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चाम्पेयगौरार्धशरीरकायै कर्पूरगौरार्धशरीरकाय ।
धम्मिल्लकायै च जटाधराय नमः शिवायै च नमः शिवाय ॥ १ ॥

So starts the ‘Ardhanareeshvara stotram’ by Sri Adi Shankaracharya
which means

My salutations to both Parvathi and Shiva
To Her whose body shines similar to molten gold,
To Him whose body shines like the burning camphor,
To Her who has a well made up hair,
And to Him who has the matted lock.

Ardhanareeshvara is a combination of three words ardha (half), nari (woman), Ishwara (Lord), which when combined mean the Lord whose half is a woman, representing Lord Shiva and His consort Goddess Parvati or Shakti.
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1-Through the #Grace of the #Godeess ,we have been on a cosmic #Joyride since quite some time now!

Let’s continue with the same with the discussions on some more #Shakti #Mantras! (1/21)

2-Let’s begin today with #Klim

Klim – pronounced as #Kleem is about the wonderful, seductive #God - #Krishna

#Klim is blissful and full of #Ananda – because Krishna is #Bliss (pure #Ananda!) (2/21)

3-#Klim also relates to #Sundari the #Goddess of #Love, #Beauty and #Transcendence

#Klim activates #Desire, #Love and #Attraction

In #VedicAstrology #Klim is used to invoke #Venus and sometimes #moon. (3/21)

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#Thread on Ardhnarishwar form of the Divine Couple of Shiv-Shakti as recorded by Greek author Porphyry (AD 233-306) in 4th Book of his treatise On Abstinence from Animal Food, called Physica, i. 56. Gaisford’s Edition [based on the works of a Babylonian, Bardesanes (AD 154-..)]
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Long #Thread 🙏
Snake around lord #Shiva's neck
Beliefs & Significance:

Images of snakes coiled around or 5 headed snake as canopy are often depicted with linga. Snakes serve Shiva as his sacred thread, necklace, bracelets, bowstring & are occasionally found on his clothes

The snake around lord's neck :
1. signifies that he is independent of time & death. It also suggests the dormant energy called kundalini shakti that resides within him

2. signifies the ego which if mastered can be worn as an ornament

3. symbolizes the endless cycle of life & death. The other snakes found on him in the form of girdle, armlets etc symbolize the eternal revolution of ages and the successive dissolution and regeneration

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#Thread on Shivalinga - a symbolic representation of the all powerful, omniscient, omnipotent and omnipresent Mahadev, and His Shiv-Shakti manifestation. #SHIVA #shakti #SanatanDharma #Hinduism #Dharma #Hindutva
Shivalinga consists of two words - Shiva and Linga.

Shiva word means ‘Kalyan’ or welfare and happiness for all, irrespective of caste, creed, gender etc. Hence, when we chant ‘AUM NAMAH SHIVAYA’ , it means we humbly surrender before the all powerful, omniscient, omnipotent..
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1. #Marundeeswarar Temple, #Chennai
Marundu means #medicine ; Eswar is Bhagwan Shiv
Utchavar: Thyagarajar
Consort: TiripuraSundari
Sthal Vriksh: SHAMI TREE/VANNI Tree (#Prosopis #Spicigera)
Sthal Theerth: Pancha Theertha
Agamam: Kameekam
approx: 1500 years old
2. #Temple is dedicated to God Shiva, located in #Thiruvanmiyur, Chennai. It is one of the 275 Paadal Petra Sthalams where the two of the most revered Nayanars (Saivite Sages), Appar & Tirugnana Sambandar have glorified the Temple with their verses during the 7th-8th century.
3. Temple has been widely expanded by Chola kings during the 11th century. The Temple has two seven tiered Gopuram, a huge pond. The Marundeeswarar Temple has been a place of curative #worship for people with #diseases. The Temple is believed to have partial feature of #Pallava
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#NATRAJA (Lord of Dance) #Thread on its #Panchkritya

Isn't it amazing that..
A single image of Natraja depicts so many aspects of lord #Shiva

A well known sculptural symbol; connection between religion & art
wherein lord #Shiva is shown in the form of cosmic dancer

1/n Bronze statue, 11th Century, Thanjavur Museum, Tamilnadu
Iconography of Nataraja shows in a single image Shiva's roles as creator, preserver, & destroyer of universe & conveys conception of never-ending cycle of time

Natraja appeared in sculptures since 5th century but its present popular form evolved under
the rule of #Chola

2/n Bronze statue, 12th century, Chola dynasty (Thanjavur), Nati
Following are five most important elements, indicating #Panchakritya, or five key acts of Nataraja

1. Srishti/Creation:
Nataraja’s rear left arm carries damuru, vibrations of which create the universe. Some conflate this with the Big Bang of cosmic creation

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#Bookmark this
#Divine thread #Karna

We all know how much #Karna suffered, but whatever he suffered in his life was direct result of his own karma in his previous life.

