Gist of The Shri Shiv Puran (Mahapuran) By Great Sant Rampal Ji


Synopsis of Shri Shiv Mahapuran

The Holy Shri Shiv MahaPuran written in Sanskrit by a disciple of Sage Maharishi Ved Vyasa named Romaharshana belonging to Suta class consists of twelve 'Samhitas'. the God Sadashiva is also known as Brahm-Kaal/ Jyoti Niranjan/ Kshar Purush/ Dharmrai/ Shiv/ Shambhu/ Maheshwar/ Mahakaal is the central figure of the pious Shri Shiv Mahapuran. It depicts various life incidents and stories of Maha Shiva/Brahm Kaal and his wife Goddess Durga also called Prakriti/ Pradhan/ Jagatjan-ni/ Tridevjan-ni/ Ambika, etc. A vivid description supported with shreds of evidence has been mentioned in ShivPurana about the birth of triple gods Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva from the union of Brahm Kaal and Durga; highlighting that description will be the focus of this write-up.

Based on the following let us study evidence for the same.

  • Who is the God Sadashiva?
  • Shiv Mahapuran- Legend Narrated by Shri Brahma Ji 
  • Sukshma Veda vs Shiv Mahapuran: Reality About Birth of Kaal-Brahm & Durga
  • Birth of Shri Vishnu Ji in the Shiv Mahapuran Holy Book
  • Birth of Shri Brahma and Shri Shiva Ji in the Shiv Mahapuran
  • Birth of Brahma, Vishnu, Shiv from Kaal and Durga in Sukshma Veda
  • The God Sadashiva of the Shiv Mahapuran Can’t Grant Salvation 
  • The Essence of Shiva Mahapuran 

Who is the God Sadashiva?

The God Sadashiva/Brahm-Kaal/Kshar Purush is the owner of 21 universes. Brahm-Kaal; the supreme spirit of evil is weird in appearance and has a thousand heads, eyes, ears, and feet (evidence Rigveda Mandal No.10 Sukt 90 Mantra 1). He is the son of the creator of the entire universe, that is, Param Akshar Brahm/Satpurush Kabir Saheb (evidence Rigveda Mandal No.10 Sukt 90 Mantra 5 and Sukshma Veda) who created him by His word power. Satpurush resides in the ultimate abode Satlok. Earlier the God Sadashiva was also a resident of Sachkhand/Satlok but this notorious and ambitious soul did blunder in pious abode Satlok due to which he was expelled along with his wife Prakriti Devi/Goddess Durga. Since then, both reside in the separate 21 universes which are mortal. He gained supernatural powers from Almighty KavirDev as a reward for the severe austerity he did in immortal abode Sachkhand and because of those accomplishments he has done various creations in his 21 Multiverses and runs them. Encircling the 21 Brahmands of the earth from all sides with the ten fingers he fully controls them and himself resides in the separate region (Nijlok) in the 21st Maha Brahmand.

Virtuous souls, this Kaal God is cursed to eat grime of one-lakh human bodies daily due to which he has given the management to his three sons. Brahma Ji is Rajogun under whose influence we (all creatures) produce children. The soul is helpless, unable to do anything. And with the influence of Satogun Shree Vishnu Ji, we are all attached to each other, a lot of affection is imbibed within, we cannot go far from this. The third one, God Shankar/Shiv equipped with Tamogun, destroys. His job is to arrange food for his father; Kaal.

Note: Brahm Kaal says whatever happens with (Rajgun), creation from Brahma Ji, preservation from Vishnu Ji (Satogun), and destruction from Shiv Ji (Tamogun), the sole reason for all that is me, but I do not appear in front of them, I remain hidden. (Bhagavad Gita Chapter 7 Verse 24-25).

Having understood that Brahma, Vishnu, Shiv are three sons of the God Sadashiva/Kaal Brahm and Goddess Durga/Ambika let us move ahead and read the evidence for the same provided in the Holy Shri Shiv Mahapuran.

