Sri Pashupatinath Temple, Nepal
Sri Pashupatinath Temple situated on the banks of River Bhagamati in Devpatan, a village about three km from the state capital Khatmandu in Nepal is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Shivalingam here with four faces is said to have been worshipped by Pandavas. This can only be a pointer to establishing the age of this ancient temple. Pashupatinath means the one who protects the innocent.
This temple is said to have been built several times so far. Last built by the Nepal king Bhupatendra Mall in 17th Century CE, the temple is in Pagoda style with, a copper-clad roof covered in gold. This abode of Lord Shiva has four entrances clad in silver. The Pashupatinath temple has a very old connect with Karnataka State in India right from the 11th Century CE. The Purohits of the temple are selected by the Pontiff of Sringeri Sharada Peetham.
Maha Rudra Homa Importance:
Maha Rudra Homa is a powerful Fire-Lab ritual that aims to purify a person’s inner spiritual system, all deeply rooted disorders by invoking the grace of Sri Rudra.
Rudra means Shiva, the destroyer of all the forces of evil. As the Supreme Lord of the universe, he gives you inner peace, gives you all the pleasures of this world. Rudra has control of the nine planets and therefore controls all time and space.
Sri Rudradhyayam is a long section of Yajur Veda Samhita. There are eleven Anuvakas or chapters in Sri Rudra and also eleven Anuvakas in Chamaka Prashna. Rudradhyayam praises Lord Shiva and the Chamakam anuvakas direct our prayers to Lord Rudra. These Prayers ask him to provide us with all the things essential for life.
Benefits of Maha Rudra Homa
- Protection from dark malefic forces
- Helps to overcome your fear and troubles
- moderating your negative propensities
- Positive vibrations created help attain peace of mind
- Harmony at work and at home