Let’s unroll this untold

The story goes back to #Ramayan #TretaYuga

RT & spread the knowledge
Long after Ravana was killed by Shri Rama & Vibhishana was crowned as the King of Sri Lanka in Treta Yuga, a young boy named Dambodbhava in Demon community wishes to attain immortality & does a very hard penance of Sun God (Lord Surya).
Impressed by his dedication, Lord Surya appears before him & wishes to ask for a boon. He requests forever youth, immense muscular strength & IMMORTALITY.
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History of #Amarnath Yatra
#Amarnath cave is a Hindu shrine located in Jammu & Kashmir, India. The cave is situated at an altitude of 3,888 m about 141 km from Srinagar. There are two routes through which we can reach #Amarnath shrine...
Southern route is from #Pahalgam & Northern route starts from #Baltal.

Pahalgam is about 92 km from #Srinagar whereas Baltal is 51 Kms from #Srinagar.

After reaching Pahalgam or Baltal, further travel has to be done with the help of foot or by horse/mule or helicopter
Yatra begins in the month of July. It is the belief of #Hindus that #Shiva, one of three supreme gods, the other two being Brahma & Vishnu, appears for the only once in the whole year in the unique form of an ice Lingam...
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A 10th century temple dedicated to lord #Shiva

1. One of the rare #Kashmiri temple with roof intact
2. King Ashoka is believed to have established Shrinagari here
3. An old capital of Kashmir till end of 6th cen CE

A rare kashmiri temple that escaped vandalism by invaders, is located just 6 kms from Srinagar city.

Temple lies within a square shaped low spring fed tank to the north of Jhelum River, mostly plinth submerged in water

The word Pandrethan is formed of 'Purana adhishthan' meaning 'old capital'. Hence, the place is said to be an old capital of Kashmir

Temple was also known as Meru Vardhana Swami, named after its constructor Meru, a minister during the reign of King Partha

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Situated in the heart of #Bengaluru
city, Basavanagudi is an unusual temple in a number of respects. It is one of the few temples where the vahana (Nandhi) is given precedence over the master, the name for this residential and commercial area of the city is from this temple.
Many centuries ago this area was known as Sunkenahalli, and was fertile farmland dedicated to the cultivation of groundnuts. One day, a wild bull roamed into the area and started to devour and destroy the groundnut crops, wrecking the livelyhoods of the farmers.
In an attempt to drive the animal away, one of the infuriated farmers struck the bull with a club. Legend has it that the bull immediately sat down, became utterly motionless, and turned to stone.
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🙏ॐ नमः शिवाय 🙏

#SthanumalayanTemple #Suchindram #TamilNadu

"Lord #Shiva with 25 FACES & 50 ARMS"

The ONLY Sculpture in which Lord Shiva is shown in the #MahaSadasiva roopam having twenty-five faces, seventy-seven eyes and fifty arms

This sculpture is on the temple gopuram (location indicated in pic)

#Mahasadasiva is an extended variation of #Sadasiva evolved later in which Shiva is depicted in no less than twenty five heads, seventy seven eyes & fifty arms as per number described in Skanda Puranam

As per Skanda Puranam, Sadasiva with five principal faces are emblems of the five attributes/powers of Siva, namely the powers of Creating, Preserving, Destroying, Judging and Rewarding, each of which is again subdivided into five making in all twenty-five

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1-Why is #Gayatri known as the Queen of #Mantras in #Sanatana?

The #Gayatri #Mantra is the most revered mantra in the #Vedic lore. (1/27)


2-It is an invocation as well as a prayer addressed to the Supreme #Creator of the #Universe

..and of the three worlds..

