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Why Water From Conch Or Shankh Is Not Poured On Shivling?

Water collected in Conch or Shankh is not usually poured on a Shivling while worshipping Shiva. Water from conch is only offered to Vishnu. As per Shiva Purana, water from conch is not offered to Shiva because he had killed the demon Shankchud. It must be noted that this rule of not pouring water from Conch on Shivling is not strictly followed.

Legend has it that father of Shankchud was demon Dambh. He was an ardent devotee of Vishnu and he had no children. He propitiated Vishnu who blessed him with Shankachud. Thus, both father and son were ardent devotees of Vishnu.

Demon Shankchud got the boon from Brahma that he will not be killed by the Trimurtis – Brahma, Vishnu or Shiva. The boon was linked to the purity and chastity of Shankchud’s wife Tulsi. The boon will be effective only till the purity and chastity of Tulsi was maintained.

The boon made Shankchud arrogant and he started harassing all living beings.

Finally, Vishnu decided to put an end to the Adharma of the demon. But Vis…

Bhagavad Gita Chapter 11 Quiz

This Bhagavad Gita Quiz is based on the 11th chapter of the Bhagavad Gita. The aim of the quiz is to understand few important teachings in the eleventh chapter of the Gita. The questions might be tough. The aim of the quiz is to study Gita.

You can use Bhagavad Gita in your home to find answers as this will help you in understanding Gita more.

If there any mistakes or you would like to add more questions please mail the corrections and questions to
Bhagavad Gita Chapter 10 Quiz
Gita Chapter 12 Quiz

Paingala Upanishad Teachings

At first this universe was Sat (Be-ness) only. It is spoken of as Brahman which is ever free, which is changeless, which is Truth, Wisdom, and Bliss, and which is full, permanent, and one only without a second.
Ishwara has Maya under his control, is omniscient, the original cause of creation, preservation, and dissolution, and the seed of this universe.
Ishvara causes the universe which has latent in Him, to manifest itself through the bonds of karma of all creatures like a painted canvas unfurled. Again through the extinction of their karmas, he makes it disappear. In Him alone is latent all the universe , wrapped up like a painted cloth.