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Chandramauleshwar Linga: 

This is the splendid lingam, worshipped by Lord Sri Rama. Agastya Maharshi worshipped this Lingam, given to him by Varada Muni. It was later handed over to Sri Matha by Sri Adi Shankaracharya. #Mahashivratri
A very happy and blessed #Mahashivratri.
Lingam, in Hinduism, is a votary object that symbolizes lord Shiva & is revered as an emblem of generative power. The image below is of Chandramauleshwar Lingam worshipped by Sri Rama, Rishi Agasthya and Jagadguru Sri Adi Shankarachaya!
The sixteenth scar is Akshaya; unending and inexhaustible. That is ever-present in the head of lord Shiva. The lunar-line is clearly, naturally, in the head of Chandramauleshwar. So it is the only appropriate Chandramauleshwar lingam in the world. #Mahashivratri
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#Thread on #MahaShivaratri

The five faces of #Mahadev -

🔸️ Sadyojata - the newly born consciousness

🔸️Vamdev - preserves consciousness

🔸️Aghora - The power of dissolution of the terrifying things within us. Representing the dropping of our ego.

🔸️Tatpurush - the power of obscuration, represents the transition period from extreme darkness to complete light within us.

🔸️Ishaan - the power of revealment, representing moksha or the oneness.

On Mahashivratri, dances are performed for time immemorial, which are termed as cosmic dance

5 key dance forms of Natraja

🔸️ Srishti - Creation

🔸️Samhara - Destruction of the self/ego. "There's no being, only becoming"

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Thanks to a random ping from @trendcrusher, got reminded of my 2014 curated playlist of metal songs dedicated to Lord Shiva - the Maha Shivratri Metal Massacre 🤘

Since there is no Storify now, I had to compile it all over again. Made my day though ❤️ Thanks bro!

Let's go🧵
1. 'Shiva' by The Down Troddence -
2. 'He who carried the head of Brahma' by Kartikeya -
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Sri Mahalingeshwara #Temple situated at a small village called #Vayalathur, a small agricultural village which is 15 km south of #Kanchipuram (Kanchi- the spiritual capital of South India), #Tiruvannamalai Dist., TamilNadu
Sri Mahalingeshwarar is present along with His consort Sri Brigu Sundaragujambal. It is a 9th Century #Temple built during the Pallava Reign. Over the years, due to natural & human negligence the Temple got depleted & left in shambles. @almightykarthik @Itishree001 @pujari_anup
It was in 2015, a committee was formed with the help of local villagers and renovation work started to reconstruct the Temple structure. On 10.06.2016 the Maha Kumbabhishekham was performed in a grand manner and on 31.07.2016 Mandal Abhishekham was performed.
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#Theerthamalai is Mahadev Shiva #Temple along with His consort Devi Vadivaambigai, located at #dharmapuri Dist, #TamilNadu . The name Theertha means holy water malai means hill in Tamil. (Hill with Holy Water). Theerthamalai is a village situated @sattology @Itishree001
about 16 km northeast of #Harur. This temple also called as Theerthagireeswar (Theertha+Giri+Eswar)
Temple is located at the top of a hillock about 1 km up the steep slope of the hillock, derives its name from five springs in the temple. Mahadev Shiva is main deity. @karthiklv
#Temple was built in the 7th century, having many contributions being made by the Chola & Pandya Kings. Several inscriptions can be found in Temple. There is a deep connection of this temple with #Ramayana. When Sri Ram killed Ravana – @hathyogi31 @eshers @rightwingchora
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Significance of Lord Shiva’s Damru

Damru symbolizes the Universe that is always expanding and collapsing at the same time. Begins with an expansion it collapses and then it re-expands, this is the process of creation.
#Shiva Image
Notice your heartbeat, it is not just one straight line but it is a rhythm going up n down.The whole world is nothing but rhythms;energy rising n collapsing to rise again. So the damru signifies that.Notice shape of the damru, from expansion it collapses and again expands #Shiva Image
The darmru is also a symbol of sound. Sound is rhythm and sound is energy. The whole universe is nothing but a wave function, it is nothing but rhythms. What does quantum physics say?
#mahakal Image
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#EkadashRudraMantra is a set of eleven mantras to be recited during #MahaShivaratri/#MahaRudraYagnya

Kapali – ‘Om HumHum Satrustambhanaya Hum Hum Om Phat’

Pingala – ‘Om Shrim Hrim Shrim Sarva Mangalaya Pingalaya Om Namah’

Bhima – ‘Om Aim Aim Mano Vanchita Siddhaya Aim Aim Om’
Virupaksha – ‘Om Rudraya Roganashaya Agacha Cha Ram Om Namah’

Vilohita – ‘Om Shrim Hrim Sam Sam Hrim Shrim Shankarshanaya Om’

Shastha – ‘Om Hrim Hrim Safalyayai Siddhaye Om Namah’

Ajapada – ‘Om Shrim Bam Sough Balavardhanaya Baleshwaraya Rudraya Phut Om’
Ahirbhudanya – ‘Om Hram Hrim Hum Samastha Graha Dosha Vinashaya Om’

Sambhu – ‘Om Gam Hluam Shroum Glaum Gam Om Namah’

Chanda – ‘Om Chum Chandishwaraya Tejasyaya Chum Om Phut’

