Why is Lord Shiva called Bhudeva
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)
Silence (abstention from the word)
Fasting (holistic or limited to certain types of food)
Asceticism (renunciation of worldly life)
Study of the sacred texts
Seva (unselfish service)
Yajña (ritual sacrifice)
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 (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:
Grihishana: north (Dikshabisheka).
Grihnadya: center of the room or house (Shaktabisheka - Shaivabisheka).
Grihtorana: In the lower part of the main gate (Purnabisheka).
Grihvakili: In front of the door or on the veranda.
Ekonardha Janapat: Near the house where there is a T-street, right at the intersection.
Churaham: At the first intersection (X) of two streets near the house.
Pipalvriksha Mulam: On the roots of a pipal tree.
Smashana: Cremation site.
Shitila Shivalayam: In cemeteries or abandoned places. All forces and spirits gather here: Preta, Pishacha, etc.
Gurugriham: At the feet of the guru or his image or samadhi.
What is Sri Vidya?
Panchakshari Mantra and Sadhana
Durga Puja Vidhi
Steps of Aghora(Vāmācāra वामाचार "left path")
Patta Bāla (Crowned Child)
Rājahamsa or Rāja Avadhut
Brahmahamsa or Brahma Avadhut
Paramhamsa or Param Avadhut
Īshvāra (Aghoreshwar, Kauleshvar etc.)
SHRI PANT (ANANDA NATH)
ANANDA BHAIRAVA NATH
The 18 aspects of the Mother
Vashistha Ashram (Assam)
Madhurai (Minakshi Mandir)
Non ha consorte Shava
Kashmir (but there is no temple)
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.
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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