Lord Shiva

Stories You Need To Know #15

 Kirateshwar Avatar

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 Arjunaโ€™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 Shivae๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

Published by Anita Vij

A caring mother of 2. A loving wife. An aspiring individual who wishes to share her life-long learnings with the rest of the world.

5 thoughts on “Lord Shiva

  1. Awesome post! Enjoyed the read.
    I knew this story when I was child. We do had Ramayana and Mahabharata in our schools of SAIL( STEEL AUTHORITY OF INDIA). Pashupatinath astra was gifted to Arjuna at the end. In fact during fight between Arjun and Kirateshwar, Kirat was swallowing all the arrows thrown by Arjuna. Very nice story!!
    Thanks for sharing this excellent post. Regards.

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    1. Thank you, Arun Ji. I am glad to know that you already know so much about our Gods.๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š Obviously you have a
      vast knowledge of everything. Appreciate your comments.
      Thanks for reading and sharing your views here. Take care. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š


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