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Important things to know before selecting a yoga course

Things are the most important factors to know for anyone before taking up any yoga course…

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– How authentic is the teacher?

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This can be seen by reading his/her history, asking about their family/guru lineage, the traditions they follow and then doing your own conclusive research about what’s been shared with you…

– What subject is being taught?

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There are various subjects which have such important relevance. So much so, that without their knowledge you can’t even be considered to be practicing yoga, but there is lack of awareness about them in the west due to the limited knowledge even today. This doesn’t let a person fully grow in yoga, as they aren’t aware of these subjects. These subjects can add depth to your existing yoga and might be very important for not just your own growth but might have a direct impact on the evolution of your students Incase you’re an existing teacher…

– Can this subject be found in the original transcriptions and scripts of yoga or is it a filtered or toned down or a deviated subject given to you? Authenticity of text is important as these are time and character tested methodology. They are accepted as universal truths because they can be applied to anyone, from any region, at any time!

Adding to that, I would also say it’s important that whose commentary is being taught. Try to avoid as less change of wording in the manual as possible, the more hands it has passed the more away from Subject of yoga it became! All texts existed predominantly in Sanskrit, then were translated to Hindi or other local language, then to English, then to your local language and then someone added their own colour to it, in the end it ended up being just the shadow of what existed.

I would like to say the “best teacher and course” is a subjective matter and indeed in this aspect there can’t be a single best! However having said that, we are talking about yoga and when we talk of yoga guiding a person or giving guidelines to person so that they can have access to the best quality of teachings is the most fundamental aspect and we have to be responsible and truthful about!

Even though today it does act as a parameter of quality of a teaching but the past graduates testimonials also doesn’t speak much. For example if I have zero knowledge of yoga and only 1% of authentic knowledge was provided to me, I will consider that as wholesome 100% and write very nicely about the school and the teacher. This is totally misleading and I can vouch that some leading names have do not teach authentically.

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Now the question about whether the question of if the teacher is from India, this is directly relevant to the question of which course to take, even today there are many families in India who have been following and practicing yoga for over 1000 generations and this can not be replaced even with a lifetime of studies as many things in yoga come from real life situation experience after applying the wisdom of the books applied generation after generation. However I would also say that many Indians have compromised for the sake of money, this is why it becomes important to check their guru/family lineage.

Let me at this point also talk of moral and ethical issues, as an indian you would never go for yoga alliance for the reason that no American association can verify and certify an indian cultural practice and those who’ve done the certification of the alliances are simply in it for the money, as a matter of fact there is no body which can measure if you have achieved yoga, so measuring or certifying it becomes impossible. Adding to that there is literally only one certification body in the world recognised by any government and that is authorised by the ministry of yoga in India and is not yoga alliance America or even the Indian chapter of yoga alliance…


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Is it yog or yoga, and it is shiv or shiva ?!

If you go to India or talk to a native Hindu, none of them say yoga, they call it yog, they don’t say shloka but a shlok, they neither call the almighty god shiv but shiv, so then words like yoga – shloka – karma – shiva – Hatha – sutra – Ayurveda – nirvana – dharma – Why do Hindi or Sanskrit words get an extra ‘a’ when translated to English?

It’s because most Westerners know these names through Sanskrit, which usually pronounces the final – a or ah sound at the end. Hindi (in addition to numerous other modern Indian languages descended from Sanskrit) underwent a process in which unstressed short -a- was dropped, particularly when it wouldn’t create too awkward a consonant cluster.

Every word has meaning. In India, we have the tradition of consulting astrology and numerology during a formal ceremony to name a child. It is believed that the child will imbibe the same qualities he is named after. As soon as a word is uttered, it is believed to manifest with a full meaning. The word ‘yog’ is derived from the Sanskrit root ‘yuj’, meaning ‘to join’ or ‘to unite’; joining means to connect with one’s true nature or in the sense of practicing, to unite with god. 

Our mind mostly associates with worldly delusions, but yog teaches us to connect with God. It helps the mind to associate with the Self. As soon as we become involved with the soul, we gain wisdom. The word yog is synonymous with liberation. The word is completely in sync with Indic philosophy and culture. If Indian culture is a flower, then yog is its fragrance. Yog teaches us to live a healthy, joyful and loving life.

