SHIV-BHAGVAAN : one of the 3 primary devo in shrusti (creation)
Devo & Devio
Posted by Champaklal Dajibhai Mistry. Last updated on December 9, 2001.

SHIV-RAATRI WAS TO PROPITIATE SHIV-DEV : WHO IS HE AND WHAT DOES HE DO ...........Part 1 of many more to come....

(Sanskrit words are in italics. English equivalent of Sanskrit language is very difficult  as a lot of Vedic science and words do not exist in the European languages in a word form. A glossary of Sanskrit words is being prepared to be posted on this web site soon for the understanding of the readers who do not know Sanskrit or its derivative languages in use in present day India)

In science of ved which explains creation, vishnu is sleeping on the bed of coils of serpent anant during the pralay of a kalpa. pralay is the time when all creation is dissolved back into its creator, prajaapati brahmaa and stays dissolved for 4.32 billion years. A kalpa is a time duration of 4.32 billion years also called a brahmaa's day in which creation exists. A brahmaa's night of another kalpa of  4.32 billion years in which the creation remains dissolved in brhmah or para-brhmah or parmaatmaa or ishvar.. 

At the start of a kalpa of creation a lotus is born out of the navel of vishnu and brahmaa is born in the lotus. brahmaa is instructed by para-brhmah to create all the worlds para-brhmah wishes to be created. para-brhmah is an entity without any form containing all the gnan (knowledge) and shakti (energy) required to create, sustain and dissolve all the worlds created. para-brhmah's creative energy is called mahaa-maya. mahaa-maya is activated to create, sustain and dissolve all creations by the chaitaniya of para-brhmah. chaitaniya is the shakti  of Para-Brhmah which makes everything in a creation mobile and animate. mahaa-maayaa is the supreme causal agent of para-brhmah assigned to give all the gnan  and shakti to each particle of creation to co-exist with the rest of the creation.

After brahmaa-dev is born, he is given energy which is called shakti. The name of the shakti given to Brahmaa is sarasvati. Through sarasvati, brahmaa gets gnan to create all that is wished by para-brhmah

During his creating of the worlds, brahmaa was angered at some of his creations for not furthering their progeny. Out of this anger was born rudra commonly known as shiv.  

Shiv-dev was assigned a shakti called paarvati by mahaa-maayaa. shiv-dev has been assigned to perform the main task of dissolution of the creation at the time of pralay.   Apart from the work of dissolution, shiv-dev is also depended on to remove obstacles of any kind which occurs in the creation to hinder the sustenance of the creation. vishnu-dev wakes up from his slumber effected by yog-nindra when brahmaa-dev starts creating and is given by mahaa-maayaa the shakti called laxmi or shri. vishnu-dev is assigned by para-brhmah to sustain the creation which has been created by brahmaa.

paarvati-devi who is the shakti of shiv-bhagvan takes on a female form and becomes his wife. shiv-bhagvan also has another wife called gangaa-devi. shiv-bhagvan resides on top of mahaa-meru mountain. shiv-bhagvan and paarvati-devi have two sons, ganpati  and subra-maanyam or kaartikey and . Some more sons and daughters are born of him through other women for serving the some definite purposes in the creation. Some of his other children are hanuman and indra-jit (son of raavan),  

shiv-bhagvan has several shiv-ansh (partial incarnations) to serve some definite purposes in the creation. Each incarnation has partial shakti of shiv-bhagvan. Some of these incarnations are durvas-muni, some of the vaanaro (monkeys who made up the army of shri raam when he invaded lankaa of raavan), shakti who was born as son to vashistha-muni, and varun-dev (the dev presiding over oceans).

shiv-bhagvan is said to be very easy to propitiate through bhakti (devotion) and tapas (penance) and easily once propitiated grants boons desired by his bhakto (devotees).

shiv-bhagvan is famous for saving creations from destruction as told in puranic literature. shiv-bhagvan helps all the 33 karor (330 million) devataao.  Each devataa is a shakti which empowers the dedication function in a creation. 

shiv-bhagvan is also famous for his anger. When angry he is reputed to have burned any one who makes him angry with his third eye. When angered, he is also reputed  to fight till pacified or till the other party is vanquished or destroyed.. Major examples of his anger and saving incidents are his clash with vishnu, burning of kaam-dev, consuming kalakut poison when the ocean of milk was churned, destruction of dakshaa prajaapati's (his father-in-law) yagna, burning of cities tripuraa of asuraao, fight with surya-dev, making of five paandavo from five indra-devo, fights with mahaa-suraa and vrtra-suraa

TO BE CONTINUED IN PART 2......................

(This informative article has been prepared from the knowledge contained in 108 puran and itihaas. Puran which means past history of creation forms part of Ved  The complete knowledge of genesis of creation, its design, its operation, its sustenance and its dissolution in a kalpa duration is contained in Ved. Ved has knowledge of the past, present and future. itihaas is the history of Vedic times contained in ramaayan and mahaabhaarat. Ved consists of Rig-ved, saam-ved, yajur-ved, atharva-ved, six vedangaa, verdaant or upnishad, puran and itihaas.) 

OM....THIS KNOWLEDGE, VED, IS FROM PARA-BRHMAH AS RECEIVED, PRESERVED AND TRANSMITTED TO THIS SHRUST I BY DEVO AND RUSHIO WHO ARE ETERNALLY SERVING THROUGH THIS MAHAA-KALPA. THEREFORE WE PRAY TO THEM TO BESTOW THEIR GRACES ON US FOR US TO LEARN, UNDERSTAND AND PRACTICE VED TO WALK WITH FULFILLMENT THE LIFE PATH WE CHOOSE ...OM TAT SAT........

 

  

    

     

 


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