Shiva Ratri 2010


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Shiva Ratri Celebration 2010 from the Krishna Temple in Spanish Fork, Utah

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  • Krishna never touches matter, when He does that is Shiva
  • Rajastanis used to shout “Harrah” (Hara means “Shiva” who is energy of Krishna) when going into battle, from there we get Hurrah in West
  • Winter is required to enable the rebirth of spring..Vinasaya ca Duskritan, eternal cycle
  • 3 matted locks physical mental, spiritual..Moon means beyond time, sun right eye, moon left, fire third eye, cupid was once burned by that eye
  • Open eyes new creation closes annihilation, half open eyes as described in Gita for yoga
  • Snake look to right side which is side of reason & justice, colied 3 X past, present and future, Siva beyond time
  • Trident ..3 powers shakti iccha (will) kriya (action) jnan (knowledge), kamandalu, made from a pumpkin hollowed out, inner cleanliness
  • Nandi represents both great power and the jiva soul, always faces Shiva in order to right the right cues.
  • Nandi at Ekamabaranath
  • Uses Beads for japa
  • Indifferent to this world, story of yogi who said “It is only temporary”
  • Doesn’t want to take the time to carefully consider requests, quickly says yes to get rid of them..followers are often wealthy, those of Krishna not always so, Brgu story, and how Lakshmi was displeased by brahmins
  • Observe Shiva ratri like we would observe the day of any great Vaishava achary..Chaitanya Bhagavat says who worships Chaitanya and neglects Nityananda, it’s like worshipping Krisna & neglecting Shiva
  • Rock carving of Arjuna’s penence in Mahaballipuram, largest single rock carving in world
  • Story of saving universe by catching ganges. Can note that Lord Shiva’s heroics are always at the request of Vishnu. He is always willing to do serive for Vishnu, or Krishna. And krishna likes to glorify his devotees.
  • Consult Bhagavatam for full details of this story.There are seven parts of the story where Vishnu saves the day and Shiva only comes in at the end to drink the poison..also Mohini Murti
  • When Shiva dances sun becomes 12 times hotter, universe (circle of fire) destroyed...upraised foot is moksha, mudra is do not fear....upper arms balance of universe
  • Yogamaya at Krishna’s birth, Subhadra
  • Story of Ganesh three times around universe
  • Depending on how long you want the slide show to last, you may look up the stories of each of these temples and/or you could add more.
  • Shiva Ratri 2010

