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“God’s light is within you, It never leaves you.”

The tale of Bhikshuvarya Avatar centers around King Satyarth of Vidarbha, his wife, and their son, highlighting the incarnation of Lord Shiva known as “Bhikshuvarya Avatar.” As the Kali Yuga emerged after the Mahabharata, moral boundaries blurred, leading to conflicts driven by greed. King Satyarth was slain during an attack on his kingdom, leaving his pregnant wife to seek refuge in a forest. There, she gave birth and faced a perilous encounter with a crocodile at a lake. Lord Shiva, disguised as a beggar, aided her, revealing her child’s royal heritage. The beggar woman embraced her role, and Shiva unveiled his true form, blessing the child. With Shiva’s blessings, the child grew, overcame challenges, and reclaimed the kingdom.

Bhikshuvarya Avatar
This Lord Shiva Avatar is known to keep human beings safe from all dangers of the world that might befall them.

Bhikshuvarya Avatar
The Bhikshuvarya Avatar of Lord Shiva protects human beings from all kinds of dangers.

Bhikshuvarya Avatar
This particular Avatar is for the protection of humans in general and takes care of the human in all adverse conditions and dangers in their lives. It is said that worshipping this form helps us in getting over the threats and dangers in our lives.

Lord Shiva took this avatar to protect the child of King Satyaratha after the death of his parents. The child was blessed by Shiva and eventually raised by a poor lady.


Bhikshuvarya Avatar:
This incarnation of Lord Shiva protects human beings from all kinds of dangers.
Once, a beggar met a newborn baby near the banks of a pond and where his mother had died. While the newborn was crying, the beggar was hesitant to take the baby on her lap. Lord Shiva appeared as another beggar and advised the beggar to take the child and raise him.


Shiva Bhikshatana
Shiva Bhikshatana is the nude sculpture of Lord Shiva where he is graved as a beggar
Shiva Bhikshatana is the mendicant posture of Lord Shiva where he is depicted without cloths and seduces the wives of the rishis. The sculpture is found made with bronze with a dog accompanying Lord Shiva. In Kailashanatha temple of Kanchipuram This Bhikshatana sculpture of Lord Shiva is inlaid in the rocks. Here Shiva is enchanting mendicant, with sandals, unbound hair and carrying his few possessions on a staff. He is depicted as youthful abstainer who is being worshiped by the Rishis’ wives he seduced. A disappointed husband raises his fist in the upper left corner. The whole composition is poised with vitality. The flexion of Shiva’s left leg and sandaled foot, his upward pointing left hand, the kneeling adoration of the seduced wives all gives the relief a mundane simplicity. Shiva’s upward pointing left hand was later imitated in the sculpture of his boy devotee, Sambandha.


Bhikshuvaryavatar – Story of Dharma Gupta
Once there is a was King of vidharbha Named SatyaRadhu who was killed by the opponents in the War for kingdom,after the death of the King Radhuda, his wife who was pregnant,ran into woods and delivered a baby boy in the forest itself. after the birth of the boy, she left her last breath as a crocodile attacked the women .
that unlucky kid lost his parents by his birth and was left alone while weeping with hunger.
That cry of baby heard by Lord Shiva diverted the route of a poor Brahmin women to the place where that kid was lying,she was already carrying a one year old kid.by seeing the kid crying for hunger she wanted to adopt him as her child but was hesitating and waiting if someone would come and claim him as their son,but no one turned up, then Lord Shiva took a form of Brahmin and adviced the women to adopt the kid and give him the love , affection and care as if he is also a own kid of hers and take responsibility of both ( her one year old and the adopted one ) equally, when the women was still in confusion Lord Shiva told the story of that boy that ” King SatyaRadhu was a great devotee of Lord Shiva in the previous life and his name was Pandya but he used to worship shiva with the fear of enemy and other kingdoms, So due to which he died in the hands of other kingdoms in this life also , and the Kid of the mother killed her husbands other wife with some cunning tactics due to which that women was killed by a crocodile in this life, hence this child became orphan because of the sins commited by his parents, so without any doubt take care of this child” and showed his real form as Lord Shiva. This form of Lord Shiva is called as Bhikshuvaryavatar.

That women adopted the child and named him as Dharma Gupta,after he grown up he married a Gandharva Kanya and got back his kingdom which his dad lost life.

Similarly Lord Shiva also incarnated him self as Sureshwar for saving Upamanyu.

