[an error occurred while processing this directive]
Forums Chat Annouce Calender DigiCards Recommend Remote Invites
[an error occurred while processing this directive]

Dwadasa Jyotirlingas
Introduction Kedarnath
Kasi Dwaraka
Ujjain Omkareswar
Somanath Nasik
Aurangabad Sahyadri
Parli Srisailam
Major Sections
Temples Of India
Lord Siva To Be Adored The Devalayas Of Karnataka
Palani Dhandhayudhapani The Kovils Of Kerala
The Temples of North-West India Temples For The Triple Sects
Mata Kanakadurga of Vijayawada The Legend Of Mata Kanyaka Parameswari
The Temples Of North-East India Mantralya Mahakshetra
The Aalayas of Andhra Pradesh The Mandirs Of Maharastra
Mighty Atoms For Tiny Tots Lord Siva Of Sri Kalahasthi
Bhagawan Vithoba Of Pandharpur Bizarre Beliefs And Odd Traditions
Asoka Priyadarsin The Mother Of Melmaruvathur And Her Miracles
Vishnu Mayam Jagat Sarvam Sakti Mayam
The Temples Of Tamilnadu Hindu Ethos In Capsules - Vol I

Hindu Ethos In Capsules - Vol II

Hullo Tirupathi !
Uthuthshta Govinda Cum Jo Jo Mukunda The Miracles Of Gods For The Debacles Of Humans
[an error occurred while processing this directive]


The Baiju Episode

The Atmalinga popular as Ravaneswara linga thus left there was adored even after his death, by devotees for long, but later in the Kaliyuga, the slothful priests grown impious due to amassing wealth by easy means, abandoned worshipping it. A cattle-keeper by name Baiju, who was regularly worshipping it with utmost piety, found
this lapse unbearable. But he could do nothing due to his low position. In a fit of anger he vowed to break it to pieces with his heavy club for the sole purpose of opening the eyes of the erring priests. He' tried but could not make any dent; for the Sivalinga was impregnable. Being adament, he resolved to breaking it little by little as a daily routine way. He decided to implement his plan before meal everyday. He put his resolution into practice. Before taking food, he was using all his strength on the Sivalinga with his club, but it remained stubborn -not a chip came out of it. Yet he continued. One day in hurry he forgot it and sat down for food; but before raising his hand to mouth, he remembered his vow. Dropping it, he dashed off and with uncontrollable anger, he struck it with all strength at his command. The Lord pleased more with the tenacity than devotion, which was of no mean distinction, appeared before him to fulfilling his ardent ambition of offering regular prayers to the linga with due agamic rites. The overjoyed cowherd prostrated before Him. The Lord lifting him said that the presiding deity would be called Baijnath after him thenceforward. The priests realizing their position corrected their ways and commenced performing pujas with ardour due.

Our journey halts at Srisailam, where the Lord with mere darsan of the tower of his abode is ensuring the asthikas with the much coveted birthlessness.


Back ] Up ]

About Parli - The Vaidyanath Jyotirlinga
You are Here! The Baiju Episode
[an error occurred while processing this directive]
HinduNet Signature Merchandise

[an error occurred while processing this directive]
More Information about HinduNet Inc.
Privacy Statement
The Hindu Universe is a HinduNet Inc., website.
Copyrighted 1994-2003, HinduNet Inc.