Search

The StoryBench

We are a community of people who share a love of the written word. We meet to read stories, poems, songs… around a decided theme. This blog is a repository for all that is shared in these meetings.

Tag

Shiva

Meet 10: Shiva

3rd March 2017: It was Maha Shivratri last week and we were supposed to have met then.  So the theme `Shiva' seemed very appropriate. But then, we ended up postponing the session but..continued with the theme. Discussions sparked off by... Continue Reading →

Advertisements

Shiva – Short stories

The story behind Shiva's blue throat Also known by the name of Neelkantha, Shiva got the blue neck after drinking the poison, Halahala, during the Churning of Ocean (Samudra Manthan) to get the elixir of life (Amrit). The legend says... Continue Reading →

Kannappa Nayanar and Bhilla worship Shiva

Two stories that are popular in two different parts of India but are very similar. They highlight that it is not the manner  of worship but the devotion with which it is done that is important. At least so far as... Continue Reading →

Who and what is SHIVA?

Extracts from the writings of Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev: When we say “Shiva,” there are two fundamental aspects that we are referring to. The word “Shiva” literally means “that which is not.” Today, modern science is proving to us that everything... Continue Reading →

Shiva and Daksha : The story of two fears

This story from the Puranas is a lovely example of fear connected to `control; in diametrically opposite ways..... the father fears loss of control and husband fears control. In the Puranas, ancient chronicles of gods, kings and sages, denial, division and... Continue Reading →

Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com.

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: