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

Pashupat weapon to Arjuna


 Lord Shri Krishna told Arjuna, you go to Shankarji. Shankarji has a divine eternal weapon named Pashupat. With which he had killed all the demons in the past. If you have the knowledge of that weapon, you will surely be able to kill Jayadratha tomorrow. Arjuna then saw himself in a state of meditation holding Krishna's hand. They started flying with Krishna and reached the mountain covered with white snow. Jatadhari Shankar was seated there. Both bowed to him. Shankarji said that you both are welcome, brave. Get up, take a rest and tell me what you want. Hearing this talk of Lord Shiva, both Shri Krishna and Arjun stood with folded hands and started praising him.


  Arjuna worshiped both in his mind and said to Shankarji, Lord, I want your divine weapon. Hearing this, Lord Shankar smiled and said that there is a divine lake nearby, I have placed bow and arrows there. Saying very well, both of them reached near that lake and went there and saw that there were two snakes. Both the serpents turned into bow and arrow. After this, taking bow and arrow, both Krishna and Arjuna came to Lord Shankar and offered him. A celibate was born from the rib of Lord Shankar, who offered the bow with chanting of mantras, Arjun remembered that mantra and Shankarji was pleased and gave that weapon to Arjuna. Arjun had seen all this in his own dream.

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