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Lord? lay in the coils of the Serpent King at the beginning of creation. creator God Vishnu - the preserver God, who maintains creation Shiva - the destroyer. The mahAbHArata contains the story of how 5 Indras were cursed by Shiva to be born as the 5 pAndavas. Shiva then, takes these Indras to nArAyaNa and asks. Shiva is in the form of Vishnu, as Vishnu is in the form of Shiva. The story goes like this, appeased by Bhasmasur's austerities Lord Shiva decided him to . in various stages of spiritual effort and also in various tests conducted by the Lord.
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I said that you are the most powerful, but Narada said that Vishnu is the most powerful. Do you know what I am doing with this?
Do you know what I am chanting? And then you are asking who is more powerful. If I am more powerful than Him, then He must be chanting my name. But it would never happen, I am chanting His name. I am telling you, He is the most powerful and all power comes from Him.
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I only destroy this universe, that is all the power I have. You want to have some entertainment. So you go to Visvakarma and ask him to make a bow for me. I am a babaji, but you want me to fight. So at least give me some weapons.
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This bow was so big that people had to carry it. Actually it was in a cart. The cart had so many wheels, and people had to push it to move it an inch, and then they had to rest for half an hour.
So this was the size of the bow. When they fail, Shiva steps out of the pillar and claims sovereignty. Brahma and Vishnu prostrates in submission to Shiva. The Shiva pillar, therefore, represents the humbling power of an unlimited god. Most importantly, the story emphasizes third-party intervention for arbitration, mediation, conciliation, and the eventual resolution of controversies of immense proportions.
The pillars, with or without lexes, regardless of elevation and architectural design, have been built to symbolize reconciliation, light of awareness, fire of creativity, valor of undertakings, revolution of form and substance, as well as incomprehensible states of cosmic consciousness. The pillars can be found all over the world.
Most pillars are built as war memorials, tributes to men and women of immense significance, and to numerous other objectives. Whatever the purpose, the notion of pillar remains, in its origin, an element of metaphysics associated with temples, faith traditions, gods, and goddesses. The Shiva pillar in itself is formless; it is an idea, an abstraction, a principle, and an element of cosmic consciousness that cannot be fully captured but may be represented in a material form.
Despite variant themes, the pillars may or may not be attributed to Lord Shiva, a supreme entity that speaks to all forms of life, including the human species, cultivated and naturally sprouting in all times and in all locations. Lord Shiva is not Hindu, Christian, or Muslim. Lord Shiva cannot be captured in any image, let alone in any specific image.
Nothing resembles Lord Shiva. The pillars of Shiva are endeavors to understand the secrets of beings and forces of animation that occupy the known and unknowable multiverses. The pillars, known as obelisks in English, were the architectural darlings of Egyptian Pharaohs.
Placed in pairs at the entrance of Egyptian temples, the obelisks paid tributes to the sun-god Ra Helios in Greek and to other sources of light emanating from the cosmos. The Greeks and the Romans were enamored with Egyptian obelisks and decorated their own temples with imported and homemade pillars. Partly out of generosity and partly out of conquests and colonialism, the Muslim rulers have gifted several ancient obelisks to foreign countries, such as France, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
Because you cannot create something out of nothing. So destruction happens first, then creation. When there is destruction, then there is no protection. So Shiva was there even before Vishnu or Brahma. But when Shiva came to existence, there itself happened a creation, and preservation too. So who came first? Brahma, Vishnu or Shiva? This is a paradox. People will tell Brahma came first, not Shiva neither Vishnu.
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Some people will tell Vishnu came to existence, first. Another sect will tell Shiva came first. Some other people will tell Shakti came first, because energy is needed for the above three processes. But the truth is that all these depend on one another, and cannot exist independently. So this togetherness is called Brahman.