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Nripureshwar Mahadev in Ujjain – Story of Nripureshwar Form of Shiva – 47th Shiva Temple in Ujjain

Nripureshwar Mahadev is worshiped in Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh. It is one of the 84 forms of Shiva worshiped in Ujjain. It is believed that worshipping Nripureshwar Form of Shiva will result in cure of all diseases. The person will also find peace and happiness.

The temple dedicated to Nripureshwar Mahadev is located at Dabri Peeda Gali in Ujjain.

This form of Shiva is associated with giving moksha or liberation to Nripur Gana.

Nripureshwar Mahadev is counted among the 84 Shiva Temples in Ujjain and it is the 47th temple visited during the parikarama of Shiavalayas here.

Story of Nripureshwar Form of Shiva in Ujjain Legend has it that once Nripur Gana visited the palace of Indra in heaven. Here he happened to witness the sensuous dance of Apsara Urvashi. Nripur was unable to control his passion and he threw flowers at Urvashi.

Urvashi complained about the behavior of Nripur Gana to Kuber. An angry, Kuber cursed Nripur to be born on earth and suffer pains of birth and death.

Nripur Gan…

Shivling Made of Karpur – Camphor – Greatness and Puja

Shivling made using Karpura – Karpur (Camphor) is worshipped widely in many homes and in sacred places. Worship of this Shivling is primarily done for attaining spiritual purpose. A single camphor piece is given the Shivling shape or powdered camphor is used to make the Shivling.

Benefits of worshipping Karpur Shivling include peace, happiness, spiritual inclination and success in efforts to attain liberation.
The Karpur Shivling is not lit. Only prayers are offered. This is basically an attempt to give form to the nirakar – formless Shiva.
After puja, the Shivling is dismantled and the camphor is used for daily puja activities.

Papanatha Swamy Temple at Papanasam in Tamil Nadu – First Nava Kailasam Papanasanathar Temple

Papanasam Papanatha Swamy Temple is one of the Nava Kailasam Temples and is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Papanasanathar Temple is located at Papanasam in Tirunelveli Distrct, Tamil Nadu. This temple is associated with Surya or the sun god among the Navgrahas. The shrine is also known as Surya Kshetra and Surya Kailash.

This is the first among the nine Nava Kailasam temples.

Stories of Papanasanathar Temple

Legend has it that Shiva gave darshan by standing between the horns of Nandi in Nataraja form to Sage Patanjali and Vyakrapatha at Papanasam temple. This happened on the Thaipusam day.

Another legend has it that Shiva gave darshan of his divine wedding with Goddess Parvati between the horns of Nandi to Sage Agastya and his wife Lopamudra here. This happened on the first day of Chithirai month.

Another legend has it that Indra, the king of Devas, got redemption of papam or sin here and therefore the name Papanasanathar.

Murtis worshipped in the Temple

Shiva is worshipped here as Papanas…