The Devatas finally defeated the Asuras after long battle and returned back to the heavens. Lord Indra was worried as the Devatas were suffering greatly from the painful wounds caused by the weapons of the asuras. To find a method to heal their sufferings, Indra approached Brahaspati (Guru of the Devatas). Seeing their plight, Brahaspathi asked them to go to earth and worship Lord Shiva.
Lord Shiva is indeed the healer of all sufferings. Hence Brahaspathi asked them to go to Vaideeshwara temple and pray. (Vaideeshwara temple is situated in Tamil Nadu, about 27kms from Chidambaram. Here Lord Shiva is worshipped as Lord Vaidyanatha, the universal doctor).
As instructed, the Gods of the heavens rushed to Vaideeshwara temple and prayed to Lord Shiva seeking the Lord’s grace and blessing to remove their pain and sufferings from the wounds.
Pleased with their prayers, Lord Shiva and Devi Parvati at once started from Kailasa to Vaideeswara temple riding on Nandi. Lord Shiva went to the temple in guise of a doctor and Devi accompanied Him as His helper. Lord Shiva took some medicine from the casket which Devi had in her hand and applied it to the wounds of the Devas. The wounds immediately disappeared and all the Devatas were completely healed.
Lo! Lord Shiva and Devi Parvati appeared in their true form and blessed all the Devatas. The Devatas offered pearls to Lord Shiva and Devi Parvati as an offering. Devi Parvati gave it to her son Lord Subramanya, and he adorned it. From then, Lord Subramanya came to be known as “Muthukumaraswami”.
Lord Shiva then proclaimed that the soil of this place which healed the wounds of the Devatas will be given to the devotees as Prasad. This Prasad will become famous as a cure for all diseases.
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Bilva leaves are used to worship Lord Shiva and is considered to be very auspicious. This leaf is a trifoliate, meaning it is a group of 3 leaflets. The bilva leaves having 3 leaflets represents:
- The Creator, The Sustainer, The Annihilator
- Father, Mother and Guru
- The paths of Jnana, Bhakti and Karma
- Our Past, Present and Future experiences
- The 3 gunas: namely Sattwa, Rajas and Tamas (3 moods of the mind)
- The Waking, Dream and Deep sleep States
- The powers of Knowledge, Motivation and Implementation
- The three worlds (Swarga, Martya and Naraka)
- Body, Mind and Intellect
Ka – means bliss. The State of Bliss has no opposite. (But the opposite of Happiness is sorrow). All our realized master’s are in the State of Bliss (Ananda). Kailasa suggests that State of Bliss (Moksha Dham) . Infact, Kailasa and Shiva are one and the same. Mukti (Enlightenment) means Shiva, and Shiva Saakshaatkaara is Bliss.
Yatra [ Ya means to move, Tra ( trayate ) – means that which helps us to move beyond the ocean/clutches of sorrow/samsara]. Hence Kailasa Manasa is a yatra – a pilgrimage to be undertaken within. Manasa Sarovara ( Manasa – mind, sarovara – lake). Our mind represents a lake. When the wind hits the lake waters, waves arise. Similarly when our mind is constantly hit with the thoughts of desire, jealousy, anger .. it is always in a state of disturbance. But when the manasa sarova lake is calm with its waters absolutely still, we can see the reflection of Mount Kailash . But if the water’s are disturbed then the reflection is distorted.
Similarly when our minds are absolutely peaceful, the presence of the Lord Eshwara within us is reflected in our minds. This is the State of all Realized masters who reflect the divinity of the Lord within.
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