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    Re: Shiva related poetry/lyric

    Namaste,

    Every Shaiva sampradaya has a lot of devotional poetry/ literature in Sanskrit and much more in local languages.
    It is sooo vast that I feel one lifetime won't be sufficient to study it....
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    Re: Initiation into the Goddess Worship

    Namaste,

    Cleared my inbox.:)
  3. Thread: ISKCON Question

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    Re: ISKCON Question

    Namaste,

    If you aren't going to have darshan of a particular deity and just want to visit a temple then any temple is fine.

    As a Shaiva I would go to a temple that has a shrine for Lord Shiva...
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    Re: List of Shaiva Scriptures for All

    Namaste Yajvan Ji,
    Thanks a lot for the reply.



    Yes, of course.I agree that it all depends on the person studying.


    I proposed a general list, it isn’t made keeping a particular individual...
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    Re: List of Shaiva Scriptures for All

    Namaste EM Ji,

    That library is just a motley collection of texts.And all of the them(except those Wikipedia links) are in Sanskrit, without translation. Saidevo’s library maybe be useful only for...
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    Re: List of Shaiva Scriptures for All

    Namaste Soul of Light Ji,
    I concluded that there are no Shaivas online!And then you replied,thank God!,there are at least two now.
    Rather than making it my list,I want to you to give your inputs...
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    List of Shaiva Scriptures for All

    Namaste,

    Shaivas interested in studying scriptures often ask questions like
    -Where do I start?
    -Which texts should I study?
    -How deep should I go? etc.

    Unlike certain sampraydas which have...
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    Re: Shaiva Gyana - Shaiva Wisdom

    Namaste,

    ādyāyāmitatejase śrutipadairvedyāya sādhyāya te
    vidyānandamayātmane trijagataḥ saṁrakśaṇodyogine |
    dhyeyāyākhilayogibhiḥ suragaṇairgeyāya māyāvine
    samyaktāṇḍavasaṁbhramāya jaṭine...
  9. Thread: SRI RAM NAVAMI

    by Ram11
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    Re: SRI RAM NAVAMI

    Namaste,

    Happy Sri Rama Navami to all!
  10. Re: Virtual tour - Facebook page on 275 Imp. Shiva Temples( Padal Petra Sthalam)

    Namaste,
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  11. Re: Virtual tour - Facebook page on 275 Imp. Shiva Temples( Padal Petra Sthalam)

    Namaste,

    https://scontent-sin1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xap1/v/t1.0-9/1936191_773830122717708_4315679183052926276_n.jpg?oh=19d2fb9f35b61d0926d21a197f3799bb&oe=5785A9B4
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    Loving Ganesha Book

    Namaste,

    Does any one have hard copy of 'Loving Ganesha'?
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    Re: Explanation of this Sanskrit line?

    Namaste Yajvan Ji,
    Actually this verse is not from the Agamas,it is from Sri Arunachala Kshetra Purana(1.3.25).I’m not sure which school of philosophy it belongs to,so as you said it may be...
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    Re: Shaiva Gyana - Shaiva Wisdom

    Namaste Yajvan Ji,

    If you hadn’t given this view,I wouldn’t have known that the Jignyasi is one that has untied the pasha.Your explanation of the term provides an opportunity for us to see beneath...
  15. Re: Ancient temple unearthed just 4 ft under a sugarcane field

    Namaste Anirudh Ji,

    Indeed,it would take a lot of time for anything to be covered deep in mud and the chance that it would resurface later is little!
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    Re: Shaiva Gyana - Shaiva Wisdom

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    Namaste Yajvan Ji,

    I gave this rough translation based on three sources (MW and two local Nighantus) I consulted.


    http://s22.postimg.org/bf2cc0hfl/Cologne_Scan_2016_03_18_07_50_11.jpg
  17. Ancient temple unearthed just 4 ft under a sugarcane field

    Namaste,

    Ancient temple unearthed just 4 ft under a sugarcane field
    ...
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    Re: Pancha Bhoota/Zodiac Sign Mapping!!!

    Namaste Yajvan Ji,

    You have given an interesting meaning of the word Akasa.In connection with this subject,our scriptures describe Lord Shiva as Vyomakeshin.Could you elaborate more on...
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    Explanation of this Sanskrit line?

