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Pingleshwar Mahadev – Pingaleshwar form of Shiva

Pingleshwar Mahadev is worshipped in Varanasi , Ujjain , Gujarat and Assam . Pingaleshwar form of Shiva is associated with the Pingala nadi associated with Kundalini and Muladhara Chakra. This form of Shiva is also associated with Yoga. Pingleshwar Mahadev is also one of the 84 Mahadevs worshipped in Ujjain . Pingleshwar Shiva Temple at Ujjain The temple dedicated to Pingleshwar Mahadev is located in the Pingleshwar locality in Ujjain . There is also another belief that Pingleshwar Shivling is one that was worshipped by Pingal a Shiva Gana. This belief is prominent in Varanasi . 

Shukra – The Story How Shukra Got the Power to Bring Prosperity

Shukra Navgraha is believed to bring prosperity. This particular planet in astrology is also associated with intuition and creative thought. Certain position of Shukra in one’s horoscope is believed to usher in wealth, prosperity and luck. There is an interesting story in the Puranas that mentions how Shukra got to power to bring prosperity. The name given to Shukra by his parents, Sage Bhrigu and Puloma , was Kavya. He is also known as Ushanas. But his most popular name is Shukracharya – the guru of Demons or Asuras. From young age Kavya was obsessed with immortality and to attain it he decided to learn the Sanjivani Vidya, the science to resurrect the dead. His Guru Gautama said that only Shiva could teach him the Sanjivani Vidya. To attain the mantra he started performing intense austerities. But he was unable to impress Shiva. Finally, he hung himself by the feet over a huge burning fire pit and started meditating on Shiva. Finally, Shiva relented and appeare