When we understand the spiritual science about a Deity, it strengthens our faith in the Deity. Faith increases bhav, and worship with bhev is more fruitful. With this perspective, emphasis has been laid upon providing information on Shiva in this Holy text series, which is not normally available elsewhere and is useful from the spiritual perspective.
The experimental interpretation of Shiva's worship and the underlying spiritual science is also provided in this Holy text, such as some Names of Shiva and the spiritual meaning of His characteristics such as Ganga, the third eye, serpents, bhasma, rudraksha etc.; spiritual characteristics and functions, such as the great Ascetic, Master of ghosts, one who creates the universe etc; His various forms such as Rudra, Kalbhairav, Nataraj etc.; theoretical interpretation of Jyotirlingas Wowerful Divine and sacred symbols of Deity Shiva}, applying bhasma, having darshan (Vision) of Shivalinga through NandI's horns, offering bel leaves and Akshata (See Glossary); not offering turmeric powder and kumkum (Red powder made from turmeric) etc. An ordinary individual does not understand the subtle-process that takes place at the time of having darshan (Vewing) of a Shivalinga through NandI's horns, offering bel to Shiva, Abhishek (Ritualistic consecration with water or milk etc.) etc. The analysis based on subtle-knowledge and the pictures based on subtle-knowledge drawn by seekers of Sanatan, who have the ability to understand the subtle- dimension, is a unique feature of these Holy texts.
Devotees of Shiva and those who perform sectarian spiritual practice of Shiva will certainly benefit from this spiritual information; however, ordinary individuals should remember lowing rule in this regard. When some people read the may, they feel like worshipping Shriram, and upon reading the Atharvashirsha, Shri Ganesh. Similarly, after reading the information in this Holy text series some people may feel like worshipping Shiva. However, undertaking such al practice does not lead to rapid spiritual progress for devotees, because it will benefit only those who need that worship to make spiritual progress. An ordinary individual cannot decide if the worship of Shiva is essential for him or not. Only those who are spiritually evolved can understand this; hence an ordinary individual should read these Holy texts only for the sake of information. To get the spiritual experience of we must take the first step in spiritual practice, that is, the Name of our Kuladevata (Family Deity) Shri should be prefixed to the Name of the Kuteaevet, the Name that followed should be in the dative case (Chaturthi pratyaya) and should conclude with Namaha. (If Kutedev: is Bhavanl then Shri Bhavantdevyai Namaha).
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Item Code: NAP807 Author: Dr. Jayant Athavale Cover: PAPERBACK Edition: 2016 Publisher: Sanatan Bharatiya Sanskriti Sanstha ISBN: 9789352570898, 9789352570928 Language: English Size: 8.00 X 5.50 inch Pages: 188 (2 Color & 5 B/W Illustrations) Other Details: Weight of the Book: 0.2 Kg