Why is Lord Shiva called Bhudeva

  

 

 

SADHANA

Sadhana means the spiritual path, the totality of all practices, rituals and privations that are carried out with regularity and concentration in order to achieve moksha (liberation). It is an act of purification and expansion of the mind that leads to self-realization.

 

In the tantras it is affirmed that Shiva in his endless grace, full of compassion for the suffering beings in this dark age, enables spiritual realization through tantric sadhana. Tantrism is not a simple theory or philosophy, but above all establishes a system of sadhana, a regular discipline that corresponds to the apprentice's temperament, skills and level of knowledge. This is a great opportunity to try out extraordinary techniques for your own spiritual evolution and to enter the world of yantras, mantras and tantras.

 

 

Yantra, mantra and tantra are symbolic of the three ways of Hinduism. Yantra represents the path of knowledge (Jnanamarg), mantra represents the path of devotion (Bhaktimarg), Tantra represents the path of action (Karmasanyasmarg).

 

 

 

 

Main types of sadhana:

 

 

Repetition of the name

Namasmarana / Japa Mala (repetition of formulas or mantra)

Bhajan

dialog

Satsang

prayer

Renunciations

Silence (abstention from the word)

Fasting (holistic or limited to certain types of food)

chastity

Asceticism (renunciation of worldly life)

Study of the sacred texts

Seva (unselfish service)

worship

Puja

Yajña (ritual sacrifice)

Ablutions

Consideration

Dhyana (meditation)

Consider one or more Murti

 

 

Some of the aghori sadhanas are:

  • Pātra sadhana (ritual offerings). There are 324 different types of Pātra Sadhana

  • Śava Sadhana (takes place while sitting on a corpse)

  • Smashan Sadhana (takes place at the cremation site)

  • Pancha Munda Sadhana. (takes place on a seat made up of five skulls)

 

* The procedures of these sadhanas are secret (gupta) and are only passed on from the guru to the disciple.

 

 

 

Panchamakara: Madya (wine) - Māṃsa (meat) - Matsya (fish) - Mudrā (grain) - Maithuna (union)

 

Pancha Makara is also known as the "Five M". In this sadhana, the five elements are purified and energized through the mantra. Through this, together with the identification with his own divinity, the Aghori can establish the divine connection to the cosmic Shakti.

 

They are the following:

 

Madya: Wine. He also represents the divine nectar Amrita. Transforms the Tattva of Fire.

Māṃsa: Flesh. It stands for the control of the language. Silence. Transforms the tattva of the air.

Matsya: Fish. He represents the nadis ida and pingala controlled by the sadhak through the practice of pranayama. Transforms the tattva of water.

Mudrā: Grain. It stands for the spiritual community, but also for the upright posture. Transforms the tattva of the earth.

Maithuna: This is the most misunderstood concept of Pancha Makara. Maithuna literally means union, it is the union of the goddess Kundalini with Shiva. Transforms the tattva of the ether.

 

In the Panchamakara Sadhana the subtle properties of each element are known and are drawn up with the awakening of the Kundalini and its consequent ascent. Here the Aghori experiences the complete knowledge of the microcosmic world and uses the properties of each element inwardly within himself. When the Kundalini Visarga reaches Bindu, the divine nectar is blessed.

 

While the macroscopic world is only a limited reality, a full understanding of the microcosmic levels gives an understanding of all the worlds that exist in the subtle levels, levels that are equally represented in macrocosmic space. After ascending to the Visarga Bindu, the Kundalini begins its descent and revisits all the subtle worlds.

 

When the Kundalini then takes its original place in the Muladhara Chakra again, the Aghori can understand the world with a new consciousness, the identification with the divine comes closer and closer to perfection.

 

 

Shava sadhana

 

Shava Sadhana (शाशसाधना) is a spiritual practice of Vamachara Tantra in which the Sadhak sits in meditation on a corpse. Shava Sadhana is considered the culmination of tantric philosophy and is one of the most important, most difficult and most secret rituals of tantra. There are strict rules to be followed in the ritual and selection of the appropriate corpse, and special, secret mantras are used. If the ritual is not performed correctly, it can have disastrous consequences. Even a small mistake in the ritual can lead to the practitioner's death or madness. Very few, even among the Aghori, know the correct procedure, which is only passed on from the guru to the disciple. This, of course, leads to a lot of rumors and misunderstandings leading to wrong practices or even videos that are completely removed from the original ritual, which is kept secret and not filmed.

 

Through the Shava Sadhana you explore what everyone is afraid of, death. The ritual is performed on a corpse that Hindus consider highly unclean and taboo. The close encounter and union with death overcome this fear and lead to liberation. The aim is to join the Kundalini with Param-Shiva. It is an alchemical process that transforms gross energies into subtle energies. From the yogic or tantric point of view, this means distancing yourself from the physical world and uniting with the absolute. Detachment leads to liberation from samsara (the cycle of birth, death and reincarnation) and one stands beyond all duality in a cosmic union.

