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Lord Shiva

Posted on: August 17, 2011

Lord Shiva

Lord Shiva or Siva is considered as the destroyer of the world.
Shiva is one of the most popular gods of the Hindu religion. Lord Siva forms the
part of the Trimurti (Trinity), the other being Brahma, the creator and Vishnu,
the preserver. Shiva is known for the complexity of his nature, representing
contradictory qualities. He is the destroyer and the restorer, the great ascetic
and the symbol of sensuality, the kind herdsman of souls and a wrathful avenger.

Lord Shiva- The Role
Lord Shiva represents the vital goodness
in the form of Satyam, Shivam, Sundaram i.e.; Truth, Goodness and Beauty .Lord
Shiva performs a celestial role of dissolution and recreation of the universe,
that’s why; he is mostly associated with the words, like destroyer and
destruction. The role of Shiva is often confused with these terms and the
difficulty arises, when the significance of his celestial role is not
understood.

The conception is clear itself by a slight balance between
the opposing forces of good and evil. When this balance gets disturbed and
continuation of life becomes unfeasible, Lord Shiva dissolves the universe. This
is known as ” pralay ” and it is done in order to create another cycle .So
that the unliberated souls will get another opportunity to liberate themselves
from the bondage of the material world. To put succinctly, Siva protects the
souls from pain and suffering that is generated by the unhealthy
universe.

Shiva – The Giver
Lord Shiva is known as the ”giver
god”, lord of mercy and kindness. He always protects his devotees from evil
forces like lust, greed and anger. He is the most kind -hearted God who grants
boons and bestows grace to his devotees.

Shiva – The
Image

Lord Shiva has the unclad body covered with ashes symbolizing the
transcendental aspect of the universe. Siva’s three matted locks represent the
integration of the mental, physical and spiritual energies. The crescent moon
becomes the part of lord’s ornament symbolizing the time cycle through which
creation evolves from the beginning to the end. The three eyes of Lord Shiva
suggest: the Sun is his right eye, the Moon is the left eye and fire, the third
eye.

The Snake around his neck symbolizes the yogic power, which he uses
to dissolve and recreate the universe. The Rudraksha necklace worn by the lord
shows that he uses his celestial powers without compromise,to maintain law and
order. The trishula (trident), symbolizes the Lord’s three fundamental powers of
will (iccha), action (kriya) and knowledge (gyana).The damaru (drum) and its two
sides separated from each other symbolizes the two entirely dissimilar states of
existence, invisible and evident.

The bull, Nandi is linked with Shiva
and it is considered as his vehicle. The bull symbolizes both power and
ignorance. Tiger’s skin makes Lord Shiva’s clothing and his seat, which
illustrates the idea that he is the source of potential energy during the
dissolution of the universe. Thus, Lord Shiva is well-regarded as the ultimate
organizer of the birth and death in the corporeal world.

Shiva – The
Lingam

Shiva is worshipped in his invisible and an unborn form, known as
the lingam. Lingam is always accompanied by the Yoni, which is the female part,
adjoining the base of the lingam. The lingam symbolizes the male creative power
of Shiva.

Shiva
Chalisa

Shiva Chalisa is a “forty verse” prayer. Verses are recited or
chanted by groups. The acts and deeds of Shiva are recalled in these verses to
aid the devotee to meditate on virtuous and noble qualities.

Shiva Legends
Shiva is
considered as the destroyer of the universe, in Hinduism. Shiva is a complex
god, in terms of nature and represents contradictory qualities, being the
destroyer and the restorer simultaneously. There are numerous legends
surrounding Lord Shiva and his powers. Here’re a few popular stories of Lord
Shiva.

Names of
Shiva

Lord Shiva is considered as the destroyer of the Universe as per
the Hindu Mythology. Shiva is one of the most popular gods of the Hindus. Lord
Shiva is a complex god like goddess Kali, being destroyer and restorer at the
same time. Shiva is also known as Bhole Shankar, the innocent god, who gets
appeased easily.

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