Lord Shiva is regarded as the representation of the Supreme Being. Shiva destroys and dissolves everything into nothingness but as Shankar, he also reproduces that has been destroyed and dissolved. Under the precious guidance of Shri Ashutosh Maharaj Ji (Head & Founder of DJJS), DJJS is spreading the glory of Indian culture all across the world. So recently, Divya Jyoti Jagrati Sansthan (DJJS) organised 5 days Shiv Katha at Ludhiana, Punjab from 31 Aug to 04 Sep, 2016.
Shiva is believed to be at the core of the centrifugal force of the universe, because of his responsibility for death and destruction. Shiva is the dissolving force in life, thereby giving and opportunity to create afresh. The opposites of life and death, creation and destruction both reside in his character.
The Katha Orator Sadhvi Rupeshwari Bharti Ji, disciple of Shri Ashutosh Maharaj Ji, beautifully narrated the Katha. She explained the reason as to why Shiva is called 'The Devo ke Dev-Mahadev'. She said that “the tranquil-looking lord can turn into a destroyer, and can also be a bholenath (one with the innocent look). He has multiple shades to his personality, and is one god who can truly teaches us the art to live life. Lord Shiva couldn't tolerate injustice and destroyed even the evil demons in a fair manner. Similarly, even we should try to keep zero tolerance for the evil happening around us and take a stand against injustice.”
She further said that “Shiva was called a ‘Maha Yogi’ because he meditated for hours for the well-being of the universe. Shiva is often shown with many faces, as creator, destroyer and preserver in total command of the cosmos. HE contains both good and evil. Thus, Lord Shiva is also known as the God of mercy and kindness. He blesses his followers with grace, knowledge and peace.”
The captivating discourse was accompanied by prayerful and soulful bhajans. Devotional songs are known to calm the mind and attain peace within. The listeners could be seen totally absorbed in the pure and inspiring aura.
The Katha Orator beautifully described the entire attire of Lord Shiva along with symbolic meaning that carried a deep spiritual message. She also explained that Shiva was ‘Ardhanarishwar’, where half of him was Parvati. He treated Parvati with utmost respect and care. She was his ‘Shakti’ and he gave her the importance she deserved. This also symbolizes equality between man and woman in all aspects.
Since materialistic happiness is temporary, we need to find the real and everlasting happiness and experiences. Life is ephemeral and what happens today is not going to exist forever. The event certainly accomplished its motive of raising awareness of such a vital part of human life that is learning the real art of meditation i.e. “Divine Knowledge” through the Perfect Master of the time. Through this eternal technique, we can practically experience and realize God.
Gurudev Ashutosh Maharaj Ji is spreading this eternal technique of Brahm Gyan for the benefit of humanity so that they can realize the real Shiva within. Large number of devotees gathered to attend this peaceful and spiritual discourse. Shiv Katha thus delivered the message of spirituality and peace, making it a great success.