Enraged Shiva - Stone Sculpture

Enraged Shiva - Stone Sculpture

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Lord Shiva carrying the body of Goddess Sati , a beautiful sculpture that speaks a thousand words.The sculpture indicates about a story from Lord Shiva's life,according to the legend Daksha the son of Brahma ( the creator god), was a proud and haughty king. Daksha prayed to the Mother Goddess that She be born as his daughter. The Mother Goddess agreed on the condition that he would never displease her. He acquiesced and so She was born as his daughter Sati. Sati fell in love with Lord Shiva and married him against her father's wishes, though daksha hated Shiva. Once daksha organized a great yajna (sacred fire ceremony) and to slight Shiva does not invite him. When Sati heard that her father was holding a ceremony, She wanted to go despite not being invited. She thought that she was family and did not need a special invitation.Shiva cautioned her that only misery would result of her going uninvited but she was adamant. So Shiva reluctantly gave her permission but requested her to maintain her composure in the face of insults that daksha would heap upon him.


There was none to welcome her at her father’s residence. And worse still, she was openly insulted by her father and his party. Instead of correcting himself, daksha humiliated Sati also, for marrying a tribal brute. Unable to bear the insult Sati proclaimed that she is giving up her life and in front of an astounded audience she stepped into the sacrificial fire. News of this ill-treatment and the demise of Sati reached to Lord Siva. He summoned Veerabhadra (wrathful lieutenant) and ordered him to make a clean sweep of the Yajna and the participants thereof. Accompanied by a battalion of ghouls he went to the site of the ceremony. All daksha's men were killed including daksha himself whose head was severed. Then Shina began stalking the three worlds while holding Sati’s body. The other Gods approached Lord Vishnu (the preserver) who was also present at the ceremony for help as they were afraid of LordShiva’s rage.


Lord Vishnu realized that it was too late to reason with Shiva. He let loose His chakra or disc like weapon and cut up Sati’s body into pieces. The various parts of Her body got scattered on fifty one places all over India and wherever a part of Sati’s body fell became a Shakti Peeth or sacred abode of the goddess, devotees built a shrine to the Goddess Shakti. These shrines enjoy a large following today.

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Lord Shiva carrying the body of Goddess Sati , a beautiful sculpture that speaks a thousand words.The sculpture indicates about a story from Lord Shiva's life,according to the legend Daksha the son of Brahma ( the creator god), was a proud and haughty king. Daksha prayed to the Mother Goddess that She be born as his daughter. The Mother Goddess agreed on the condition that he would never displease her. He acquiesced and so She was born as his daughter Sati. Sati fell in love with Lord Shiva and married him against her father's wishes, though daksha hated Shiva. Once daksha organized a great yajna (sacred fire ceremony) and to slight Shiva does not invite him. When Sati heard that her father was holding a ceremony, She wanted to go despite not being invited. She thought that she was family and did not need a special invitation.Shiva cautioned her that only misery would result of her going uninvited but she was adamant. So Shiva reluctantly gave her permission but requested her to maintain her composure in the face of insults that daksha would heap upon him.


There was none to welcome her at her father’s residence. And worse still, she was openly insulted by her father and his party. Instead of correcting himself, daksha humiliated Sati also, for marrying a tribal brute. Unable to bear the insult Sati proclaimed that she is giving up her life and in front of an astounded audience she stepped into the sacrificial fire. News of this ill-treatment and the demise of Sati reached to Lord Siva. He summoned Veerabhadra (wrathful lieutenant) and ordered him to make a clean sweep of the Yajna and the participants thereof. Accompanied by a battalion of ghouls he went to the site of the ceremony. All daksha's men were killed including daksha himself whose head was severed. Then Shina began stalking the three worlds while holding Sati’s body. The other Gods approached Lord Vishnu (the preserver) who was also present at the ceremony for help as they were afraid of LordShiva’s rage.


Lord Vishnu realized that it was too late to reason with Shiva. He let loose His chakra or disc like weapon and cut up Sati’s body into pieces. The various parts of Her body got scattered on fifty one places all over India and wherever a part of Sati’s body fell became a Shakti Peeth or sacred abode of the goddess, devotees built a shrine to the Goddess Shakti. These shrines enjoy a large following today.

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