Yog improves the functioning of the respiratory, circulatory, digestive, and hormonal systems. It also brings about emotional stability and clarity of thought. Unfortunately, many people in India and the West — though they understand the health benefits of yoga asanas — have failed to understand the spiritual dimensions of yog. They think that yog means only a set of asanas, and therefore, call it yoga. For them, both words mean the same.

Yog includes physical, psychological, and spiritual practices. Yoga is part of yog. It’s like saying ‘Ram’instead of ‘Rama’; or ‘Krishn’ instead of ‘Krishna’. To bring out the essence, one has to use the correct word. Most people don’t see beyond the human body so they do asanas just to tone up their body and make it flexible. Therefore, they make little headway in absorbing the spiritual benefits of yog. Focus on the subtler aspects of yog and see how this Indic spiritual philosophy changes your vision.

om namah shivay sivaom

The Guru Of All Mantras – Om Namah Shivay

Om Namah Shivay           ॐ नमः शिवाय

Its translation is “salutations (namas) to Shiv”, preceded by the mystical syllable “Om”. The syllable “ya” at the end of the mantra denotes an offering. Thus the mantra Om Namah Shivay actually means “I offer to Shiv a respectful invocation of His Name”, and not merely “I respectfully invoke His Name”. Om Namah Shivay mantra is sung by devotees in prayers and recited by yogis in meditation. It is associated with qualities of prayer, divine-love, grace, truth, and blissfulness. Om Namah Shivay is a mantra found in the Yajur Veda hymn – Sri Rudram and is regarded as a Maha Mantra from the first chant, that is it does not need to be chanted 1,080,000 times for it to come alive unlike other mantras.

Traditionally, it is accepted to be a powerful healing mantra beneficial for all physical and mental ailments. Soulful recitation of this mantra brings peace to the heart and joy to the [Ātman] or Soul. Sages consider that the recitation of these syllables is sound therapy for the body and nectar for the soul [Ātman]. The nature of the mantra is the calling upon the higher self; it is the calling upon Shiv, the destroyer deity, to aid in the death (destruction of ego) and rebirth achieved during meditation. This goes generally for mantras and chants to different gods, which are different aspects of the higher self.

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What is the path of True Devotion

The scriptural descriptions narrate the simplicity of the wedding ceremony of Bhagwan Shiv ji and Mother Goddess Parvati. He did not go after big people or gods of heavens to join the wedding procession. Rather, he took the ghosts and the palitas along. As praised in the following hymn of the Ramacharit Manas  “Tanu Kshina Kou Ati Pita, Pavan Kou Apavan Tanu Dhare” (Those with ugly, horrifying and diseased bodies were also among Shivas Baraatis). Mahadev (the god to whom other gods pray to) had taken due care of even the deprived and down trodden ones. We should also broaden our hearts and pay attention to those scorned by the society. If we cannot get rid of our hatred, fears and prejudices, we can never enjoy the sense of bliss and fulfillment, the devotees of Shiva deserve. 

What is the meaning of your worship and devotion if you dont learn anything from the truth, from the philosophy of your Deity? You will just continue to perform some rituals, keep crying and praying at His feet without any improvement in your life. Remember that Bhagwan Shiv ji does not need your flowers and other offerings of worship. Your devotion is real only if you adopt its philosophy in every aspect of life.”This is the gist of all worship: to be pure and to do good to others. He who sees Shiva in the poor, in the weak, and in the diseased, really worships Shiva. And if he sees Shiva only in the image, his worship is but preliminary. He who has served and helped one poor man seeing Shiva in him, without thinking of his caste or creed or race or anything, with him Shiva is more pleased than with the man who sees Him only in temples” – Swami Vivekananda

to all revenants who understand this, we are the generation of yogis

shiv shakti universe sivaom

Shiva – The Source of the universe

siva om yoga

All the water fallen from the sky goes to the sea, similarly salutations to all the gods reaches to the one god, Bhagwan Shiv ji or Mahadev (the god to whom other gods pray to)”. Yes, Offerings made to any God actually Goes to Bhagwan Shiv ji. Due to the differences in individual dispositions, people follow different paths, but he is the only destination of all of them, just as the sea is the destination of all the waters! From Mahabharata we learn that Arjuna used to worship Vasudeva every night with offerings. When he and Bhagwan Krishna went to Kailash, the abode of Bhagwan Shiv ji, Arjuna found that whatever offerings he had made to Krishna, everything was found offered at the feet of Bhagwan Shiv ji. Just As pouring of water at the root of a tree nourishes all the branches, by pleasing Rudra, through Sri Rudram japa, all devatas are pleased.

