charu25 New Delhi, India 4k Questions 6k Answers 1 Best Answer 5k Points View Profile0 charu25 Asked: July 6, 20202020-07-06T12:08:05+05:30 2020-07-06T12:08:05+05:30In: MythologyWhat is the Puranic story of Samudramanthan?0 What is the Puranic story of Samudramanthan?prranicstory ShareFacebook1 AnswerVotedOldestRecentcharu25 New Delhi, India 4k Questions 6k Answers 1 Best Answer 5k Points View Profile charu25 Added an answer on July 6, 2020 at 12:19 pm The act of holding Ganga jal and pouring it on a Shiva-linga is based at the Puranic story of Samudramanthan. During the churning of the ocean waters, along with various other matters that got here out of the ocean there also seemed halahal or poison. As no one become willing to simply accept the poison, Shiva being magnanimous in nature, decided to devour it. The poison was held in his throat, which grew to become blue, thanks to the burning outcomes of the poison.It is for this reason Shiva is also referred to as as Neelkantha, or the only with a blue neck. Seeing the blue colour, Ganga jal became poured on Shiva which helped him to quiet down from the burning poison. This practice of pouring Ganga jal on a Shiva-linga remains carried on as an annual lifestyle at some stage in shravan. There is another story associated with this pilgrimage, which says that Ravana, a amazing devotee of Shiva, used a kanwar to hold the holy waters of Ganga and pour it on Shiva within the Pura-Mahadev temple.This had happened all through Shravan; hence the Shiva devotees follow the annual culture of pouring Ganga jal at the Shiv-linga throughout Shravan. During kanwar-yatra Lord Shiva is addressed as Bhole Baba, and the Kanwariyas chant Shiva slogans in a manner of taking the call of Shiva.0Reply Share ShareShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on WhatsAppLeave an answerLeave an answerCancel reply Featured image Select file Browse Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.