It's mentioned in Shiva Purana: Śatarudra-saṃhitā: Chapter 20 - The Incarnation of Hanūmat and his story:
Indeed he [Hanuman] was the Incarnation of Śiva the lord and uplifter of devotees. He was the life-saviour of Lakṣmaṇa and the destroyer of the arrogance of all Daityas.
Hanuman Chalisa also mentions Hanumanji as son of Anjani, Keshari and son/...
I read on the website OmOccult that alone Shiva is on a par with Shava (dead body); hence, he must be worshipped with his wife Parvati (his power) and the entire family. The entire story of the family man Shiva is duly mentioned in the Holy Scripture Shiva Purana; however, a crux of that is shared here - after assigning the task of creation to Brahma and ...
This is a hard question to answer factually. However thankfully there are some passages from The Puranas and The Mahabharata that can be used to answer this.
First let me answer this based on the passages from the Puranas and The Mahabharata. Then I will add my personal opinion.
In Puranas that glorify Vishnu, the implied answer to this question is simple -...
According to Padma puran Manasha is the daughter of Shiva. I don't know, but hear that according to Shiva puran she is the daughter of Shiva. I only read Padma puran. Actually she is an pre-Vedic deity. She is worshipped in eastern indian folk Hinduism as one of the great divine mother.
Yes there are references to it in The Mahabharata. But there is no clear reason as to "why The Linga form".
One reference occurs in The Drona Parva, and specifically in the last chapters of that parva, after the Maha-Narayanastra was invoked by Aswattama (that section is also called as Narayanastra-Moksha parva).
After being spared by The Maha ...
The word babhlu is translated by some commentators as "brown" or "tawny red", and some other commentators as as bull.
The volumes published by Sakshi, edited by Prof. R.L. Kashyap's edition give both meaning.
https://vedah.com/product/yajur-veda-taittiriya-samhita-volume-3-kanda-4/ (Krishna Yajur Veda)
namo babhlushaya does not mean that Rudra rides on a bull. The traditional translations take it to mean that Rudra rides on a bull. For example, the below link -
Shri Rudram 2.4
|| AUM namo bhagavate rudrAya ||
namo babhlushAya vivyAdhine .annAnAM ...
In Kali-yuga Lord Siva appeared in the 8th Century as Sankaracharya.
In the Padma Purāṇa Vedic text it is stated that the Personality of Godhead ordered His Lordship Śiva to deviate the human race from Him (the Personality of Godhead).
The Personality of Godhead was to be so covered so that people would be encouraged to generate more and more population.
Shiva and Vishnu both are same and they are not devatas, they are much beyond that Parabrahma. Indra is the king of devatas and also it is position one can achieve with more punya . In above context Krishna is saying where he is present more. For example water content present in all fruits including apple,banana, watermelon but watermelon has maximum water ...
Is there any Vedic verse that explicitly says Brahma and Shiva did not exist before creation?
Yes. For example this verse from the Maha Upanishad:
eko ha vai nArAyaNa AsIt, na brahmA neshAnaH
Only Narayana was there. Not Brahma, nor Shiva.
The modern day Mahopanishad is interpolated but this verse was cited by many ancient Vedantins including ...
One reason is given in Shiva Purāna: Rudra saṃhitā: Satī-khaṇḍa: Chapter 25. As per this chapter, once Lord Shiva made Lord Viṣṇu sit on the magnificent throne and eulogised him and said:
O Viṣṇu, I shall certainly see the various incarnations of yours on the earth and shall be delighted by your devotion to me.
Why doesn't Shiva ...
It's not true that Shiva doesn't worship anybody. Worshiping of Vishnu and Rāma by Shiva is mentioned in Shiva Purana itself.
Shiva Purāna: Rudra saṃhitā: Satī-khaṇḍa: Chapter 25:
With a delightful mind He called Viṣṇu from Vaikuṇṭha. O Goddess, Śiva rejoiced at the perfect devotion of Viṣṇu.
In an auspicious hour, the great lord made Viṣṇu sit on ...