Importance of Lord Shiva in Hinduism

In Hinduism, it is to be highly noted that Lord Shiva has many titles and several names that is locally and regionally famous among the devotees and pilgrims across the nation and abroad. As per the Vedas, Lord Shiva is known generally as Rudra “the Terrible One”or “the Howler (Roarer)”. On the other hand, Lord Shiva is also largely associated with procreation. The Lord is worshiped as sacred phallus or the linga. It is to be also highly remembered that Lord Shiva is called as “the destroyer”.

According to the Hindu religious scholars and pundits, Lord Shiva is part and parcel of the Trinity or Trimurti. Lord Shiva is considered as “the destroyer”, Lord Vishnu is considered as “the Preserver” and Brahma is considered as “the Creator”. One of the chief gods in the Hindu pantheon is Lord Shiva who is largely considered as the “the Auspicious One” in Hinduism.

Lord Shiva’s personal vehicle is Nandi, a milk-white bull who regarded as the guardian of four-legged creatures.It is to be remembered that Lord Shiva sometimes has four faces and arms plus 3 eyes. The eyes are represented as three horizontal lines on the forehead. Among the 3 eyes, one eye is placed as third in the center of his forehead which has the power to emit balls of destructive fir to destroy anything in the universe. Lord Shiva was a contemplative ascetic before marrying Goddess Parvati. She is Lord Shiva’s wife. They have two sons named Lord Murugan and Lord Ganesha. It is to be remembered that Lord Shiva perfectly sports snakes around his neck and wears animal skin.

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