Shiva’s Moon

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“I lost you out of ignorant attachment to my body.
Then I wasted my time searching high and low.
Finally I found you within, O Shiva, then we united in Bliss.
Only though the grace and compassion of Siddhanath could this have happened.

When the mirror of my mind became clear, I realized the fundamental principle that resides in my relatives and others dear to me.
And this non-dual knowledge completely destroyed all thoughts of ‘you’ and ‘I’.
I came to know that the entire world is not different from the divine.”
(Lalleshwari – a 14th century poetess saint)

Dev Diwali is observed on the full moon day (Purnima) in the month of Kartik in a traditional Hindu calendar and is the Diwali of the Devas or Gods.
Dev Diwali, or Dev Deepavali, as the name indicates is the Diwali celebration of the Devas (Demi Gods).
It is believed that Lord Vishnu returned to Vaikunta, his abode on this day after the Vamana incarnation and visiting King Bali.
Another legend has it that Lord Shiva killed the three demons, who were killing the Devas and humans, and destroyed the three cities built by them on this day.

Dev Diwali marks the end of the fortnight of Diwali celebrations and a major event on the day is the lighting of Diyas (lamps) during night after the moon is sighted.
This is a picture of the famous Akashadeep festival which takes place on all Varanasi Ghats at the end of the day, it was shot at Rivan ghat.
The moon was reflecting in the holy waters, we could feel the eternal breath of Shiva…

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One Response to “Shiva’s Moon”

  1. Ilike the scene,dreamlike

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