Lord Shiva is the archetype of Universal Consciousness, the primordial energy responsible for all possibilities. He is the embodiment of five elements of Nature such as Water, Earth, Air, Fire and Space from which everything is born and to which everything returns. He is the archetype who removes our karma. Apart from his devotees who feel naturally connected to him with special reverence, others who can pray to him for specific blessings are:
Praying to Lord Shiva online can bring the following benefits:
Lord Shiva can be worshipped on 13th Moon and on Mondays.
You can also participate in real time Shiva homa or pooja performed with elaborate rituals amidst Vedic chants by priests in India.
Lord Shiva is the archetype that represents the pure Cosmic energy and the pure consciousness it holds. Therefore, he is formless, omnipotent, omniscient and omnipresent. He is considered as the one who destroys patterns of energy to recreate a new one. Archetype Shiva is the representation of primordial energy from which everything was born and to which everything in the universe will disintegrate into. He is depicted in Puranas to live on Mount Kailash with his wife Parvati and two sons Ganesha and Kartikeya.
Shiva is one among the Hindu Trinity apart from Lord Vishnu and Lord Brahma. Once Brahma and Vishnu argued over who is the most powerful between them. When they were engaged in this altercation, Shiva appeared between them as a huge column of fire. They tried to find out the beginning and the end of the column but could not. Brahma flew upwards by transforming himself into a swan while Vishnu travelled downwards by transforming himself into a boar. They remained unsuccessful even after days of travelling to find the beginning and end points of the column or the huge linga. Brahma found a ketaki flower and requested it to tell a lie, that he has seen the end of the column. The flowers verdict would bring him victory over Vishnu because he could not find the beginning of the fire column. On doing so, Shiva appeared from the central part of the pillar and cursed Brahma that no temples will be built for him and people will not worship him too. He passes the curse to the flower as well, by making it unsuitable and ineligible for worship. Both, Vishnu and Brahma recognized Shiva’s supremacy.