Yogacharya Santikumar J. Bhatt
Title Somnath Mahatmyam: Sanskrit Poem on Lord Somnath (Stotra Mahatmya Vrata Grantha)
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Publisher Varanasi, India Chowkhamba Sanskrit Series Office 2003
Seller ID 100820
Lord Somnatha’s temple at Prabhas Patan near Veraval in Saurashtra is one of the holiest places of pilgrimage since time immemorial. To Hindus God is Divine Light and Lord Shiva is known as such Divine Light and hence. He is represented in gross form as the symbol of light known as Jyotirlinga in Sanskrit. India has such twelve major places of pilgrimage where Lord Shiva is worshipped with great respect and ceremonial grandeur. Lord Shiva who is Divine Light is also the positive principle behind all creation and so he is represented in a particular form of an egg. This cosmic egg has the inherent and potential negative principle known as Primeval Energy (Adi Shakti) which is represented as Divine Mother, the spouse of Lord Shiva. This is why in the temple of Lord Shiva the icon of Divine Mother known as Uma, Parvati, Ambika, etc. is installed. Lord Shiva is also Lord of cosmic time principle. In Hinduism the serpent is symbolic of this principle of cosmic time. Hindus, thus are not worshippers of serpents and animals as ordinarily misunderstood and misrepresented by scholars who lack in deep and critical insight into Hindu philosophy.Printed Pages: 176.
Somnath Mahatmyam: Sanskrit Poem on Lord Somnath (Stotra Mahatmya Vrata Grantha) Yogacharya Santikumar J. Bhatt