    1. 1. <ul><li>(The Compassionate One) </li></ul>Lord Shiva
    2. 2. Hara <ul><li>Expansion of Krishna </li></ul><ul><li>In touch with ignorance, Rudra </li></ul><ul><li>Krishna like lotus </li></ul>
    3. 3. Harrah
    4. 4. Trinity <ul><li>Brahma Vishnu Shiva </li></ul><ul><li>Shiva dissolves to recreate </li></ul><ul><li>Delicate balance of good & evil </li></ul>
    5. 5. Darshan ( Appearance) <ul><li>Body covered in ashes </li></ul><ul><li>Three Matted locks </li></ul><ul><li>Crescent Moon </li></ul><ul><li>Three Eyes, Tryambaka </li></ul>
    6. 6. Ambaka & Kundala Eyes & Earings <ul><li>Half open eyes </li></ul><ul><li>Kundalas, earings </li></ul><ul><li>Alakshaya, beyond perception Niranjan, cannot be seen </li></ul><ul><li>Left female, right male, Shiva & Shakti </li></ul>
    7. 7. Vasuki Nagan <ul><li>Snake hoards nothing, carries nothing, builds nothing, lives on air alone for long periods of time </li></ul><ul><li>Curled 3 Times, Time </li></ul><ul><li>Right side reason & justice </li></ul>
    8. 8. Tadiyanam Equipment <ul><li>Damaru drum, AUM </li></ul><ul><li>Rudraksha Mala </li></ul><ul><li>Trisula, trident </li></ul><ul><li>Kamandalu, water pot </li></ul>
    9. 9. Tiger & Bull <ul><li>Tiger skin, potential creative energy </li></ul><ul><li>Nandi, jiva dharma </li></ul>
    10. 11. Mudras Hand Gestures <ul><li>Speaks the truth </li></ul><ul><li>Do not fear </li></ul><ul><li>Benediction </li></ul>
    11. 12. Dhyanam Meditates on Krishna
    12. 13. Maha Yogi Greatest yogi
    13. 14. Asutosha Easily pleased <ul><li>Ravana </li></ul><ul><li>Vrkasura </li></ul><ul><li>Attracts wealth seekers </li></ul>
    14. 15. Vaishnavanam Yatha Sambhu Greatest Krishna devotee
    15. 16. Pasupatinath Lord of a Lethal Weapon <ul><li>Benedicted </li></ul><ul><li>Arjuna </li></ul>
    16. 17. <ul><li>Sons of Sagar </li></ul><ul><li>King Bagiratha </li></ul>Ganges
    17. 18. Shiva Drinks Poison
    18. 19. Brhaspati Graha <ul><li>Indra insulted </li></ul><ul><li>Brhaspati, cursed </li></ul>
    19. 20. <ul><li>Lord Brahma, along with Lord Siva, saw the crystal-clear personal beauty of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, whose blackish body resembles a marakata gem, whose eyes are reddish like the depths of a lotus, who is dressed with garments that are yellow like molten gold, and whose entire body is attractively decorated. They saw His beautiful, smiling, lotuslike face, crowned by a helmet bedecked with valuable jewels. The Lord has attractive eyebrows, and His cheeks are adorned with earrings. </li></ul>
    20. 21. <ul><li>Lord Brahma and Lord Siva saw the belt on the Lord's waist, the bangles on His arms, the necklace on His chest, and the ankle bells on His legs. The Lord is bedecked with flower garlands, His neck is decorated with the Kaustubha gem, and He carries with Him the goddess of fortune and His personal weapons, like His disc and club. When Lord Brahma, along with Lord Siva and the other demigods, thus saw the form of the Lord, they all immediately fell to the ground, offering their obeisances. </li></ul>
    21. 23. <ul><li>Vishnu revived demons devas & carried Mandara on Garuda </li></ul><ul><li>Asked Garuda to leave so snake Vasuki could come </li></ul><ul><li>Front - tail debate </li></ul><ul><li>Kurma to Support </li></ul><ul><li>Entered demons as passion, vasuki ignorance </li></ul><ul><li>Manifested on top of Mountain with many hands </li></ul><ul><li>Caused rain to relieve from Vasuki smoke </li></ul><ul><li>Personally churned </li></ul>
    22. 26. <ul><li>“ Lord Vishnu was competent to rectify the situation, but in order to give credit to Lord Siva, Lord Vishnu did not take action . </li></ul>
    23. 27. Churning
    24. 28. Generated from Ocean <ul><li>Surabhi cow havirdhvani. Brahmanas </li></ul><ul><li>Uccaihsrava was generated. Bali Maharaja. </li></ul><ul><li>Airavata. Indra </li></ul><ul><li>Kaustubha Lord Vishnu Apsaräs, </li></ul><ul><li>Lakshmi, Vishnu </li></ul><ul><li>Varuni, the goddess of drinking, demons </li></ul><ul><li>Dhanvantari part of Vishnu.. Demons snatched pot & ran, fighting among themselves the Lord Himself appeared as the incarnation Mohini, who was selected as mediator. </li></ul><ul><li>SB 8.8.1 </li></ul>
    25. 31. Virtual Woman, Flawless Impossible in Reality, like Krishna in Brahma Moha
    26. 32. Neela Kantha Blue throated
    27. 33. Natraj Lord of dance
    28. 34. Rudra Suppressor of ignorance
    29. 35. Parivare Family
    30. 36. Parvati, Durga Wife of Shiva, sister of Krishna
    31. 37. Ganesh & Kartikeya Sons of Shiva
    32. 38. Temples
    33. 39. Ramesvaram Ramesvaram
    34. 40. Ekambaranatha Kanchipura
    35. 41. Kapalesvara Chennai
    36. 42. Chummundi Mysore
    37. 43. Kasi Vishvanath Vanares
    38. 44. Meenaskshi Madurai
    39. 45. Chidambaram
    40. 46. Kailashanatha Kanchipura
    41. 47. Abode of Shiva Himalayas
    42. 48. Mount Kailash Tibet
    43. 49. Dandavats Parikrama Circulambulation
    44. 50. <ul><li>Om trayamabakam yajamahe sungandhim pushtivardhanam. Urvaarukamiva bandanam mruthyormuksheeya maamruthaath. </li></ul><ul><li>“ We worship the fragrant three eyed one, who confers ever increasing prosperity to those who want it: and freedom from death like the cucumber from its vine for those who follow his lead in worshipping Lord Vishnu.” </li></ul>
    45. 51. <ul><li>Aradhanam sarvesam </li></ul><ul><li>Vishnu aradhanam param </li></ul><ul><li>Tasmad parataram devi </li></ul><ul><li>Tadiyanam samacaram </li></ul><ul><li>“ The foremost worship is worship of Vishnu, but better than worship of Vishnu is worship of His devotees.” </li></ul><ul><li>Shiva to Parvati, Padma Purana </li></ul>
    46. 53. The End