Lord Shiva is the prime cause for creation. This is the faith of the followers of the Shaiva Sampradaya. Lord Shiva is Maheshwara. He is beyond the cosmic sound of Aum. He only assumes the forms of Brahma, Vishnu and Rudra for creation, maintenance and annihilation.
Indian Gods and Goddesses
Here we describe the gods and goddesses of Sanatana dharma from the Puranas. These are Interesting Puranic stories. The gods include Ganesha, Shakti, Shiva, Surya, Vishnu, and many more. It gives insight into the nature of each god, their forms, names and Puranic stories.
Description of Navadurga and Dashamahavidya of Shakti | Adishakti Story | Hamare Avatar Evam Devi Devta- Part 4
1) Traumatized by the atrocities of Shumba and Nishumbha, all the Devatas started glorifying Mahashakti. Paravati devi asked “Who are these Devatas calling? A divine devi emerged from her body and said- “These people are calling me.”
Nava Durga Names and Mahavidya of Adi Parashakti | Stories of Shakti | Hamare Avatar Evam Devi Devta- Part 3
Mahashakti is the source of the entire manifestation. The three divinities Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva including all other Devatas have all emerged from her own parts. She is Tripura Parameshwari the queen of the entire cosmic creation.
The Saura Sampradaya has become extinct in India. It is a different thing to offer water to the sun in the evening time. That sun god and the Paramatma sun god are both different. That Bhur Bhuva Svaha, which is praised in the Gayatri mantra, is that supreme divinity. He is that all effulgent- Paramatma.
According to the Shrutis and Smritis, Sanatan Dharma is based on our ancient Vedas and Puranas. The Parabrahma principle is worshipped in 5 different forms. In reality, the Prahmabrahma is the only one principle, but due to the different moods of the devotees, the supreme presents himself in 5 different forms to attract the minds of people.