Thursday, 22 January 2015

Jyotirlinga and their real significance ~

A Jyotirlinga or Jyotirling or Jyotirlingam (Sanskrit: ज्योतिर्लिङ्ग) is a devotional object representing the god Shiva. Jyoti means 'radiance' and lingam the 'mark or sign' of Shiva, or a symbol of the pineal gland; Jyotir Lingam thus means the The Radiant sign of The Almighty.

“Saurashtre Somanathamcha Srisaile Mallikarjunam|
Ujjayinya Mahakalam Omkaramamaleswaram ||
Paralyam Vaidyanathancha Dakinyam Bheema Shankaram |
Setu Bandhethu Ramesam, Nagesam Darukavane||
Varanasyantu Vishwesam Tryambakam Gautameethate|
Himalayetu Kedaaram, Ghrishnesamcha shivaalaye||
Etani jyotirlingani, Saayam Praatah Patennarah|
Sapta Janma Kritam pApam, Smaranena Vinashyati||”

Our true Self is none other than Shiva. Expression can be in different forms and by different names but the reality is always one. Just like various idols are made by a potter but the mud is same. Forms are mere an expression of  same ground  reality i.e, mud.

Once one all forms kn ow that there is always an existence of mud and not these names and forms no problem arises in their journey. But when they get attached to names and forms itself , it becomes very hard & struggle for existence initiates as names and forms are always stake. It is very essential to know the reality and abide by it .

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