After the Marriage of Lord Shiva and Sati Devi On one fine day, there was a discussion between Sati Devi and Lord Shiva about Knowledge and Devotion
Lord Shiva Said –
“Oh Dear Sati Devi, There is not much difference between Knowledge and Devotion.
And in one sense, Devotion is more vital than knowledge.
One Who knows might not get the Satisfaction of the Feelings, and which heart can enjoy?
But one with Devotion will enjoy the Materialistic world and will even enjoy the Happiness of the Devotion. And would always be satisfied from the heart.
I Personally Love people more with Devotion than People with Knowledge. Because Devotion is something that includes Knowledge and Dedication from a Pure Heart. Hence, I always fulfill their wishes, directly or indirectly”.
Devotion ( bhakti) is of different types. They Can be classified into 9 on the whole and I will explain them.
Whatever the Type of Devotion they follow, the importance is the Dedication to the Act, any amount of knowledge without Dedication would be useless.
Devotion Can change anyone and help in getting Moksha(salvation ), in all the 3 worlds, 4 Seasons Devotion is the best path to choose.
Devotion will become a vital role in happiness. Because all the knowledge in Kaliyuga would be already too old and people feel they are no more useful.
My wealth strength and everything are my devotees. I even Fired Yama Dharma Raja for Markandeya.
In other words, I am a Devotee to my devotees. “ Said Lord Shiva to Sati Devi. Since then, Sati Devi was worshiping shiva with more Dedication.
Then lord Shiva Even told about Manthra, Tantras, Yantras, and Jyothisham(Astrology) To Sati Devi. Everything in this World Is shiva and everything is From Lord Shiva.
Sage Sutha Explained these all in Shiva MahaPurana.