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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 – Please note that the quiz is an embedded file and is hosted on another website. If there are any corrections please post it on the comment section or send it on the email address – hindublog @ gmail.com

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 2023 date is March 18. 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 Chaitra 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 Related Shivratri Thoughts and Messages - Swami Chidananda Saraswati Religious importance of not sleeping at night during Shivaratri Thoughts on Shivratri by Shankaracha