand is filled with sovran medicines, hence it is natural that Parameswara will be asked to cure all types of ...
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Is there any any naam kirtan of Shiva?

First of all, the "Hare Krishna" is a Mantra and not a Kīrtana, and the greatest Mahā-Mantra as per the Gauḍīya Vaiṣṇava's. Now, Shiva Purana defines what is meant by a Kīrtana, as follows - ...
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Can Shaivaites or Devotees of Shiva eat meat?

Well. In Śiva Purana, Vidyeśvara-saṃhitā, Chapter 25 - The greatness of Rudrākṣa it's clearly mentioned that A devotee of Śiva shall refrain from eating meat, garlic, onion, red garlic, potherb, ...
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Is Lord Shiva dark in complexion?

Depending upon the situation, time and place, god Shiva can appear to be of different complexions. Chapter 14, Anushasana Parva, Mahabharata क्रीडते ऋषिकन्याभिर्ऋषिपत्नीभिरेव च। ऊर्ध्वकेशो महाशेफो ...
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What is Srikantha's Visisthadvait Philosophy?

Śrīkaṇṭha's Vishishtadvaita darsana is like Ramanuja's system except that in this system Siva and not Narayana is the Supreme. Śrīkaṇṭha is one of the important ācāryas who have written commentaries ...
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Where can I read the original story of Bhasmāsura?

The Story of the Demon Bhasmāsura and his death at the hands of God Viṣṇu's Mohinī avatāra is narrated in the Gaṇeśa Purāṇa. Chapter 39, Krīḍā Khaṇḍa, Gaṇeśa-Purāṇa (2.39.17-24) यस्मिन् भस्मासुरो रा...
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Could I learn more about the flying Shiva with wings?

Sharbha is mentioned in many of the scriptures such as Ling Puran, Shiv puran, Sharbha Upanishad, Kalika Puran, Skandha Puran, even in Shilpashastra of Kaliagama. Here are some references, Sharabha ...
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Is there an official list of Shaktipeeths?

The official list of Śākta Pīṭhas is found in the Pīṭhanirṇaya. Sāktas consider it the most important text regarding the Śākta Pīṭhas. This text is also known as Mahāpīṭhanirūpaṇa. Fifty-one Pīṭhas ...
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Is there an official list of Shaktipeeths?

Nope, there isn't any official list of Shaktipeeth. Since due to kalpabhed, the few of them changes. Because, in the Sarasvata kalpa the deh of Sati is been cut into 108 parts thus 108 Shaktipeeth are ...
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What is the story of Sharaba?

There have been many misconceptions and confusions regarding the form of 'Sharabheshvara' taken by Parameshvara, so I'll try to resolve them with authentic proofs from scriptures. Sharabheshvara in ...
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Hymn of lord Shiva by Ma Saraswati

A short hymn by Maa Saraswati and all other devis to Lord Shiva for the resurrection of Kama Deva. Shiva Maha Puranam. Chapter 51 - The resuscitation of Kāma. Section 2.3 - Rudra-saṃhitā (3): Pārvatī-...
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From where can I get Shiva Rahasya Purana's English translation?

The Shiva Rahasya Purana english version can be read from here. If you wanna to download it, from here you can.
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Did Shiva marry Sati/Parvati at the age of 16?

No, goddess Pārvatī was not 16 years old at the time of her marriage. If we are to go by this excerpt from the Śiva Mahā-Purāṇa 2.3.22.49-53, goddess Pārvatī was well above atleast 3000 years old, ...
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