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Posted: 18 February 2012 at 4:32am | IP Logged
one question from my side...
is there any reason why aghoris drink Bhang and chilum,they are forms of intoxicants,arent intoxicants forbidded under Hinduism?

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AFAIK, there is no blanket ban on intoxicants in Hinduism.  It's true that Shukracharya banned it for brahmans in quest of knowledge, but even in mythos, intoxicants have always been available.  For instance, in Dwarka, after Samba gave birth to a mace and the curse of the rishis were known, Ugrasena gave an order banning alcohol consumption in the kingdom to try and avert that calamity.  In other words, in his kingdom, b4 the ban, intoxicants were very much allowed, and as per some accounts, there used to be a lot of politicking b/w different factions over games of dice and drinks.  In the Ramayan (forget the exact Sarg, but it falls in Balkand), a goddess of hard intoxicants - Sura - is mentioned.  In short, intoxicants were not considered sacrilegious as a whole, except in certain situations.

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Posted: 19 February 2012 at 6:56am | IP Logged
Originally posted by shruti.nil

one question from my side...
is there any reason why aghoris drink Bhang and chilum,they are forms of intoxicants,arent intoxicants forbidded under Hinduism?

No way!! Soma drink has always been an integral part of Vedic ceremonies. All most all Gods of Indian pantheon are known to be pleased by Soma. Among Indian religions I think only the Shramanic sects recommend against consumption of alcohol or intoxicants. Lately even Vaishnavas are known to prohibit them.

Shiva - the 'wild' god - is most prominently associated with intoxicants and hence his followers - the aghoris, those who strictly emulate his way of life - too are addicted to Bhang and ganja..In fact Shivratri is incomplete without offering Bhang and/or ganja in small quantity..



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Posted: 19 February 2012 at 10:51pm | IP Logged
in the show ... shiv is angry cause moon has been punished..and to appease shiv..mahashivratri would take place...but according to legends...mahashivratri isnt related to the incident between moon and daksha. :-/ ..anyone has any idea..and can tell me whether am wrong or right..
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In the show Mahshivratri is being celebrated because Shiva gives Chandra a new life,which is one of the reasons why Mhahashivratri was celebrated...without the moon the world would have gone in pralay...
which is one of the ledgends behind why Shivratri was first celebrated

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Posted: 20 February 2012 at 9:38am | IP Logged
Originally posted by mnx12

Originally posted by shruti.nil

@Vrish thanks for the explanation...
in our house we do install a small lingam for every pooja,even a satyanarayan katha,,but we are basically Shaivaites(worshipers of Shiva)-so i guess that is why we do it that way...
http://www.urday.in/vidya.htm
Read from greatness of Shivalingam onwards

In one episode in last week's Gyan Guru, a question was asked about which flowers are never offered in Shiva pujas, to which the answer given was Ketaki.  The Guruji there narrated the story about how Shiva divined that the Ketaki flower was lying, and punished him that way.

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Interesting but in the Om Namah Shivay Serial they show how a hunter unknowingly was out hunting and could not find any animals to hunt. It started to rain and a storm blew in and he took shelter under a Bilwapatra Tree. His Family worried about him not coming home. He got up in the tree to hunt but still could not find any animals to kill. As he was waiting he twisted the Bilwa leaves and threw them below. Unknown to him there was a Shiv Ling right under the tree. As he throws the leaves down his heart starts to change, so when the first animal comes ( a deer), he can't kill it. The deer begs for live and the Hunter grants him one last chance to say good bye to his family if the deer promised to return. The deer does so. So the hunter waits, but when the deer returns he still can't kill it. So Mahadev pleased that both kept their promise makes the Deer a human and the Hunter a king. At least this is what was shown in that serial.

But I loved today's episode! Om Namah Shivay Friends...

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Posted: 20 February 2012 at 9:23pm | IP Logged
I found this article about Tungnath-the kingdom of lord Shiva

http://in.lifestyle.yahoo.com/photos/tungnath-the-kingdom-of-lord-shiva-1329732700-slideshow/tungnath-temple-uttarakhand-photo-1329732571.html

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