Lord Shiva, The Powerful God

Lord Shiva is power or ‘shakti’, the Lord is regarded as the destroyer, the most powerful god among the Hindu pantheon. The Lord is one of the godheads in the Hindu Trinity that consist of Lord Shiva, Lord Vishnu and Lord Bhrama. This particular Lord is popularly known by several names that are regionally and locally much popular among the Hindus. The names are Mahadeva, Pashupati, Mahayogi, Nataraja, Vishwanath, Bhairava, Bhole Nath, Bhava, etc. The most complex of Hindu deities is Lord Shiva. It is largely proved by the Hindus by recognize this particular lord by placing his shrine in the separate temple from those of other God, Goddesses and deities.

The Hindus also consider Lord Shiva as the phallic symbol of the Linga. In most of the Hindu Shiva temple, the primary deity is Linga. It is to be noted that the Linga largely represents the necessary energies for life on both the macrocosmic and the microcosmic levels. It also represent in the world where human being live and in the Universe as a whole. In most of the Shaivite temple, in the center underneath the spire, the ‘linga’ is placed, where it perfectly symbolizes the naval of the earth.

Lord Shiva is very distinct from other deities, God and Goddesses. The real or actual image of the Lord has hair piled high on the top of his head, the sacred river Ganges tumbling from his hairs and with a crescent tucked into it. The lord holds in his left hand a trident that is tied with a small leather drum named damroo. He sits on a tiger skin and has a pot near his right leg.

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