Why did Lord Shiva assume Ardhanarishwar form, know the myth
Why did Lord Shiva assume Ardhanarishwar form, knowing the mythShravana month is dedicated to Bholanath? Mahadev is worshipped in many forms including Shivalinga. One such form of Shiva is Ardhanarishvara. In this form of Lord Shiva, Shakti is also with him. It is said that Lord Shiva assumed this form before Brahma. To please Shiva and Shakti together, Chandramouli's Ardhanarishvara form is worshipped.
Ardhanarishvara form means half female and half male. This form of God indicates that male and female are two sides of the same coin and both are incomplete without each other. Creation cannot be imagined without men and women.
According to mythology, Brahma was entrusted with the creation of the universe. When Brahma began the work of creating the universe, he knew that all his creations would perish after life and Prajapati Brahma would have to create anew each time. Prajapati was in doubt as to how the world would develop in this way. After much thought, Brahma went to Shiva.
Panchanan became both male and female in one body at Chaturanan's request. He assumed this form for the origin. Lord Shankar appeared in this form of his body in half the form is Shiva ie Purusha and the other half was seen as Shaktirupa i.e. female.
Showing this form, Shiva inspired Brahma to create a reproductive animal. Then Adishakti separated from Shiva. She was born as a daughter in the house of King Prajapati Daksha. From then on, creation began.Warming up around the world, July could be hottest month in hundreds of years
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