Lord Shiva

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Hailed as Bholenath, Mahadev, Shankar, and various other names, Lord Shiva has incarnated several times to serve multiple purposes. He is also called Mahākāla as all the three times, past, present, and future lie within him and are from him. He is the Supreme Being in Shaivism, one of the major traditions within Hinduism.

We need to learn more about the avatars of Lord Shiva.

Lord Shiva is one of the towering deities of the Hindu trinity. He is hailed as the “destroyer” while Brahma is the “creator” and Vishnu is the “protector”. Nonetheless, the “destruction” referred to here is not the dogmatic destruction of creation but the intrinsic negative human traits, imperfections, and illusions. And this “destruction” paves the way for creation all over again. Therefore, Lord Shiva could be best described as a “constructive destroyer.” 

This Hindu deity, in a human form, is seen sitting in a meditative posture. It is Lord Shiva who is also worshipped in the form of a Linga. It is said that the Linga form of Lord Shiva came into being on the Chaturdashi Tithi, Krishna Paksha in Phalguna month (as per the Purnimant calendar).

This auspicious day is also believed to be when Lord Shiva (Purusha) united with Parvati (Shakti). Therefore, the day, popular as Maha Shivratri, commemorates the Lord and his consort’s marriage. 

Shiva is the primal Atman (Self) of the universe. There are many both benevolent and fearsome depictions of Shiva. In benevolent aspects, he is depicted as an omniscient Yogi who lives an ascetic life on Mount Kailash as well as a householder with his wife Parvati and his three children, Ganesha, Ashok Sundari, and Kartikeya

In his fierce aspects, he is often depicted as slaying demons. Shiva is also known as Adiyogi Shiva, regarded as the patron god of yoga, meditation, and arts.

To Be Continued…Avatars Of Shiva

Published by Anita Vij

A caring mother of 2. A loving wife. An aspiring individual who wishes to share her life-long learnings with the rest of the world.

18 thoughts on “Lord Shiva

      1. Lol. Jim you are 😃😃 Gita ia a sacred book of Hindu religion. I don’t remember if Shiva is mentioned in Gita but I will sure do some research on it now. Thanks for giving me a new topic to read. about. 🌹 🌹

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      2. I read Gita many times but not recently. It’s a good story. I think Shiva is mentioned ..he may even make an appearance. Thanks for reminding me, I will have to download it again 🌹🌹🐝🐝


  1. Excellent post of Adi Yogi. “Om namah Shiva”
    Thank you so much for sharing this post on Shiva. In nut shell you have explained beautifully!
    In India we worship Lord Shiva for everything we need. Anytime, any where we remember HIM for our safeguard.
    Thanks again.
    namaste ji.😊🙏

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    1. Thank you Arun Ji. On one of my reader’s request I started this post on Lord Shiva. “He” is very kind and we remember him all the time. Om Namah Shivae is the beej mantra. It is believed that chanting this mantra removes all kinds of obstacles. – By chanting this mantra , lust, anger, hatred, attachment, greed, fear, nostalgia etc. – Chanting the mantra of Om Namah Shivaya creates courage and enthusiasm in a person. This mantra is always in my mind. 😊😊🙏🙏

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      1. I am very happy to read this post and more happy that readers wanted this. Great.
        You are right Anita Ji
        With the beeja mantra ” OM NAMAH SHIVAYA” all fears will vanish. One will find only peace peace and peace.


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