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Chandradityeshwar Mahadev – Chandradityeshwar Form of Shiva

Chandradityeshwar Mahadev is worshipped in Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh and in Orissa. It is one of the 84 forms of Shiva worshipped in Ujjain. This form is associated with Chandra, the moon god and Aditya, the sun god. It is also associated with Shiva defeating Demon Shambarasur.
The temple dedicated to Chandradityeshwar Mahadev is located within in the Mahakaleshwar temple complex.
The popular belief is that worshipping this form of Shiva will help in redemption of sins. People also get to live in Chandra lok or Surya lok after their death..
Chandradityeshwar Mahadev is counted among the 84 ShivaTemples in Ujjain and it is the 72nd temple visited during the parikarama of Shiavalayas here.

Chandradityeshwar Mahadev Story

Demon Shambarasur defeated the Devas and took over the heaven. All the devas went into hiding. Surya and Chandra also went into hiding. Surya and Chandra then performed intense austerities to please Vishnu.
Bhagvan Vishnu appeared before them and asked them to go to Ujj…

Lord Shiva as Pashupati - About Pashupati form of Shiva

Pashupati or Pashupatinath is one among the thousand and eight names of Lord Shiva and is mentioned in the Vedas. ‘Pashu’ in Sanskrit means animal and ‘pati’ means lord. Therefore Lord Shiva as Pashupati is the ‘lord of the animals.’ The most ancient representation of Pashupati is traced back to the IndusValley civilization - a seal depicting a seated horned deity surrounded by animals.

Pashupati is applied mainly to Lord Shiva as he is the guardian of cattle, important wealth during the vedic and pre-vedic period. Pashupati is also the keeper of souls. He gives life and takes life.
One of the most important Pashupati temples is the Pashupatinath temple in Nepal.
The weapon of Pashupati is the Pashupata Astra.

Benefits of Chanting Om Namah Shivaya mantra

Many devotees want to know what are the benefits of chanting Om Namah Shivaya mantra. It must be noted here that one should never start chanting a mantra by keeping benefits in mind. “Om Namah Shivaya” is a powerful mantra and it will help in a devotee attaining success and peace.
The main benefits of chanting Om Namah Shivaya mantra are:
It helps in self realization. It helps in attaining moksha or liberation. It helps in removing ignorance. Chanting the mantra and performing one’s duty to one’s true capacity will help in attaining success. The mantra is also chanted by unmarried people for early marriage. For this purpose both male and female can chant the mantra.

Shiva Mantra Siddhi

Shiva Mantra Siddhi includes peace and prosperity. The person chanting the mantra will be blessed with wealth and happiness. It is also believed that Shiva Mantra Siddhi can help a person in attaining Brahma Gyan through it a person will be blessed with self realization.
Shiva Mantra Siddhi - You should chant and meditate on this mantra for attaining siddhi.
Om Hrim Namah Shivaya

Shiva Mantra for Success

If you are venturing into any activity offer prayers first to Ganesha and then offer prayers to Shiva. The most popular Shiva mantra for success is:
Om Hrim Namah Shivaya – This is the Shiva Shakti Panchakshari Mantra and it should be chanted continuously for 43 days.
During this period performing charity and distribution of clothes among poor are highly meritorious.

Samudra Narayana Temple at Dwarka in Gujarat – Samudra Narayan Temple on the Confluence of Gomti River and Arabian Sea

Located at the farthest end of Gomti Ghat very close to the Arabian Sea, SamudraNarayanaTemple is dedicated to Vishnu. SamudraNarayanTemple at Dwarka in Gujarat is surrounded by GomtiRiver and Arabian Sea on the three sides. Some people believe that the huge sea waves that beat on the temple create the tune Srimad Narayan Hari Hari.

Five steps lead to the SamudraNarayanaTemple entrance. Near the entrance on the left side there is a small cave like room. Goddess Gomti is worshipped in the room. She sits atop a lion.
The murti of Samudra Narayan is sand colored.
Samudra Narayana means Narayana or the Lord residing in the sea.
There is also another murti of Goddess Gomti in the sanctum sanctorum. The other murtis found in the temple are that of Samudra Deva, Varuna, Mother Ashta Bhavani and Mira Bhai.
A sacred tank or kund in the temple is used for ceremonial sacrifices.
SamudraNarayanaTemple is surrounded by Panchanada Tirtha, five wells that have sweet water.
Near to this shrine is th…

Pooyam Nakshatra Female Characteristics – Pooyam Birth Star Born Female Character

One of the most important characteristics of Pooyam Nakshatra born female is that they will be short tempered. Another important character of the birth star is that they will be highly intelligent. Other Pooyam Nakshatra Female Characteristics are given below:
Will respect teachers.
Will be devotional
Will show courage to face new situations.
Keen interest in science and arts
Will be a good debater.
Will help relatives.
Good in handling wealth
Will have independent opinion.
Will be interested in dressing up.

Punirtham Nakshatra Female Characteristics – Punirtham Birth Star Born Female Character

One of the most important characteristics of Punirtham Nakshatra born female is that they will be philanthropic. Another important character of the birth star is that they will be poetic by nature. Other Punirtham Nakshatra Female Characteristics are given below:
Will be happy always – will try to put a brave face during adversity.
Will give top priority to cleanliness.
Will have respect for parents and elders.
Will have good healthy children.
Keen interest in charity and helping others.
Interest in art and music.
Will be slow in reacting to situations.
Might not make quick decisions.
Will be interested in buying new clothes.

Tiruvathira Nakshatra Female Characteristics – Thiruvathira Birth Star Born Female Character

One of the most important characteristics of Tiruvathira Nakshatra born female is that they will be fickle minded. Another important character of the birth star is that they will be of strict nature. Other Thiruvathira Nakshatra Female Characteristics are given below:
Will have long life.
Will easily find the fault of others.
Will be proud.
Will make good friends especially those in power and high positions.
Will be honored and rewarded for excellence.
Might lie purposefully
Will be talkative
Might face trouble in married life.

Though present in the present moment, we are actually living in the past or future

Some people are so engaged with the images of past or future that one finds them, in their quiet moments, talking to themselves — arguing, appreciating, contradicting, chiding or encouraging the invisible people, or the situations arising out of such interactions. They live in the company of past or future, swinging between the two. Though present in the present moment, they are actually living in the past or future.
Past, present and future, in reality, are three modes of thinking. All thinking takes place in time. We think of past, reflect over what happened, regret or feel elated, sigh at the days gone by, mull over the things that occurred. Or think of the future — imagining what will happen, visualizing ourselves in various situations or with people and objects and places, feeling happy or anxious about them. Past and future, most of our time is spent thinking about them.
What about the present moment? There is a fascinating fact about the present moment. While everything happe…