Vishnu Vallabh Shiva - Beautiful story of Vishnu and Shiva


Santosh Gairola  By   santosh |     Last updated :   10 Sept 2017

Bond between Shiva and Vishnu

In this post we tried to explain why Lord Shiva is known as Vishnu-Vallabh? This is the first time ever we are feeling that words are not enough to describe the affection between Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu.

How can someone ordinary person like us can describe the affection between Vishnu and Shiva. Still, we tried to describe it, but before that Let us first understand the meaning of Vallabh, which means ( most lovable || अत्यन्त प्रिय).

The bond of affection is so strong between Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu that they can not live without each other. Both have immense love for each other. Puranas defined that Lord Vishnu meditates Lord Shiva while Lord Shiva meditates Lord Vishnu. Both are devotees as well as God for each other.

once Lord Shiva said "Vishnu is my heart and I am Vishnu heart as the body cannot survive without a heart. The Same way we cannot live without each other". Puranas defined Lord Vishnu as a manifestation of Shiva's half Body. Puran also defines us that Lord Shiva holds Lord Vishnu in his Left part of the body.

Once while worshipping Lord Shiva with thousand of lotuses, Lord Vishnu even offered his lotus eyes to Shiva. This devotion made Shiva to gave Sudarshan Chakra to Lord Vishnu. The bond of friendship is so intense between Shiva and Vishnu that when Once all the demi god went to Lord Shiva for a marriage proposal. Shiva rejected their proposal but on request of Lord Visnu Shiva accepted the same proposal.

When Lord Vishnu took birth on earth as Ram . Lord Shiva Incarnation Hanuman served him as his biggest devotee ever. It is said that Lord Hanuman is still living in the earth in some unknown place.

Beautiful moments between Shiva & Krishna

Once upon a time, Lord Shiva was meditating upon Lord Vishnu. Son of Brahma Narad reaches to Mount Kailash abode of Shiva and hails Lord Shiva. Shiva opens his eyes slowly and asks with a smile.

Shiva: You are looking so joyful Narad, what happened? Narad: Oh My Lord, you know everything that these days I use to live on mother earth where Lord Krishna is in his childhood phase (Lord Krishna incarnation of Lord Vishnu).

Lord Shiva mesmerized internally after listening about Lord Krishna childhood. He says to Narad.

Shiva: Narad after listening about Lord Krishna Childhood, A feeling of craving to meet Shri Krishna in his childhood has grown in my heart.

Narad: Oh My Lord, you are the supreme consciousness, May I ask you something, I always see you Meditating. May I ask you who's name you are meditating?

Shiva: Dear Narad, I am meditating my Swami name. Who is none other than Lord Vishnu

Narad:: Oh Lord, this is really strange to understand for me that who is whom Swami (master). In Ram Avatar, Lord Vishnu worshipped you in the form of Rameshwar Lingam. whenever I talk with Lord Vishnu. He calls you Swami and here you are telling me that Lord Vishnu is your swami. After all my lord you both are one. No one in this universe has the ability to define this bond between you and Lord Vishnu.

Shiva: Narad description of every bond which is made on affection is not possible. Some bonds are beyond description.

After this reply to Narad, Lord Shiva Disappears from Kailash and takes the apparel of a sage and reaches to Gokul at Nand and Yashoda Home.

Shiva Reaches to Yashoda's home and loudly chants Alakh Niranjan which means " The Formless God, one who cannot be seen or in more simple words Alakh Niranjan refers to Attributeless God which later on get connected with again Lord Shiva".

Lord Vishnu from Vaikuntha calls up YogMaya and state her.

Vishnu: Devi (YogMaya) my Swami Lord Shiva is arriving at Gokul.

Yogmaya with a smile in her face replies to Lord Vishnu

Yogmaya: As you say, swami. On the other hand, Shiva was waiting outside the Yashoda's Home and chants Alakh Niranjan constantly. But Yashoda was busy in playing with baby Krishna so she doesn't pay any attention to outside sage. Lord Shiva politely ask Lord Vishnu Where are you, swami? I will not leave from here without meeting Krishna in his childhood phase. A neighbor of Yashoda listens to the chant and thinks that no one is in the home. She enters to Yashoda home and hails the sage.

Neighbor: whom are you calling Rishivar?

Sage: I am calling the lady of the house.

Neighbor: I hope you are calling house lady for alms [Bhiksha]. But seems like no one is in the home. Please come with me in my house. No sage can leave our village without any alms. I will give you the alms including Food, clothes, money.

Sage: Mother I am bonded with my rule, mother that in one day I go to only one house. If house master doesn't give me alms. I return empty handed and wait for next day.

Neighbour: Ohh so there are chances that today you have to return empty handed because I think Yashoda is not in the home.

Sage: As Lord Vishnu wish.

Neighbour: Please let me see whether Yashoda is in the home or not? If not then where she is?

She enters the Yashoda house

Neighbour: Yashoda a lustrous sage is waiting outside your home for his alms. He seems to be so extra ordinary his forehead is so shiny.

Yashoda: Ohh really, What a great moment for us. Let me arrange alms for him. I took some food, clothes and some money it will be enough for two days for him.

