Lord Shiva is Supreme, who has infinite power. The universe is just thinking of them.
They have two forms.
- NirakarWhen they are in shapeless form, a form in which they create the world is called “Nirakar”. This form doesn’t have any limitations, Mahadev is outer than space and time, and control the universe.When God Shiva wants to become “Saakar”, appear as the form in which they have three eyes, ash, Ganga on hair and various qualities. [expand title=”Read More…”]They have the highest level of perfectness whichever possible.They show their power to all world by divine play.[/expand]
Before Parvati Avatar, Devi Shakti appears as Sati Avatar. Father of her is Daksha.
By devotion, she got boon from Lord Shiva that they become her husband.
Once in Yagya of Daksha, she and her husband aren’t invited.
Devi Sati thinks, why her father does not invite us. Are they forget or what is the reason? [expand title=”Read More…”]
She asked Mahadev.
Mahadev says the story happened the long time ago. They tell Sati to not go to any place where we aren’t invited.
But sati can’t accept the fact and want to go. She asked for permission. Lord Shiva finally give her a permission.
Sati goes to the place of Yagya and asks her father to include them in the event.
But Daksha insults Lord Shiva and says, he is wrong for you.
Sati can’t listen to anything against her husband. She became angry and think that she should not stay in the body which born from Daksha. So, she left her body with remembering Lord Shiva.
Mahadev knows the disappearance of Devi Sati. They take an avatar of Virabhadra.
Virabhadra and thousands of other Ganas go there. They destroy many things and cut the part of bodies of various Devtas who stands with Daksha when he insulted Shiva.
Virabhadra also punished Daksha by cutting his head.
After Lord Shiva come there. They reverse the damages and return body parts of Devtas. They give life to everyone who killed by Virabhadra and make everything normal.
Also, they are sad because of the disappearance of her wife. They are so sad that they take the body of Sati and go everywhere.
Devtas worried by it and request Shri Vishnu to solve the problem.
Vishnu cut the body of Sati by Sudarshana chakra into 51 pieces. This piece falls on Earth and place where they are called “Shaktipitha”.
After they become calm and do Tapascharya.[/expand]
Shakti Devi takes the second avatar of Parvati, born in the home of Himalaya. After listening by Naarad, she knew about the future husband and decided to marry with them. She went to the place where Lord Shiva meditates and serve them whenever they need.
She does various types of Pooja and tries to please Lord Shiva. But they are in the deep meditation and out of the material world that they don’t notice her presence. They continue their Tapascharya. [expand title=”Read More…”]
At that time, Devtas need a protection against Tarakasura who have the boon that he can be killed only by the son of Lord Shiva.
He asks this boon because he knows, it is very hard for Shiva to marry and if they not marry, no son born who kill him. So, he practically becomes immortal. He attacked heaven many times. He became dangerous that all Devtas want to get rid of him, but it can’t possible. Without marriage of Shiva Parvati, they can’t be safe. So, King Indra send Kamadeva at the place of Shiv Tapasya. Kamadeva wants to create a material attraction in them. He shoots an arrow of strong desire.
The atmosphere suddenly changes, everything becomes like there is a summer. But Mahadev knows about him. They open the third eye, destroy Kamadeva.
Kamadeva’s wife Rati is there. She became too sad to see him die.
She requests Lord Shiva to return her husband back. From her prayer, Shiva pleased and says, Kamadeva will have born in the family of Krishna who known as Pradumna. You will meet him again in Dwapar Yuga. After they go away from there. Wish of Parvati to marry is become stronger.
She leaves her family and goes to Forest for Tapascharya. She penance of Mahadev for a long time.
Lord Shiva test her by sending Saptarshi and going there as an Avatar of Brahmachari. But she passed in all exams. Lord Shiva impress on her dedication and devotion, grant her a wish of marriage. [/expand]
Kartikeya is the first son of Shiva.
The end time of Tarakasura come when he born. He is very powerful and brave who become master in the fight in the child age.When he knows the problem Devtas face, he becomes ready to fight again this Demon.
He fights for many times and at the end of the fight, he won. He killed Demon Tarakasura to save the world from the dangers. All Devtas now become fearlessness.
Devtas congrats him and spread flowers.They choose him as Senapati of heaven to protect against attacks of Demons in future. Brahma and Vishnu also happy on him and give a blessing. [expand title=”Read More…”]
Mother of him is Goddess Parvati but also six Kritika take care of him as a child.
He makes six head at a time when all Kritika wants to give mother milk. His Name “Kartikeya” is derived from the name of mothers Kritikas.
He worshipped in many places today. One who worships him will become positive and divine. [/expand]
The second son of God Shiva is Shree Ganesha, who born when Lord Shiva is not there.
Once Devi Parvati feels aloneness, she created one son from her body. He is Ganesha who helps his mother. When she going to bath, son Ganesha stays as Gatekeeper.
One-time God Shiva comes but because Goddess Parvati takes bath, Ganesha stops their entry.
There is also ego of Ganesha because he wanted to fight again Mahadev and understand himself powerful that he can win anyone. To protect Ganesha, God Shiva cut the head of him. [expand title=”Read More…”]
When Parvati see the situation, she becomes very angry. She says to make her son normal and to join his head. Problem is very serious, once the head is cut by a weapon of Shiva, it can’t join again. So, Lord Shiva tell one Ganas to go and bring the end of anyone who meets in the path. He goes and brings the head of an elephant.
Lord Shiva join elephant’s head with the body of Ganesha. Now, he lives again.
All Devtas happy to see him. They honor him and give boons.
- He worshipped first before any Pooja.
- He will remover of Obstacles and problems.
- If someone goes to heaven without worshipping him, one can’t reach heaven.
- He makes obstacles in the work of Demons and people who want to harm others.
- He became me a leader of all Ganas and called Ganapati.
Lord Shiva and Parvati also give him blessing and worship their son. Mother and father take care of him. Ganesha also knows his reality. At one time, there is a controversy between both Kartikeya and Ganesha.
To solve it, his mother and father decide to organize one race in which both have to go and do Parikrama of whole Earth. One who comes first, will win.
Both are ready. When race start, Kartikeya start a Parikrama and go for it.
But Ganesha not. He stops there and goes near to his parents. He gave respect to his parents and do Parikrama of them. By this way, he won the race of whole Earth because, in the parents, Earth and everything exists. When Kartikeya return, he surprised to see his brother wins the race.
He asked Mother and Father, they tell stories that how Ganesha use his intelligence and pass the exam.
Kartikeya feel sad, he go away from there to one mountain.
To please him, Lord Shiva and Parvati come, ask him to return but he denied. So, Shiva and Parvati stay there as a form of Jyotirlinga named Mallikarjunam.
Mallikarjunam made from word Mallika and Arjuna.
Mallika means Devi Parvati and Arjuna means God Shiva. They stay there in this form and say that they will come here in every Poonam in real form to meet him.
After Lord Ganesha marry with Riddhi and Siddhi.
Siddhi means spiritual power. Various Sage do penance to get types of Siddhis but it is under control of Ganesh Lord. Without their wish, any rishi can’t get it.
Riddhi means prosperity/wealth and she is a wife of Ganesha. Lord Ganapati give their devotee a supernatural power by praying with the true heart.
They save devotee from problems. Any problem comes in work will removed by only remembering of them. Devotee get Moksha and true peace.
We should worship them to become a true devotee of Shiva. Life become free from obstacles. [/expand]