What is so great about Krishna in The Hare Krishna Forum Posted December 27, 2007 · Report reply And if I have made an offense at the lotus feet of Lord Shiva, then I beg his forgiveness with all sincerity . I am sure he will be kind enough to forgive me because he is very easily pleased. I was fortunate of having darshan of Ekachakresvara Bhandisvara Patala Siva Mahadeva! He is so merciful. Jai Mahadeva! Lord Shiva only gets mad at lusty cupids that try to interrupt His meditation! I'm sure He would never get mad at someone who's trying to praise His immense Devotion to Lord Krishna. I, myself, often praise Lakshmi Mata (Radha) for Her great devotion to Lord Shiva. There is an extremely beautiful legend concerning Her immense devotion to Lord Shiva Ji. It is said that Lakshmi picks 1000 lotuses everyday to offer to Lord Shiva at night, and that one night, She was two short. Well, since it was already night, all the lotuses had closed their petals. She couldn't decide which was worse: offering less than She usually did, or not offering at all. But, suddenly, She remembered that Her breasts had once been described as lotuses in full bloom by Sri Narayana Dev. So, She cut off Her own breasts and offered them in place of the two missing flowers. Lord Shiva appeared with tears in His eyes and restored Her breasts, praising Her for Her immense devotion... I love that story! Not really sure of the historical accuracy, but it's still a lovely story! Aum Namah Shivaya!