"The Story of Mahashivaratri"

as told by Mumbiram


The Story of Mahashivaratri told by Mumbiram, Title

For the auspicious occasion of Mahashivratri

here is the ebook about
Mumbiram’s Watercolour Painting: “Hunter under the Bel Tree” 

along with the story of a hunter and a flock of deer: “Lord Shiva’s Mercy upon the faithful Hunter and the truthful Deer”

In the painting you see a herd of deer has appeared at the pond under a Tree. There is a Shiva Lingam in the pond and Lotuses are blooming in the water. The deer are peacefully standing and sitting right next to this man, who is really a hunter. Why are they not running away ?
The hunter has gone down on his knees folding his hands in a prayer. What is happening ?
The tree is a Bel Tree with its typical round fruit. Bel leaves are very dear to Lord Shiva.

Deer hunter c, Mumbiram small

In the painting Mumbiram refers to this story of a hunter and a stock of deer who outdo each other in grace and get rewarded from Lord Shiva himself.

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