📖 According to Hindu legend,
sage Bhrigu sought to determine which primary deity - Brahma, Vishnu, or Shiva - was most powerful. Bhrigu first went to Brahma, who was too focused on creation to pay attention. Next, Bhrigu approached Lord Shiva, who was deeply meditating and didn't notice him. Finally, Bhrigu went to Lord Vishnu, who was asleep. The sage kicked Vishnu to wake him up, and Vishnu apologised for not noticing him sooner.

❤️ However,
Vishnu's wife, Lakshmi, was angered by the sage's disrespect and left him. To win back Lakshmi's affection, Vishnu took on the form of Lord Shiva and performed penance. The result was the creation of Hari Hara, a deity that embodied both the power and detachment of Vishnu and Shiva.

🌗 This is a story about
How Hari became Hara, not how Hara became Hari. That is why he is called "Hari Hara" and not "Hara Hari.” He is mostly worshipped for peace and prosperity.
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