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Slant of Earth Due to Shiva’s Marriage and How Sage Agastya Rectified It

Skanda Purana narrates an interesting tale which narrates the greatness of Sage Agastya. The incident took place during the marriage ceremony of Shiva and Goddess Parvati. The divine wedding was happening in the Himalayas and all the living beings on earth headed towards the great White Mountains.
Now all the living beings on the earth assembled on the Himalayas and the great mountain slanted due to the imbalance in weight. As a result the earth slanted.
There was confusion on earth and to maintain equilibrium, Shiva asked Sage Agastya to head towards the South.
Agastya then moved towards South and sat in meditation on the southern tip and equilibrium of earth was restored.
This story symbolically narrates the spiritual greatness of Sage Agastya.

Ulsoor Someshwara Temple Address - Location and Bus Station

UlsoorSomeshwaraTemple is located around 8 km from Kempe Gowda Main Bus Station in Bangalore. The temple is around 3 km from Cantonment Railway Station. Ulsoor Someshwara Temple Address in detail is given below.
Lido theatre bus stop and Adarsha theatre bus stop are the BMTC bus stops located near the Ulsoor Someshwara temple.
The detail temple address is given below: ExecutiveOfficer
Pin – 560008

Phone - 9945640246, 9845050299

Symbolism – Photo of Shiva Murti in Ganga in Rishikesh during June 2013 Flood

Shiva murti in Ganga in Rishikesh is very famous. Shiva is always worshiped in the linga form – Shiva is formless. All animate and inanimate are his forms. But in Rishikesh man created a human form of Shiva. (Sorry to say but this murti in itself was encroachment and against the basic tenants of Shiva worship – Shiva should always be worshiped in linga form). During the June 2013 flood in Rishikesh, the image of furious Ganga above the danger mark lashing on the Shiva murti was flashed across the world.

The murti of Shiva at Rishikesh is serene and calm. It is not of Kal Bhairav – one who consumes everything at the end of an eon. It is also not that of Shiva performing the Rudra Tandava. Perhaps human imagination cannot capture these two forms of Shiva in a murti. Those that even witness a minute part of It are consumed by It even before they realize what is happening.
During the flash flood, Ganga was continuously and violently hitting the murti of Shiva. But the serene face of Shi…

Kedarnath Temple Safe But Closed For 2013

KedarnathTemple region was the worst hit during the torrential rains and flash flood that lashed the Uttarakhand region in June 2013. KedarnathTemple is safe but will remain closed for a year. 18-km stretch between Gaurikund and Kedarnath is the worst hit region. There is nearly eight to ten feet debris in the area.
KedarnathTemple is part of the Char Dham Yatra in Uttarakhand, India. In 2013, KedarnathTemple opened on May 14, 2013. The annual pilgrimage to the temple attracts thousands of people. Annually, the temple closes during Diwali. The shrine remains closed during the harsh winter period (November to April).

In 2013, the early monsoon and the flash flood that accompanied it caused havoc in the region. There is no idea regarding the number of deaths. 

Roaring waters of River Mandikini in KedarnathValley washed away all encroachments.

The ancient KedarnathTemple alone stands. Much of these shops and hotels were built on encroached land. Nearly 40 hotels on the banks of Mandakin…