[Advaita-l] the meaning of hara hara mahAdEv
krishnarao.lanka at gmail.com
Sat Jan 6 01:29:21 CST 2007
Subject : --__The meaning of hara hara mahAdEv
>From :-- Krishnarao Lanka
Date :-- January 06 2007
In my openmion 'mahAdEva' means
mahas means an aggregate collection of so many consubstantially the same
individual things together
in a single unit, like the totality of a number of trees together named as a
"samaShtirISah sarvEShAm swAtma tAdAtmya vEdanAT |
tad aBhAvat tad anyE tu j~nyAyantE vyaShTi samj~nyayA ||"
So the word 'mahAdEva' denotes the governing power which controls
the whole unit of universe
containing so many worlds with so many mobile and immobile beings in all of
which is after all only an extension of the last visible state of the
tiniest spot called "Siva" (bindu)..
In one of the two words 'hara' and 'hara', one indicates this
"ha" the moon and "ra" the fire. "agnI ShOmAtmakam jagat"
and the other hara indicates the request for desolution
While repeatedly saying "hara hara mahAdEv" the worshipper is
constantly and persistently praying
that supreme power to extinguish the mundane scenery of this universe which
is grasping him with so many
sensory attractions and trying to dip him in the magic of "mAyA"
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