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It is day five of #ecokindyogi we are doing side angle pose and talking about the loss of #biodiversity.
This is the extinction of plants and animals worldwide and the local reduction or loss of species in certain habitats. It is important to maintain biodiversity to ensure the health of our ecosystems. When one species of plants or animals goes extinct, it can cause a chain reaction that ripples through the entire ecosystem and causing other extinctions. Consider this: The harebell, a plant species, will be negatively affected by climate change. The harebell is the essential food source for a specialized species of leaf-cutter bee. If the harebell were to go extinct and this species of leaf-cutter bee did not reallocate many interactions to new plant partners, this could cause extinction among this species of leaf-cutter bee, which could cause extinctions among other plant and animal groups within its eco-system. A study published in phys.org states, “Climate change not only poses a direct threat to many animal species, but that additional indirect effects also play a role. Therefore, climate change may have a more negative effect on the biological diversity of animals than previously assumed.”
What can you do?
🌎Help native pollinators (bees, insects, and birds)
🌎Reduce or eliminate the use of pesticides and fertilizers
🌎Restore habitat in your yard and community
🌎Leave native plants undisturbed and landscape using native trees and vegetation
🌎Reduce, reuse, and recycle
🌎Drive less and walk, ride, and carpool more
Known by many names--Mahadeva, Mahayogi, Pashupati, Nataraja, Bhairava, Vishwanath, Bhava, Bhole Nath --Lord Shiva is perhaps the most complex of Hindu deities, and one of the most powerful. Shiva is 'shakti' or power, Shiva is the destroyer--the most powerful god of the Hindu pantheon and one of the godheads in the Hindu Trinity, along with Brahma and Vishnu. As recognition of this fact, Hindus isolate his shrine separate from those of other deities in the temple.
The actual image of Shiva is also uniquely different from other deities: his hair is piled high on the top of his head, with a crescent tucked into it and the river Ganges tumbling from his hair. Around his neck is a coiled serpent representing Kundalini, the spiritual energy within life. He holds a trident in his left hand, in which is bound the 'damroo' (small leather drum). He sits on a tiger skin and on his right is a water pot. He wears the 'Rudraksha' beads, and his whole body is smeared with ash. Shiva is also often portrayed as the supreme ascetic with a passive and composed disposition. Sometimes he is depicted riding a bull called Nandi, decked in garlands. A very complicated deity, Shiva is one of the most fascinating of Hindu gods.
The Destructive Force
Shiva is believed to be at the core of the centrifugal force of the universe, due to his responsibility for death and destruction. Unlike the godhead Brahma the Creator, or Vishnu the Preserver, Shiva is the dissolving force in life. But Shiva dissolves in order to create since death is necessary for rebirth into a new life. So the opposites of life and death, creation and destruction, both reside in his character. 🙏👁📿✨🕉 source: thoughtco.com 🌀Art by @juniour_rau ✨Manipulation of @android_jones ⛰
According to Shaktism and Hindu mythology, Adi Para Shakti—the Goddess, Devi—is the Supreme Being. She is also popularly referred to as "Adi Shakti", "Parama Shakti", "Maha Shakti", "Mahadevi", or even simply as "Shakti". "Parama" means absolute, "Satya" means the Truth as per many shakta texts. The Devi Bhagawata Mahapurana states that Adi Parashakti is the original creator, observer and destroyer of the whole universe.
As per Shaktism, Adi Parashakti appeared as Divine Pure Eternal Consciousness i.e. Shoonya Bindu, the divine zero feminine energy, which then expresses itself as prakriti (Universal Nature). Hence Adi Parashakti is Parama Prakriti.
Goddess Lalita Tripura Sundari is the original manifested form of Mother Adi-Parashakti. Goddess Parvati/Durga is Adi- Parashakti herself and is the perfect incarnation of Lalita Tripura Sundari . Goddess Lalita Tripura Sundari, the goddess of power, is considered as her saguna svarupa (Manifested form). That is, Lalita Tripura Sundari is the truest material form of the Goddess, possessing the three qualities (Sattva, rajas, or tamas). However, the Goddess Adi Para Shakti is also considered to be truly supreme spirit without form (Param Atman). She is the Great Goddess, and therefore the source of all other goddesses. She is supreme and regarded as the "Absolute Truth" in Shaktism. ✨🔱Source: Wikipedia 🕉🔥🙏
Narasimha, (Sanskrit: “Man-Lion”) one of the 10 avatars (incarnations) of the Hindu god Vishnu. The demon Hiranyakashipu—twin brother of Hiranyaksha, the demon overthrown by Vishnu in his previous incarnation as Varaha—obtained a boon from the god Brahma that he could not be killed by human or animal, from inside or outside, by day or by night, and that no weapon could harm him. Thus, feeling secure, he began to trouble heaven and earth. His son, Prahlada, on the other hand, was a devotee of Vishnu, even though his father threatened his life because of it. One day the demon challenged Prahlada and, kicking a stone pillar, asked: “If your god is omnipresent, is he in this pillar also?” Vishnu emerged from the pillar in the form of a man-lion and slew the demon at dusk on the threshold.
The incident is often depicted in art, with Narasimha appearing out of the pillar or engaged in ripping open the belly of the demon, one of his numerous pairs of hands holding up the entrails like a garland. The animal aspect is shown by a curly mane of hair, sharp, curved teeth, and leonine facial features. The body, though human, has a thick neck, large shoulders, and slender abdomen and waist. Seated images of Narasimha are also found in which the lion face has a pacific expression. 🦁 Source: www.britannica.com/topic/Narasimha 🕉✨Art by @ramesstudios 🙏
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