Shiva is supreme unmanifested. He is everything that exists, and everything that doesn’t. He is the cosmic force of creation and he is the one who destroys it all.
Shiva is often shown with many faces, as creator, destroyer and preserver in total command of the cosmos.
Shivaratri literally translates to “The Big Night Of Shiva”.
According to one legend in the Shaivism tradition, this is the night when Shiva performs the heavenly dance of creation, preservation and destruction. According to other, this is the night, when Shiva and Shakti married.
Shiva is all there is. Shiva is all that is not. Shiva is mystery. Shiva is key to mystery.
For all you Shiva devotees, here are 14 badass pictures of Shiva, the one who was super cool way before being cool.
Shiv and Shakti, for long, has been associated with creation of universe and also its destruction. Lasya, is the dance of creation and Tandava is the dance of destruction.
Shiva Meditation is a process that replicates his intense stillness. This meditation opens your third eye and enables your mind to function in the highest possible manner. It helps you master your mind and stop thoughts from affecting you.
The significance of Shivratri according to The Theosophical Movement, Volume 72 –
During the Vigil Night of Shiva, Mahashivaratri, we are brought to the moment of interval between destruction and regeneration; it symbolizes the night when we must contemplate on that which watches the growth out of the decay. During Mahashivaratri we have to be alone
with our sword, the Shiva out of us. We have to look behind and before, to see what evil needs eradicating from our heart, what growth of virtue we need to encourage. Shiva is not only outside of us but within us.
To unite ourselves with the One Self is to recognize the Shiva in us.
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