Important: The reality about the creation of Brahm-Kaal and Goddess Durga has been well explained in Sukshma Veda in the creation of the universe

Shiv Mahapuran - Legend Narrated by Shri Brahma Ji

Ref: Concise Shiv Puran, Translator is Shri Hanuman Prasad Poddar; Publisher is Gobind Bhawan Office, Institute of Kolkata, GitaPress Gorakhpur Mota Type, Adhyay 6, Rudra Sanhita, Pratham Khand (Srishti). 

Page 98 and onwards.

The discussion was held about the Creation of the Universe between Shri Narad Ji and his father Lord Brahma.

On being asked about Shri Shiv and Shri Shive (Goddess Durga) by his son Shri Narad Ji, Shri Brahma Ji said “Brahman! Superior amongst the Gods, You are always engaged in favor of the entire world. For the benefit of people, you have asked this great question. At the time, when the entire living and the nonliving world was destroyed, it was dark everywhere, nothing remained. At that time ‘Tatsat Brahm’ the revelation ‘Sat’ is heard, only that sound was alone.

Page 100 to 102 

Brahma Ji said- “That God, ParBrahm regarding whom, interpretations are made in this way; through knowledge and ignorance, through verses, the following options are presented”. This means Brahma Ji is saying with some knowledge and some ignorance, options are presented. ‘One who is formless ParBrahm, after some time expressed the desire to multiply. In him arose a resolution to become more from one. That formless God, with His divine power, imagined a figure form for himself. ParBrahm who is devoid of an idol, the Sadashiva is his figure. That is the God Sadashiva, the ancient scholars call him God. At that time, the one living alone in his own sweet way, the Sadashiva, from his body created a same-featured figure, Shakti. The formless became in form as the Sadashiva. He created from his body a female, Durga, who was inseparable from his body. That ParaShakti is called Pradhan (head), Prakriti (nature), Gunwati (Genius), Maya (illusion), the mother of wisdom element, she is told to be free from disorder. That Shakti is called Ambika. Supreme goddess of all, mother of three Gods Brahma, Vishnu, Mahesh, the Omnipresent, and is also known as root source. The Shakti (Durga) created by Sadashiva has eight arms. Various types of ornaments increase the beauty of her body parts. That Goddess is gifted with various powers and holds various weapons. Despite being single Durga acquires many forms when required. 

Note: At inception, Almighty Kabir descended in the 21 Universes of Brahm-Kaal and met Shri Brahma Ji and provided him true spiritual knowledge about the creation of the Universe and granted him a mantra. Later, Brahm-Kaal polluted his mind and fed wrong knowledge to Shri Brahma Ji who further narrated folklore and legends. Aforesaid, evidence from the holy Shiv Mahapuran describes the same which is not the reality. The fact will be described, henceforth. 

Also read: Evidence of Nature's Creation in Holy Shiv Mahapuran 

Sukshma Veda vs Shiv Mahapuran: Reality About Birth of Kaal-Brahm & Durga

Pious souls! This wrong spiritual knowledge had been fed in us for thousands of years. We have been filled till brim with the false spiritual knowledge. When we hear more knowledge there is no space. But true spiritual knowledge is such a knowledge that will make its place and will throw the old one out. The correct knowledge about the creation of the Universe has been mentioned in Sachhidanand Ghan Brahm’s speech, that is, Sukshma Veda.

In the above-mentioned description in the holy Shri Shiv Mahapuran Brahma Ji being ignorant about true spiritual knowledge has twisted and presented the knowledge he heard from God. With Kaal’s inspiration he added his experience and of some other sages/saints, based on ignorance started narrating legend. The fact about the birth of Brahm/Jyoti Niranjan has been mentioned in the nectar speech by Almighty KavirDev, that is in Sukshma Veda that Kaal and Durga were created by word power by Satpurush. Brahm had the foul intention on Durga, noticing that she made a small subtle form of herself and went inside his stomach, which means Kaal had swallowed Durga. Later, on her request, God Kabir took her out from his (Kaal) stomach.

