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Lord Shiva has five faces called Pancha Brahma. These five faces represent the five different forms of Lord Shiva and represent the five different functions which are
It’s very important to worship theses five faces as they are responsible for creation of the world and its beings. Since creation is made using the five forms and their functions, life is impossible without them.
Aghora Shiva means dreaded. He represents the water element of the five elements, Svadhishthana chakra of the six chakras, Prana Maya Kosha of the five koshas and the ‘ma’ beejakshara mantra in the panchakshara mantra. This form has a blue complexion represents destructive or regenerative energy with the mantra -
Ghora Ghoratarebhyaha l
Namasthe Astu Rudra Rupebhyah ll
This face of Shiva is also known as Rudra. Aghora is one of the most important aspect that faces south. It is associated with Dakshinamurthy. Mystics who worship this aspect of Shiva are called Aghoris. They believe that there is no such thing as inauspiciousness in this world because, to them, all that exists is Shiva himself. The people who worship Aghora Shiva are protected from natural catastrophe, water hardships and life threats. Aghora represents Moon and Venus, Goddess Parvati, Yajur Veda, the blue color of cloud and Dakshagni – the fire of south. He uses his raw powers for destruction and therefore called the destroyer. He is responsible for enforcing law and provides justice. Aghora Shiva controls the unpleasant phenomenon of constant birth and death, remaining ever aware in consciousness.
Aghora Shiva is depicted as having four faces and nine hands that carry weapons like axe, elephant hook, shield, spear, skull, noose, drum and rosary.The prayer for Aghora Shiva is -
Maha Paataka Nashanam
Maha Paapa Haram Vande
Makaaraaya Namo Namaha
Aghora Ishvara Homam is performed to the destructive face of Lord Shiva. The ritual is a great method to call upon the angry aspect to destroy invisible evil spirits who cause tremendous suffering to an individual.
Invoking Aghora Shiva can give a major relief from Bootha (spirits), Pretha (ghost), Pishacha (demons) and Drishti dosha (evil eye), and also wrongdoings of enemies. The lord also annihilates the six internal enemies or Arishadvarga viz. lust, anger, greed, attachment, pride and jealousy. These negative qualities prevent man from attaining success and ultimate bliss. Also, some enemies may cause offences such as Tantra Pragyoga, Visha Choorna Prayoga (use of poison), Mohana Prayoga (attraction technique), Vidveshana Prayoga (malice), Abichara Prayoga (witchcraft), Vasheekarana Prayoga (enchanting someone into submission), that may seriously affect business, finance, happiness and health of a family. Such unforeseen use of negative experiments that cause downfall of persons can be removed with this ritual. The ritual drives away all sins, destroys all that is evil and grants riches. Malefic effects of Moon and Venus, in the chart, can be negated with this homam.
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Lord Arunachaleswarar temple is situated in Tiruvannamalai in Tamil Nadu. It is one of the Pancha Bhoota Stalams or the five Shiva shrines that symbolize the five elements of nature. The presiding deity of this temple represents Agni lingam or fire element. The temple is the largest in India where Girivalam or circumambulating the temple is an important ritual. It relieves the devotee from sins and grants moksha. Lord Annamalaiyar or Arunachaleswarar is enshrined with his consort Mother Unnamalaiyar. Karthigai Deepam is one of the important festivals observed with much fanfare in this temple. A puja in this temple will negate karmic sins and bad effects of planets. It will bless devotees with a turning point in life, and protects from evil doers. It also enhances family relationships, improves mental fitness, sound health, and bestows success in business and profession. It also gives power, happiness and Ashta Aishwaryam. Lord Arunachaleswarar is the lord who relieves one from the cycle of birth and death.
The Five-Mukhi or five-faced Rudraksha is blessed by Lord Shiva who is the form of Kalagni Rudra. The five faces denote the Pancha Brahma forms namely, Sadyojata, Ishana, Tatpurusha, Aghora and Vamadeva. The ancient Vedic text, Padma Purana describes that wearing this Rudraksha is very important as it is the power of Vamadeva. It is also controlled by planet Brihaspati or Jupiter. Wearing this rudraksha removes negative planetary effects especially Jupiter, opens heart chakra, creates better opportunities in life, leads a person to the right path of truth and religion, gives immense success to business matters, enhances wealth and prosperity, provides self-confidence and inner strength and gives fame and peace to the person who wears the rudraksha.