Thursday, 27 August 2015

Mukteshwar Mahadev Temple (मुक्तेश्वर महादेव मंदिर) is a popular shrine of Lord Shiva, also known as Mukesaran Mandir - located near Pathankot City on Shahpur Kandi Dam road. It is the holy temple where the idols of Lord Ganesha, Lord Bramha, Lord Vishnu, Lord Hanuman and Goddess Parvati are present. This temple is one of the most sacred places around Pathankot


Mukteshwar Mahadev Temple (मुक्तेश्वर महादेव मंदिर) is a popular shrine of Lord Shiva, also known as Mukesaran Mandir - located near Pathankot City on Shahpur Kandi Dam road. It is the holy temple where the idols of Lord Ganesha, Lord Bramha, Lord Vishnu, Lord Hanuman and Goddess Parvati are present. This temple is one of the most sacred places around Pathankot. There are some caves which date to the time of the Mahabharata. According to a legend, the Pandavas stayed in those caves for a night during their exile (Agayatwas). Locals say that these caves near the Mandir dates back to the period of the Mahabharata. These caves are on the way to Shahpur Kandi and is situated on the bank of the River Ravi, 22 km from Pathankot City. The caves and temple has been carved on one of the rocky hill. This temple stands tall at the hill top and is a landmark around the city. Situated at the hilltop, Mukteshwar Mahadev temple has a white marble Shivling, with a copper Yoni. The Shivling is surrounded by the idols of Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu, Goddess Paravati, Lord Hanuman and Lord Ganesha. A Fair, called the Mukesran Da Mela, is held annually at this place, in April, to mark Baisakhi festival. Also every year big festival on day of Shivratri and after one month of shivratri there is three day festival Chaitra Chodiya and also Navratri festival. Somvati Amavasya is another big fair temple committee organizes. Lots of pilgrim from all over the Punjab and nearby state Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir comes here for to worship God every year mainly on Mukesran mela and Shiv Ratri. There are lots of stairs to climb on the return from Mukteshwar Mahadev Temple. These are 5500 year old caves. According to the Hindu Mythology, these caves are as old as the Mahabharata. It was built by pandavas during their exile, these caves served as home to the pandavas as they rested and took shelter over here during their exile. It was during their 'Agayatwas' that they stayed in these caves for six months. They crafted the Shivlingam present in the temple and worshiped the lord shiva here. The Havan Kund (हवन कुंड) made by them, is still present there in temple. This place is also known as mini (small) haridwar. Those people who can not do ash immersion of their kin at haridwar, they flow it in Ravi River at Mukteshwar Mahadev Temple! Om Namah Shivaya!

With the New Day comes New Strength, New thoughts, New results which makes New Destiny, New Life!

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With the New Day comes New Strength, New thoughts, New results which makes New Destiny, New Life! Yes, Declutter your mind, let go of old negative beliefs and make room to new exciting opportunities. Life is pretty simple, but we insist on making it complicated. Learn from the past, And create a wonderful future. Don’t carry your mistakes around with you. Instead, place them under your feet and use them as stepping stones. Never regret. If it’s good, it’s wonderful. If it’s bad, it’s experience. Focus on what’s truly important. Identify what’s most important to you. Let go of the rest. Decide to be happy, Smile and notice what’s right, right now. Everything that happens in life is neither good or bad. It just depends on your perspective. And no matter how it turns out, it always ends up just the way it should. Either you succeed or you learn something. So stay positive, appreciate the pleasant outcomes, and learn from the rest. Remember, happiness is often found by enjoying the small things in life while chasing after the big ones. Take life one step at a time, breathe, and enjoy the journey.! Love, light & Peace! Shivoham Shivoham!
Namaste ~ Shubh Prabhat ~ Aap Ka Din Shubh Ho!

Lord Shiva, is called the God of destruction. But what does He destroy?

Shail Gulhati: Shiva and Mysticism.'s photo.
Lord Shiva, is called the God of destruction. But what does He destroy?
Now, tell me, said the yogi, how am I supposed to destroy the world?
By opening your third eye, wherever you shift your gaze then, turns to ashes.
Mythologically, said the yogi. Now, listen to the philosophy.
At the personal level, the destruction of illusions, makes the meditator enlightened. This is the opening of Gyan Chakshu, this is the whole path of the yogis. The gaze of the discriminating mind destroys wrong previous concepts and illusions. Whatever scriptures such a man reads, he interprets rightly, whatever situation he encounters, he understands. The mind of spiritual discrimination destroys falsehood and delusion.
At the transpersonal or cosmic level, I am a paradox however. My capability is to destroy the whole cosmic play. But, if I use only half my power, to destroy the destructive processes themselves, verily, I become the course for expansion. So using half your power doubles your strength. It also takes double your strength to use half your power. Meditate upon this, said the yogi.
The great significance of destruction is primarily in the end of an individual ego and therefore merger into God consciousness. This is the philosophy.
As far as mythology is concerned, shivji holds the power to destroy the Universe he Himself created. but he does not do that. He weeds out the unwanted parts, just as a loving gardener would...
Shivji is the only God , who is, indeed prayed to 'take away ' things, not just supplicate them. He is 'Hara' the taker away.
So too, He is amazingly prayed for taking away things also.Take away pride, selfishness, greed, hatred etc. Aum Namah Shivaya!!

