Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Hindu God Shiva : Shiva The Destroyer or transformer of the Trimurti

Lord Shiva meaning "auspicious one" is a major Hindu deity (God), and the Destroyer or transformer of the Trimurti, the Hindu Trinity of the primary aspects of the divine. Lord Shiva is very Powerful Gracious god also known as Bhola and many names. Shiva is usually worshipped in the abstract form of Shiva linga. In images, he is generally represented as immersed in deep meditation or dancing the Tandava upon Apasmara Purusha, the demon of ignorance in his manifestation of Nataraja, the lord of the dance. Lord Siva wears a deer in the left upper hand. He has Trident in the right lower arm and has fire and Damaru and Malu or a kind of weapon. He wears five serpents as ornaments. He wears a garland of skulls. He is pressing with His feet the demon Muyalaka, a dwarf holding a cobra. He faces south. Panchakshara itself is His body. He has three eyes in which two is simple but, third was powerful, believe in Hinduism that it can destroy whole world.

God Shiva had two wives namely as Ganga and Parwati. Ganapati and Kartikey was two son of Lord Shiva in which Ganapati was rider of Mouse (really mouse was demon, has lot of power but changed by Ganapati powers and Kartikey was rider of peacock.

Shiva body is looks like blue color due to once up on a time he drank a Halala poison for save world. So he also has known as “Neelkanth”. At last Shiva is deities in Hinduism and powerful gracious god, mostly specially people’s worshipped in month of August in Savan Somvar, has fast in this time as pray a lot.

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