Lord Shiva.

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Shiva (/iv/; Sanskrit: , IAST: iva, lit. the auspicious one) is one of the principal deities of Hinduism. He is the Supreme Being within Shaivism, one of the major traditions within contemporary Hinduism.[12][13]


Statue of Shiva at Murudeshwar
Sanskrit transliteration     iva
Affiliation     Brahman (Shaivism), Trimurti, Deva
Abode     Mount Kailash[1]
Mantra     Om Namah Shivaya
Weapon     Trishula[2]
Symbols     Lingam[2]
Mount     Nandi[3]
Festivals     Maha Shivaratri, Shravan month[4]
Personal Information
Consort     Sati, Parvati[11]
Children     Ganesha and Kartikeya
Regional: Aiyanar (Shasta)[5][6][7], Ayyappan[8] Ashokasundari, Manasa,[9] Vishnumaya[10] and others
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Shiva is the "destroyer of evil and the transformer" within the Trimurti, the Hindu trinity that includes Brahma and Vishnu.[1][14] In Shaivism tradition, Shiva is the Supreme being who creates, protects and transforms the universe.[15][16][17] In the goddess tradition of Hinduism called Shaktism, the goddess is described as supreme, yet Shiva is revered along with Vishnu and Brahma. A goddess is stated to be the energy and creative power (Shakti) of each, with Parvati the equal complementary partner of Shiva.[11][18] He is one of the five equivalent deities in Panchayatana puja of the Smarta tradition of Hinduism.
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According to the Shaivism sect, the highest form of Shiva is formless, limitless, transcendent and unchanging absolute Brahman,[19] and the primal Atman (soul, self) of the universe.[20][21][15] Shiva has many benevolent and fearsome depictions. In benevolent aspects, he is depicted as an omniscient Yogi who lives an ascetic life on Mount Kailash[1] as well as a householder with wife Parvati and his two children, Ganesha and Kartikeya. In his fierce aspects, he is often depicted slaying demons. Shiva is also known as Adiyogi Shiva, regarded as the patron god of yoga, meditation and arts.
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The iconographical attributes of Shiva are the serpent around his neck, the adorning crescent moon, the holy river Ganga flowing from his matted hair, the third eye on his forehead, the trishula as his weapon and the damaru. He is usually worshipped in the aniconic form of Lingam.[2] Shiva is a pan-Hindu deity, revered widely by Hindus, in India, Nepal and Sri Lanka.
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Thanks Nicita for these write-ups.Smile
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Originally posted by Viswasruti

Thanks Nicita for these write-ups.Smile

Your Welcome Madhuri. Embarrassed
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Posted: 1 years ago
Thanks for the posts
Love Lord Shiva
Have been really liking all the different Shiva performances on latest mythological shows
Wonderful to see all these different actors playing this role

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