Shiva Gangadhar Brass Head

Shiva Gangadhar Brass Head

$90.00
Here Lord Shiva is nicely depicted holding the celestial river Ganga on his head. Shiva is the 'shakti' or power. Shiva is the destroyer, the most powerful god of the Hindu pantheon. He is known by many names - Mahadeva, Mahayogi, Pashupati, Nataraja, Bhairava, Vishwanath, Bhava, Bhole Nath, Neelkanth. Hindus recognize this by putting his shrine in the temple separate from those of other deities. There is a legend about Ganga. Bhagiratha was the renowned king forefather of Ramchandra of Raghu clan. His forefathers known as Sagaras were burnt down due to a curse by Kapila saint. For the uplift of those ancestors from the cursed state to get to the heavens, he wanted to bring the river Ganga to earth. The idea is that when Ganga waters touch the ash of Sagaras, they would be uplifted from their sin. He did very severe austerities and to get the permission from Indra.
Indra allowed him to bring the Ganga flowing in the heaven to the earth. But Indra told him that coming down to earth would be the decision of Ganga. So, Bhagiratha again started his penance and prayed the goddess Ganga, who agreed to come down, but warned him that he should find a person who could withstand the force with which she will descend to earth! Bhagiratha agreed and found out that the refuge would be at Lord Shiva. After severe penance Lord Shiva consented to hold the Ganga when she descends to earth. Ganga out of her pride and ignorance thought that the Lord won't be able to withstand the force! She came down with an intention to gush down the Lord with heavy force. The Lord arrested her flow in His matted hair. Not a drop of water could escape! Bhagiratha prayed to the Lord to show mercy on her. The Lord allowed the Ganga through a strand of His matted hair. Ganga then flowed humbly, gracefully and giving prosperity on her way to Patal. Thus the ancestors of Bhagiratha were resurrected by the holy water of Ganga.
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Here Lord Shiva is nicely depicted holding the celestial river Ganga on his head. Shiva is the 'shakti' or power. Shiva is the destroyer, the most powerful god of the Hindu pantheon. He is known by many names - Mahadeva, Mahayogi, Pashupati, Nataraja, Bhairava, Vishwanath, Bhava, Bhole Nath, Neelkanth. Hindus recognize this by putting his shrine in the temple separate from those of other deities. There is a legend about Ganga. Bhagiratha was the renowned king forefather of Ramchandra of Raghu clan. His forefathers known as Sagaras were burnt down due to a curse by Kapila saint. For the uplift of those ancestors from the cursed state to get to the heavens, he wanted to bring the river Ganga to earth. The idea is that when Ganga waters touch the ash of Sagaras, they would be uplifted from their sin. He did very severe austerities and to get the permission from Indra.
Indra allowed him to bring the Ganga flowing in the heaven to the earth. But Indra told him that coming down to earth would be the decision of Ganga. So, Bhagiratha again started his penance and prayed the goddess Ganga, who agreed to come down, but warned him that he should find a person who could withstand the force with which she will descend to earth! Bhagiratha agreed and found out that the refuge would be at Lord Shiva. After severe penance Lord Shiva consented to hold the Ganga when she descends to earth. Ganga out of her pride and ignorance thought that the Lord won't be able to withstand the force! She came down with an intention to gush down the Lord with heavy force. The Lord arrested her flow in His matted hair. Not a drop of water could escape! Bhagiratha prayed to the Lord to show mercy on her. The Lord allowed the Ganga through a strand of His matted hair. Ganga then flowed humbly, gracefully and giving prosperity on her way to Patal. Thus the ancestors of Bhagiratha were resurrected by the holy water of Ganga.

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