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Shiva & His Avatars

Shiva (Śiva;meaning "The Auspicious One"), also known as Parameshwara (the Supreme God),Mahadeva, Mahesh ("Great God") or Bholenath ("Simple Lord"), The other popular names associated with Shiva are Mahadev, Mahesh, Maheshwar, Shankar, Shambhu, Rudra, Har, Trilochan, Devendra (meaning Chief of the Gods) and Trilokinath (meaning Lord of the three realms) Shiva is the destroyer of the Hindu pantheon the Hindu Trinity Following Brahma the Creator and Vishnu the Preserver.
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Parvati offers Shiva a drink while Nandi rests and the children play in the tent ....


Woman chanting and playing cymbals at linga fertitlity shrine of Shiva, a page from the Ragamala illustrating the musical mode Bhairavi Ragini c. 1675 N. Deccan