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14-Shiv and Raahu
From Shiv Puraan
Once Daitya Jalandhar sent Raahu to Shiv saying that Shiv should surrender to him. Shiv got very angry hearing this and his anger gave birth to a terrible creature springing from his brow. It had the face of lion, flaming eyes, dry and rough body and long arms. The creature rushed to Raahu to devour him. Shiv told that "we don't shoot the messenger, but the creature said that he was very hungry. Shiv said - "If you are so hungry, eat your own flesh>" So he did until only his head remained.
Shiv got pleased with him so much that he appointed him his gatekeeper, so that he could frighten the wicked souls. Shiv also ordained that he be worshipped with him and gave him the Keertimukh.
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Created on March 15, 2003 and Updated on February 12, 2013