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

Sudarshan Chakra to Vishnu


 In every picture and idol of Lord Vishnu, he is shown wearing Sudarshan Chakra.  This Sudarshan Chakra was given by Lord Shankar to Lord Vishnu for the welfare of the world.  A story is mentioned in this regard in the Kotirudrasamhita of Shiva Mahapuran.


  Once when the atrocities of the demons became too great, then all the deities came to Shri Hari Vishnu.  Then Lord Vishnu went to Mount Kailash and worshiped Lord Shiva methodically.  They started praising Shiva with thousand names.  Lord Vishnu offered a lotus flower in each name to Shiva.  Lord Shankar then hid a lotus flower from a thousand lotuses brought by him to test Vishnu.


  Vishnu did not know this because of Shiva's illusion.  Finding less of a flower, Lord Vishnu started looking for it.  But the flower was not found.  Then Vishnu took out one of his eyes to fulfill a flower and offered it to Shiva.  Seeing the devotion of Vishnu, Lord Shankar was very pleased and appeared before Shri Hari and asked him to ask for a boon.  Then Vishnu asked for the boon of an invincible weapon to eliminate the demons.  Lord Shankar then gave his Sudarshan Chakra to Vishnu.


  Vishnu killed the demons with that wheel.  In this way the deities were liberated from the demons and the Sudarshan Chakra was forever attached to their form."

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