Hidden facts about lord shiva
7 Secrets Of Shiva by Devdutt PattanaikWell, if you go by the title, u will be disappointed. But if u read without any exceptation, its definitley a good read. A strange thing happened when I read this one. My 3 year old was asking abt this book and I told a story from this one. She kept silent for sometime and started crying. When I asked, she said she loves Shiva and wanted to see him. I have told her a lot of stories about gods but she never reacted this way. I wonder what makes a 3 yr old cry....is it because Shiva is the Purusha for he connects with the atman/soul? My confused mind is more confused now...
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19 Interesting Stories & Legends About Lord Shiva That Prove He Is The Coolest God Ever
This will not post anything on Facebook or anywhere else. Allowing almost everything which is otherwise considered a taboo in religion, here's a God who apparently makes mistakes fearlessly and deals with them in a surprisingly calm way. Definitely, someone who is not a sucker for rules, he is fairly easy to please and breaks all stereotypes of being a God. Cool, chic he wears a dreadlock , fun, unpredictable unlike most Gods , and extremely popular with the young and the old alike, Lord Shiva deals with the cosmos, meditates most of the time, likes to mind his own business, has a crazy mix of anger and calm, and is someone whose stories have managed to appeal to every generation of people. It is believed that Hanuman is the eleventh avatar of Lord Shiva.
Har har Mahadev. Here are few stories, which will definitely be of interest to you. People often forget that Shiva had more than just two sons. Of these children, Ayyappa was oldest and Ganesha and Kartikeya are actually the youngest children. It is believed Ashok Sundari was present at the time Ganesha was beheaded. Perhaps the most humble lesson one can learn is from this legend. Lord Shiva, the Mahadev, is under the feet of Goddess Kali and smiling.
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Together with Brahma and Vishnu, he represents the Trimurti. Shiva is the transformer or destroyer. He is both gentle and fierce; he is the greatest of renouncers as well as the ideal lover. He is both creator and destroyer, young and old. He is omnipresent in all living beings as pure consciousness.
He is one of the supreme beings within Shaivism , one of the major traditions within contemporary Hinduism. A goddess is stated to be the energy and creative power Shakti of each, with Parvati Sati the equal complementary partner of Shiva. According to the Shaivism sect, the highest form of Ishvar is formless, limitless, transcendent and unchanging absolute Brahman ,  and the primal Atman soul, self of the universe. In benevolent aspects, he is depicted as an omniscient Yogi who lives an ascetic life on Mount Kailash  as well as a householder with wife Parvati and his two children, Ganesha and Kartikeya. In his fierce aspects, he is often depicted slaying demons. Shiva is also known as Adiyogi Shiva, regarded as the patron god of yoga , meditation and arts. The iconographical attributes of Shiva are the serpent around his neck, the adorning crescent moon, the holy river Ganga flowing from his matted hair, the third eye on his forehead, the trishula or trident, as his weapon, and the damaru drum.