It is said that Lord Shiva is Swayambhu, which means that he is not born of a human body. When nothing was there, Lord Shiva was there and he will exist even after everything is destroyed.
The day of Monday is dedicated to Lord Shiva. In such a situation, it is said that if Lord Shiva is worshiped on Monday with true mind, then all the pains are liberated and all the wishes are fulfilled. Shiva always blesses his devotees. It is believed that in order to please Lord Shiva, one should worship him by taking a bath in the morning on Monday. It is believed that by worshiping the innocent God on this day, all desires are fulfilled. Lord Shiva is called Swayambhu which means that he is unborn. They are neither the beginning nor the end. Bholenath is said to be unborn and imperishable. Let’s know what is the secret related to his birth.
Lord Shankar has an important place in the Tridevas. Lord Brahma plays the role of creator, Lord Vishnu as protector and Lord Shiva the destroyer. Together, Tridev indicates the law of nature that what has happened, it is sure to be destroyed. The origin of these trinity is itself a mystery. Many Puranas believe that Lord Brahma and Lord Vishnu originated from Shiva. However, the question arises in the minds of the devotees that how was Lord Shiva born?
It is said that Lord Shiva is Swayambhu which means that he is not born of a human body. When there was nothing, Lord Shiva was there and he will exist even after everything is destroyed. Lord Shiva is also called Adidev which means the oldest god in Hindu Mythology. He is the first of the gods. However, there is a story in relation to the birth of Lord Shiva. Once there was a fierce debate between Lord Brahma and Lord Vishnu. Both wanted to prove themselves as the best. Then a mysterious pillar appeared. The end of the pillar was not visible. A voice was heard to Lord Brahma and Vishnu and they were challenged to face each other. They were asked to find the first and last ends of the pillar.
Lord Brahma immediately took the form of a bird and set out to search the upper part of the pillar. On the other hand Lord Vishnu took the form of Varaha and set out to find the end of the pillar. Both tried hard but failed. When he gave up, he found Lord Shiva waiting. Then he realized that a supreme power is running the universe which is Lord Shiva. The pillar symbolizes the never ending form of Lord Shiva. Apart from this story, there are many stories about the birth of Lord Shiva. Actually, 11 incarnations of Lord Shiva are considered. The story of Rudravatar is quite popular in the stories of these incarnations.
According to the Kurma Purana, when Brahma Ji started having difficulty in generating the world, he started crying. Ghosts were born from the tears of Lord Brahma and Rudra was born from the mouth. Rudra is believed to be part of Lord Shiva and his ghost. According to Shiva Purana, Lord Shiva is considered to be Swayambhu. According to Shiva Purana, once Lord Shiva was rubbing nectar on his ankle, then Lord Vishnu was born from him, while according to Vishnu Purana, Shiva is said to have originated from the sharpness of Lord Vishnu’s forehead. Lord Shiva, who is called the exterminator, once drank poison to protect the Gods and he was called Neelkanth. If Lord Shiva is pleased with his devotees, then he fulfills all wishes. Lord Shiva is worshiped in linga form. No human has to face difficulties in pleasing Jatadhari Shiva Shankar. He can only be pleased with true devotion.