..the terrestrial, the celestial, and the one connecting these two. (2/27)


3-The literal meaning of the mantra is as follows -

We meditate on the glory of that #Ishwara

..the Supreme Lord of the universe

..Who has created this universe

..Who is accomplished to be revered

Who is the embodiment of true knowledge and light (3/27)
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#JambukeswararTemple #Tamilnadu

One of the major #PanchBhootSthala dedicated to lord #Shiva representing #Water element out of 5 prime elements of nature

Sanctum has Shiva Lingam in form of Appu (water) lingam submerged in water

Presiding goddess is #AkilandeswariAmman

Built by #Cholas ~1800 yrs ago on #Srirangam Island in #Thiruvanaikoil near #Trichy

As per ancient texts, ma #Parvati made water lingam from Kaveri river water, performed penance in form of #Akilandeswari in Jambu forest, pleased lord #Shiva & received Siva Gnana from him

#Jambukeswarar Temple complex has 5 enclosures with several gopuras (4 nos. from 25 -100 ft tall), massive hall with 796 pillars, spring fed water tank, many small shrines eventually leading to sanctum (4 ft high & 2.5 ft wide) housing #AppuLingam in last enclosure.

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#Thread on #shiva ligam found in #Vietnam Recently.

A Shiv Lingam, dating back to the 9th century has been unearthed at Cham temple complex, My Son Sanctuary in Vietnam, during a restoration work by the ASI.

It is an 1100-year-old shiv ligam

@ReclaimTemples @DrSJaishankar
Before this, 6 other Shiva Lingams were found in the My Son temple complex. But this one is believed to be the most magnificent.


A powerful Indianised culture was there in South-Central Vietnam from the 4th to 13th centuries. Champa was the most powerful hindu kingdom.
My Son Sanctuary was once the most important intellectual and religious centre of the kingdom of Champa.

My Son became a religious centre under King Bhadravarman in the late 4th century and was continuously occupied until the 13th century.
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This Thread Discuss about #LordShiva the #GodofDestruction

Who is Shiva?
Shiva is the third god in the Hindu triumvirate. The triumvirate consists of three gods who are responsible for the creation, upkeep and destruction of the world. The other two gods are Brahma and Vishnu.
2) Brahma is the creator of the universe while Vishnu is the preserver of it. Shiva's role is to destroy the universe in order to re-create it.
Hindus believe his powers of destruction and recreation are used even now to destroy the illusions and imperfections of this world, paving the way for beneficial change. According to Hindu belief, this destruction is not arbitrary, but constructive.
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NOTHING TO SEE HERE! Just a #5G installer finding 👉🏻 #COV19 👈🏻written on the inside of 5G circuitry via @YouTube #COVID19 #QAnon @realDonaldTrump @GenFlynn
Glad I screenshot that! Video has been marked private already #5G #COVID19 #QAnon
Part was pulled from the Tower is a Wire cover named COV19... Nothing seems Fake about this situation, definitely an odd coincidence in light of the 2012 Olympic Performance & the Pics found on the British Pound Note. Sauce:… #QAnon @realDonaldTrump
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There are 7 states of perception as perceived by pramAtrin (Perceivers)
jiva has 2 states of perception

1.Sakala- perception in objective world-
State of prameyea (object of perception)
3 malas r present- Anava, mAyIya & kArma

2.pralayAkala- state of negation-
State of unawareness (mUrcchA)
2 malas r present- Anava & mAyIya. kArma mala is gone
Further path is of yogi

3.vijnAnAkala- Yogi experiences awareness but not active awareness (either full of action without awareness or full of awareness without action).
Only 1 mala is present- Anava. mAyIya & kArma r gone
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The Symbolism of Shiva &
The Satanic Cult of The Left Hand Path

Ref #Qanon #TheGreatAwakening #DarkToLight

#Shiva #LeftHandPath #QanonArmy #Patriots #Qanon
Q has told us from the beginning that we're up against a satanic cult. There are 2 paths in satanic worship, the Right Hand Path and The Left Hand Path.

#Shiva #LeftHandPath #Qanon #Patriots
In some definitions, the #LeftHandPath is equated with malicious black magic or black shamanism, while the Right Hand Path with benevolent white magic.

#Shiva #LeftHandPath #QanonBR #PatriotsWW
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Did #China Intentionally Set the entire World to Fall financially using the #COVID19 Virus?

Did #China work with #WHO #WTO #UN to Collapse the #USA?

Who else was involved?

#QAnon @realDonaldTrump
2/ ... Did @realDonaldTrump & #QAnon always know that China was Taking Advantage of the #USA? ... 👉🏻4.10.20👈🏻 = DJT = April 10th
💥💥💥Good Friday 💥💥💥
3/ Sorry, I linked Wrong Q Drop I meant to post #QDrop35 this one which references Good Friday - April 10/20 & DJT #QAnon @realDonaldTrump
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#Shiva #Shivratri2020 #Thread

1. Shi-va means that which is not. That which is non-physical. There is no parentage, there is no place of birth. Nobody saw him as a young boy to grow up. All the time when we saw him, he was about the same age.

