Sati-Shiva marriage[ edit ] Daksha was one of the Prajapati , son of Brahma , and among his foremost creations. The name Daksha means "skilled one". Daksha had two wives: Prasoothi and Panchajani Virini. Her worship and devotion of Shiva strengthened her immense desire to become his wife. They were wealthy nobility and their imperial royal lifestyle was entirely different from that of Shiva.
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Sati-Shiva marriage[ edit ] Daksha was one of the Prajapati , son of Brahma , and among his foremost creations. The name Daksha means "skilled one".
Daksha had two wives: Prasoothi and Panchajani Virini. Her worship and devotion of Shiva strengthened her immense desire to become his wife. They were wealthy nobility and their imperial royal lifestyle was entirely different from that of Shiva.
As an emperor, Daksha wanted to increase his influence and power by making marriage alliances with powerful empires and influential sages and gods. He lived among the downtrodden, wore a tiger skin, smeared ashes on his body, had thick locks of matted hair, and begged with a skull as bowl.
His abode was Mount Kailash in the Himalayas. He embraced all kinds of living beings and did not make any distinction between good souls and bad souls. The Bhutaganas , his followers, consisted of all kinds of ghosts, demons, ghouls and goblins. He wandered through garden and graveyard alike. Shiva and Sati were also called on to participate in the yajna. All of them came for the yajna and sat in the ceremonial place. Daksha came last.
When he arrived, everyone in the yajna, with the exception of Brahma, Shiva and Sati, stood up showing reverence for him. Daksha vowed to take revenge on the insult in the same manner. With the prime motive of insulting Shiva, Daksha initiated a great yajna, similar to that of Brahma.
The yajna was to be presided over by the sage Bhrigu. He invited all the gods, Prajapatis and kings to attend the yajna and intentionally avoided inviting Shiva and Sati. After the sacrifice and hymns were offered to the twelve Aditya gods; Dadhichi noticed that there was no sacrificial portion Havvis allotted to Shiva and his wife, and no Vedic hymns were used in the yajna addressing Shiva which were part of Vedic hymns.
He warned Daksha that he should not alter the Holy Vedas for personal reasons; the priests and sages supported this. Daksha replied to Dadhichi that he would not do so and insulted Shiva.
Dadhichi left the yajna because of this argument. Sati came to know about the grand yajna organized by her father and asked Shiva to attend the yajna. Shiva refused her request, saying that it was inappropriate to attend a function without being invited. The feeling of her bond to her parents overpowered the social etiquette she had to follow. She constantly pleaded and urged Shiva to let her attend the ceremony, and became adamant in her demands without listening to the reasons Shiva provided for not attending the function.
He repeatedly snubbed her in front of all the dignitaries but Sati maintained her composure. He called Shiva an atheist and cremation ground dweller. As planned, he took advantage of the situation and continued shouting repugnant words against Shiva.
Sati felt deep remorse for not listening to her beloved husband. The shameless insult and humiliation of her and her beloved, eventually became too much to bear. She cursed him and warned that the wrath of Shiva would destroy him and his empire.
Unable to bear further humiliation, Sati committed suicide by jumping into the sacrificial fire. Nandi cursed the participants and Bhrigu reacted by cursing the Bhootaganas back. Destruction of the yajna by Shiva[ edit ] Virabhadra and Daksha Shiva appears as Parabrahma in the scene from the Mahabharata.
His grief grew into a terrible anger when he realized how Daksha had viciously plotted a treachery against him; but it was his innocent wife who fell into the trap instead of him. Armed and frightening, two fearsome beings Virabhadra and Bhadrakali Rudrakali  emerged. Shiva ordered them to kill Daksha and destroy the yajna. The invitees renounced the yajna and started running away from the turmoil. All those who participated, even the other Prajapatis and the gods, were mercilessly beaten, wounded or even slaughtered.
Virabhadra captured it and decapitated Yagnja. Daksha begs mercy from the Parabrahman the Supreme Almighty who is formless , who rose from the yajna fire and forgives Daksha. The Parabharman informs Daksha that Shiva is in fact a manifestation of Parabrahman. Daksha then becomes a great devotee of Shiva. In these puranas, there are fights between Vishnu and Shiva or Virabhadra, with various victors throughout.
The story of Daksha Yaga in Vaishnava and Shaiva puranas end with the surrendering of Daksha to the Parabrahman or with the destruction of yajna and decapitation of Daksha. They comforted and showed their sympathy towards Shiva. They requested him to come to the yajna location and pacify the bhutaganas and allow the yaga to be completed; Shiva agreed. Shiva found the burnt body of Sati. Shiva gave permission to continue yajna. Daksha was absolved by Shiva and the head of a ram Male goat was fixed on the decapitated body of Daksha and gave his life back.
The yajna was completed successfully. Shiva was so distressed and could not part from his beloved wife. He took the corpse of Sati and wandered around the universe. These places commemorating each body part came to be known as the Shakti peethas. There are 51 Shakti peethas, representing the 51 letters of Sanskrit.
Like Sati, Parvati took severe austerities and gave away all her royal privileges and went to the forest. Shiva tested her affection and devotion in disguise. He eventually realized Parvati is Sati herself. Shiva, later on, married Parvati.
Shakti Peethas are sacred abodes of Devi. These shrines are located all over South Asia. There are 51 Shakti Peethas as per the puranas denoting the 51 Sanskrit alphabets. Shakti Peethas are the revered temples of the Shakta Shaktism sect of Hinduism.
It is said that the body part of the corpse of Sati Devi fell in these places and the shrines are mostly now associated with the name of the body part. Out of the 51 Shakti peethas, 18 are said to be Maha Shakti peethas.
The pooja and rituals were classified by Shri Sankaracharya.
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When the ritual fire — the divine Agni , the god of fire and the messenger of gods — was deployed in a Yajna, mantras were chanted. The offerings were believed to be carried by Agni to the gods, the gods in return were expected to grant boons and benedictions , and thus the ritual served as a means of spiritual exchange between gods and human beings. The nature of the gift is of less importance. He use three Rig verses, the introductory verse, the accompanying verse and benediction as the third. The adhvaryu offers oblations.
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