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Pune Parvati Temple – History – Architecture Of Parvati Hill Temple

Parvati Temple is an unforgettable landmark in Pune, Maharashtra. The temple complex of Parvati is located atop the Parvati Hill and the surrounding area and steps which lead up to the temples stands out as a landmark in the skyline of the city. Here is a look at the history and architecture of the Parvati Hill Temple. The temple is around 9 km from Pune Railway Station. Anecdotes It is believed that the deity ‘Parvati Bhawani’ manifests itself and cures its worshippers of their ailments. Many such accounts are available in history. It is believed, that the mother of Navlogi Tavre Patil was cured of her ailment because of her devotion and worship of the Goddess Parvati Bhavani. History Of Parvati Temple There was a widespread belief that Parvati Bhawani help in early cure of diseases. Numerous people found relief after offering prayers to the Goddess. Nanasaheb Peshwa’s mother also had a similar experience. The Peshwa therefore constructed this temple. The traditional

Third Eye Of Shiva – Meaning – Symbolism

In Hinduism, Shiva is depicted with three eyes. The third eye has deep symbolism and meaning. Shiva stands for the Supreme Brahman and Shakti (Mother Goddess) is the creative force or the energy that emanates spontaneously from the Supreme Brahman. All creation happens due to this energy. Shiva’s two eyes like ours can only see duality and when he keeps them open, the world of maya continues to exist. However, his third eye can only experience unity, so when he opens his third eye, the cosmos which can exist only in duality along with its creator – maya – will return to the plenum from which it was projected. As long as Shiva’s third eye is open, there can be no duality. When the third eye is open all that has name and form disappears into the formless Brahman. When Shiva closes the third eye and opens the two eyes, there is duality. There is the other. There is form and name. There is cosmos. There are planets and the universes. The two eyes of humans stand for

Worship Of God With Form or Worship Of The Formless Brahman – Which Is Better?

For human beings worship of god with form is always better than the worship of the formless Brahman. Lord Krishna answers this question in the 12 th chapter of the Bhagavad Gita, he replies that both are equally good and will lead to the same goal of liberation but of the two, worship of God with form is better for the human being – as we are incapable of conceiving of anything which is nameless and formless. Actually, the supreme vision is that which sees the same God in both the manifest and in the unmanifest. But such a vision is very rare, so to make it easier for the common man to approach the divinity. Hinduism gives many gods out of which anyone can be chosen depending on our personality and delectation. Krishna says in the Bhagavad Gita In howsoever a way a person approaches me, I will go to him in that very same form, for people approach me in many ways O Arjuna! Whether you approach him as Krishna, Vishnu, Shiva, Devi…, it matters not, for the same force is