Kailasa’s karthigai Deepam Festival: 10 Days of Brahmotsavam
2010-11-21

This ten days of Brahmotsavam, each day Shiva liberates. Shiva gives enlightenment to one, one person. The whole ten day festival is all about giving enlightenment to different people. The first day; Adigaranandi Nandi receives enlightenment. The next day Indra and Devathas they receive enlightenment. That is why in the first day festival Shiva will come on the Nandi vahana; Adigara nandi, the second day on Indra vimana. When Indra gets liberated he puts his vimana, flight, as a offering to Mahadeva. So he comes around second day in procession of Indra vimana. Third day Patanjali naga vahana, Patanjali gets enlightened; so Shiva comes in naga vahana.This ten days of Brahmotsavam, each day Shiva liberates. Shiva gives enlightenment to one, one person. The whole ten day festival is all about giving enlightenment to different people. The first day; Adigaranandi Nandi receives enlightenment. The next day Indra and Devathas they receive enlightenment. That is why in the first day festival Shiva will come on the Nandi vahana; Adigara nandi, the second day on Indra vimana. When Indra gets liberated he puts his vimana, flight, as a offering to Mahadeva. So he comes around second day in procession of Indra vimana. Third day Patanjali naga vahana, Patanjali gets enlightened; so Shiva comes in naga vahana.

The whole ten day festival is all about giving enlightenment to different people. Each day Shiva gives enlightenment to one, one person.

Fourth day Kamadhenu and Kalpavriksha, both of them get enlightened. Vashishta offers both of them. Vashishta, saptha rishis get enlightened. So after their enlightenment Vashishta offers Kamadhenu and Kalpataru to Shiva. So fourth day he comes on Kamadhenu and Kalpatharu. Fifth day all the Shivacharyas, the people who touch his body and worship, Thirumeni, whoever touches the deity they are all liberated. He comes in the Rishabha on the Nandi and liberates all the Shivacharyas. Sixth day he goes around in the chariot, silver chariot and the top two lokas; the Gandharva and Yaksha loka. Gandharva loka and Yaksha loka are described as a silver colored lokas; moon based. Deva loka and Vaikunta are described as sun based, solar; golden color. All the moon based lokas he goes around in silver chariot and liberates them.

Seventh day he comes in a wooden chariot and liberates the whole Bhoo loka, wood belongs to Bhoo loka; the human consciousness. He comes in the wooden chariot, whoever has his darshan he liberates all of them and eighth day he comes as a Bhikshadana and liberates all the rishis, ninth day for rakshasas. He liberates Ravana. The ninth day Shiva will come in the vahana of Ravana; Kailasha vahana. Ravana will be lifting the Kailasha; that is the vahana he will come. He liberates all the demons; even the demons are given enlightenment, liberation, through Shiva bhakti.

It is not solution. If you think you know the solution, you can’t do it, it is not a solution”. Understand. Same way as long as you perceive a problem, it is a problem inside. Everything you think stops you, whether your physiology, mind, life…I have seen people come in and telling me, “I always wanted to be loving but the moment I see that fellow I just burst, mess up the whole thing, and only then I even remember I wanted to be very loving”. “I really want to wake up and do yoga and build the body but the….only after morning 10 o’clock I even understand the world exist”. “I really do not want to drink but I don’t know what happens, the moment it is weekend, Friday evening. I already discover myself – I am in the Bar and I don’t what happens from workplace to the Bar, how I reach I don’t know? I suddenly wake up with bottle and cigarette. Only then I am realising, I am alive”. Whatever may be the pattern, please understand, they are dead. They do not have life. They get life only when your Will supports it.

The tenth day is the day Devi becomes part of Shiva; Ardhanareeshwara. Today is the day he liberates the whole cosmos. Devi is representative of the whole cosmos; universe. He blesses the whole universe. It’s a very powerful truth. Whatever has expanded from him he just takes them all back and gives them the feeling you are my part; reuniting, reunion. So all the lamps which has become different, this is the prakruti Devi, by evening all of them come back and become one with the purusha. That is what the Devi becoming Ardhanareeshwara; the prakruthi becoming purusha is the celebration.

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