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ಹೇರಾತ್ – ಕೊಶುರ್ ಸಂಪ್ರದಾಯದಲ್ಲಿ ಮಹಾಶಿವರಾತ್ರಿ 

ಕಾಶ್ಮೀರದಲ್ಲಿ ಮಹಾಶಿವರಾತ್ರಿಯನ್ನು ‘ಹೇರಾತ್’ ಎಂದು ಆಚರಿಸಲಾಗುತ್ತದೆ. ಅಲ್ಲಿನ ಪುರಾಣಗಳ ಪ್ರಕಾರ ಹೇರಾತ್ (ತ್ರಯೋದಶಿ) ಎಂದರೆ ಮಹಾಶಿವರಾತ್ರಿಯ ಹಿಂದಿನ ದಿನದಂದು ಜ್ವಾಲಾಲಿಂಗ ಅಥವಾ ಕಾಂತಿ ಸ್ಥಂಭ ಪ್ರಕಟವಾದ ದಿವಸ ಎಂದು ಹೇಳಲಾಗಿದೆ.

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Shiva and Krishna

In numerous instances across different Purānas and Itihāsas, we can find that Maha Vishnu and Parameshwara are contemporaries who complement each other and support each other in various forms. Through the various incidents, the common message that is conveyed to the humankind to assimilate is that there is absolutely no difference between the 2 supreme powers.

Manavas should transcend the barriers of ignorance that identifies differences between them and aspire to reach the state of equanimity where one worships both supreme powers with equal devotion and fervour.

This article tries to capture some specific instances where Shiva and Vishnu in his Krishna avatar had some close encounters. These interactions have some interesting answers that we aspire for and provide a much better perspective of the perceived differences or rather the lack of the same.

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Herath – MahaShivratri the Koshur Way

According to the Kashmiri lore, Herath commemorates the manifestation of the great Jwala Linga or the pillar of light, which appeared on triyodashi, a day before MahaShivratri day.  The story goes like this – Goddess Parvati along with the yoginis was meditating in the forest.  Meanwhile Lord Shiva, who was searching for his divine consort Shakti, appeared in the form of a Flaming Linga, at Pradosh Kaal or the dusk of the early night in the form of a Swacchand Bhairava – a fearsome form of Shiv.