Moral of Story : Our sins and mistakes might effect the future of the kids , Take decisions and work with dedication and right mindset, yours and your children future would be safe and hurdle-less.
no Greed and irresponsibility would be a valid reason when there is a problem in life.

Bhikshuvarya Avatar
This incarnation of Lord Shiva protects human beings from all kinds of dangers.


Bhikshuvarya Avatar. There are three superpowers running the Universe, which we call Trideva or Trinity.Among the Trinity there is Lord Brahma who creates the universe, Lord Vishnu has the responsibility of nurturing and Lord Shiva is the destroyer of the universe.When the sin on earth increases excessively and people forget religion and start doing everything wrong.Then Lord Shiva brings changes in everything to make the earth run smoothly.

Lord shiva has been called by many names like Shankar,Mahadev,Neelkanth,Aadiyogi,Maheshwar,Shambhu,Gangadhar,Mahakal,Rudra,Pashupati,jatadhar,gannath,shashishekhar,Bholenath.The main reason for calling Lord Shiva as Bholenath, is that Lord Shiva listen very quickly to the devotees and help them.Lord Shiva does not allow injustice to anyone.

Lord Shiva protect everyone in some way or the other.”Bhikshuvarya”Avatar is that incarnation of Mahadev who has given the message that Lord Shiva also protects the life of every human born in the world and he is their greatest protector.

According to religious texts,Once there was a kingdom named as Vidarbh was ruled by King Satyarath.He was very happy in his kingdom with his wife. But King Satyarath was killed by his enemies in a war. King satyarath’s pregnant wife saved her life by hiding from the enemies.She left the kingdom hiding here and there.

When the time came, she gave birth to a son. Once the queen felt thirsty, she sat on the bank of the lake to drink water and kept her boy a little away from the shore. When the queen went to the lake to drink water, the crocodile made it her food and that boy he was all alone there. Then the child started suffering from hunger and thirst.

Lord Shiva was seeing all this with his divine vision. Lord Shiva did not see the pain of that child and he decided to help that child. Just then a beggar reached there with the inspiration of Shiva.

Then Lord Shiva, who took the form of a beggar ( bhikshukh), introduced the child to that beggar and instructed his upbringing and also said that this child is the son of Vidarbha King Satyarath. Saying all this, Lord Shiva in the form of a beggar showed that beggar his true form and she was very happy to have darshan of Lord Shiva.

According to the orders of Shiva, the beggar took care of that child. Growing up, that child defeated his enemies by the grace of Lord Shiva who had killed his father and because of whom he had also lost his mother .He killed all his enemies and got his kingdom again.And by the grace of Lord Shiva, he became a Chakravarti emperor.

This incarnation of Bholenath gives the message that the saviors of life of every creature born in the world are also present.Lord Shiva’s Leela is unparalleled, there is no other like him.The whole world bows down to Lord Shiva and I bow down to Lord Shiva.

Om Tryambhakam Yajamahe Sugandhim Pushtivardhanam |

Urvarukamiva Bandhanan Mrityor Mukshiya Maamritat ||



Bhikshatana Shiva is a form of Lord Shiva in which he became a naked mendicant and wandered all over the world asking for alms. There are different stories behind why he assumed this form.

The Story of Bhikshatana (Shiva Purana, 4.12):
Once upon a time, there was a forest named Daruvana. There were many sages who were devotees of Lord Shiva. One day some of them went into the jungle to bring sacrificial twigs. To test their devotion, Lord Shiva assumed a very hideous form. He was stark naked and had smears of ashes all over his body. He came to the houses of his devotees, held his penis, and started showing all sorts of vicious tricks. The wives of the sages got scared at this sight, but the other women, excited and surprised, approached him. Some embraced him, and some held his hand.

Meanwhile, sages returned and were infuriated at this sight. Therefore, they cursed the Lord that his penis would fall on the ground. The curse was immediately fulfilled and the Lord’s penis fell, but that penis started moving randomly and burnt down everything that came in its path. It went to all three worlds (Earth, heaven, and netherworld), and the people were distressed. After this also, they did not recognize Lord Shiva and went to Lord Brahma for help. He told them that the person they cursed was Lord Shiva, and the problem would not be solved until the penis became stationary. He also told them that only the goddess Parvati could do this.Then, all gods propitiated the goddess Parvati, and she held Lord Shiva’s penis in her genitalia and the penis became static. When the phallus was stabilized, there was welfare throughout the world. Therefore, the people who worship Lord Shiva in this form become happy in all respects.