Meanwhile, Yashoda was getting informed about the sage waiting outside for alms Lord Shiva communicates with Lord Visnu and says

Sage: Swami please don't hesitate to show me your childhood avatar. I am your devotee Narayan.

Vishnu: Swami this moment is so special for me that you came to your devotee house. Please accept my salutations. Vishnu folds his hands with closed eyes.

Sage: Who is the swami, Who is the devotee, Let's not get in this debate. Please accept my request as your devotee and kindly Show me your Childhood phase.

Vishnu: My Childhood phase (little Krishna) is right now with Mother Yashoda. Swami Mother Yashoda looks after him. My Swami look mother Yashoda is coming near you.

Yashoda comes out of her house and greets the sage with a smile on her face. Shiva gives blessing to Yashoda

Author's one minute

This part of the story is really so special, it fills you with ecstasy, where supreme consciousness Lord Shiva himself request's mother Yashoda to allow him to see the face of little Krishna. This is why Mother place is always above the God.

Yashoda: Please accept my apology for being so late for your alms. I was busy with my baby Krishna.

Sage: Mother your son is so special, Please allow me to see your son. I have been waiting so long to see your son.

Yashoda: I am so sorry sage. I have just given him shower. I can't take him out here since breeze is so cold here.

Sage: Mother the one who controls the flow of breeze, for him please don't have a Doubt. Just show me the face of your son once. To meet your son, this craves made me visit your house.

Yashoda: No sage I can't take him out, you please take your alms and leave.

Sage: Mother, these Gold- diamond, food, clothes are worthless for me. These are like stone pieces to me. I have no interest in them. Instead, i can give you these as many you want. I have just come to see your son face.

Yashoda gets scared and states to her neighbor that yes you were right, he is not an ordinary sage. While saying all these stuff to her neighbor, a tear drop comes out of her eyes.

Yashoda: Sage Many people have come before you, They requested same way as you are requesting. Firstly they request and speaks so good about Krishna that you son is so divine child just show us his face. Later on, they try to hurt my little Krishna. I will not take him out of my house to show you his face. Please take this alms and leave.

Sage: Mother Please Don't be so hard on me, I have come from very far just to see your son. I came from Mount Kailash just to see your son.

Yashoda: If you have come from Kailash why didn't you stayed there and took blessings from Lord Shiva? My husband ordered me not to bring Krishna in front of strangers.

Sage: Mother taking blessing from God is not impossible but to meet Krishna in his childhood is really difficult.

Suddenly Yogmaya enter and states to Yashoda

Yogmaya: He is not stranger Yashoda. I know him since very long. He is from Kashi city. He is one who is supreme among us. He is shakti Pati.

Yogmaya falls in the feet of Sage and touches his feet. Yashoda was viewing it all and gets amazed. She had never seen something like this before that Yogmaya falling in feet of a sage and touches his feet. After all, Yogmaya is a mystic old lady whom she knows from many years

Yogmaya: Yashoda trusts me, bring Krishna here. After getting the blessing from him, even your baby will be more happy and blessed.

Yashoda: But his dress is so weird. Could my Krishna get afraid from him?

Yogmaya: My dear Yashoda by just taking his name all the sorrows and fear disappear so trust me, daughter, I never lied from you. just bring out your Krishna. Let him meet your son.

Yashoda brings out her son and sage sees the first glimpse of the child. Sage smiles and blesses the child.

Sage: Mother if you allow can I touch your son's feet soil.

Yogmaya: But before that baby, Krishna wants your feet soil.

Yogmaya puts sage feet soil to baby Krishna forehead.

Viewing from Vaikuntha Vishnu gets delighted.

Vishnu: Thank you, swami, I can feel the ecstasy which is beyond everything else for me, Thank you for such a lovely gift in my forehead.

Sage: This is not done, my Swami. Please do justice to your this devotee. I was waiting for your foot soil. Please let me allow once to touch your feet so that I can feel that ecstasy. I have been waiting for this moment since so long.

Both give salutation to each other with down eyelids. Yogmaya plays her role quietly. She stops quantum of time everything stops, Shiva touches the feet of Baby Krishna and Yogmaya continues the time flux. Yashoda was unaware what happened in paused quantum. Sage turn around and start walking distance but Yashoda sounds him.

Yashoda: Sage you forgot your alms. Sage: Mother you already paid the alms to me. Now I need nothing.


Sage returns to Mount Kailash as Shiva and Nand Krishna Father enter the home. Yogmaya states Nand to touch the soil where sage was standing. Nand touches the soil and feels blessed Yashoda feels delighted and ask Krishna

Yashoda sees toward Little Krishna face

Yashoda: Who are you Son? sometimes monsters come to meet you and sometimes deities.

Vishnu: Om Namah Shivaay, Accept the salutations of your devotee my Swami.

After seeing Lord Vishnu saluting to Lord Shiva. In Vaikuntha, Sri ask Lord Vishnu so much humility and humbleness Swami?

Vishnu: Sri for me my Swami came to my house with bare feet. This is something really very special to me. Since he never takes birth in the earth so I can never be able to fill this dividend, so Shastra says when a person is not able to pay the dividend. He only needs to salute the person for his dividend.

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