Shiva - The most powerful and fascinating deity in Hinduism, who represents death and dissolution. One of the godheads in the Hindu Trinity, and known by many names - Mahadeva, Pashupati, Nataraja, Vishwanath, Bhole Nath - Shiva is perhaps the most complex of Hindu deities. Hindus recognise this by putting his shrine in the temple separate from those of other deities and worshipping Shiva as a phallic symbol called the ‘Shiva Limgam’ in most temples.

Why Lord Shiva Is the Most Fascinating Hindu Deity

Shiva - The most powerful and fascinating deity in Hinduism, who represents death and dissolution. One of the godheads in the Hindu Trinity, and known by many names - Mahadeva, Pashupati, Nataraja, Vishwanath, Bhole Nath - Shiva is perhaps the most complex of Hindu deities. Hindus recognise this by putting his shrine in the temple separate from those of other deities and worshipping Shiva as a phallic symbol called the ‘Shiva Limgam’ in most temples.

Shiva as Lord of Dance (Nataraja) As a symbol, Shiva Nataraja is a brilliant invention. It combines in a single image Shiva's roles as creator, preserver, and destroyer of the universe and conveys the Indian conception of the never-ending cycle of time. The symbols in the art imply that, through belief in Shiva, devotees can achieve salvation.

Shiva as Lord of Dance (Nataraja) As a symbol, Shiva Nataraja is a brilliant invention. It combines in a single image Shiva's roles as creator, preserver, and destroyer of the universe and conveys the Indian conception of the never-ending cycle of time. The symbols in the art imply that, through belief in Shiva, devotees can achieve salvation.

Lord Shiva and Family. I love the artistic depictions of Shiva, Parvati, Ganesh and Kartikeya.

Lord Shiva and Family. I love the artistic depictions of Shiva, Parvati, Ganesh and Kartikeya.


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The Indian women in this part of the world are known for their long, dark and luscious hair, even the older women, as it seems to prevent thinning and premature graying as well.

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