It has been observed that this earth and what it contains, universe and all that it possesses (the sun, the mooth, countless stars, etc) are the wonders which have been created by our Creator. These are created only by some SUPREME BEING to whom we can feel if we have right attitude and all the other finetuned attributes like love, trust, etc. He has fathered us for a purpose and it is our duty to fulfil the assigned tasks in whatever way we can – by helping those who are not able to help themselves, doing good to others, forgiving others’ follies etc.
I consider religion as a pathway to reach to our Creator, it may be any religion to that matter. One thing that binds us together is that our requirement(s) are the same. He has given His precious bounties like air, water and other the gifts of nature without any bias. Let us thank Him in our own way suiting us. I have written a poem “Lord Shiva”. Kindly go through it and comment.
The Godhead amongst the Trinity,
Lord Brahma – the Creator,
Remains absorbed in His domain of Creation,
Lord Vishnu – the Preserver,
Keeps His Lotus hand on preservation.
The Lord of all Lords,
The most powerful & benevolent of all,
Enjoys special place in His realm,
Of death and destruction,
Dissolving in the process of fresh creation,
Since death is a means for rebirth.
Known variously by 1000 names like;
Mahadeva, Maheshwara, Ardnarishwara,
Nine Avtaras, Natraja et al.
During churning of ocean by Gods & demons accompanying,
He drank whole pot of poison which came out from churning,
To save the living beings from poisonous effect,
And kept it in his throat (kantha),
And thus is called Neelkantha,
Known for providing soothing balm to troubled souls.
The Lord is too found in Phallic Symbol of Linga.
He is the Centrifugal Force of the Universe,
And is mix of the the most simplest & complex amongst all deities.
Pile of curly hair, crescent tucked into it,
The Mighty Ganges flowing out from His piled hair.
With trident representing true virtues,
Coiled serpent signifying Kundalini,
The spiritual energy within,
Two sided drum (Damroo) drumming rhythmically,
The the hum of AUM – the core & initiaton of all Mantras.
Simplest in His appearance,
But complex in understanding,
With ash smeared all over the body,
Wearing Ruthraksha beads round his neck and arms,
Immersed in His Yogic mystic meditation.
He is the Lord who could be appeased very easily,
And bestows boons to sages and demons alike whenever invoked,
With love and piety,
The Omniscient Yogi’s abode is Mount Kailasha,
Where He dwells with our Divine Mother Parvati,
And sons Ganesha & Kartikeya – the Greatest in their own right,
Lord Ganesha for His troube shooting,
And Lord Kartikeya for demon conquering,
His Cosmic Dance is second to none,
By this Cosmic Dance all the Gods & Demi-Gods get enthralled.
When immensely provoked by inhuman acts,
Opens His Third Eye,
And annihilates the evil doers / the ferocious demons.
MAHA SHIVRATRI is the day of prayer,
When we all pray the BHOLE SHANKAR,
AUM NAMAON SHIVAYE,
May His Blessings remain on us all forever,
And may He fulfil all right desires of every being.