It has been mentioned in Sukshma Veda, that is, pious Kabir Sagar “Gyan Bodh” Chapter page 21-22

Pehle kinha Niranjan rayee | peechey se maya upjayee ||
Maya roop dekh aatee shobha | Dev Niranjan tan man lobha ||
Kamdev Dharmrai sataye | Devi kun turant dhar khaye ||
Pet se Devi kari pukari | he Saheb mohe levo ubhari ||
Tek suni ta Satguru aaye | Ashtangi ke bandh chudwaye ||
Dharmrai ne hikmat kinha | nakh rekha se bhag kar leena ||

‘‘सृष्टि रचना की वाणी‘‘ (ज्ञान बोध पृष्ठ 21-22 से)

पहले कीन निरंजन राई। पीछे से माया उपजाई।।
माया रूप देख अति शोभा। देव निरंजन तन मन लोभा।।
कामदेव धर्मराय सताये। देवी कूं तुरंत धर खाये।।
पेट से देवी करी पुकारी। हे साहब मोहे लेवो उबारी।।
टेर सुनि सतगुरू तहं आए। अष्टंगी को बंद छुड़वाये।।
धर्मराय ने हिकमत कीन्हा। नख रेखा से भग कर लीना।।

The fact regarding the birth of Brahm Kaal and Goddess Durga is evident. Now let us move ahead and study evidence regarding the birth of Lord Vishnu stated in holy Shiva Mahapurana.

Birth of Shri Vishnu Ji in the Shiv Mahapuran Holy Book

Ref: Concise Shiva Purana, Rudra Sanhita 6th Chapter, Page no. 102 

That Sadashiva is known as Param Purush, God, Ishwar, Shiv, Shambhu, Maheshwar. He smears ash on all his body parts completely. That Kaal-form Brahm along with Shakti, means Durga, built an area known as ‘Shivlok’ (the Tamogun dominated place) at one time. That great place is called Kashi. That is the ultimate abode or the salvation place which is located at the top. That loved and beloved form, Shakti and Shiva (in the form of husband and wife, Durga and Kaal-form Brahm) who are the ultimate pleasure form, in their eternal ecstatic form, always reside in that beautiful place, Kashi. Durga and Kaal-form Brahm did not leave that place of their presence even on the destruction day. They permanently reside there.

Brahma Ji further said, “Sage! At one time, while roaming in the Paradise, Shivay and Shiv had this desire in their mind that another male should be created, on whom the great burden of regulation of the universe could be laid so that we both can roam at our will and shall attain eternal bliss while living in Kashi. Deciding this, along with Durga, the universal Lord Shiv Kaal-form Brahm, rubbed nectar on the tenth part of his left side, then there appeared a male entity i.e. a son”. Brahm Kaal and Durga had relations as a couple, with their union a male entity appeared; meaning a son was born. The God Sadashiva said, the son who was born. “Child! Being all-embracing, your name will be famous as Vishnu”. 

Note: Hence proved, with the union of Durga and Kaal, with their act of husband-wife, Shri Vishnu Ji was created. Now, it has been proved that the mother of Lord Vishnu is Goddess Durga and the father is this Sadashiva, Kaal-form Brahm/ Jyoti Niranjan/Kshar Purush.

Let us move ahead to know what evidence does Shiv Mahapuran provide about the birth of Shri Brahma Ji and Shri Shiv Ji? 

