Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Dip in Shiv Ganga


This was shot at the Shiv Ganga, Deoghar, Jharkhand. People taking a plunge in water is always mesmerizing. The Shi Ganga is a natural pond that is believed to be created ages ago. The story goes like this. Once when Ravana was a great spiritual person, he worshipped Lord Shiva. Being happy with the faith and devotion, Lord Shiva blessed him and asked to make a wish that will be granted. Then Ravana asked him to come along to his LANKA and leave Himalayas. It was a tough situation. So Lord Shiva gave his Linga and asked him to establish that at Lanka. All Deaas were unhappy as it was unfair if Shiva went down to Lanka. So they planned a trick. Midway while Ravana was on his way, Indra disguised as A brahmin came to Ravana, and induced in him the urgency to piss. Then Ravana had to do it. He handed over the Linga to the brahman and asked him not to keep it on land, and he started pissing. Meanwhile, Lord shiva connected a stream of the mighty Holy Ganges River to his Flow and Ravana never stopped. So what flowed had become "SHIV GANGA" - A never drying pond. And Brahman incarnated Indra placed the Linga at the empty land there. That place became Baba Baidyanath dham, Deoghar - one of the 12 jyotirlingas of Shiva.
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2 comments:

D1vine said...

you make baba dhaam look good ...

keep at it

Just Vagabond said...

oh yess. the idea is to bring out the good in and around us...People have always been having very vague and poorly idea for the states of Bihar and Jharkhand. These pictures are just to bring out the reality.

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