Stories You Need To Know #15
The Story of Kirateshwar Avatar came into existence when Arjuna was performing a severe penance to please Lord Shiva. During the time, Duryodhan had sent a Rakshesh or Demon named Mooka to kill Arjuna.
During Arjuna’s mediation, he was disturbed by a loud noise of a boar, who was actually the demon Mooka disguised as a boar to kill Arjuna. When Arjuna opened his eyes, he saw Kirateshwar fighting against the boar.
While both, Arjuna and Kirateshwar shot arrows at the boar in order to kill him. After the boar had died, a big argument broke between Arjuna and Kirateshwar over who killed the boar. Soon, both of them were fighting against each other.
After seeing such Valor and courage in Arjuna, Lord Shiva revealed himself before him and Arjuna feeling guilty and ashamed asked for forgiveness as he could not recognize Lord Shiva. Lord Shiva consoled him and gave him his Pashupata Astra.
Om Namah Shivae🙏🙏