Sayings Of Lord Siva

RESTRICTIONS FOR DEVOTEES
OF SIVA

A devotee of Siva shall refrain from eating meat, garlic, onion, red garlic, potherb, Slesmataka (Cordia myxa), pig of rubbish and liquors.

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Without concluding the worship of Siva the defiled king (Pandya King), confused in mind and bereft of auspiciousness, took his food at night with pleasure.
(Note. No devotee of Siva should interrupt his worship of Siva, or leave the worship of Siva unconcluded).

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O knave (Sudarsana) you had sexual intercourse with your wife on the occasion of Sivaratri. Without taking bath you performed the worship. You are an indiscreet fellow. Because you have done this consciously, be sluggish and insensible. You are an untouchable person for me. Avoid touching me (touching the Linga).

(Note. A devotee is expected to follow strict celibacy on Sivaratri. Those devotees (householders) who indulge in sexual activities on other days must take bath before the performing of Siva’s worship).

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One shall not take food without taking bath, or performing japa (prayer) as worshipping the fire.
(Note. One shall not eat before first taking a bath and worshipping Siva).

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Hereafter, I have no desire to include you (Ketaka flower) in my worship.

(Note : the Ketaka flower and the Champaka flower should not be used for Siva's worship).

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