 

Shava Sadhana is performed at night during Amavasya (Black Moon) in a cremation site, in a sacred place, or in a lonely place. In various tantric texts (such as Tantrasara, Nilatantra, Kaulavali-nirnaya, Kulachudamani and others) the rules and procedures for performing them are described, but the mantras and many other procedures remain gupta (secret) and only the guru can give them to the disciple convey.

 

 

 

10 places that are suitable for sadhana:

  1. Grihishana: north (Dikshabisheka).

  2. Grihnadya: center of the room or house (Shaktabisheka - Shaivabisheka).

  3. Grihtorana: In the lower part of the main gate (Purnabisheka).

  4. Grihvakili: In front of the door or on the veranda.

  5. Ekonardha Janapat: Near the house where there is a T-street, right at the intersection.

  6. Churaham: At the first intersection (X) of two streets near the house.

  7. Pipalvriksha Mulam: On the roots of a pipal tree.

  8. Smashana: Cremation site.

  9. Shitila Shivalayam: In cemeteries or abandoned places. All forces and spirits gather here: Preta, Pishacha, etc.

  10. Gurugriham: At the feet of the guru or his image or samadhi.

 


 

What is Sri Vidya?

 

Navaratri

 

Panchakshari Mantra and Sadhana

 

Durga Puja Vidhi

 

Dharba grass

 

Agni Vidhi

 

Chandi Homam

 

Yoni Tantra

 


 

 

Steps of Aghora(Vāmācāra वामाचार "left path")

 

Pashu (Animal)

 

Vīra (Hero)

  • Suvīra

  • Ativīra

  • Mahavīra

  • Paramavīra

 

Dīvya (Divine)

 

Bāla (Child)

  • Jaya Bāla

  • Ajita Bāla

  • Aparajita Bāla

  • Patta Bāla (Crowned Child)

 

Unmatta (Madman)

 

Pīshacha

 

Avadhut

 

Hamsa

  • Rājahamsa or Rāja Avadhut

  • Brahmahamsa or Brahma Avadhut

  • Paramhamsa or Param Avadhut

 

Īshvāra (Aghoreshwar, Kauleshvar etc.)

 

Clans

 

KALI KULAM

 

 

TARA KULAM

 

 

SHRI KULAM

 

 

TRIPURA KULAM

 

KALI

 

 

DHUMAVATI

 

 

TARE

 

 

CHINNAMASTA

 

 

BAGALA

MUKHI

 

MATANGI

 

 

KAMALA

 

 

TRIPURA

SUNDARI

 

TRI

BHUVANESVARI

 

TRIPURA

BHAIRAVI

 

 

AGHORA PANT

 

VAMA PANT

 

SHRI PANT (ANANDA NATH)

 

TRIPURA PANT

 

ANANDA BHAIRAVA NATH

 

 

 


 

The 18 aspects of the Mother

 

Vidya

Consort

Pitham

 

 

 

 

1

Bhairavi

Dakshinamurti

Nepal

2

Bhagalamukhi

Maharudra

Dwarka

3

Tripurasundari

Mahakamesvara

Prayag

4

Tare

Akshobya

Vashistha Ashram (Assam)

5

Cinnamasta

Kadambha

Tibet

6

Matangi

Mattamatanga

Madhurai (Minakshi Mandir)

7

Dumavati

Non ha consorte Shava

Pakistan

8

Triputa

Mahadeva

Kurukshetra

9

Sopnavati

Dandanayaka

Amarkantak

10

Durga

Sadhananda

Mysore

11

Tribuvanesvari

Tribuvanesvara

Nasik

12

Potash

Mahakala

Ujjain

13

Kamala

Mahavishnu

Bharuch

14

Annapurna

Vishvanath

Kashi

15

Gayatri

Savitru

Puskar

16

Sarasvati

Paramesthi

Kashmir (but there is no temple)
Shankaracharya has installed it at Shringeri in Karnataka

17

Padmavati

Vrishabha

Tirupati

18

Kamakya

Umananda

Govati (Assam)

 

 


 

 

8 obstacles on the spiritual path

 

The eight avatars of Ganesha according to the Mudgala Purana, who destroyed demons, also represent the eight obstacles in the spiritual life:

 

1. Vakratuṇḍa "Curved trunk", his mount is a lion. He destroyed Matsara, the demon of jealousy.

 

2. Ekadanta “Just a tusk”, his mount is a mouse. He destroyed Mada, the demon of drunkenness.

 

3. Mahodara "Big belly", his mount is a mouse. He destroyed Moha, the demon of illusion.

 

4. Gajānana "Elephant face", his mount is a mouse. He destroyed Lobha, the demon of greed.

 

5. Lambodara "Drooping belly", his mount is a mouse. He destroyed Krodha, the demon of anger.

 

6. Vikaṭa "Unusual shape", "deformed", his mount is a peacock. He destroyed Kama, the demon of desire.

 

7. Vighnarāja "King of Obstacles", his mount is the sky serpent Śeṣa. He destroyed Mama, the demon of the ego.

 

8. Dhūmravarṇa "gray color", his mount is a mouse. He destroyed Ahamkara, the demon of self-love.

 

