Ugra, Raudra, Samhara Murti: Lord Shiva in ferocious form

Shiva as Ugra Raudra Samhara murthi

Ugra, Raudra or Samhara Murti is one of the forms of Lord Shiva, in which his state of mood is ferocious. The fury of Lord Shiva is terrific and abnormal in its nature. The words Ugra and Raudra give almost the similar meaning as ‘Terrible’. Samhara’ means to kill. It is believed that the ferocity […]

Kalyanasundara Murthi, Lord Shiva as Bridegroom during the Marriage

Kalyanasundara Murthi, Lord Shiva as bridegroom

Kalyanasundara Murthi is the lord Shiva himself. He is called as Kalyana Sundara Murthi at the time he gets married to Goddess Shakti, when she was in the form of Parvati. Goddess Shakti, as Parvati Devi, was born to Parvata Raja. Parvata Raja is the one of the wealthiest kings on Earth. Parvati was in […]

Significance of Ardhanarishvara | Lord Shiva’s Half Man-Woman form

Ardhanarishvara

What is the Significance of Ardhanarishvara, Lord Shiva’s Half Man-Woman form? The importance of Ardhanarishvara Tathwa of Lord Shiva is mentioned here.. As the name Ardhanariswara means “Half Man-Woman”, it is the composite form of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. It is depicted as half male and half female, right side male Shiva and left side […]

Kiratamurti, Lord Shiva as Hunter (Shiva Presented Pashupathastra to Arjuna)

Kiratamurti is the form of Lord Shiva where he appears as the hunter in the epic of Mahabharata. The cause behind this form of Kiratamurthi is to present Arjuna the most powerful weapon called Pashupatastra. Lord Shiva grants this weapon to Arjuna, because of the fact that Arjuna needs to accumulate the strength of divine […]

Somaskanda Murti, Lord Shiva with Parvati & Murugan (Skanda / Subramanya)

Somaskandhamurti is one the forms of Lord Shiva, depicted in one of the Puranas relating to the Lord Vishnu. Here the word ‘Soma’ is referred to Lord Shiva and ‘Skandha’ is refrerred to another child God. It has been described in various occasions in the epics that Lord Vishnu had worshipped Lord Shiva, such as […]

Uma Maheshwara, Combined form of Lord Shiva & Parvati

Lord Uma Maheshwara is the combined form of Goddess Parvati and Lord Shiva. Goddess Parvati is referred as Uma, where as Lord Shiva is referred as Maheshwara. The word Uma means Light and the Goddess of Mountains in Sanskrit. The word Maheshwara means the Lord Shiva himself, or the Lord of higher order. The Bonding […]

Ardhanarishvara Shiva | Half-female & Half-male form of Lord Shiva

Ardhanarishvara

Ardhanarishvara Shiva is a composite half-female and half-male form of Lord Shiva and his consort Parvati Mata. The right half in Ardhanarishwara is usually the male Shiva, illustrating his usual attributes. This form represents how Shakti, the Mother Goddess, is inseparable from Lord Shiva, the Lord of the Lords. Ardhanarishvara form in Puranas Ardhanarishvara form […]

Gaurilila Samanvitha murthy

Umamaheshwara Lord Shiva Parvati

Gaurilila Samanvitha murthy is the Lord Shiva himself, in one of the forms where his presence includes Goddess Parvati as well. ‘Gauri’ refers to Goddess Parvati and ‘Lila’ refers to the wonderful and easeful tactics done by Gods to save their devotees from the troublesome situations. Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati always take care of their […]

Shiva & Bhairava: Why Bhairava is a sign of Shiva’s fury?

