ARDHNARISHWAR STOTRA PDF

Ardhanarishvara is depicted as half-male and half-female, equally split down the middle. The right half is usually the male Shiva, illustrating his traditional attributes. The earliest Ardhanarishvara images are dated to the Kushan period, starting from the first century CE. Its iconography evolved and was perfected in the Gupta era. The Puranas and various iconographic treatises write about the mythology and iconography of Ardhanarishvara. Ardhanarishvara remains a popular iconographic form found in most Shiva temples throughout India, though very few temples are dedicated to this deity.

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This text is prepared by volunteers and is to be used for personal study and research. The file is not to be copied or reposted for promotion of any website or individuals or for commercial purpose without permission. Please help to maintain respect for volunteer spirit. One side of the head is adorned with a beautiful braided decoration and other sports an unkempt jaTAmakuTam. I bow to ShivA and Shiva in the form of ardhanArishvara.

The other half occupied by the Lord is smeared with ashes from the funeral pyre. The ambAL aspect is well adorned and pleasing to reflect on, the Lord's half is ill adorned with ashes, snakes, elephant skin is dreadful.

These make very pleasing sounds when they move. The right lotus foot is adorned with a cobra as nUpura. On the left side it is made of gold and on the right side it is a snake. Such is the wonderful form of the Lord. I bow to shrI shivA and Lord Shiva. Snakes represent the senses. They are dreadful and lead one to the cycle of death and birth. By wearing snakes, as a yogIshvara, the Lord demonstrates His mastery and control over them.

This is indicated by the term vishAla. Her eyes left half are long and beautiful like nIlotpalaa flower. Lords eyes are radiant like lotus flowers. IxaNa can mean look or eye. I bow to shrI ShivA and Lord shiva. In one verse, the right eye is compared to the sun, the left one is compared to moon and the one of forehead is compared to fire.

They respectively produce day, night and the sandhya kAlam. I Once a poetic puzzle was posed to mahAkavi kaLidAsa asking whether someone has seen a flower inside another flower.

He replied that the face of a woman is like Lotus flower and her two eyes are like nIlotpalaa flowers. It is traditional to relate woman's eyes with nIlotpalaa flower. The word digambara indicates that HE does not wear clothes, as a mark of renunciation. The skulls indicate to the devotees that life in a body is transient and impermanent, one day you will have to die, so do not get mixed up with this world.

How can you clothe something which is the biggest and the greatest. If so one could say then that HE is contained in the dress and not outside it. A similar sentiment is indicated in the Bible, when Jesus says he has no resting place. A principle that pervades everything can have no particular resting place. Such is the wonderful form of ardhanArishvara. His dance of destruction is in fury and the cosmos subsides back in them.

SHE is the mother of this world and He is the Father. Such is the wonderful form of ardhanArIshvara. S He who reads this stotram containing eight verses with bhakti will obtain all s he desires, honor, a long life, and all auspicious things for eternity. One who repeats it again and again will attain all powers and perfection. Encoded and proofread by Sridhar Seshagiri sridhar.

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This text is prepared by volunteers and is to be used for personal study and research. The file is not to be copied or reposted for promotion of any website or individuals or for commercial purpose without permission. Please help to maintain respect for volunteer spirit. One side of the head is adorned with a beautiful braided decoration and other sports an unkempt jaTAmakuTam.

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