2. And we don't know where he died - such a significant human being even in those times, if he died somewhere they should have built a temple, they should have built some kind of monument for him nothing like happened. So there is no birth,-

#Shiva #Shivaratri2020 #Monk
3. - there is no death, there is no parentage, there is no anything to prove that he was here. Does it mean to say we can assume he came from somewhere? Not necessarily, but if you look at the lore, it's very common to refer to #Shiva as a-

#Shiva #Shivaratri2020 #Monk
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These #CABProtests riots have three main actors.
1) #Islamist groups frustrated since #Modi won a 2nd term earlier this year.
2) #Communists & #Naxalites frustrated with the irrelevance of their ideology globally.
3) The #Congress looking to regain #political traction.
Most of the players in these three actors are being handled invisibly via strings heading into 10JP & Islamabad . As @AatriTikoo says intelligence units have known of this for long , Naxalite groups have been talking of 2020 for long.
Another actor will soon join in.
Remember the #Sikh referendum issue. This will tie into these protests in a matter of days . Here's hoping @capt_amarinder can control that tide.
He's one of the last good men left in the Left .
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ஓம் சோமேஸ்வராய நமஹ...
ஓம் சோமேஸ்வராய நமஹ...
சாயா சோமேஸ்வரர் ஆலயம், தெலுங்கானா.
#RT #Someshwara #Shiva

சாயா சோமேஸ்வரர் கோயில் தெலுங்கானா மாநிலத்தில் அமைந்துள்ள மிகப் பழைமை வாய்ந்த சிவன் கோயில் ஆகும்.
10ம் நூற்றாண்டில் கன்டூர் சோழர்களால் கட்டப்பட்ட இந்த கோவிலில் ஃ வடிவில் மூன்று கருவறைகள் உள்ளது.

லிங்க கருவறை 1
இங்குள்ள லிங்கத்திற்கு பின்புறம் ஒரு தூணின் நிழல் விழுகிறது. நிழலில் என்ன அதிசயம் என்றால், காலைமுதல் மாலை வரை அந்த நிழல் நகர்வதே கிடையாது.
அதோடு இரவு நேரத்தில் கூட அந்த நிழல் மறைவதே கிடையாது. பொதுவாக சூரியன் நகர நகர நிழலும் நகர்ந்துகொண்டே போகும் அது தான் உலக நியதி. அனால் இங்கு சூரியன் உதித்ததில் இருந்து மறையும் வரை அந்த நிழல் நகராமல் ஒரே இடத்தில உள்ளது. இந்த கருவறைக்கு முன்பு நான்கு தூண்கள் உள்ளன.
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🙏ஓம் நமசிவாய🙏
#Kedarnath #shiva #science #RT
கேதார்நாத் கோவில் வெள்ளம் மற்றும் 400 ஆண்டுகள் பனிப்பொழிவில் இருந்து எப்படி மீண்டது.
தெய்வீக வளமா அல்லது தொன்மையான இந்திய பொறியியலா? எந்த வழியில், சிவனுக்கு அர்ப்பணிக்கப்பட்ட கோவில் காலங்கள் மற்றும் இயற்க்கை சோதனையை பிழைத்தது.
கேதார்நாத்தின் காட்சி அழகிய மந்தாகினி நதி, பனிச்சறுக்கு மலைகள், காடுகள் மற்றும் மயக்கமடையவைக்கும் காட்சிகள் ஆகியவற்றால் ஆனது, கேதார்நாத் பயணிகளுக்கு ஆழ்ந்த ஆன்மீக அனுபவமாக உள்ளது. ஒவ்வொரு வருடமும் ஆயிரக்கணக்கான ஹிந்து யாத்ரீகர்கள் சிவனின் ஆசீர்வதத்திற்காக ஆலயத்திற்கு வருகின்றனர்.
கேதார்நாத் கதை

கேதார்நாத் கோவிலின் தோற்றம் பற்றி பல்வேறு பதிப்புகள் உள்ளன. 8 ஆம் நூற்றாண்டில் ஆதி சங்கராச்சார்யர் கட்டப்பட்டதாக சிலர் கூறுகின்றனர். மற்ற பதிப்புகள் 2 வது நூற்றாண்டில் மால்வாவின் ராஜ போஜோவால் கட்டப்பட்டது என்று கூறுகின்றனர். ஆனால் அவர்களுக்கு என்ன ஊக்கமளித்தது?
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