The apocalyptic laughter of Shiva is referred as Attahasa.
Some scholars are of the view that this a future manifestation of Shiva.
Shiva took the form of Attahasa in a mountain in the Himalayan Range.The sons of Shiva will also reside in the Attahasa mountain range in the 20th yuga.-Vayu Purana.
While Yama and Niyama indicate things one should bstain from and ones to follow, Asana speaks about postures Prathyahaara, Dhyana, Dharana explains the developments int the art of concentration.
These three terms, Prathyaahara, Dhyana and Dharana are different stages and many are not aware of the subtle, essential differences between them.
Prathyaahara is the withdrawal of senses and the focusing of the mind on the object.
Here one is aware that, apart from the object to be focussed upon, of the objects other than the object being concentrated upon.
Dhayana is that stage where the object and the one who is concentrating the object are present in the mind of the one who is concentrating.
In Dharana this duality of the Perceiver and the Perceived disappears.
This is the culminating step of Yoga.
Shiva, along with Lord Vishnu is called ‘Ayonija’, one who does not stay in the Womb’ As such he is Never born. Though Vishnu is described with this epithet, He Is Born, in His Avatars. ‘Ayonir Yoni Nilayo’ Vishnu Sahasranama. Being the God of Sustenance He Graces the Womb, to protect…… Continue reading 108 Forms of Shiva Complete List
I generally avoid them because , in most cases, these are shows where people with very minimal talent trying to get exposure on the only qualifications they have are Money and Influence.
This impression is because of my visit to some Arangetrams of Dance programmes.
I was proved wrong.
What was on display was a Collection of Paintings , belonging to various Genre,Penile,Charcoal, Water Colors, Oil Painting.
Though not a connoisseur of Arts, I enjoy if some thing looks good.
Another interesting feature of this show is the fat that most of them are Amateurs, women with a Family to take are.
Bhairava is Lord Shiva in His Fiercest Manifestation.
It may be worth mentioning that Shiva is different from Rudra, which is yet another manifestation of Shiva( Actually the pronunciation is Siva).
“Kaal Bhairava is an fierce incarnation of Lord Shiva. The term Bhairava means “Terrific”.
He is often depicted with frowning, angry eyes and sharp, tiger’s teeth and flaming hair, stark naked except for garlands of skulls and a coiled snake about his neck.
In his four hands he carries a noose, trident, drum, and skull. He is often shown accompanied by a dog. Once Brahma insulted Lord Shiva and his fifth head teasingly laughed at Lord Shiva.
From Lord Shiva came out the Kalabhairava (Black Bhairava) who tore off the fifth head of Lord Brahma.