Lord Shiva’s blue throat

The Neelkantha

Lord Shiva is also known by the name of “Nilakaṇtha”, which literally means the blue-throated. Once Goddess Parvati learnt that Lord Shiva had swallowed poison, he rushed to hold his neck, so that the poison would not travel neck downwards. That’s how his neck became a deep blue.

Lord Shiva is known as Neelkanth
Lord Shiva is known as Neelkanth

 

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