Story of Rameshwar Jyotirlinga

 There is a legend about Rameshwaram Jyotirlinga. That when Lord Shri Ram was going to Ayodhya after liberating Sita from Ravana's captivity, at that time he stopped and rested on the Gandhamdan mountain on the way. After resting, he came to know that the sin of destroying the sage Pulastya clan is here. To avoid this curse, they should worship Lord Shiva by establishing a Jyotirlinga at this place.   After knowing this, Lord Shri Ram requested Hanuman to go to Mount Kailash and bring Shivling. Hanuman went to Mount Kailash after receiving the orders of Lord Rama, but he could not see Lord Shiva there. On this he chanted Lord Shiva carefully. After which Lord Shiva was pleased and appeared to him. And fulfilled the purpose of Hanuman ji.   Here Hanuman ji was delayed due to penance and to please Lord Shiva. And on the other hand Lord Rama and Goddess Sita keep waiting for the auspicious time for the establishment of Shivling. Due to the fear of missing the auspicious

incarnation of Lord Shankar is Grihapati


 The seventh incarnation of Lord Shankar is Grihapati. This incarnation gives us the message to keep God at the center of everything we do. That is, if we are doing any work even just for the sake of getting food, then its medium should be holy and according to religion. No one should be harmed in this work. Only then will our work be successful. According to the Puranas, the Jatharagni (hunger) located in our body is the Grihapati incarnation of Lord Shankar. The food we take when we are hungry nourishes our body and the subtle prana in our body gets satisfaction.


  This is the basic message of this incarnation that whatever work we do to pacify the gastric fire, it should be according to religion.


  Shuchishmati - incarnation as a son


  On the banks of Narmada there was a city named Dharampur. There lived a sage named Vishwanar and his wife Shuchishmati. Shuchishmati, after being childless for a long time, one day wished her husband to have a son like Shiva.


  Muni Vishwanar came to Kashi to fulfill his wife's wish. Here he worshiped the Veeresh Linga of Lord Shiva through severe penance. One day the sage saw a child in the middle of the Viresh Linga. The sage worshiped Shiva in the form of a child.


  Pleased with his worship, Lord Shankar granted him the boon of incarnating from the womb of Shuchishmati. Later, Shuchishmati became pregnant and Lord Shankar appeared in the form of a son from the womb of Shuchishmati. It is said that Father Brahma had named that child as Grihapati.

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