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Top 5 Tallest Shiva Murtis (Statues or Idols) in the World

Hindu God Shiva the formless Brahman made his appearance in the form of Lingodabhavamurti – a pillar of fire with no beginning and end – on Mahashivaratri night. Devotees of Shiva around the world have created some huge murtis of Shiva as an offering to the Supreme Truth. Here are the Top five tallest Shiva murtis (Statues or Idols) in the world. Shiva Kailash Nath Mahadev at Sanga in Nepal – 143 feet (45 meter) (read more about Shiva at Sanga). This is currently the tallest murti of any Hindu God and it was inaugurated in 2010. Shiva at Murudeshwara in Karnataka in India – 122 feet (37 meter). This was inaugurated in 2006.
Shiva as Mangal Mahadev in Ganga Talao in Mauritius– 108 feet (33 meter). This was inaugurated in 2007. Shiva of the Har-ki-Pauri at Haridwar in Uttarakhand in India – 100 feet (30.5 meter) Shiva at Kemp fort in Bangalore in Karnataka in India – 65.5 feet (20 meter)

Quiz on Hindu God Shiva

This is a quiz based on Hindu God Shiva. Majority of the questions are from Puranas and Hindu stories. The quiz might not be simple like the earlier ones. The main aim of it is to introduce the reader to different aspects of Shiva in the Puranas and to make the reader find out more about Mahadev. You can take the quiz below –

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Maa Kamra Jayanti – Goddess Kmra

Maa Kamra is the patron deity of the Sahu Samaj in India. Maa Kamra Jayanti celebrates the day when she appeared on earth. Maa Kamra Jayanti 2018 date is March 13.

The popular belief is that she was born on earth on the 11th day of Chaitra month – Chatira Gyaras – Krishna Paksha Ekadasi in Chaitra month or waning phase of moon in Chait month.

Numerous programs are observed on the day by the Sahu Samaj including mass marriages, processions, charity, free food and cloth distribution etc.

Mahashivratri Messages

Shiva means your very self, the purest Self, your innermost core. Shiva means good or benevolent. The word ratri in Sanskrit means that which relieves you from three types of agony – ethereal, mental and material. At night everything becomes quiet and peaceful. The body gets tired and goes to sleep. ‘Shivaratri’ literally means that night which infuses the Shiva tatva or the transcendental principle to the three instruments: the body, mind and speech. – Sri Sri Ravishankar Shivarathri is a celebration to not only awaken your inner space, but to radiate and express that tremendous potential energy which is inside all of us. To awaken that higher consciousness and live like Shiva! Shiva is that causeless auspicious form, whose inner space is completely awake and is living in Light and radiating this energy. - Unknown
Shivratri Thoughts and Messages - Swami Chidananda Saraswati
Religious importance of not sleeping at night during Shivaratri
Thoughts on Shivratri by Shankaracharya of K…

Today – March 2, 2011 – is Shivratri

Today – March 2, 2011 – is observed as Shivratri in India, United States, Canada, Britain and in all countries around world except in Australia and New Zealand where it is observed on March 3. Some Hindu communities, ashrams and spiritual organizations in India will also be observing Shivratri on March 3, 2011.  Shivaratri is the night dedicated Shiva. The formless Supreme Truth – Shiva – took form and appeared on this night to remove Maya or illusion and lead devotees on the path of bliss.  The path to bliss is to realize that all that is living and nonliving is nothing but the Supreme Truth. There is no second.  Observances on the day include chanting of Shiva mantras, fasting and keeping vigil at night. Special pujas are performed at midnight.  You may also like to read What to do on Shivratri? How to observe Shivratri Fast? Shivratri Mantra Shivratri Stories Why is Shivratri celebrated during night?

Today in Hindu Calendar – March 2, 2011

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on March 2, 2011 – Today is Krishna Paksha Trayodashi – thirteenth day of the waning phase of Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. Krishna Paksha Paksha Trayodashi Tithi till 9:46 PM. Afterwards it is Chaturdashi or fourteenth day of waning phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time. Magh Krishna Paksha Trayodashi or 13th day of waning phase of moon in Magha month in calendars followed in Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat. Phalgun Krishna Paksha Trayodashi or 13th day of waning phase of moon in Falguna month in calendars followed in Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Jammu and Kashmir. Rashi or Moon Sign – Makar Rashi Nakshatra – Sravana or Thiruonam Nakshatra till 9:00 PM on March 2, 2011. Then onwards it is Dhanishta or Avittam or Sravishta Nakshatra. 18th day of Maasi Masam in Tamil Calendar followed in Tamil Nadu. 18th d…