Importance Of Crow In Hinduism

IMPORTANCE OF CROW IN HINDUISM

IMPORTANCE OF CROW IN HINDUISM

INTRODUCTION

Crows are considered as sacred birds, and crow is the divine vehicle of the justice god Shani Dev. It is believed that during the time of death ceremony and other rituals performed to the departed souls, our ancestors are coming in the form of a crow and taking our food offerings and blessing us. The popularity of the crows was mentioned in ancient epics, and they act as a bridge between us and the dead ancestors, and they help us to honour our ancestors.

We can easily offer the food to the crows in the outside of our home, since there is no need to search for them. Offering food to the crows is a must during the Amavasya days and other auspicious festival days. By offering food to the crows, Lord Shani Bhagavan would be pleased, and would reduce our sufferings to some extent, and extend his helping hand on us during our difficult situations. Crows must not be killed for meat, since crows are not eatable items, and doing that, would cause Pitru dosham and Shani Dosham. We can worship Lord Shani Bhagavan in the Thirunallaru temple and he is seated in the Golden Crow Vahana.

Crows are the blessed ones, and they are also the worshipful birds. We can provide food and water regularly to the crows and worship Lord Shani Bhagavan. It is believed, that the caretakers of the crows, would be blessed by all the divine gods and goddesses, and they would reach the Divine world, after their death.

Hence let us worship Lord Shani Bhagavan and be blessed.

“OM SRI SHANI BHAGAVANE NAMAHA”

WRITTEN BY

R.HARISHANKAR

 

 

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