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gndharvo dvara shivaling ki pooja, rajakiy sngrahalay, mathura
Workship By Gandharv of Shiva Linga, Govt. Museum, Mathura
shivaling, rajakiy sngrahalay, mathura
Shivling Figure, Mathura Museum
  • shivaling shiv( shnkar ) bhagavan ka pratik hai. unake nishchhal gyan aur tez ka yah pratinidhitv karata hai. 'shiv' ka arth hai - 'kalyanakari'. 'ling' ka arth hai - 'srijan'. shnkar ke shivaling ki jal, doodh, belapatr se pooja ki jati hai. sarjanahar ke roop men utpadak shakti ke chihn ke roop men ling ki pooja hoti hai.
  • sknd puran men ling ka arth lay lagaya gaya hai. lay ( pralay) ke samay agni men sab bhasm ho kar shivaling men sama jata hai aur srishti ke adi men ling se sab prakat hota hai. ling ke mool men brahma, madhy men vishnu aur oopar pranavakhy mahadev sthit hain.
  • vedi mahadevi aur ling mahadev hain. akele ling ki pooja se sabhi ki pooja ho jati hai. pahale ke samay men anek deshon men shivaling ki upasana prachalit thi. jal ka arth hai pran. shivaling par jal chadhane ka arth hai yogiraj ( param tatv) men pran visarjan karana. sphatik ling sarvakamaprad hai. parad (para) ling se dhan, gyan, aishvary aur siddhi prapt karata hai.
  • adikal men brahma ne sabase pahale mahadev ji se snpoorn bhooton ki srishti karane ke lie kaha. svikriti dekar shiv bhootaganon ke nana doshon ko dekh jal men magn ho gaye tatha chirakal tak tap karate rahe. brahma ne bahut pratiksha ke uparant bhi unhen jal men hi paya tatha srishti ka vikas nahin dekha to manasik bal se doosare bhootastrashta ko utpann kiya. us virat purush ne kaha- 'yadi mujhase jyeshth koee nahin ho to main srishti ka nirman karoonga.' brahma ne yah batakar ki us 'virat purush' se jyeshth matr shiv hain, ve jal men hi doobe rahate hain, at: usase srishti utpann karane ka agrah kiya hai. usane char prakar ke praniyon ka vistar kiya. srishti hote hi praja bhookh se pidit ho prajapati ko hi khane ki ichchha se daudi. tab atmaraksha ke nimitt prajapati ne brahma se praja ki ajivika nirman ka agrah kiya. brahma ne ann, aushadhi, hinsak pashu ke lie durbal jngal-praniyon adi ke ahar ki vyavastha ki. uttarottar prani samaj ka vistar hota gaya. shiv tapasya samapt kar jal se nikale to vividh praniyon ko nirmit dekh kruddh ho uthe tatha unhonne apana ling katakar phenk diya jo ki bhoomi par jaisa pada tha, vaisa hi pratishthit ho gaya. brahma ne poochha-'itana samay jal men rahakar apane kya kiya, aur ling utpann kar is prakar kyon phenk diya?'
  • shiv ne kaha-'pitamah, mainne jal men tapasya se ann tatha aushadhiyan prapt ki hain. is ling ki jab koee avashyakata nahin rahi, jabaki prajaon ka nirman ho chuka hai.' brahma unake krodh ko shant nahin kar paye. sat yug bit jane par devataon ne bhagavan ka bhajan karane ke lie ygy ki srishti ki. ygy ke lie sadhanon, havyon, dravyon ki kalpana ki. ve log rudr ke vasvavik roop se parichit nahin the, at: unhonne shiv ke bhag ki kalpana nahin ki. parinamat: kruddh hokar shiv ne unake daman ke lie sadhan jutane prarnbh kar diye.
  • ygy panch prakar ke mane jate hain:
  1. lok,
  2. kriya,
  3. sanatan grih,
  4. pnchabhoot tatha
  5. manushy. rudr ne lok ygy tatha manushy ygyon se panch hath lnba dhanush banaya. purohit hi usaki pratyncha thi.



  • ygy ke charon ang
  1. snan,
  2. dan,
  3. hom aur
  4. jap shiv ke kavach bane.
shivaling, nilakantheshvar mahadev mandir, mathura
Shivling, Neelkantheshwar Mahadev Temple, Mathura

unhen dhanush uthae dekh prithvi bhayabhit hokar kanpane lagi. devataon ke ygy men, vayu ki gati ke rukane, samidha adi ke prajvalit n hone, soory, chndr adi ke shrihin hone se vyaghat utpann ho gaya. devata bhayatur ho uthe. rudr ne bhaynkar ban se ygy ka hriday bhed diya- vah mrig ka roop dharan kar vahan se bhag chala. rudr ne usaka pichha kiya- vah mrigashira nakshatr ke roop men akash men prakashit hone laga. rudr usaka pichha rakate hue ardra nakshatr ke roop men pratibhasit hue. ygy ke samast avayav vahan se palayan karane lage. rudr ne savita ki donon banhen kat dalin tatha bhag ki ankhen aur poosha ke dant tod dale. bhagate hue devataon ka upahas karate hue shiv ne dhanush ki koti ka sahara le sabako vahin rok diya. tadanntar devataon ki prerana se vani ne mahadev ke dhanush ki pratyncha kat dali, at: dhanush uchhalakar prithvi par ja gira. tab sab devata mrig-roopi ygy ko lekar shiv ki sharan men pahunchen shiv ne un sab par kripa kar apana kop samudr men chhod diya jo badavanal banakar nirntar usaka jal sokhata hai. shiv ne poosha ko dant, bhag ki ankhen tatha savita ko banhen pradan kar din tatha jagat ek bar phir se susthir ho gaya.[1]

sati viyog men shiv

shivaling, chinta haran ashram, mahavan
Shivling, Chinta Haran Ashram, Mahavan

sati ki mrityu ke uparant unake viyog men shiv nagn roop men bhatakane lage. van men ghoomate shiv ko dekh munipatniyan asakt hokar unase chipat gayin. yah dekhakar munigan rusht ho uthe. unake shap se shiv ka ling prithvi par gir pada. ling patal pahunch gaya. shiv krodhavash tarah-tarah ki lila karane lage. prithvi par pralay ke chihn dikhayi die. devataon ne shiv se prarthana ki ki ve ling dharan karen. ve usaki pooja ka adesh dekar antardhan ho gaye. kalantar men prasann hokar unhonne ling dharan kar liya tatha vahan par pratima banakar pooja karane ka adesh diya.[2]

tika tippani aur sndarbh

  1. mahabharat, sauptikaparv, adhyay 17-18
  2. shiv puran, poorvarddh, 3 . 5-6

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