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

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 Seeing the completion of her penance, Parvati returned home and narrated the whole story to her parents.  The joy of the parents knew no bounds after seeing the harsh penance of their dear daughter being fruitful.


  On the other hand, Shankarji sent the Saptarishis to the Himalayas with a proposal of marriage and thus the auspicious date of marriage was fixed.


  After the date of marriage was fixed by the Saptarishis, Lord Shankar ji respectfully invited all the deities through Naradji to attend the marriage and ordered his ganas to prepare for the procession.


  Very pleased with his order, Ganeshvar Sankhakarna, Kekaraksha, Vikta, Vishakha, Vikritanan, Dundubha, Kapal, Kundak, Kakapadodar, Madhuping, Pramatha, Veerabhadra, etc., went with their respective heads.


  Nandi, Kshetrapal, Bhairav ​​etc. Ganaraj also went out with many other ganas.  All of them had three eyes.  Everyone had a moon on their head and a blue sign around their neck.  Everyone was wearing Rudraksha ornaments.  Uttam ashes were put on everyone's body.


  Along with these ganas, the army of the ghosts, demons and demons of Shankarji also came and joined.  These included Dakni, Shakini, Yatudhan, Vetal, Brahmarakshas etc.  Their appearance, colours, shapes, gestures, dress, gestures, etc., were all very strange.  Some had no faces and some had many faces.  Some were without arms and legs and some were without arms and legs.


  Some had many eyes and some had none.  Some face like a donkey, some like a jackal, some like a dog.  They all had fresh blood in their limbs.  Some were very pure and some were wearing very hideous and impure garb.  His ornaments were very scary, he was carrying a man's skull in his hand.


  They all gathered around Mahadev Shankarji, dancing and singing and having fun in their wave.


  Chandidevi came there with great joy as the sister of Lord Rudradev, celebrating the festival.  He was wearing snake ornaments.  She was sitting on a phantom, holding a gold urn on her head.


  Gradually all the gods also gathered there.  In the middle of that Dev Mandali, Lord Shri Vishnu was seated on Garuda.  Pitamah Brahmaji was also present with him along with idolized Vedas, Shastras, Puranas, Agamas, Sanakad Mahasiddhas, Prajapatis, sons and many relatives.


  Devraj Indra also reached there wearing many ornaments sitting on his Airavat yard.  All the major sages had also come there.


  Tumburu, Narada, Haha and Huhu etc. The best Gandharvas and Kinnars also reached there to beautify Shiva's procession.  Along with them all the worldly mothers, devkanyas, goddesses and holy gods had also come there.


  After meeting all of them there, Lord Shankarji rode on his bright, beautiful Taurus like rhinestones.  In the guise of the groom, the beauty of Shiva was shining.


  At the time of the departure of this divine and strange procession, the three worlds were filled with the sound of drums, the solemn sound of conch shells, the chants of rishis and sages, the rapturous singing of yakshas, ​​eunuchs, Gandharvas, and the graceful dances of gods and goddesses.  .


  On the other hand, the Himalayas made preparations for the marriage with great pomp and in an auspicious marriage, Shiva's procession started at the door of the Himalayas.  At first, I was very frightened to see the formidable form of Shiva and his army of ghosts and demons and started hesitant to get his daughter adopted.


  From behind, when she saw Shankarji's supremely graceful form at the age of sixteen, which would shame crores of Kamadevas, she forgot about her body and body and sacrificed her soul as well as her daughter on Shankar.


  Har-Gauri's marriage took place happily.  Himachal gave Kanyadan.  Lord Vishnu and other gods and goddesses presented various kinds of gifts.  Brahmaji got the marriage done according to the Vedakta rituals.  Everyone returned to their respective places filled with immense enthusiasm."

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