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Samudreshwar form of Shiva

As Samudreshwar, Shiva is the lord of the seas. The popular belief is that Shiva as Samudreshwara helped Sri Ram in crossing the sea and reaching Lanka. This form of Shiva is mainly worshipped by people who make a living from the sea, especially fishermen.
One of the most popular temples dedicated to Samudreshwar form of Shiva is located in Mumbai. It is located at the jetty of Manori in Mumbai.
Another shrine is located in Varanasi. There is also a SaptSamudreswarMahadevTemple in Haridwar.
The greatness of Samudreshwar Shivling is mentioned in the Kashi Khanda of Skanda Purana.
Devotees propitiate Samudreshwar Shivling for attaining knowledge and liberation.

Adi Shankaracharya – Few Thoughts

If the mind ever so slightly strays from the ideal and becomes outgoing, then it goes down and down, just as a play-ball inadvertently dropped on the staircase bounds down from one step to another.
There are three things that are rare indeed, a human birth, the longing for liberation (freedom from reincarnation), and the protecting care of a perfected sage.
Upasana, or meditation, means approaching an object of meditation as presented by the scriptures, making it an object of one’s own thought, and dwelling on it uninterruptedly for long by continuing the same current of thought with regard to it— like a stream of oil poured from one vessel to another.
Adi Shankaracharya