Bhava – ‘Om Bhavod Bhava Sambhavaya Ishta Darshana Om Sam Om Namaha’
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Today is #MahaShivaratri
Lord Shiva has been depicted on #stamps across the world.
Here are some of these:
1: Nepal 1959
2: Nepal 1949
@sunandavashisht @AdvaitaKala @Sai_swaroopa
3: Nepal 1979
4: Nepal 1966
5: Nepal 1985
6: Czech Republic 2007
7: India 1949
8: India 2016
9: Suriname 1967
10: Thailand 2009
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#Thread #Mahashivaratri:

Shree Mangeshi Devasthana in Goa-one of the most beautiful & pristine Mahadeva Mandirs in India & Kuladaivata of thousands of Gaud Saraswat Brahmins where Shiva looks absolutely resplendent as the Lord of the Universe in his Golden Vigraha
2)The Sahyadri Khanda of Skandapurana refers to the sacred river Aghnanashini (Maha Papanaashini) at Kushasthali (Goa) as the Adhya Sthan of Shree Mangesh who along with Maa Parvati prefered to stay in Goa forever after their reunion
3)Goa/Gomantak/Gomanchal is a Punyabhumi created by Shree Parashurama by shooting arrows in the sea and asking it to retreat to d point where d arrows landed-This is called Parshuram Kshetra/Sapta Konkan & extends fm Bharuch to Kerala with the central part Goa called Maha-Saptam
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#RudraChamakam #Mahashivratri .
The Taittariya Samhita, Chapter 7 has the #Chamakam, and the 11th Anuvaka talks about "'wanting numbers".

#RudraChamakam #MahaShivaratri
Nature or Parkriti
#RudraChamakam #Mahashivratri
The three gunas, namely sattwa, rajas and tamas
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மகாசிவராத்திரியின் இந்த உன்னதமான பண்டிகை தினத்தில்,
உலகெங்கிலும் உள்ள பக்தர்களுக்கு எனது வாழ்த்துக்களைத் தெரிவித்துக் கொள்கிறேன்.
இந்த புனிதமான இரவில் நாம் நம் வீடுகளையும் கோயில்களையும் விளக்குகளால் ஒளிரச் செய்யும்போது, ​​நமக்கு உள்ளேயும் வெளியேயும் பல தீமைகளை எதிர்த்துப் போராடுவதற்கான ஞானத்தையும் தைரியத்தையும் நமக்குத் தந்தருளும் படி நாம் சிவபெருமானைப் வேண்டிக் கொள்வோம்.
நற்செயல்கள் செய்வதற்கான ஆற்றலை அவர் நமக்கு தந்தருளுமாறு வேண்டுவோம்.

நல்ல உற்சாகம், நல்ல ஆரோக்கியம், நல்ல எண்ணங்கள் மற்றும் நல்ல செயல்களால் நம் வாழ்க்கை தொடர்ந்து ஒளிர வேண்டும் என்று இறைவனை வழிபடுவோம்.
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On the auspicious occasion of Maha Shivaratri, I am compiling a list of the ancient Shivalayams I have had darshan at.

All ancient, close 2 1000 yrs old, the newer being 300 yrs old.

Starting with the 1000 yr old Lingaraja temple of Bhubaneshwar
4 of the Pancharamas,
Somarama, Ksheerarama, Draksharama & Kumararama.
The present structures are built by Chalukya Bhima between 9th & 10th century.
The shivalingas of the Pancharamas are made from a single Shivalinga belonging to Tarakasura. A fascinating sthala purana.
1. Sri Bheemeshwara Swamy. Temple built btwn 890- 918 CE by Eastern Chalukya ruler Chalukya Bhima. Bhimavaram was named after him.

Sri Shakteeshwara Swamy of Yanamadurru. Also called Sheershasana Swamy, this gudi was discovered 1000 yrs ago. Shiva & Parvati r on the same peetam
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On the auspicious occasion of #MahaShivaratri, here's a thread on one of the grandest temples build for Lord Shiva. The Brihadeeshwara temple at Thanjavur.
Built in the early 10th century by the great Raja Raja Chola, the Rajarajeshwaram as it was then called set new architectural standards for Temples to emulate.

We can now say with certainty that its sheer size & grandeur remains unmatched after a 1000 years of its construction.
The Keralantakan Gopuram is one of the 2 Gopurams at the entrance of the Brihadeeshwara temple.

It was built by Raja Raja Chola after be brought a part of the Chera ruled Kerala under his realm.
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On this Auspicious day of #MahaShivaratri i am Posting a Thread on Sacred Bilva Leafs,its Closeness with Lord Shiva and its Medicinal Values
1. Can cure diarrhoea, cholera, vitiligo
The presence of tannin in the bael fruit helps in curing diseases like diarrhoea and cholera.The dried powder of the fruit is used to treat chronic diarrhoea. The extract of unripe bael fruit can effectively treat haemorrhoids & vitiligo
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Belur Chennakeshava Temple, built by Hoysala King Vishnuvardhana, proposed to be listed under UNESCO heritage sites.
Hoysaleswara Temple, Halebidu,Karnataka dedicated to Lord Shiva, built during d rule of Hoysala King Vishnuvardhana.
7th century Virupaksha Temple, Hampi dedicated to Lord Shiva, designated as UNESCO world Heritage site.
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