Bhairava is a sign of Shiva’s fury. According to the stor relate on the opportunity, the Trimurti gods, Brahma, Vishnu plus Shiva was present chatting in a vital frame of mind because on the way to who be better of them every one. Within the lively dispute, Shiva felt upset by comments completed by Brahma […]

Kshetrapala Murthi, Lord Shiva who safeguards Temples

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Kshetrapalamurthi is the form of Lord Shiva, where he safeguards the temples. In many of the epics, it is described that Lord Shiva often takes the form of Kshetrapalamurti, as he is concerned about the temples belonging to all the Gods, where the devotees feel the presence of the God. This sort of Belief has […]

Bhikshatanamurti | Significance of Lord Shiva as Bhikshatana murti

Lord shiva as Bhikshatanamurthi

Bhikshatanamurti is one of the aspects of Lord Shiva. The word Bhikshatanamurthi means Supreme Mendicant. Though the word Mendicant refers to Beggar, it is mostly referred to ascetics, religious followers or supreme sages. There are different kinds of beliefs about the concept of Bhiksatanamurti. Some believe that Lord Shiva roams around the world in the […]

Gajasura Samharamurti: Lord Shiva who killed Gajasura

Demon Gajasura performed an unusual penance and obtained the boons, which were very extreme in nature. With this, he gained the power of conquering the Universe and started torturing all kinds of beings to praise him as the Lord. Al the Gods plead to Lord Shiva as he is the only deity who could save […]

Origin of Ashtamurti (Lord Shiva)

It is to be noted that different ancient Vedas largely refer to Lord Rudra as alternatively Lord Shiva with nearly having different qualities and eight different names. It is to be remembered that the aspect of Astamurti originated from such eight attributes that was successfully create the Shiva. It is to be observed that the […]

Ravana Anugrahamurthi, Lord Shiva who blessed Ravana

Ravana anugrahamurthi is none other Lord Shiva himself. This name says that he showered his grace on the demon king Ravana in the epic Ramayana. Ravana is one of the profound devotees of Lord Shiva. It is said that demon Ravana is the foremost devotee to Lord Shiva ever in the history. He is the […]

Goddess Kalyanasundari and Lord Shiva

In Tamil language Kalyana means marriage and that is why the complete word means the holy or beautiful marriage. This goddess is the guardian of marriage and the goddess is another incarnation of Devi Parvati, the wife of Lord Shiva. So, Goddess Kalyanasundari is still worshipped with the hope that she will make the marriage […]

Bhujanga Lalita Murthy | Lord Shiva wearing Snakes as Ornaments

Bhujanga Lalita Murthy Lord Shiva

Bhujanggalalitamurti is the form of Lord Shiva, when the serpents are associated with Lord Shiva in the form of Ornaments. As Lord Shiva is known for wearing the serpents as Garlands round his neck, he is also called as Nagabhushana. Serpents form a primary part of Lord Shiva’s Ornaments. Lord Shiva wears the serpents all […]

Tripada Trimurti: Lord Shiva as Three footed Trinity

Trimurthi is the trinity of three deities Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva. Tripada Trimurthi is the form of Lord Shiva where he is described along with Lord Brahma and Lord Vishnu forming the trinity. In the Tripada Trimurthi form, the legs of Vishnu and Shiva are seen, that is the reason it is called […]

Sarveswara | Lord Shiva as the origin of Universe

Lord Shiva is being called as Sarveswara, as he is the cause and origin for this entire Universe and every being on the earth. Lord Shiva is in the form of soul in every being and every object existing in the Universe. There is nothing existing without him or his intervention. It is believed that […]

Layakaara, Lord Shiva as Destroyer

Shiva as Ugra Raudra Samhara murthi

Lord Shiva is also known as Layakaara. The word ‘Laya’ in Sanskrit means Rhythm or a rhythmic cycle. Lord Shiva is called as Layakaara because he is the one who creates the Crests and Troughs in life, which make the very essence of the livelihood. The Divine Trio comprises of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. Lord […]

Lord Muthappan: A manifestation of Shiva & Vishnu

In the Coorg region of Karnataka and in North Malabar region of Kerala, Sree Muthappan is a popular folk Hindu deity who is commonly worshiped with much dedication and devotion by the devotees and pilgrim belong to the Hindu religion. According to the Sanskrit language, the name of the deity is known as Muthappan and […]