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Nripureshwar Mahadev in Ujjain – Story of Nripureshwar Form of Shiva – 47th Shiva Temple in Ujjain

Nripureshwar Mahadev is worshiped in Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh. It is one of the 84 forms of Shiva worshiped in Ujjain. It is believed that worshipping Nripureshwar Form of Shiva will result in cure of all diseases. The person will also find peace and happiness.

The temple dedicated to Nripureshwar Mahadev is located at Dabri Peeda Gali in Ujjain.

This form of Shiva is associated with giving moksha or liberation to Nripur Gana.

Nripureshwar Mahadev is counted among the 84 Shiva Temples in Ujjain and it is the 47th temple visited during the parikarama of Shiavalayas here.

Story of Nripureshwar Form of Shiva in Ujjain Legend has it that once Nripur Gana visited the palace of Indra in heaven. Here he happened to witness the sensuous dance of Apsara Urvashi. Nripur was unable to control his passion and he threw flowers at Urvashi.

Urvashi complained about the behavior of Nripur Gana to Kuber. An angry, Kuber cursed Nripur to be born on earth and suffer pains of birth and death.

Nripur Gan…

Shivling Made of Karpur – Camphor – Greatness and Puja

Shivling made using Karpura – Karpur (Camphor) is worshipped widely in many homes and in sacred places. Worship of this Shivling is primarily done for attaining spiritual purpose. A single camphor piece is given the Shivling shape or powdered camphor is used to make the Shivling.

Benefits of worshipping Karpur Shivling include peace, happiness, spiritual inclination and success in efforts to attain liberation.
The Karpur Shivling is not lit. Only prayers are offered. This is basically an attempt to give form to the nirakar – formless Shiva.
After puja, the Shivling is dismantled and the camphor is used for daily puja activities.

Papanatha Swamy Temple at Papanasam in Tamil Nadu – First Nava Kailasam Papanasanathar Temple

Papanasam Papanatha Swamy Temple is one of the Nava Kailasam Temples and is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Papanasanathar Temple is located at Papanasam in Tirunelveli Distrct, Tamil Nadu. This temple is associated with Surya or the sun god among the Navgrahas. The shrine is also known as Surya Kshetra and Surya Kailash.

This is the first among the nine Nava Kailasam temples.



Stories of Papanasanathar Temple

Legend has it that Shiva gave darshan by standing between the horns of Nandi in Nataraja form to Sage Patanjali and Vyakrapatha at Papanasam temple. This happened on the Thaipusam day.

Another legend has it that Shiva gave darshan of his divine wedding with Goddess Parvati between the horns of Nandi to Sage Agastya and his wife Lopamudra here. This happened on the first day of Chithirai month.

Another legend has it that Indra, the king of Devas, got redemption of papam or sin here and therefore the name Papanasanathar.

Murtis worshipped in the Temple


Shiva is worshipped here as Papanas…

Avoiding something is not freedom from it – Sadhguru

The moment you identify something as good or bad, you are just dividing the world.
…sense of happiness is only because other people do not have what they have.
If you are joyful by your own nature, you will be fine with life around you.
Avoiding something is not freedom from it.
Everybody is trying to pull off some deal: some in the market place, another maybe at home, another maybe in the temple, and a few maybe even with their spiritual process, but everybody is trying to pull off some kind of a deal. When you get a good deal, you are all very civilized and nice but if a deal goes bad, you will yell and scream. Deals may sometimes boomerang in your face.
Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev

Today’s Hindu Calendar – February 15, 2016 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Monday, February 15, 2016 (Today) – Shukla Paksha Ashtami Tithi or the eighth day during waxing phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Shukla Paksha Saptami Tithi or the seventh day during waxing phase of moon till 5:59 AM on February 15. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Ashtami Tithi or the eighth day during waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is February 15, 2016 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is not a good date.
Nakshatra – Bharani Nakshatra till 7:53 AM on February 15. Then onward it is Krittika or Karthigai or Kartika Nakshatram.
In western parts of India, it is Bharani Nakshatra till 4:10 AM on Feb 15. Then onward it is Krittika or Karthigai or Kartika Nakshatra.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Mesha Rashi till 1:29 PM. Then onward it is Vrishaba Rashi. In western parts of India, it is Mesha Rashi till 9:53 AM. Then onward it is Vrishaba Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Bhishma Ashtami
Kali Yuga Year …

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