Humble salutations to HH Jeeyar Swamiji! I shall be greatful to you if you could clear my doubt. In the valmiki ramayana, Sri Rama is said to have worshipped Lord Shiva at Rameshwaram. In the mahabaratha Sri krishna is said to have smeared himself with ashes and chanted the shatarudriyam. The vedas also acknowledge Lord shiva as a great god.I was told that there are instances in the vedas and kUrma purANam that Shiva, Vishnu and Soorya are one and the same. The Aditya hrudayam testifies that in the verse “ESha Brahma cha vishnushcha shiva skanda Prajapathi…” Then why do the vaishnavites do not go to shiva temple and recognize Shiva and do not accept prsadam. Adiyen Anand.
WHEN YOU UTTER NAMES WITH DIFFERENT QUALITIES, YOU ARE ACCEPTING DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE FORMS. THE SANSKRIT WORD “BHE:DA” CREATED ALL THIS TROUBLE. PEOPLE NOT ABLE TO UNDERSTAND THE RIGHT MEANING OF THIS WORD, MADE EVERY THING MESS. BHE:DA=DIFFERENCE; BHE:DA=CLASH, THERE IS NO CLASH BETWEEN THE DE;VATHAS. BUT THERE IS A VERY CLEAR DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ALL THE DE:VATHAS. EACH ONE OF THEM HAVE THEIR OWN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES. THE INNER FORCE TO ALL OF THEM IS THE NARAYANA ONLY. SO THEY CAN BE CALLED AS DIFFERENT PARTS OF THE SAME POWER. IN THAT WAY YOU CAN SAY THAT THEY ARE ALL ONE TOO. THE INNER POWER CAN ALSO BE CALLED WITH THE NAME OF THOSE DE:VATHAS ALSO. FOR YOUR INFORMATION, SRI RAMA NEVER WORSHIPED LORD SIVA, ACCORDING TO SRI RAMAYANAM. HE DID NOT CONSECRATE RAMESWARAM. THIS IS A MADE UP STORY. ANYTHING RELATED TO SRI RAMA, WILL BE ACCEPTED IF VALMIKI RAMAYANA MENTIONS THAT.