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Shiva : The Hindu God of destruction & one of the Trimurtis (Hindu Trinity )

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ॐ श्री गुरुभ्यो नमः ॐ श्री शिवानन्दाय नमः ॐ श्री चिदानन्दाय नमः ॐ श्री दुर्गायै नमः 

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 Shiva, as a Yogi, in deep meditation Shiva (meaning “Auspicious One”) is a major Hindu God and is ‘The Destroyer of the Universe / Creation’ or ‘The Transformer’ among the Trimurti, the Hindu Trinity of the primary aspects of the Divine. Shiva is considered the Supreme God within Shaivism, one of the three most influential denominations in ‘Hinduism‘.

Shiva is usually worshipped in the form of Lingam. He is described as an Omniscient Yogi, who lives an ascetic life on Mount Kailash in The Himalayas. He is also described as a householder with His Consort Parvati and two sons, Ganesha and Kartikeya.

Shiva has many benevolent as well as fearsome forms. He is often depicted either as a Yogi immersed in deep meditation, or with his wife and children, or as the ‘Cosmic Dancer Nataraja‘. In fierce aspects, he is often depicted slaying demons.

Tāṇḍavam (also known as Tāṇḍava Nṛitya) is a Divine Cosmic Dance performed by Shiva. Shiva’s Tandava is described as a vigorous dance, that is the source of the cycle of Creation, Preservation and Dissolution in Hinduism. While the Rudra Tandava depicts his violent nature, first as the creator and later as the destroyer of the universe, the Ananda Tandava depicts him as blissfully enjoying Dancer.

In Shaiva Siddhanta tradition, Shiva as Nataraja is considered the Supreme Lord of Dance

Shiva with his consort Parvathi
Shiva, The Hindu God of Destruction
Shiva with his wife Parvathi and sons Ganesha & Karthikeya
Shiva with his consort Parvathi
Shiva, The Hindu God of Destruction
Shiva, The Hindu God of Destruction
Shiva, The Hindu God of Destruction
Shiva, The Hindu God of Destruction
Shiva with his wife Parvathi and son Ganesha

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