Birth of Shri Brahma Ji & Shri Shiv Ji in the Shiv Mahapuran

Ref: Concise Shiv Puran, Rudra Samhita Chapter 7,8, 9 Pages 103-110

Brahma Ji says “God of Sages! After that, the merciful God, that Sadashiva, this Kaal, by sharing an intimate relationship with Durga/Ashtangi, just like the way he created Vishnu, created me too from his right side. Then making me unconscious, put me on the lotus. This very Kaal acquiring the Mahavishnu form produces a lotus from his navel”. Brahma further says that ‘then I gained consciousness. Tried to find the base of the lotus, but remained unsuccessful. Then an Ethervoice (voice from the sky), that is, a celestial announcement directed me to do meditation. I did meditation’. 

Then in Rudra Samhita, Chapter 9, on page no. 110, it has been said that – ‘In this way Brahma, Vishnu, and Rudra, these three Gods have Gunas (qualities), Brahma is Rajgun-dominated, Vishnu is Satgun-dominated, and Shiv is Tamgun-dominated. In this way, the three gods have Gunas in them, but Shiv (Kaal-Brahm) has been considered to be beyond the Gunas.

Later, Vishnu and I (Brahma) fought over something. Then a bright Phallus (Ling) appeared in between us and the sound of 'Aum′-Aum′’ (OM′-OM′) appeared, and the three letters अ - उ - म (A - U - M i.e. OM) were also written on that Phallus. Then acquiring Rudra-form, Sadashiva appeared in a human form with five faces. Shive (Durga) was also with him.

Then suddenly made Shankar appear (because earlier he was unconscious, then making him conscious assembled the three) and said that you three may take over the task of creation, preservation, and destruction.

Note: Here, four have been proved; which means, Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiv have originated from Sadashiva (Kaal-Brahm) and Prakriti (Durga) only.

Read Also: Fight Between Shri Brahma Ji & Shri Vishnu Ji in the Shiv Puran

Important: Sukshma Veda supports this fact about the birth of Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva from Brahm-Kaal, and Goddess Durga similar to as mentioned in the pious Shiv Mahapuran. Let us study that evidence as well.

Birth of Brahma, Vishnu, Shiv from Kaal & Durga in the Sukshma Veda

In very simple language God had told this in Sukhshamveda that with the union of Goddess Durga and this Kaal Brahm/ Kshar Purush, Durga became pregnant. Then these three sons Brahma, Vishnu, Shiv were created. 

Ab mein tumse kahun chitai | Tirdevan ki utpatti bhai ||
Kutch sankshep kahun gohraai | Sab sanshay tumhre mit jayee ||
Maa Ashtangi pita Niranjan | Ve jum darun vansan anjan ||
Dharmrai keenhe bhog vilasa | Maya ko rahee tab aasha ||
Teen putar Ashtangee jaaye | Brahma, Vishnu, Shiv naam dharaye ||
Teen Dev sansar chalaye | Inme yeh jad dhokha khaye ||

अब मैं तुमसे कहूं चिताई। त्रायदेवन की उत्पत्ति भाई।।
कुछ संक्षेप कहूं गोहराई। सब संशय तुम्हरे मिट जाई।।
माँ अष्टंगी पिता निरंजन। वे जम दारूण वंशन अंजन।।
धर्मराय कीन्हें भोग विलासा। माया को रही तब आशा।।
तीन पुत्रा अष्टंगी जाये। ब्रह्मा विष्णु शिव नाम धराये।।
तीन देव संसार चलाये। इनमें यह जग धोखा खाये।।

The whole world is misled by the illusion of this Trigunmayee Maya, hence, remains in the web of butcher Brahm-Kaal.

The evidence for the above-mentioned is also in pious Devi Mahapurana Skand 3, Adhyay 5, page no.123 and Shrimad Bhagavad Gita Adhyay 9 Shloka 8-10 and Gita Adhyay 14 Shloka 3 & 4.

