Om Namo Bhagavate Rudraya
Of the Hindu Trinities – Brahma, Vishnu and Maheswara, Lord Shiva is the most easy to access & the most easy to forgive. In eternal union with Shakti He is the creator. As Mahakala He is the death and the destroyer. The entire tantra originated from Lord Shiva. To attain various siddhis and objectives He gave 64 yantras and their mantras to the world. As Nataraja He is the presiding deity of dance and music. He is the Male force in the Kundalini. Hanuman and Bhairava are two of His famous avataras. His consort Devi is the Feminine Mother force of the universe. His son Ganesha is remover of all obstacles and the ruler of all Vidyas. The two most holy rivers of India – Ganga and Narmada are associated with Him. He is the presiding deity of the Holy Himalayas and His consort Devi is the presiding deity of the Vindhyachala. Of the nine planets in Vedic astrology seven have the Shiva family as their ruling deities as follows:
- Jupiter and Mars – Lord Shiva & Kartikeya.
- Saturn – Lord Hanuman, Avatara of Shiva.
- Rahu – Bhairava, Avatara of Shiva & Devi.
- Moon, Venus and Ketu – Devi