Category Archives: Oneness of Shiva and Shakti

Soundarya Lahari – Shloka #1: Essential Oneness of Shiva and Shakti!

Shivah Shaktya yukto yadi bhavati Shaktah prabhavitum Na chedevam devo na khalu kushalah spanditumapi | Atah tvam aradhyam Hari-Hara-Virinchadibhir api Pranantum stotum vaa katham akrita-punyah prabhavati || – Soundarya Lahari 1 Benefits: Successful accomplishment of all objectives; All prosperity; Overcoming … Continue reading

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A conVerse: Know Difference between Shiva and Shakti !

Folks, Hari Om! Namaste!! Lord Shiva and Shridevi (a.k.a Shakti) are the divine couple who are eternally united as One. There is absolutely no difference between them. Then, why do we perceive them to be different? This is the exact … Continue reading

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A conVerse: Shiva and Shakti – They appear two, but are One!

Folks, Hari Om! Namaste!! This is  a short post, unlike the earlier one. If you are our regular reader, you may be thinking with a sigh: Oh my God! What a great relief! 🙂  Just kidding! Here is another conVerse … Continue reading

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Vagarthaviva, a Magical Verse from the Great Poet Kalidasa: One Prayer, 25 Meanings – Part 3

In the earlier post, we discussed on various deities and the goals addressed in the mystical verse by the great poet Shri Kalidasa. Let us recapitulate them before we move further. Deities addressed: Mother Shridevi(Parvathi) and Lord Shiva Ardhanarishwara(Half Lord … Continue reading

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Vagarthaviva, a Magical Verse from the Great Poet Kalidasa: One Prayer, 25 Meanings – Part 2

We understood from the earlier post, the greatest Sanskrit poet Kalidasa wrote a magical first verse in his epic Raghuvamsha. We also learned thatShri Kalidasa prays Shri Devi and Lord Shiva in that mystical sloka(verse). Before we  understand various meanings, let us … Continue reading

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Vagarthaviva, a Magical Verse from the Great Poet Kalidasa: One Prayer, 25 Meanings – Part 1

How many deities can we pray in a single verse(sloka)? May be two or three. How many meanings you came across for a verse? May be four or five? OK. But this magical sloka(verse) can address two to six deities … Continue reading

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