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SHIVATAVA SADHANA is the biggest sadhana of Lord Shiva in this universe. No sadhana is parralled to do this sadhana when it comes to Lord Shiva. This sadhana carries uniqueness in itself as this sadhana is very easy yet very much complicated due to the fact that the guru can only give this sadhana to his disciple once. Even the guru cannot give this sadhana twice in his life such is the grandeur of this sadhana. This sadhana belongs to the GUPT kula and Siddha kula of the himalayas. Much has been said about this sadhana. This sadhana is the base of all spiritual pursuit.
For any aspirant in the field of spiritualism this sadhana is the foremost needed sadhana and its very difficult sadhana to achieve. Since the Guru can only give this sadhana once in his life it is the most hardest sadhana to find in this globe. None can get this diksha easily one needs to have a good sanskar and a good prarabdh too. He has to have heaps of virtue in his life. This sadhana is like the milestone of ones life, whoever takes this sadhana doesn't look back because he now has a way to walk and a destination to reach and his path becomes Shiva and his destination becomes Shiva. This sadhana transforms and individual from JIVA to SHIVA and putting fanaticism aside one doesn't become Shiva in a day just like Rome wasn't built in a day, after a great degree of perseverance and diligence one becomes Shiva after many births and this sadhana is the starting point and being Shiva is the destination. This sadhana is beyond life sadhana too because the effect of this sadhana doesn't finish with life. The positive part of this sadhana is that even if the sadhak dies he resumes his sadhana from where he or she left in the next birth, he automatically is attracted to lord Shiva sadhana and walks in its pursuit. There is a rumour pertaining it this sadhana that even if the sadhaka dies he still can remember his past life, guru and sadhana learnt from his guru in the next birth, this sadhana is the synopsis of all the great achievement of the rishi munis. Basically Kaulachar is a Shaiv margi path through Shakti, They basically worship Shakti and her various form to be Shiva one day. So this sadhana is the base for both Shaiva and Shakta marg as in Shakta marg too Shiva and Shakti are one and same.
Talking about Shivatva, its something hard to explain. Kaulachar believes in both formal and informal gods. So Shiva in Kaulachar means the formal god who holds a trident and wear snake garland and with a bluish body whos always absorbed in the bliss of the self and also the informal, shapeless god named BRAHMAN and in Tantra we call it Shiva. So SHIVATVA SADHANA is done to be Shiva or to be like Shiva both formally and informally. Its like stating that from this day that one has started his journey to become one with Lord Shiva. For more information please also click Shivatva Sadhana for the video.
Shivatva Sadhana, January 2nd, 2012:
The sadhana started next morning. It was cold but we all had taken the bath and seated themselves in the small hall. Mahayogi Satyendra Nath ji was already present in the hall. The group did the pavitrikaran or purification of their's and the sadhana procedure started. The uniqueness of this shivir was that the sadhaks had to make the yantra themselves in a piece of paper and then they themselves had to energise it and unlock the yantra. That was quite refreshing because the sadhaks personally did sadhana with all the premade yantras bought from somewhere. They were given mantra initiation of Paradeshwor Shiva mantra and the main sadhana mantra, The utkilan of the mantra based on Kaulachar is done with the nada or the sound. They had to repeat and chant the mantras loudly whilst playing the instruments. The first day was a simple rituals and they did the Patripuja to Yogini. The sadhaks made snakes, goats made of dough and offered it the Yoginis,
The next day was basically all about hawan and the final diksha. They performed the hawan and had to chant the mantras loudly and basically Mahayogi ji put panchamrit in the conchshell and he recited some mantras and offered it to the sadhak to drink and he said something in there ears which they aren't allowed to tell and after that the shivir was concluded and all the sadhaks left for there home. The whole experience was quite holistic one as the sadhaks had travelled thousand kilometers from there house to perform this sadhana and its the most unique sadhana that they had ever took part in, as this embarked the start of the journey of sadhak of sadhana life. I am sure they were all quite excited with the prospect of stepping into the path of Shiva marg or to become a Shaivaite.
So, this was how the shivir was concluded. It was an awesome experience for the sadhak and the first ever sadhana of most of there live's that they had taken part in. They have never looked back since because after that they have persistently walked into the path of spiritualism to walk in the path that leads to Shiva. Their journey is on and they are simply walking on it.