The same story with slight variations is mentioned in the Vamana Purana, Skanda Purana, and Matsya Purana, but the story in the Linga Purana is a bit different. According to the Linga Purana (1.29), the sages said harsh words to Lord Shiva but could not curse him because their power of austerity was ineffective against him. Lord Shiva disappeared from there then.

In the morning, all the sages with perplexed minds went to Lord Brahma and informed him about the incident. Lord Brahma told them that he was Lord Shiva to whom they spoke harsh words and told them to worship Shiva lingam and take penance. So, the sages took penance for a year, and then Lord Shiva forgave them and appeared in Daruvana again. Then, Lord Shiva told them that he took this hideous form to teach people not to ill-treat the ascetics even if they roam naked around.

2. Lord Shiva Cuts the Head of Lord Brahma:
Many Puranas mention that Lord Shiva cut off the fifth head of Lord Brahma, but there are different reasons given in different Puranas. Per the Kurma Purana, once in a council of sages, Lord Brahma declared that he was the Supreme God. At that time, Lord Shiva appeared there in the form of an infinite pillar of light and challenged Lord Brahma’s claim. After a thorough discussion, the sages agreed that Lord Shiva was the Supreme God, but Lord Brahma arrogantly declined to accept it. Therefore, the infuriated Lord Shiva cut off one of his heads.

Per another version of the story, Lord Shiva cut off the fifth head of Lord Brahma because it was condemning the Vedas. Per the Skanda Purana, he did so because Lord Brahma married his own daughter, Saraswati.

Whatever may be the reason, afterward, Lord Shiva was remorse cutting the head of Lord Brahma and wanted to atone for the sin. Because of the sin of Brahmahatya, the head of the Brahma stuck to his left palm. Therefore to expiate the sin, Lord Shiva became a Kapali and wandered the world as a naked beggar using the skull as a begging bowl.

Lord Vishnu Helps Lord Shiva:
Per the Kurma Purana, after the encounter with sages in Daruvana, Bhikshatana Shiva continued to wander until he reached Vaikuntha, the abode of Lord Vishnu. The guard of Vaikuntha did not allow him to visit Lord Vishnu. Therefore, Lord Shiva killed him and hoisted his corpse on his trident. He entered Vaikuntha and begged for food. Lord Vishnu offered him his blood as food and advised him to go to Varanasi, where his sin would be expiated.

Upon reaching Varanasi, the skull of Lord Brahma fell off his palm at a place called Kapala Mochana. The corpse of the guard also disappeared from his trident. After bathing in the sacred pond of Varanasi, he cast off his appearance of Bhiskhatana Shiva. Then, he assumed his original form and returned to his abode.


The Divine Beggar – Bhikshatana Story of Lord Shiva

Bhikshatana, one of the forms of Lord Shiva is depicted as a naked beggar accompanied by a dwarf who carries an alms bowl (bhikshapatra), and animals like the deer and dog. Bhikshatana murti or form is also considered to be a gentler phase of Bhairava between his two horrific forms of Brahmashirascheda murti (form assumed when Lord Shiva severs the head of Lord Brahma) and Kankala murti (form assumed when Lord Shiva kills the door-keeper of Lord Vishnu). There are various legends associated with the origin of the Bhikshatana form of Lord Shiva, the most common being that Lord Shiva had an argument with Lord Brahma regarding the supreme creator of the Universe and with both being equally adamant about their superiority, the anger only built up on both sides. This fiercely debate provoked Lord Shiva to decapitate Brahma’s fifth head (facing upwards) with his left thumb nail, after which the head of Brahma stuck to Shiva’s left palm due to the sin he committed. In order to compensate for this heinous crime of B

rahmahatya, he had to turn into mendicancy and hence assumed the form of a naked beggar and wandered the world begging for alms for twelve years. Sometimes his hair is arranged in a jatabhara (matted hair) or is seen standing on end and a bell is tied to his right leg, indicating that he is outside the Vedic religion. He is seen with four hands, carrying a staff with the bones of Brahma and Visvaksena (Lord Vishnu’s door-keeper) attached to the top, a skull-cap and a drum. A snake is also seen encircling his body which is adorned with a few ornaments. An interesting feature distinguishing Bhikshatana from other forms of Shiva is that he is often seen wearing Padukas (footwear) or wooden sandals which is rarely seen in the iconography of other forms of Shiva. The fierce form of Kankalamurti is seen wearing a necklace of skeletons (kankala). Sometimes he has a long staff topped by Brahma’s skull, or a trident with the corpse of Visvaksena fixed to it.