By:-Anjali Gautam Aunti
Jai Guru ji sangat ji main apna satsang share krna chahti hu Kuch din pehle Meri sister muje Milne aayi or boli Hm Sb shadi m Delhi ja re h or Mumy ghr pe akeli rahegi, sangat ji m bot worried ho gai kyoki Meri Mother kafi time se bimar h unhe thik se na dikhta h na vo Chal pati h or bot si health problems unke sath h Mera jana b possible nhi tha Mene pucha Jb jana h Tum ne vo boli ek din baad,mene us din Guru Ji se Kuch nhi kha,na hi next day, jis din jana tha Subah Mene Guru Ji se kha Guru Ji Mumy akeli h aap jana Dhyan rakhna mumy ko ardas k bare m nhi btaya aaj Meri sister shadi se vapas aai to kehti Mumy ko do din dream aaya(jb vo ghr akeli thi) Ki white kurte m bed pe koi lambi height wale Bethe h or agle din aangan m koi kurte m ghum ra h Fir Mene Guru Ji Ki or dekha or sister se kha vo Guru Ji the mere ansoo aate aate ruke Sabse bdi baat ye h Mene jis din ardas Ki thi Mumy k pass Guru Ji us se ek din pehle hi chle gye Sangat ji Guru ji sahi kehte h mangan di lod ni h Shukrana mere Maalik I love you sahiba 😇🙏🏻🌹🌹
Happy MahaShivaratri 2018 !!!
🕉️ SHIVLING PUJA-
#Shivling connects a devotee with the Supreme Being: LordShiva.
The lingam is the symbol of #LordShiva & the lingam puja helps the devotee in understanding Lord Shiva. The Lord cannot be described but still we say he is without a beginning & an end & is without a form. It is difficult for a devotee to understand this formless nature. Therefore Lord Shiva appeared in the form of Jyotirlinga before Brahma & Vishnu. The #Lingam thus is a #symbol of Lord Shiva. Each Lingam puja, step by step, takes the devotee to the eternal truth – that he/she is part of the #Supreme Being
Before starting the Puja, the devotee takes a bath & wear freshly washed clothes. Hymns praising Lord Shiva or the mantra ‘ॐ नमः शिवाय‘ are repeated to create a mood for worship. Then, the devotee sits in front of the lingam & blows conch/ ring bells. This indicates the beginning of the Puja
1st is the panchamrit abhishek– the libation of 5 holy liquids over the lingam. The libation can consist of any 5 of the following- water from river Ganga, honey, sugarcane juice, milk, yogurt, ghee, seawater, coconut water or milk, fragrant oils, rose water or other precious liquids. Usually, only milk of cow is used. While pouring the liquid, OM NAMAH SHIVAYA is told. Some devotees repeat the Lord’s name (this mantra) 108 times & some 1008 times(There is no fixed rule)
After the panchamrit abhishek, the lingam is cleaned with water from #Ganga(This is might not be possible always so just normal water) After this the lingam is smeared with sandalwood paste & is decked with flowers. Water & sandalwood paste is used to keep the lingam cool, as LordShiva is always in a highly inflammable state. In some Shiva temples,🚩 cooling liquid constantly drops from pot hung above the Lingam.
Shiva, the three-eyed Lord of Destruction or Transformation is the most innocent of all. He is Bholenath. Religiously offering him your true devotion and prayers will not only yields desirable results, but also relieve you of your suffering, poverty, and negativity. 🍂🌻🍃 Shiva's favorite offerings 🌿🌷🌿 It is advised to offer Bilva leaves along with Dhatura and cold milk on Shivlinga, which are considered auspiciously important for his worshipping.
As mentioned in Skanda Purana, the trinity- Lord Brahma (in the roots), Lord Vishnu (in the trunk) and Lord Shiva (in the leave) reside in the peepal tree; each of them holding a sacred place. Hence, offering leaves from Peepal tree to Shivaling is also considered equally auspicious as Bilva. In order to reduce the ill-effects of the ‘Shani dosha’ and other planetary conflicts, it is advised to offer peepal leaves to Lord Shiva regularly.
Lord Shiva symbolically sits under the Banyan, the botanical embodiment of the universal soul, facing the terror of death. So, if one offer leaves from Banyan tree to Lord Shiva, they are blessed with long-life and misfortunes stay at bay.
One of the most sacred trees in Hinduism, Ashoka, is considered pious. These leaves are religiously used in almost every auspicious occasion to attract positive energy. Religiously offering Asoka leaves to Lord Shiva would ward off issues related to infertility and help one gain immense fame in society.
Leaves of Mango trees are often used to adorn entrances at home to signify good fortune. Its holy significance has mention in Indian legends, Ramayana and Mahabharata. Offering Mango leaves to Lord Shiva would make him bless us with immense wealth and prosperity.
The fruit of Aak tree is one of the favorites of Lord Shiva and is offered to him on religious occasions. The leaves however, are offered to Shivling, in order to get relief from any kind of mental illness or distress.
Leaves of pomegranate tree are offered to Lord Shiva, with the sole purpose of seeking his blessings and asking him to ward of pain and grief.! 🍃🌻🍂🌸🌿🌷🌿 Hari Om Tat Sat ~ Om Namah Shivaya! 🙏🕉🙏🏻