Shiva Purana - The Story of Lord Shiva

Shiva purana is one of the holy scripture for Hindus. It primarily centers about Lord Shiva and Parvathi. There is 24,000 slokas in book. It is divided in 7 samhita with detail and each samhita divided into adhyays.

Each Samhita has a name and they are as follows:- 
Vageshwari SamhitaRudra SamhitaShatrudra SamhitaKotirudra SamhitaUma SamhitaKailash SamhitaVayaviya Samhita Shiva - the formless lord. He is everything. There is no end. On the auspicious day of mahashivratri, it is good to read and worship shiva purana. Shivaratri - the Night of Lord Shiva is celebrated to indicate that Lord Shiva and Parvathi are re-married on this day. To celebrate the occasion, devotees of Lord Shiva fast during the day and pray to the Lord throughout the night, do meditation and read the holy book. Reading shiva puran benefits us in miraculous way that is surprising and wonderful.
Benefits of reading Shiva PuranaConnects us to the lord of ShivaIncreases the knowledge about GodGetting rid of negativityG…

Why the Number 108 is Auspicious?

The number 108 is considered as the sacred and auspicious number in all religion and Yoga.  What is the true meaning of it all? 

Significance of the Number 108:Lord Krishna had 108 followers in Vrindavan called as gopis or maidsAll the prayer beads consist of 108 beads to repeat the mantra or slogan.There are 108 styles of meditationIn Ayurveda, there are 108 marma points or vital junctions points in our body.In astrology we have 12 houses and 9 planets (12*9=108)In Sanskrit, there are 54 letters mentioned for Shiva and 54 for Shakthi aspect (54+54=108)There are 108 Puranas and 108 UpanishadsThere are 108 forms of dance in the Indian traditionsThe 108 Salutations to the Sun is very popularStonehenge is 108 feet in diameterMantras Chants are repeated for 108 timesIn Sri Yantra, each triangle has 108 degreesIn Islam, the number 108 is used to refer GodThere are 108 qualities of praiseworthy soul. The average distance between the sun and moon to Earth is 108 times of its diameter.Accordin…

9 Significance Symbol of Lord Shiva

1. Crescent Moon Crescent moon on Lord Shiva's head symbolize that his control over time, since the lord is eternal reality. He is the beginning and end of things in the universe.
2. Ganga Ganga symbolize the wisdom and knowledge.
3. Ashes  Symbol indicating the permanence of the immortal soul, after is destroyed or burnt.
4. Third Eye Shiva has a third eye which opens only to kill or cause destruction. Shiva is said to have burnt Kama, the lord of desire to ashes, with his third eye.
5. Snake Snake around Lord Shiva's neck represents his alertness, calmness, self-contained and peace.
6. Trishul Trishul symbolize of the unity of three worlds that a human faces - his inside world, his immediate world, and the broader overall world.
7. Blue Throat Signifies the control over negative thoughts to achieve.
8. Damaru Damaru represents an endless process of universe that the universe is expanding and collapsing. From where it is expands, there it collapses.
9. Nandi Nand…