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Importance of Dhatura in Shiva Worship – Benefits - Why is Datura Offered to Lord Shiva?

Datura flowers, commonly known as jimson weed, devil's trumpet, devil's weed, thorn apple, are used to adorn Shivling in many Shiva temples. Dhatura garlands are offered to Shiva and are available outside many Shiva temples. Legend has it that the Dhatura flower appeared from the chest of Shiva. This is mentioned in the Vamana Purana. Sadhus who are worshippers of Shiva smoke the leaves and seeds of Datura plant. This is a poisonous plant and is not used by common people. The plant along with its leaves, flowers and fruits are offered on Maha Shivratri night. The flower is used to worship of the Pradosh day – 13th day of a lunar fortnight. Why is Dhatura Offered to Lord Shiva? There is a belief that offering Dhatura will help in calming down the effect of poison in Shiva. Shiva had drank the Halahala poison that appeared during the churning of ocean (Samudra Manthan). Benefits of Offering Datura Flowers To Shiva It helps in overcoming fear of enemies. Tho

Veerabhadra Moola Mantra – How to Chant Veerabhadra Swamy Moola Mantra?

Chanting of Veerabhadra Moola Mantra helps in coming out of difficulties. It also helps in defeating enemies and improving stature in society. Veerabhadra Swamy appeared from the hair strand of Lord Shiva after the death of Mata Sati. His also known as the first Rudra Avatar. Below is the Veerabhadra Moola Mantra and a brief description on how to chant it. Veerabhadra Moola Mantra ॐ ह्रौं हूं वं वीरभद्राय नमः Om Hroum Hum Vam Veerabhadraya Namah How to Chant Veerabhadra Swamy Moola Mantra? Ideal time – early morning along with sunrise or just before sunset Cloth color – Red Direction to face – South First offer prayer to Ganesha. Light lamp using Ghee. Creating a mental picture of Veerabhadra in the mind. Chant the mantra 108 times using a Rudraksha Mala. Sit in meditation. If possible feed a goat.

Quotes On Divine Manifestations From Hindu Scriptures

A collection of quotes on divine manifestations from Hindu scriptures. To that Devi who dwells in all beings in the form of Shakti, we offer our reverence to her again and again. (Devi Stotram) The eye cannot see him, nor words reveal him; by the senses, austerity or works he is not known. When the mind is cleansed by the grace of wisdom, he is seen by contemplation – the One without parts. (Mundaka Upanishad) Known by the name of ‘protectress’ is the Goddess girt by Eternal Law; by her beauty are these trees green and have put on their green garlands. (Atharva Veda) For each and every form He is the model; it is His form that is to be seen everywhere; Indra moves multiform by His creative charm; the bay steeds yoked to His car are a thousand. (Rig Veda)