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Brishabhadwajeshwar Shiva – Story Brishabhadwajeshwar Mahadeva Shivling

Brishabhadwajeshwar Shiva is worshipped at Kapildhara in Varanasi . The story of Brishabhadwajeshwar Mahadeva Shivling is associated with Shiva visiting the Ashram for Sage Kapil Muni. Legend has it that Shiva once visited Kapila Muni in his ashram at Kapildhara in Varanasi . The rishi had a beautiful cow. Kapila Muni and the cow was pleased and honored with the arrival of Shiva. Out of devotion, the cow started shedding milk and Kapil Muni bathed Shiva in the milk. The milk accumulated in an area and it became a pond. The pond is known as Kapildhara Khund. After being bathed in milk and worshipped, Shiva rode on a bull and returned to Kashi. As he rode on a bull after the holy incident, he was given the name Brishabhadwajeshwar Shiva. The Shivling that is worshipped in Kapildhara is in memory of this incident.

View Digitized 17th century Mewar Ramayana Paintings - Over 370 Stunning Paintings in Virtual Digital Book

The 17th century Mewar Ramayana Paintings is one of the most beautiful manuscripts in the world. The book was split between India and England. Now the book the British Library and CSMVS Museum in Mumbai has reunited the book digitally. You can view the digital book online for free. Mewar Ramayana paintings were created by several artists, whose exquisite and intricate paintings of gods, battles, landscapes and animals are among the finest examples of Indian art. Alongside the illustrations are over 800 pages of text in Sanskrit. You can view the Mewar Ramayana Paintings here at the BritishLibrary website or here at the CSMVS Museum Mumbai website. (The file is large and may take several minutes to download. In addition to high-quality images of the original manuscript, there are page-by-page descriptions in text and sound.)