One attains enjoyments of life and freedom from the bondage of births-deaths cycle, by chanting “OM NAMAH SHIVAY” with devotion. Among all sources of knowledge the Vedas are supreme. In the Vedas, Sri Rudram is supreme. In the Rudram, the Panchakshri mantra Om Namah Shivaya, is supreme and in Panchakshri mantra itself, the two syllables ‘Shiva’ is supreme! Worshiping Bhagwan Shiv ji, watering the roots, is identical to worshiping all gods combined together, like watering the branches, leaves, stem. And the other way round it is stated that when one worships Sri Krishna, who is Lord Vishnu in reality, the worship goes to Bhagwan Shiv ji .

ॐ नमः शिवाय
ॐ विष्णवे नमः 
ॐ नमः भगवते वासुदेवाय

mata kali sivaom

Goddess Kali – The dynamic aspect of Transcendental Reality

The story of the goddess Kali is told in the Devi Mahatmya of the Markandeya Purana. She is an incarnation of the goddess Durga. For those who don’t know, Durga was created from the combined powers of Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva in order to defeat the demon Mahishasura. But she is generally viewed be the consort of Shiva, because she is considered an incarnation of Shiva’s wife Parvati. (Or if you’re a follower of the Shakta sect, then you’d view Durga to be a manifestation of the same Adi Parashakti of which Shiva’s wives Shakti and Parvati were both incarnations.)

In any case, the story of Kali happened after Durga’s victory over Mahishasura. Once the demons Shumba and Nishumba defeated the gods in battle and took over the three worlds, so the gods went to mount Kailash to ask Durga for help. After they said a prayer to Durga, Shiva’s wife Parvati came by, and out of her body came a form of Durga known as Ambika or Kaushiki. During Ambika’s battle with the Shumba and Nishumbha’s Asura army, she was confronted by a pair of Asura generals named Chanda and Munda. To defeat them, Ambika created Kali out of her forehead, as described in this chapter of the Devi Mahatmya of the Markandeya Purana:

Thereupon Ambika became terribly angry with those foes, and her anger her countenance then became dark as ink. Out from the surface of her forehead, fierce with frown, issued suddenly Kali of terrible countenance, armed with a sword and noose. Bearing the strange skull-topped staff, decorated with a garland of skulls, clad in a tiger’s skin, very appalling owing to her emaciated flesh, with gaping mouth, fearful with her tongue lolling out, having deep-sunk reddish eyes and filling the regions of the sky with her roars, and falling upon impetuously and slaughtering the great asuras in that army, she devoured those hosts of the foes of the devas.
Kali defeated Chanda and Munda and brought Ambika their heads, for which she is known as Chamunda or Chamundeshwari. And she was instrumental in helping Ambika defeat Shumbha and Nishumbha and restore rule of the three worlds to Indra and the gods.

Mother Kali is the consort of Lord Shiva. Lord Shiva is the silent aspect of the Transcendental Reality, and Mother Kali is the dynamic aspect of the Transcendental Reality. Truth is complete when it is both dynamic and silent. Truth is complete when the dynamic aspect and the silent aspect function together.

In the Upanishads it says: “That is far and at the same time, that is near. That moves and that moves not. That is within and that is without. It moves and it moves not.” When Kali is performing her role, reality is moving. When Shiva is performing, reality is silent. When they perform together, that moves and that moves not. With our human consciousness, when we try to see the Truth, it is far, very far. But with our divine consciousness, when we try to see the Truth, it is all near; it is right in front of our nose.

The current times we live in as per Sanatan dharma:-
The Brahma Vaivarta Purana (related to Rathantara kalpa) mentions a ten thousand-year period, starting from the traditional dating of the Kali Yuga epoch, during which bhakti yogis will be present. Lord Krishna foretold that Kali Yuga will be full of extreme hardships for people with ideals and values.