    Namaste,

    मायया शक्तिरूपेण पृथग्भावम् उपेयुषे
    māyayā śaktirūpeṇa pṛthagbhāvam upeyuṣe

    The translation given is:"You who have assumed separate forms in the nature of Saktis through Maya!"
    ...
  20. Thread: Happy Birthday!

    by Ram11
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    Re: Happy Birthday!

    Namaste,

    Happy Birthday to HDF and wishes to all members and readers.Thanks to all who keep the forum running.
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    Shaiva Gyana - Shaiva Wisdom

    Namaste,

    I’m sharing some things I learnt in my study.

    Firstly,I'll begin with an obeisance to the devotees of Lord Shiva.

    शैव ज्ञान जिज्ञासि नमस्ते नमोस्तुते
    śaiva jñāna jijñāsi namaste...
  22. Re: Shaiva Sampradayas/Traditions - An attempt to List

    Namaste,

    A member of Srouta Saiva Samprayada who saw this post,contacted me and gave more information about Srauta Shaiva tradition or Aaradhya Saivam.

    Persons who have received Diksha...
  23. Thread: Shiva Mahotsavam

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    Re: Shiva Mahotsavam

    Namaste,

    Sri Kamikagama,Sakalarchanavidhi tritiya patala,shlokas 36-38

    utsavaM snapanaM chaiva damanArohaNa kriyaM
    pavitrArohanaM samyak kR^ittika dIpa eva cha
    saMvastarAdi lekAnaMcha...
  24. Thread: Shiva Mahotsavam

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    Re: Shiva Mahotsavam

    Namaste,

    Festivals mentioned in Siddhanta Shaiva Agamas are rituals such as purification,ablution,regular monthly, seasonal,annual,fresh offerings,reconstruction,great festivals etc.I’ve observed...
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    Re: Lingam Form of Lord Shiva

    Namaste Divine Kala Ji,

    Hmm..,maybe you have forgotten the injunctions.Various Shaiva Shastras categorically state that this must not be discussed in public.I do not wish to turn a deaf ear to the...
  26. Thread: Shiva Mahotsavam

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    Re: Shiva Mahotsavam

    Namaste Divine Kala Ji,

    In Srimat Shaiva Agamas,the Utsava mentioned in the pamphlet is discussed in detail running into many pages,I’ll try to put it briefly. This ‘Mahotsavam’ is one of the...
  27. Thread: Shiva Mahotsavam

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    Re: Shiva Mahotsavam

    Namaste Divine Kala Ji,

    'Mahotsava' means a great festival.It is celebration of rituals at a grander scale in comparison to daily temple activities.Based on the resources available with a temple...
  28. Re: Virtual tour - Facebook page on 275 Imp. Shiva Temples( Padal Petra Sthalam)

    Abhishekam to Lord Shiva with Sandalwood paste
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  29. Re: Virtual tour - Facebook page on 275 Imp. Shiva Temples( Padal Petra Sthalam)

    Sri Nataraja Swamy

    http://www.pop.ac/konerirajapuram_25_10.jpg
  30. Re: Virtual tour - Facebook page on 275 Imp. Shiva Temples( Padal Petra Sthalam)

    Namaste Ji,

    I am not sure what you mean by saying that great temples are situated in the South.Holy centers are found in all places and corners of India(ex.Varanasi,Somnath,Amarnath etc.) and even...
  31. Virtual tour - Facebook page on 275 Imp. Shiva Temples( Padal Petra Sthalam)

    Namaste,

    This facebook page has pictures from Paadal Petra Sthalam temples.

    https://www.facebook.com/280-thevara-padal-koilgal-1380884868798943/timeline

    These are the 275+ Punya Shiva...
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    Scriptures of Kashmiri Shaivism?

    Namaste,

    The Veda,Upanishads etc. are common to all traditions.The 28 Siddhanta Agamas are the only texts accepted as scriptures without exception by all Shaiva Sampradayas.

    What are...
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    Re: Can Women wear Rudraksha Beads?

