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Shiva Ratri 2010

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

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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

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