The God Sadashiva of the Shiv Mahapuran Can’t Grant Salvation

The central figure of the holy Shri Shiv Mahapuran, that is, The God Sadashiva/Brahm Kaal is not the provider of salvation. He is in the cycle of birth and death (Gita Chapter 9 Verse 7) and so all creatures are residing in his 21 Universes including Goddess Durga, Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiv. His mantra is only one word ‘OM’ (evidence Yajurveda Chapter 40 Verse 17, and Gita Chapter 8 Verse 13) with which souls cannot be liberated. Hence, tells in holy Bhagavad Gita Chapter 7 Verse 18 that his salvation is inferior (Anuttam). With his worship, that is by chanting the ‘OM’ mantra creatures remain in recurrence, (Gita Chapter 8 Verse 16). Therefore, in Gita Chapter 18 Verse 62, directs to go in the refuge of that eternal Param Akshar Purush, Supreme God by all means; to attain supreme peace and Sanatan ultimate abode; Satlok having gone where seekers do not return to this deceased world. They attain emancipation. 

Note: Gita Chapter 17 Verse 23 mentions there is a three word (coded) salvation mantra ‘OM-Tat-Sat’ through which emancipation is attained, supreme God/Satpurush/Param Akshar Brahm is attained. The same provides fruitful results only when obtained from a Tatvadarshi Saint whose identity has been described in Yajurved Adhyay 19 Mantra 25, Samved Mantra no. 822 Samved Utarchik Adhyay 3 Khand no. 5 Shlok no. 8, Gita Chapter 15 verse 1-4.

The Essence of Shiva Mahapurana

Essence: It is clear from the above-mentioned description that Kaal-form Brahm i.e. Sadashiva and Prakriti (Durga) are the father and mother of Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva. Durga is also called Prakriti and Pradhan. She has eight arms. She has come out of the body i.e. stomach of the Sadashiva i.e. Jyoti Niranjan Kaal. Brahm i.e. Kaal and Prakriti (Durga) keep all the living beings misled. They do not even tell the reality to their sons. The reason is that the living beings of the twenty-one Brahmands of Kaal (Brahm) should not come to know that Kaal (Brahm / Jyoti Niranjan) eats them after roasting them on the Tapatshila (a very hot stone). Therefore, he tortures us in birth-death and other miserable births of various living beings, and by getting creation, preservation, and maintenance and destruction done by his three sons, Rajgun-Brahma, Satgun-Vishnu, and Tamgun-Shiv, gets his food prepared. Because Kaal has been cursed to eat the grime of one lakh human beings and produce 1.25 lakh daily. Please also read in Shrimad Bhagwat Gita, the birth of Rajgun-Brahma, Satgun-Vishnu and Tamgun-Shiv by the husband-wife act of Kaal (Brahm) and Prakriti (Durga).

Conclusion

Certain facts highlighted in the Holy Shiv Mahapuran described above prove the following:-

  • The central figure of the Holy Shiv Mahapuran is the God Sadashiva
  • Both God Sadashiva and Goddess Durga were created by the word power of Satpurush/Param Akshar Brahm/Almighty KavirDev.
  • Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva are the three sons of Brahm-Kaal and Ashtangi/Goddess Durga.
  • Lord Brahma is ignorant about true spiritual knowledge of the Universe creation, hence, narrates legends.
  • Triple Gods Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva keeps creatures in the illusion of Maya and do not let living beings get liberated from the web of butcher Brahm Kaal
  • All 21 Universes of the God Sadashiva/Brahm-Kaal are mortal.
  • The God Sadashiva is not the provider of salvation.
  • Almighty KavirDev is the provider of salvation. 

Pious souls! It is said an indication is enough for a wise person. Since we have been painted for so long with wrong spiritual knowledge, if even a small concept is not clear then this Kaal/Satan will make space within your conscience again. Hence, the facts highlighted by the great Enlightened Saint Rampal Ji Maharaj from the holy Shiv Mahapuran should wake up souls. All readers must understand true spiritual knowledge provided by Him and must take His refuge to get their welfare done by doing true worship, thereby, attainment of emancipation.

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