4 Extracts from Rig veda
Some extract is taken from Rig veda Which describe about The Supreme Lord Parameshwara
“ Tvam Agne Raja Varuno dhrita varastavam mitro Bhavasi dasamadayah |
Tvam Aryama saptariyasya Sambuhjam Tvam Amsho
Vidathe deva bhajayuh” ||
You are Agni, you are the King Varuna, you are the friend to all
good doers.You are the controller of law you
are vidatha the controller of the seven worlds And universe.
‘ Tvam agne rudro ausuro maho divastvam shardho
amritham priksha shishe |
You are Rudra and you are the mahadeva
' Tvam agni dravinoda aramkrite Tvam devah savitha rathanadha
Tvam bhago nripate vasva shishe tvam payurdame
You are agni you are the wealth giver you are the creator of the universe,you are the store of gems , you are
the lord of men indra.
‘ Indram Mitram varunam agnim ahuratho divyah sa suparano gurutman |
Ekam sad viprah bahudha vadanty agnim yamam matharishvan namahuh ||
Viprah means Brahmin
bahudha means in many ways,
vadanty means say ,
matharishvan means vayu
lord shiva is one, he is indra he is agni, he is vayu, he is yama means destroyer of evil, you are the creator of supran
which means garuda. Garuda is created from the cosmic energy of shiva, you are Brahmin
“ Tadev agni staditya stadvayustada chandrama |
Tadev shukram tad bramha ta aph sa prajapathi ||
Oh lord shiva you are agni, you are the sun, you are the wind you are the
moon all are created by your cosmic energy. You are also sukhra ,
you are the creator of bramha and you are the prajapathi.
In mahaBharatha shri Krishna speaks about the glory of lord shiva in 15th , 16th, and 17th
chapters of Shri BhagavadGitha. Lord Shri Krishna also recited Shiva shashsra nama stotram through which he got boons.
blessed Lord said:
te shAshvata sarva yone |
brahmAdhipaM tvAM R^ishhayo vadanti |
tapashcha satvaM cha rajaH |
tamashcha tvAmeva satyaM
vadanti santaH || (13.15.30)
be, to thee, the eternal origin of all things, The Rishis say that
you art the Lord of brahma, you are having sattva, raja
and tama guNa-s,
you are satya (the truth).
mahAn.h AtmA matirbrahmA vishvaH shambuH svayambhuvaH |
buddhiH praGYopalabdhishcha sa.nvit.h khyAtirdhR^itiH
paryAya vAchakaiH shabdair mahAn.h AtmA vibhAvyase |
tvAM buddhvA brahmaNo vidvAn.h an.h pramohaM nigachchati
mahAn means great, AtmA means understanding, brahman, Universe, shambhu and
in the vedas.
1. Lord Krishna
says that the Atma and shiva are identical and the substratum of
2. `GYAtva munirgachchhati
bhUta yoniM samasta sAxim tamasaH parastAt.h' says
the kaivalya Upanishad. which means Having known the cause of
the world, the witness of all, the wise go beyond darkness which means the wise person will acquire knowledge and he knows
that he and the supreme are one and the same. God lives in himself. Which is nothing but “ SHIVOHAM”. Which means
that Iam Shiva and Shiva is me.
sarva bhUtAnAM xetraGYastvaM R^ishhi shhTutaH | (13.15.40a)
are in the hearts of all creatures, the Rishis praise you as xetraGYa
(knower of the body).
Here the identity
of he jIva and shiva is again declared by identifying Ishvara
with xetraGYa, as in `tattvamasi' etc.
mipatyaniyatastejaH sa.nnichaye tataH |
paramaM harshhamAgamya bhagavantamathAbruvam.h ||
dharme dR^DhtvaM yudhi shatru
yashastathA.agryaM paramaM balaM cha |
yoga priyatvaM tava sa.nnikarshham.h |
vR^iNe sutAnAM cha shataM
shatAni || (13.16.1-2)
my head with great joy unto the mass of energy and effulgence, I said
these words to the Lord. Firmness in virtue, the
slaughter of foes in battle,
the highest fame, the greatest might, devotion to yoga, your adjacence and
hundreds of children.
The grace of
Ishvara is essential for both worldly and spiritual success.
Traditionally various different stanzas from the veda-s are recited at the end
of the rudram, which belongs to the
taittirIya upansihad. A sentence which is arthavAda is intended to glorify the worship of eshwara.
hasto bhagavAn ayame bhagavattaraH |
ayame vishvabheshhajo.ayaM shivAbhimarshanaH ||
hand here, of mine, is the Lord,
This (hand) here, of mine, is greater than the Lord.
This (hand) here, of mine, is
the medicine for all the ills in the world,
This (hand) here worships shiva.
In the shrI vedapadastavaH, jaimini maharshhi, has glorified Lord Chidambaresha. Each stanza ends with a pada from
the veda-s. In this he says:
kITA nAgaH pishAchA vA ye vA ke vA bhave bhave |
tavadasA mahAdeva bhavAmi sharadashshatam.h ||
born again and again
as a worm, snake, ghost or any indescribable being,
We should become thine devotees for hundreds
This from all of the above extracts from Vedas, puranas, Upanishads, ithasas, we can understand the all define the
glory of the creator of universe, who is called parmeshwara.