Story of Nageshwar Jyotirlinga

 A story is famous in relation to Nageshwar Jyotirlinga.  According to the legend, there was a merchant who believed in Dharma Karma.  He had unparalleled devotion to Lord Shiva.  Even after being busy in business work, he used to spend whatever time he had in worship, worship and meditation.  A demon named Daruk got angry with this devotion.  Being of demonic nature, Lord Shiva did not like him at all.   The demon was always in search of such an opportunity, that how he could obstruct the devotion of the merchant.  Once he was going somewhere on a business boat by merchant boat.  The demon saw this, and taking the opportunity, attacked the boat.  And took the passengers of the ferry to the capital and imprisoned them.  Even in captivity, the merchant used to regularly worship Lord Shiva.   Even in the prisoner's house, when the news of Shiva worship of the merchant reached that demon, he felt very bad.  In a fit of anger, he reached the merchant in the prison.  The merchant

Ardhanarishvara Shiva

 At the beginning of the creation, when the mental creation created by Brahmaji could not get expansion, then Brahmaji felt very sad.  At the same time there was an Akashvani, Brahman!  Now create a magical creation.  Hearing the voice of Akash, Brahmaji decided to create the world of Maithuni, but by that time he could not succeed in his determination due to the absence of women.

  Then Brahmaji thought that without the grace of Lord Shiva, Maithuni creation could not take place.  So they started doing severe penance to please them.  For a long time, Brahmaji kept meditating on Maheshwar Shiva with love in his heart.  Pleased with his intense penance, Lord Uma-Maheshwar appeared to him in the form of Ardhanarishvara.

  Maheshwar Shiva said- Son Brahma, I am extremely pleased with the hard penance you have done for the growth of the people.  I will definitely fulfill your wish.  Saying this, Shiva separated Uma Devi from half of his body.  Brahma said. - So far I have failed in creating a proper world.  I now want to expand the world by creating people through the union of men and women.  Parameshwari Shiva manifested a power similar to herself from the middle of her eyebrows.  For the creation of the universe, that power of Shiva became the daughter of Daksha as per the prayer of Brahmaji.

  In this way Goddess Shiva entered the body of Mahadev ji by obliging Brahma ji and giving her unparalleled power, this is the secret of Ardhanarishvara Shiva and from this only the creation of the universe was managed, whose regulator is Shivshakti.