Spiritual significance of bhasma

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Santosh Gairola   By   santosh |  updated :   19 July 2018

Spiritual significance of bhasma

The spiritual significance of Bhasma is that it is auspicious and the giver of inner peace, blissfulness. In this post, we have defined the importance of Bhasma.

Bhasma is also known as Vibhooti which remains after Yagna (sacrificial fire ). Similarly, Bhasma also means ashes of the dead bodies bones which remains after the funeral.

Since after death, humans get freedom from all kind of sins, therefore, Bhasma of dead bodies is considered as holy.

Bhasma is the sacred ash which has immense potential to heal all kind of negative energies and toxicity in the people.

Devotees who organize the Yagna offer grain, wood, cereals, oil to Yagna fire. It frees them from past committed sin and Karma while offering each Aahooti.

The gases which originate from the Yagna (sacrificial fire ) clean the sins and purifies the mind and atman of everyone present in the Yagna ritual.

According to ancient saying performing more than 100+ Yagna ritual can open the door of heaven after death.

Bhasma has vital importance in the Tantric rituals as well.

After merging Bhasma with a particular mantra, it becomes a spiritual tool. A tool which can heal the sickness of an ill person.

Bhasma is also a medium to transfer energies from one body to another body through a simple touch on the forehead.

People who keep Yagya Bhasma on their home, it protects their family members from all kind of fear and keeps away evil spirit and ghosts.

Bhasma has a special spiritual value for yogis. They smear it on their bodies.

Smearing ashes and wearing Rudraksha beads is a symbolism of Mahadev devotees.

Mahadev means almighty Shiva.

Mahadev is known as the Adiyogi means the first Yogi and lord of yogic culture. Bhasma is the symbolism of Shiva, therefore is pious to yogis.

Bhasma represents that the world is mundane therefore destroyable and attachment is the leading cause of human grief.

It also reminds us that to unite with supreme consciousness (Shivoham); you need to leave behind materialistic desires.

Sacred ashes Bhasma is the consumer of the evil forces. It set you free from your destructive passion.

According to Rudra Sahita, 24 Adhayay (chapter), Paragraph number 4. Bhasma is of 2 types.

  1. Maha Bhasma (महा भस्म)
  2. Swalp Bhasma (स्वल्प भस्म)

Mahabhasma has 3 types

  1. Samaart (सामार्त)
  2. Shrout (श्रौता)
  3. Lokik (लौकिक)

Only prominent people can use Samaart (सामार्त) and Shrout (श्रौता) Bhasma.

The Samaart (सामार्त) and Shrout (श्रौता) Bhasma can be applied only after Vedic Mantra recitation.

It requires uncommon siddhis to attain it, hence, It not for ordinary people.

Ordinary people are advised to use the Lokik (लौकिक) Bhasma as the blessing from the divine. Bhasma signifies burning the vanity into ashes.

In the popular healing practice, Ayurveda, Bhasma is used as the curative powder. Medicational Bhasma contains minerals, metals, and precious herbs.

Bhasma connection with Shiva and Shakti

Bhasma has a straight connection with creation and destruction. Therefore, It is related to Aghori Shiva.

The three horizontal lines are called Tripunda. It has a vertical red line on it. These three horizontal lines represent 3 Gunas of Shiva.

1 - Rajas 2 - Tamas 3- Satva

Albeit, Shiva is Nirakar Param Brahma but in trinity Shiva operate as destroyer Rudra. Whereas, the red vertical line represents his Shakti (energy) on all three Gunas.

Therefore Tripunda symbolizes Shiva-Shakti.

By worshipping Shiva's any form, sadhaka can switch from one Guna to another. That happens when you get united with Shiva. Meditation is a medium to achieve it.

According to yogic science getting connected to Shiva is a process of getting merge into inner being.

For the outer world, It could be a process of activating Kundalini yoga shakti.

One should apply Tripunda and Bhasma after having true faith and devotion towards Shiva.

People who don't adore the Tripund and Bhasma with true devotion; They can never attain Shiva's knowledge and the law of attraction works against them.

Even when a stupid person applies, Tripund and Bhasma on his forehead with true devotion towards Shiva. Straight from that moment, he starts receiving intellectual mindset.

A nation where citizens put Tripund and Bhasma on their forehead with true devotion towards Shiva, that nation will always live in revel.

The benefit of visiting all the pilgrimage is equivalent to taking Bhasma bath.


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