In the Brahma-vaivarta Purana has words spoken by Lord Krishna to Mother Ganga just before the beginning of Kali yuga (the age of quarrel and strife). Kali yuga began approximately five thousand years ago, and it has a duration of 432,000 years, leaving us with 427,000 years till the end of the present age. Within this 432,000 year period, there is a period of 10,000 years that will be a golden age. That golden age is being described below by Lord Sri Krishna. Predicted in Brahma-vaivarta Purana 4.129. The fourth part of the Brahma-vaivarta is called Kṛṣṇa-janma-khanda. Chapter 129 is called Golokarohanam, because it describes how Krishna returns to His abode. This specific dialogue is between Lord Krishna and Mother Ganga. Verse 49 is a question by Ganga, verses 50–60 are Lord Sri Krishna’s answer.[citation needed]

This text is taken from the Brahma-vaivarta Purana 

Text 59:

kaler daSa-sahasraaNi
madbhaktaaH saMti bhu-tale
ekavarNaa bhaviSyaMti
madbhakteSu gateSu ca
“For 10,000 years of Kali such devotees of Mine will be present on earth. After the departure of My devotees there will be only one varna, Outcaste.”

The above is supported in 4.90.32–33:

kalau dasa-sahasrAni
haris tiSThati medinI
devAnAM pratimA pUjyA
sAstrANi ca purANakam
“(Sri Krisna said:) Lord Hari will stay on this earth for the first ten-thousand years of Kali-yuga. Till then gods will be worshipped and the Puranas and scriptures will also be present.”

The great Vaishnava Saint Chaitanya Mahaprabhu exhorted, “Krishna Nama Sankirtan” i.e. the constant chanting of the Lord’s name is the supreme healer in this age. It destroys sins and purifies the hearts through Bhakti ensures universal peace.

ॐ नमः शिवाय
ॐ विष्णवे नमः 
ॐ नमः भगवते वासुदेवाय
ॐ श्री महा कालीकायाई नमः

shiv yoga sivaom

Shiva – The God Of Yoga

Shiv is a God of many, associated with the creative energy of the universe and at the same time with its destruction. “One in whom the universe sleeps after destruction and before the next cycle of creation’. All that is created must one day disintegrate, this disintegration is a return to the formless void from which creation may once again spring forth. Shiv is the dynamic power behind this endless cycle of birth, death and rebirth.

He is the master of Tantra and yoga, an esoteric science, and also the Lord of ascetics, renunciates and yogis. He is the god of the battlefield, the cremation grounds, and inauspicious crossroads, and he is accompanied by demons, ghosts, and evil spirits. Often furious deity, Shiv is also the exponent of the arts and the creator of dance. Shiva represents the destructive aspect of Brahman. That portion of Brahman that is enveloped by Tamo-Guna-Pradhana Maya is Shiv who is the all-pervading Ishvara and who also dwells in kailash. He is the store-house for wisdom. Shiv minus Parvati or Kali or Durga is Nirguna Brahman Himself. With Maya-Parvati He becomes the Saguna Brahman for the purpose of pious devotion of His devotees.

Bhagvan Shiv ji besides being the god to whom other gods pray to is also seen as the first yogi or ādiyogi and the first guru or ādiguru. Many thousand years ago, on the banks of lake Kantisarovar in the Himalayas, ādiyogi poured his profound knowledge into the legendary saptrishis also known as cosmic saptarishis or “seven sages”. These sages carried this powerful message of Yoga to different parts of the world including Asia, the Middle East, Africa and North and South America.

As time passed by, many yugas came and passed by, knowledge diluted and in some cases was lost. Evenually Bhagvan Krishna came and gave a perfected translation in his sermon to arjun which was narrated by Sanjay to Bhagvan Ved Vyas and passed to us in the form of the holy Shrimad Bhagvad Gita which explains every deep aspect of oga holistically, therefore Bhagvan Krishna came to be known as Yogeshwar. 

“शिवस्य हृदयम विष्णुर्विष्णोश्चा हृदयम सिवाह” 
English Translation -> “Sivasya hridayam vishnur-vishnoscha hridayam sivah”
Meaning -> “Vishnu is the heart of Siva and likewise Siva is the heart of Vishnu”.

ॐ नमः शिवाय
ॐ विष्णवे नमः 
ॐ नमः भगवते वासुदेवायSource: 

image courtesy: “Little Gurus,” A Yoga Discovery Book // Olaf Hajek

shiva shakti sivaom

Experience the soul

Mata Adi Shakti Bhagwan Shiv ji

Mata Adi Shakti asks: My dearest one What could be a good start to experience real self. what practice and who will teach it to practitioner. Isn’t that cult based. Is it possible to modify genome in one lifetime, as you said?
Bhagwan Shiv ji answers: Devi plastic is in our food supply , they are modifying our genome as we speak. the polluted air in cities in Bharat. modifying our genome as we speak. we can try to protect our genome with natural medicines in ayurveda . it is not complicated. close your eyes and stop thinking about the past and the future. focus on the breath. the present. With constant practice we will gain experience of the self. The steady mind. Shiva consciousness . It is the cult of shiv shakti my devi. 

