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Mindful Maha Shiva Rathri

Maha Shivarathri!

Thoughts on the purpose of Maha Shiva Rathri, other than the ritualistic aspect of it. We celebrate a lot of rituals but the purpose behind them is nearly forgotten, leaving them meaningless. But they are not without purpose, just that we don’t do it mindfully. This article ponders about the same and urges to follow through mindfully.

The half baked story of Bhasmasura

To read this story in Tamil, please click here. We all know the story of Bhasmasura. He prays to Lord Shiva and obtains a boon whereby whomever’s head he touches shall become bhasma, or ash. Lord Shiva grants the boon happily and the asura wants to test the boon, on the Lord Shiva himself, making … Read moreThe half baked story of Bhasmasura