ONE

Shiva Poetry by Shail Gulhati's photo.
ONE
Day and night,
black and white,
death
or then life.
We think in pairs
O Lord,
even when it comes to
you
and your Bride.
The One’s appearance is dark,
the other the source of light.
We think of Yin and Yang,
Wu and Wei,
the Moon, or then the Sun.
Natraj Shiva! Ah there, in dance,
with Shakti.
But you turn, to always say,
“Not two, but One."

Lord Shiva, is called the God of destruction. But what does He destroy?

Shail Gulhati: Shiva and Mysticism.'s photo.
Lord Shiva, is called the God of destruction. But what does He destroy?
Now, tell me, said the yogi, how am I supposed to destroy the world?
By opening your third eye, wherever you shift your gaze then, turns to ashes.
Mythologically, said the yogi. Now, listen to the philosophy.
At the personal level, the destruction of illusions, makes the meditator enlightened. This is the opening of Gyan Chakshu, this is the whole path of the yogis. The gaze of the discriminating mind destroys wrong previous concepts and illusions. Whatever scriptures such a man reads, he interprets rightly, whatever situation he encounters, he understands. The mind of spiritual discrimination destroys falsehood and delusion.
At the transpersonal or cosmic level, I am a paradox however. My capability is to destroy the whole cosmic play. But, if I use only half my power, to destroy the destructive processes themselves, verily, I become the course for expansion. So using half your power doubles your strength. It also takes double your strength to use half your power. Meditate upon this, said the yogi.
{From The Yogi and the snake }
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The great significance of destruction is primarily in the end of an individual ego and therefore merger into God consciousness. This is the philosophy.
As far as mythology is concerned, shivji holds the power to destroy the Universe he Himself created. but he does not do that. He weeds out the unwanted parts, just as a loving gardener would...
Shivji is the only God , who is, indeed prayed to 'take away ' things, not just supplicate them. He is 'Hara' the taker away.
So too, He is amazingly prayed for taking away things also.Take away pride, selfishness, greed, hatred etc. Aum Namah Shivaya!!

Lord Shiva as the mendicant.

Shail Gulhati: Shiva and Mysticism.'s photo.
creator,maintainer and
re -absorber. In hand is his portable flask,and in the upper hand he holds esoteric notes, to share scriptural knowledge with others.
the long trident is his hallmark.besides being a weapon, it symbolises the triad of siva's systems, such as shiva shakti and nara, pati pasa and pasu,the absolute, the manifest and the intermediate.iccha gyan kriya, the three gunas etc.

CAN HARMONY BE " HAR KA MONEY" ,THE CINTAMANI JEWEL OF SHIV SHANKER?

Shail Gulhati: Shiva and Mysticism.'s photo.
CAN HARMONY BE " HAR KA MONEY" ,THE CINTAMANI JEWEL OF SHIV SHANKER?
“Tell me”, asked the Yogi, “what is the best system towards progressive growth, what should determine the apex?”
“My Lord, history tells us that we have had kings, elected representatives, even intellectuals ruling us, many of whom, were just. But everytime the system collapsed. Nothing worked”.
“Why not use a system of pure merit?” Asked the Yogi.
“If we have a system of pure merit to rule, it sounds ideal, but is destined to collapse also”.
“Why?” Asked the Yogi.
“Because my Lord, what will happen to those of little merit, where shall they go?”
“Those of the highest merit can devote themselves to helping those of the lowest, can’t they? “Asked the Yogi, “leaving those of the second highest merit to rule?”
“Agreed my Lord, but when those of the low merit are pushed up by those of the highest merit, where will those of the second highest merit go?”
“Down, of course! “Said the Yogi.
“Why, my lord, what would be their fault?”
“It is not a question of fault”, said the Yogi, “it is a simple law of Nature, what goes up, must come down.”
“Then, change the law of Nature my lord, else even your angels shall be condemned to fall again.”
“How”, said the Yogi, “can we change the law of Nature?”
“Replace the word merit with harmony my lord. Those of the highest harmony will teach those of the lowest. When they grow up, there shall be no problem in their acceptance. Harmony always accepts harmony. It is not linear only, like merit, it has no top slot. No apex. It spreads in all directions, it dances into new spaces? Teach us to be harmonious, my Lord.”
and Shiva smiled that the snake had learnt the lesson well.
NOTE: Cintāmaṇi (Sanskrit; Devanagari: चिन्तामणि) is a wish-fulfilling jewel within both Hindu and Buddhist traditions, equivalent to the philosopher's stone (Paras Pathar) in Western alchemy