Our genome determines how the energy flows. Modern life has an impact on our genome. man made chemicals can activate or deactivate genes. We can follow yoga and ayurveda to take preventative care and protect our selves from the impact of this stress. It leads to Inflammation which is the root cause of all disease. The lifestyle of Yoga and ayurveda helps fight this every day. Live long and strong clsoe to nature. Shiva is our guru of ayurveda and yoga.

ॐ नमः शिवाय
हर हर महादेव 
जय शिव शंकर शमभू

Source: Cult Of Shiva @cultofshivashakti

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Whose More Supreme – Bhagavan Shiv or Bhagavan Vishnu

“शिव विष्णु रूपायाय शिव रूपाया विष्णवे |
शिवस्या हृदयम विष्णु विष्णु चा हृदयायत शिवाहा ||
यथ शिवम्यो विष्णुहू येवम विष्णुमायहा शिवाहा |
यथान्ताराम न पासचाय ताथा मीस्वस्थी रेयूषी “||

“Shivaaya Vishnu Roopaaya Shiva Roopaaya Vishanave |
Shivasya Hrudayam Vishnur Vishnuscha Hrudayam Shivaha ||
Yatha Shivamayo Vishnuhu Yevam Vishnu Mayaha Shivaha |
Yathaantharam Na Paschyaami Thatha Me Swasthi Ra Yushi”||

IT’S REAL MEANING AS:- “There is no differences between Lord Shiva and Vishnu”, We people Creating the main diferences between them, and we are searching for God in this world there is no God to search, God is everywhere and every human also God,we defined and bring out our inner god, The ‘Man’ is the Special among of the 84lacs lives,Man only occupies this total earth and universe, Man knows everything, But he not realizing to finding his inner God, Upanishads and Vedas says Do good Be Good and Say Good, Spread the Truth, Beauty, Happiness”,

“Shivaya Vishnu Roopaya”:- “Vishnu’s Roopa/Beauty and his avatar is none other than shiva. In other words”:- As:- “SHIVA IS VISHNU”.
“Shiva Roopaya Vishnuve” :- “The one in Shiva Roopa is none other than vishnu. In other words:- As:- “VISHNU IS SHIVA”.
“Shivscha Hrudayagam Vishnu, vishnuscha hrudayagam shiva – vishnu” :- Resides in “Shiva’s Heart”, and “Shiva resides in Vishnu’s Heart”.
“Yatha Shiva Mayo Vishnuhu, Yevam Vishnu Mayah Shiv – Vishnu” :- “Will be found in the same place you find Shiva, and Shiva can be found in the same place Vishnu is. As is if you find one, you have found the other”.
“Yathantaranna pashyami, thathatme swasthirayushi” – As:- “WE ARE ONE AND THE SAME”.

This mantra/sloka is found in the “YAJUR VEDA”. It can also be found towards the end of the “YAJUR-VEDA SANDYAA-VANDHANAM” – Every thing in this world is from “Shiva and Parvathi”. “Who are none other than “Rudra and Adi Shakti”. Every one is a form/avatar of them. They take this form to teach us that one person while a single entity can be different avatars. As:- “In a child is not just a child. It could be a son or a daughter, a sibling, grow up to be father mother etc. Whole the child is one entity, it takes different forms/avatars as time progresses and takes on different responsibilities.

In addition to the above which i personally believe, incase you need evidential proof then

Bhagwan shiv ji as per Vedas who is referred as Rudra

1) Revealing of Lord Rudra as One without Second:

Lord Rudra in Vedas has one peculiar characteristic ie. He is stated as the one without second. YajurVeda Taittariya Samhita 1.8.6 clearly states ‘Eka Eva Rudro Na Dwitiya.’ ie. ‘Rudra yields noone to second.’ Now a question arises whether this is just Arthavãda or has special significance. It is not Arthavãda because same verse is derived by Svetasvatara Upanishad in 3.1 and used as to glorify Brahman ‘Eko hi Rudro Na Dwitiyaya… ‘. So, Lord Rudra is the one who is without second. Same thing is also revealed in Rudra Suktas of RigVeda:

न वा ओजीयो रुद्र त्वद् अस्ति
na vā ojīyo rudra tvad asti (RigVeda 2.33.10)
a mighter than you there is not Rudra.

