The name Siva is unknown to the Vedas, but Rudras another name of this deity and almost equally common occurs in the Veda both in the singular and p... more
auspiciousness; goodness (absolute)
The special expansion of the Supreme Lord who is uniquely neither God nor jiva. He energizes the material creation and, as the presiding deity of the mode of ignorance, controls the forces of destruction.
the guna-avatara or qualitative expansion of Krishna who is the superintendent of the mode of ignorance ( tamoguna) and who takes charge of destroying the universe at the time of annihilation. He is considered the greatest Vaishnava, or devotee of Lord Krishna.
the demigod who supervises the material mode of ignorance and who annihilates the material cosmos.
Lord Siva - bestower of auspiciousness on His devotees.