Post Author: Swami Gaurangapada Date: 2006-05-05 05:30:47
Title: Lord Shiva in Vraja and Navadvipa User: Swami Gaurangapada Date: 2007-04-22 07:46:26
LORD SHIVA IN VRAJA & ,NAVADVIP MANDAL (MAYAPUR)
MATHURA four ancient deities of lord shiva residing at mathura are known as dik-palas, protectors of directions. they stay in mathura to protect the dhama. Bhuteswar mahadev is the protector of western side fo mathura. Peppaleswr mahadeva resides near vishram ghat on the Yamuna. He guards the eastern side of mathura. Rangeswar maadeva is the protector of the southern side , and Gokarneswar mahadeva is he guardian of the northern side of the city.
VRINDAVAN Gopeswar mahadeva is one on the most prominent deities in the gaudiya-sampradaya nad is mentioned in many gaudiya literatures. He is the very ancient protector of sri vrindavan Dham. It is said one cannot enter Vridavan dham without his permission. Nandaeswar mahadeva Nanda Maharaja's palace at nandagaon is resting on top of the hill called Nandaswar Parvat. This hill is the incarnation of Lord Shiva. Bankhandi mahadeva. Bankhandi mahadeva. Is situated in the old part of Vrindavan at the junction of Bankey Bihari Bazar road and bankhandi mahadeva bazaar road. Ban-khandi means forest dweller.
ANTARDWIP The central zone of navadvip dham is antardvip the island where sri caitanaya mahaprabhu appeared, the central zone of antardwip is yoga pitha, the actual place of Mahaprabhu's appearance. Lord Shiva resides eternally at this place. Here as the siva linaga known as Ksetra pala mahadeva, lord shiva renders his etrnal service of protecting the dhama. Khsetra pala madeva has been in Mayapur since the time of Sri Caitanya mhaprabhu
Rudradwip is just west of antardwip..Thakur Hhaktivinod writes in navadvip dhama mahatmya that as Nila Lohita, Lord Shiva contacntly relishes gaura kirtana in Rudradvip along iwht his a ssociates, the eleven rudras. They are all intoxicated from chanting the different names of Lord Gauranga, they dance in great jubilation.
Srila Narahari Chakravarti thakur has described Simantadqip in his bhakti ratnakar, where Parvati devi performed austerities and received darshan & blessing of Gauranga Mahaprabhu, she put Mahaprabhu's red foot-dust on her simanta, the parting in her hair. Since then the island has beennames as Simantadvip and it also become residence of Lord shiva and parvati.
Thakur bhaktivinod describe the island of godrumdwip and deity of hari-hara. The hari-har deity is a combined form of Lord Vishnu and Lorde Shiva. Lord Vishnu created this half black(lord vinshu) and half white(lord shiva)deity to show how dear and inseparable lord shiva is to him.
When lord shiva heard that suta goswami was about to speak on the pastimes of lord Caitasnya here, he could not tolerate missing even one word. His anxiety to reach here in time was so intense that he even abandoned his normal carrier, the bull nandi, and took up Lord Brahma;s much fater Hamsa(swan) carrier. The Hamsa Vahan temple houses the deity of Hamsa Vahan Shiva- but only three days a year. These pastimes reveal how lord Shiva is abosorved in relishing the nectar of Gaura-Prema.