अषाल्हाय सहमानाय वेधसे
aṣālhāya sahamānāya vedhase (RigVeda 7.46.1)
whom noone may overcome.

तवस्तमस् तवसा
tavastamas tavasā
Mightiest of the mighty. (R.V. 2.33.3)

2) Revealing form of Lord Rudra: The form of Lord Rudra is well revealed in YajurVeda. For instance YajurVeda records Lord as blue-necked one, rider of bull, holder of Pinaka, wearer of animal hide etc.. but still RigVeda also reveals some aspects about form and aura of Lord:

त्रयम्बकं यजामहे
trayambakaṃ yajāmahe (RigVeda 7.59.12)
We worship the three eyed one.

kapardine (Rig Veda 1.114.1)
One who has matted hairs.

हिरण्यम् इव रोचते
hiraṇyam iva rocate (RigVeda 1.43.5)
Shining like the bright gold.

शुक्र इव सूर्यो
śukra iva sūryo (RigVeda 1.43.5)
Shines like the Sun

sthīrebhiraṃgai (RigVeda 2.33.9)
who is with firm limbs.

3) Revealing LordShip aspect of Lord Rudra: The Lordship aspect of Lord Rudra is well revealed in SataRudriya section of YajurVeda in the 2nd Anuvakam. RigVeda also states many verses which states about LordShip aspect of Lord Rudra:

ईशानादस्य भुवनस्य
īśānādasya bhuvanasya (RigVeda 2.33.9)
who is Lord of the Universe.

भुवनस्य पितरम्
bhuvanasya pitaram (RigVeda 6.49.10)
Father of the Universe.

न वा उ योषद् रुद्राद् असुरयम्
na vā u yoṣad rudrād asurayam (RigVeda 2.33.9)
The strength of Godhead never departs from Rudra.

satpatiṃ (RigVeda 2.33.12)
Lord of the Existence.

gāthapatiṃ (RigVeda 1.43.4)
Lord of the Hymns.

medhapatiṃ (RigVeda 1.43.4)
Lord of the sacrifice.

श्रेष्ठो देवानां वसुः
śreṣṭho devānāṃ vasuḥ (RigVeda 1.43.5)
Best among the Gods.

pururupa (RigVeda 2.33.9)
who has multiforms.

यजतं विश्वरुपम्
yajataṃ viśvarupam (RigVeda 2.33.10)
who has this whole universe as his form.

sugandhīm (RigVeda 7.59.12)
who is the essence (like sugandha is essence in flower).

puṣṭīvardhanam (RigVeda 7.59.12)
who is the cause of the growth of the Universe.

4) Revealing of grace seeking verses from Lord Rudra: RigVeda reveals many verses which sing to Lord Rudra so that the sages can receive grace of Lord Rudra:

कद् रुद्राय प्रचेतसे मीड्हुष्टमाय तव्यसे। वोचेम शंतमं हृदे ।।
kad rudrāya pracetase mīḍhuṣṭamāya tavyase। vocema śaṃtamaṃ hṛde
(RigVeda 1.43.1)
What shall we sing to Rudra, strong, most bounteous, excellently wise, That shall be dearest to his heart?

क्व से ते रुद्र मृडयाकुर हस्तो
kva se te rudra mṛḍayākura hasto (RigVeda 2.33.7)
where is that gracious Hand of thine?

गीर्भिराभि रुद्रं दिवा वर्धया रुद्रमक्तौ
gīrbhirābhi rudraṃ divā vardhayā rudramaktau (RigVeda 6.49.10)
Rudra by day Rudra in night we honour with these songs.

महो महि सुष्टुतिम् ईरयामी
maho mahi suṣṭutim īrayāmī (RigVeda 2.33.)
I utter forth mighty hymn of praises.

गृणीमसि त्वेषं रुद्रस्य नामः
gṛṇīmasi tveṣaṃ rudrasya nāmaḥ (RigVeda 2.33.)
We sing the splendid name of Rudra.

