THE IMPORTANCE OF BHASMA (ASH) IN SHIVA’S WORSHIP

THE IMPORTANCE OF BHASMA (ASH) IN SHIVA’S WORSHIP

Bhasma are of two types:-1) Maha Bhasma and 2) Swalpa Bhasma.

‘Shrota’ (listener), ‘Smart; (rites according to the smritis) and Laukik (worldly) are considered to be the Maha Bhasma. There are many types of Swalpa Bhasma.

‘Shrota’ and ‘Smart’ are meant only for the brahmins. For the rest of the castes, ‘Laukik Bhasma’ is appropriate. A brahmin must apply Bhasma, only after initiating it with the mantras. The ashes

which remains after burning dry cowdung is called Agneya Bhasma. Applying ‘Tripunda’ on the forehead with the ashes after the completion of Yagya, is to the Upanishad rituals like Sandhya and Japa should only be performed after applying tripunda on the forehead.

Also see

CLASSIFICATION OF YOGA Yoga means such actions, which after pacifying all the human tendencies helps a man to unite with Shiva. Following are the five divisions of yoga- 1) ...
THE ORIGIN OF MAHAKALESHWAR There used to live a brahmin at Avantikapuri. He was a great devotee of lord Shiva and used to worship daily.This brahmin had four sons whose name...
INSTALLATION OF SHIVALINGA According to the scriptures, a Shivalinga should be made in an auspicious moment. The land, where the Shivalinga is supposed to be installed should be...
SIVA ENDS BRAHMA – VISHNU DISPUTE AND SHABDA BRAH... SIVA ENDS BRAHMA – VISHNU  DISPUTE AND SHABDA BRAHMA"I asked him as to who he was. Vishnu replied that he was the fulfiller of all of his desires. ...
PASHUPAT VRATA RITUALS CONNECTED WITH SHIVA’... One being asked by the sages about the rituals which gives salvation, Vayudeva told them that by having devotion towards lord Shiva, a man can achieve...

Leave a Reply