The significance of the form of Lord Shiva

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  1. Chitvish

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    Dear Madhu,
    I see Shiva as your avatar! Perhaps your favourite deity?
    Thanks for the feedback.
    Shivananda roopam ShivO(a)ham ShivO(a)ham !
    Love,
    Chithra.




     
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    Dear Mals,
    Thanks.
    In South we are not allowed to perform rudrabhishekam; we can only watch the same.

    Shivananda roopam ShivO(a)ham ShivO(a)ham !
    Love,
    Chithra.



     
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    Dear Chithra
    Thanks for writing so clearly about Shiva and the significance. So glad you have written all this. What do you do for neivedhyam? I am going to chant one section of Rudram that my father has taught me. He has asked me to do so and evening we all would say prayers. Not decided what to dofor neivedhyam.
     
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    Dear AC,
    You are all renewing a thread of last year - thanks !
    There is no naivedyam specifically prescribed for Shivarathri, as far as I know.
    It is customary to break the fast with Pasiparuppu (moong dhal) kanji with jaggery & milk, which is offered as naivedyam.
    Shivananda roopam ShivO(a)ham ShivO(a)ham !
    Love,
    Chithra.
     
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    hi chith,
    looks like i am renewing this thread again!!!!
    very nice and enlightening explination!!!!
    just want to confirm its because of brighu maharishi's shaapam(curse) that shiva is worshipped only in the form of lingam right????
    lingam kolam is very unique and awesome.have never seen one before!!!!
    Lord Shiva is very special to me since i was born on shivaratri!!!!:)
    regards
    pavi
     
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    Chithra Madam

    Today is monday and am on monday fast vrat. Felt very happy to read the significance of Lord Shiva. Thank you for sharing this valuable information
     
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    Dear Chitra mam,

    Another master piece from your kitty. I was so late to find this article. And the kolam- superb one. Thanks

    Radhi
     
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    Donno how i missed such an enlightening article about lord shiva.. My ancestors belong to chidambaram, so all men in our family will be named after Eashwaran and ladies with Thillai Kali's names...I dont fast on pradosham but every monday i fast till 6 p.m after reaching home i refresh, pray and then alone have food..longing to visit Kasi, hope i make it up in my lifetime.

    Last weekend while coming back from Tirupathy we went to KaalaHasthi temple..fantastic darshan of eashwaran and gnanaprasunambigai.

    Sivan mel bakthi'm undu, bayam undu enaku

    Thanks a ton for sharing this article.
     
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    dear chitra mam,

    thanks a lot mam ,its really great to read abt shiva on a mahashivarathri day.we both r observing fast(nirjalam),i'll make naevideyam in the evening and break the fast.thanks a lot mam,ur my teacher.

    love

    anju
     
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    According to sanskrit verses in the vedas,
    Shiva is a ABHISHEGA PRIYAN and hence all abishegam will just cool him to boon us.

    Annam, is main neivedhyam for lord Shiva.

    Sorry to poke my nose here.. but liked to share the info.. thats it.

    Regards
    Malaswami
     

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