कुमारश् चित् पितरं वन्दमानम् प्रति नानाम रुद्रोपयन्तम्
kumāraś cit pitaraṃ vandamānam prati nānāma rudropayantam (RigVeda 2.33.12)
I have surrendered myself to you as a boy to the respected father approaching.

5) Revealing of grace showing verses of Lord Rudra: RigVeda also narrates many verses which shows how Lord Rudra graces to the devotees:

भिषक्तमं त्वा भिषजां शृणोमी
bhiṣaktamaṃ tvā bhiṣajāṃ śṛṇomī (RigVeda 2.33.4)
I hear you as the most curing among all curing.

हस्ते विभ्रद् भेषजा
haste vibhrad bheṣajā (RigVeda 1.114.5)
whose hand filled of sovran medicines.

वार्याणी शर्म वर्म छर्दिर
vāryāṇī śarma varma chardira (RigVeda 1.114.5)
grant us refugee, protection and shelter.

अपभर्ता रपसो दैव्यस्याभी
apabhartā rapaso daivyasyābhī (RigVeda 2.33.7)
Deliverer from defect of the Gods.

bṛhantamṛṣvamajaraṃ (RigVeda 6.49.10)
Great Blissful and Immortal.

Great Blissfull and Immortal.

भूरेर् दातारं
bhūrer dātāraṃ (RigVeda 2.33.12)
The giver of many.

मृत्योर्मुक्षीय मामृतात्
mṛtyormukṣīya māmṛtā (RigVeda 7.59.12)
who provides immortality through Moksha.

6) Revealing of Desire of Rudra Consciousness: RigVeda also reveals about the state which sages seek where perfect thoughts of Lord Rudra comes to their mind. ie. Wishing of full mind devotion to Lord Rudra: आ ते पितर मरुतां सुम्नम् एतु ā te pitara marutāṃ sumnam etu (RigVeda 2.33.1) May your perfect thought come to us Oh father of Maruts. आ विवासेयं रुद्रस्य सुम्नम् ā vivāseyaṃ rudrasya sumnam (RigVeda 2.33.6) May perfect thought of Rudra comes in mind

“Om Namah Shivay”
“Om Namo Narayanay”

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5 Lesser known avatars of Bhagwan Shiv

Every one of us is quite familiar with the different avatars of Lord Vishnu, but did any of us ever wonder about the different avatars of Lord Shiva? Coming closer to the truths of the god, it is said that there are 19 different avatars of Lord Shiva. Each of the different avatars of Lord Shiva has a specific purpose and is known to serve a precise purpose.

Here are 5 of the lesser known avatars of Lord Shiva.

Bhairav Avatar

When Lord Brahma and Lord Vishnu had a fight over superiority, Lord Shiva had to take this avatar. Lord Shiva took the form of Bhairava and cut off Lord Brahma’s fifth head. Been guilty of cutting off the head of a Brahmin, Lord Shiva had to carry the skull of Lord Brahma for next twelve years.

Sharabha Avatar

Sharabha Avatar of Lord Shiva is known for its half bird and half lion body. According to facts and history, Lord Shiva took the form of Sharabha in order to kill Narasimha, the half lion avatar of Lord Vishnu.

Keerat Avatar

It is said that lord Shiva took the form of Keerat or hunter while Arjuna was meditating. Duryodhan had sent a demon named Mooka to kill Arjuna. He heard the loud noise of the demon while meditating. He and Lord Shiva struck the boar at the same time and then Arjuna challenged Keerat, the avatar of Lord Shiva as who would strike the board first. Impressed by Arjuna Vellore, Lord Shiva gifted him his Pashupata.

Tat Purusha

During the 21st Kalpa on earth, Lord Brahma wore yellow clothes. His deep meditation and prayers resulted in the radiant entity when Lord Brahma started chanting the Shiva Gayatri mantras. On completion of chanting, Lord Brahma observed there were several new avatars born- all wearing yellow clothes.


When Lord Brahma desired about the son he started meditating on Shiva mentally. Due to core prayers and meditation, Saraswati manifested herself as an avatar of Vishwarupa after which Ishan came into being. Ishan is known for its crystal-like pure brilliance. After Ishan, Lord Bhrama created four more sons in collaboration with his strong Energy.

Considered as the supreme God in the Hinduism, Lord Shiva is known for having taken a variety of the avatars and incarnations. These were few among the unknown avatars of Lord Shiva.