Vacratua

Ekadanta

Mahodara

Gaj

Lambodara

Vikaa

Vighnar

Dha

 

Ucchishta Ganapati- The Tantric Ganesh

 

 


 

 

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Lord Shiva 108 Names Meaning

 

 

1 Aashutosh - One who instantly fulfills desires

2 Aja - unborn

3 Akshayaguna - God with unlimited qualities

4 Anagha - Without flaws

5 Anantadrishti - From Infinite Point of View

August 6th - One who indulges all the time

7 Avyayaprabhu - Immortal Lord

8 Bhairava - Lord of Terror

9 Bhalanetra - One who has one eye on his forehead

10 Bholmath - good-hearted lord

11 Bhooteshwara - Lord of spirits and evil beings

12 Bhudeva - Lord of the Earth

13 Bhutapala - protector of spirits

14 Chandrapal - master of the moon

15 Chandraprakash - One who has the moon as a coat of arms

16 Dayalu - Compassionate

17 Devadeva - Lord of Lords

18 Dhanadeepa - Lord of Wealth

19 Dhyanadeep - Icon of meditation and concentration

20 Dhyutidhara - Lord of Brilliance

21 Digambara - One who has heaven as his clothing

22 Durjaneeya - The hard one to recognize

23 Durjaya - Undefeated

24 Gangadhara - Lord of the Ganga River

25 Girijapati - wife of Girija

26 Gunagrahin - Who accepts the Gunas

27 Gurudeva - Master of All

28 Hara - remover of sin

29 Jagadisha - Master of the Universe

30 Jaradhishamana - Redeemer from ailments

31 Jatin - One who has matted hair

32 Kailas - One who gives peace

33 Kailashadhipati - Lord of Mount Kailash

34 Kailashnath - Master of Mount Kailash

35 Kamalakshana - Lord with lotus eyes

36 Kantha - Always radiant

37 Kapalin - One who wears a skull chain

38 Khatvangin - One who has the Khatvangin projectile in his hand

39 Kundalin - One who wears earrings

40 Lalataksha - One who has one eye on his forehead

41 Lingadhyaksha - Lord of the Lingas

42 Lingaraja - King of the Lingas

43 Lokankara - creator of the three worlds

44 Lokapal - One who cares about the world

45 Mahabuddhi - Extremely intelligent

46 Mahadeva - Greatest God

47 Mahakala - Lord of the times

48 Mahamaya - Of great illusions

49 Mahamrityunjaya - great victor of death

50 Mahanidhi - Great Treasure

51 Mahashaktimaya - One who has limitless energies

52 Mahayogi - greatest of all yogi

53 Mahesha - Supreme Lord

54 Maheshwara - Lord of the Gods

55 Nagabhushana - One who has snakes as ornaments

56 Nataraja - King of the Art of Dance

57 Nilakantha - The one with the blue throat

58 Nityasundara - Always beautiful

59 Nrityapriya - lover of the dance

60 Omkara - creator of OM

61 Palan hair - one that protects everyone

62 Parameshwara - first among all gods

63 Paramjyoti - Supreme Light

64 Pashupati - Lord of all living beings

65 Pinakin - One who has a bow in hand

66 Pranava - creator of the syllable of OM

67 Priyabhakta - followers' favorite

68 Priyadarshana - From loving vision

69 Pushkara - One who gives food

70 Pushpalochana - One who has eyes like flowers

71 Ravilochana - Who has the sun as an eye

72 Rudra-The Terrible

73 Rudraksha - One who has eyes like Rudra

74 Sadashiva - Eternal God

75 Sanatana - Eternal Lord

76 Sarvacharya - teacher of all

77 Sarvashiva - always in

78 Sarvatapana - destroyer of everything

79 Sarvayoni - source of everything

80 Sarveshwara - Lord of all gods

81 Shambhu - abode of joy

82 Shankara - Giving Joy

83 Shiva - always pure

84 Shoolin - One who has a trident

85 Shrikantha - Of splendid neck

86 Shrutiprakasha Illuminator of the Vedas

87 Shuddhavigraha - One who has a pure body

88 Skandaguru - teacher of Skanda

89 Someshwara - Lord of all gods

90 Suchada - good luck charm

91 Suprita - Very satisfied

92 Suragana - having gods as companions

93 Sureshwara - Lord of all gods

94 Swayambhu - Self Manifested

95 Tejaswani - One who spreads enlightenment

96 Trilochana - three-eyed lord

97 Trilokpati - master of all three worlds

98 Tripurari - enemy of Tripura

99 Trishoolin - One who has a trident in hand

100 Umapati - wife of Uma

101 Vachaspati - Lord of Speech

102 Vajrahasta - One who has lightning in hand

103 Varada - donor of gifts

104 Vedakarta - Originator of the Vedas

105 Veerabhadra - Supreme Lord of the Underworld

106 Vishalaksha - Lord with big eyes

107 Vishveshwara - Lord of the Universe

108 Vrishavahana - One who has bull as a vehicle

 


 

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