    Namaste Suhita Ji,

    Of course they can but Shaivas/Shaktas don't wear Rudrakshas for such reasons,to bhaktas they mean much more.
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    Re: Lingam Form of Lord Shiva

    Namaste EM Ji and Aanandinii Ji,

    You are right.There are differences in the way Shaivas and others understand the Avatara concept.
    (If Shaivas use such the word 'Avatara/incarnation' it may be...
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    Re: Lingam Form of Lord Shiva

    Namaste,

    Yes,correct.The divine in Hinduism can incarnate in any number of forms and some can't be understood by applying logic.
    This incident you mention is found in the Vedas as well as in some...
  36. Delightful is Siva Mantra-Madhuram Shiva Mantra,Beautiful Song with Translation

    Namaste,

    I did a translation (with short explanation in brackets) of this old and beautiful song ,"Madhuram Shiva Mantram" on Lord Shiva from Sri Kalahasti Mahatmyam(1940).
    ...
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    Happy Makara Sankranti Pongal

    Namaste,

    EM Ji already wished us in another post.Wishes once again.:)
    Happy Makara Sankranti Pongal to everyone
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    Re: Lingam Form of Lord Shiva

    Namaste Suhita Ji,

    The manifestation of Lord Shiva (who is formless,attribute-less,colorless,shapeless etc. yet always auspicious(sada[always]-shiva[auspicious]),merciful,all pervading etc.) in...
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    Re: Lingam Form of Lord Shiva

    Namaste EM ji,

    What Suhita ji posted is correct but the article in the link is briefand doesn't contain much information.

    The importance and greatness of observance of Mahashivaratri is stated...
  40. Help-Relation b/n Vishvagauh,Vishvarupa,Prakriti,Gayatri,Nada-Sarasvati,Uma in Vedas?

    Namaste,

    I came across certain terms in my study.There is some relation between them but I am not able to join the dots because I do not know exactly where they occur in the Vedas and their...
  41. Thread: Arudhra Darshan

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    Re: Arudhra Darshan

    Namaste RVR ji,

    Thanks for sharing information Ardra Darshanotsava.
    Lord Thyagaraja Swamy and Sri Neelotpalambika Devi are always covered in alankaram.I remember reading somewhere that we get...
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    Re: How to become a Shaivite?

    Namaste,
    The verses are from Saiva scriptures,I need some time to provide references.There are a similar shlokas from Srimat Shiva Maha Purana.

    eSha devo mahAdevaH sarvaj~no jagadIshvaraH | ...
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    Re: Can Women wear Rudraksha Beads?

    Namaste Aanandinii Ji, You stated that you agree that there are no limits in your first post and I objected to this ,then you yourself quoted a list of prohibited substances in your next reply.I...
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    Re: Can Women wear Rudraksha Beads?

    _________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Namaste, ***********Sri Bhagavat Gita Daiva-Asura Sampad Vibhaga Yoga:The Divine and...
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    Re: Sri Hanuman and Lord Shiva-Any relation?

    Namaste, I thank you all for sharing your knowledge on this topic and it seems that various traditions have different opinions.As Believer Ji said, it is somewhat difficult to create family trees...
  46. Re: Scripture is final authority,We cannot act as we please.

    Namaste Markandeya Dasaji,

    You have explained the importance of Shastra very nicely.Materialism can become an impediment to progress.Faith in scriptures is like foundation for a building.
    Thanks...
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    Festival Stampedes and Crowd Management

    Namaste,

    During festivals lakhs of people participate.Recently,27 people in Rajahmundry and 2 persons in Puri died due to stampede.These deaths are unexpected & unfortunate and there should...
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    Re: Hindu or none ... the new choice.

    Namaste Ji,

    In the USA, there are people of different races and some races are discriminated against but in India there is only one race,so racial profiling may not exist in Indian context.Other...
  49. Re: Scripture is final authority,We cannot act as we please.

    Namaste EM Ji,

    This issue was raised some millennia ago,what do if there are contradicting statements?The Sages answered that if there are two statements that appear as contradicting with each...
  50. Scripture is final authority,We cannot act as we please.

    Namaste,

    In discussions we encounter different opinions on issues,how to do we decide what is right and what is not?I came across this short discourse today,Jagadguru Shankaracharya Sri Bharati...
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