The Creator and the Destroyer God from the Hindu Trinity.
one of the three chief gods of the Hindu pantheon, essentially a fertility god; often associated with anger and fits
Destroyer, one of three Gods together with Brahma and Vishnu
one generally states that Shiva is the principle of destruction. But He is also the Creator since the Universe is a permanent cycle of creation-destruction. Shiva assumes several roles : Shiva is the perfect ascetic, the model for all those who renounce to the mundane life. Shiva is the Power of Creation worshipped everywhere as the symbolic form of the lingam. Al last, Shiva, as the Shiva Nâtarâja , is the divine dancer whose movements create and destroy worlds
"The Destroyer," the third member of the Trimurti.
One of the gods of the Brahmanic trinity, at the same time 'creator and destroyer'; usually mounted on Nandin (sacred bull), he often bears a third eye and a crescent on his chignon; he is symbolized by the shape of the linga.
The Destroyer God; the Third Person of the Hindu Trinity, the other two being Brahma and Vishnu.
The destroyer and transformer of the universe; one of the gods of the Hindu trinity.
(SHEE va) Hindu god, the Destroyer.
Third of the Hindu demigods amongst the triad of chief demigods who over sees disillusion of creation. In Sanatan Sikhism the destructive aspect of Nirankar God.
Lord Shiva, the destroyer, is one of the trinity of the Gods namely Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva.
Shiva: Destroyer Aspect in the Hindu Trinity Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva; corresponds to the Holy Spirit in Christianity
The third deity of the Hindu triad of great gods, the Trimurti. Shiva is called the Destroyer, but has also the aspect of regeneration. As destroyer he is dark and terrible, appearing as a naked ascetic accompanied by a train of hideous demons, encircled with serpents and necklaces of skulls. As auspicious and reproductive power, he is worshipped in the form of the Linga, or phallus. ( Enclycopedia Mythica)
is a Hindu God. He is the destroyer and regenerator. He has three forms, Natraj, the God of Dancing skill, an anthromorphic form and the lingam form. In front of any Shiva temple, one usually finds a statue of Nandi, the divine bull that serves as Shiva's vehicle. In anthromorphic form, Shiva is depicted with his consort Parbati and usually holds a trident and a small drum. Another popular form of Shiva is the terrifying.
Form of the Hindu Trinity governing Destruction and Transcedence
A form of God in Hinduism. Adi Sankara interprets the name Siva to mean "One who purifies everyone by the utterance of His name" or the Pure One, that is, one who is not affected by the three gunas (characteristics) of Prakrti (matter): Sattva, Rajas, and Tamas. Additionally, Siva can also mean, "the Auspicious One."
Siva (many variants) A Hindu god. The name means kindly or auspicious.
In the ancient tradition ( sanatana dharma) that is preserved in India and other cultures, God manifests in three aspects: the Creator (Brahma), the Sustainer (Vishnu), and the Destroyer (Shiva). Shiva is the destroyer of illusion and, as Shri Swamiji explains, is the same as God the Holy Spirit whose natures as fire and spiritual purifier also suggest the destroyer of illusion.
In yoga, Shiva is analogous with inner silence, the silent, blissful aspect of experience gained through meditation and other yoga practices. Shiva is the silent seed from which all is manifested, and to which all must return. It is the blending of inner silence (Shiva) and the dynamic ecstatic energy (kundalini/Shakti) in the body that produces enlightenment in the human nervous system. In Hinduism, Shiva is personified in the trinity of Brahma (creator), Vishnu (sustainer) and Shiva (dissolver/destroyer), and plays a major role in the religious heritage and customs of the culture. The Christian equivalent of Shiva is God the Father.
the Destroyer; one of the three major divinities in the later Hindu pantheon
name of Hindu god of destruction, lord of the yogis
Married to Shakti.
One of the Celestial Trinity. He is considered to be the Destroyer
a name for the all-pervasive supreme reality; also the third aspect of the Hindu trinity, symbolising the destructive aspect.
("auspicious"). Major deity and the third in the Hindu trinity (with Brahma and Vishnu). Shiva has roots in the pre-Vedic period, there associated with the god Rudra. To Saivities, Shiva is creator, preserver and destroyer, and the supreme deity.
part of the primary Hindu trinity of gods, the destroyer; unlike Vishnu, Shiva being an ascetic prefers to distance himself from the world, and it is this lack of action that causes the universe's cycle to wind down
the "Infinite Father" aspect of God or Infinite Transcendental Spirit that is in a sense, the "polar opposite" of Shakti or its "consort" Kali representing the finite world of nature. The raising of the Kundalini can be described as the spinal ascent of Shakti from her home in the base of the spine (muladhara chakra) to join her Beloved Shiva in the crown chakra at the top the head.
A god associated with destruction and rebirth.
Hindu; consort of Kali. God of the universal cycle of birth-death-rebirth. Shiva can be both kind and terrible.
In the Hindu trinity, God is seen as manifesting Himself as the Creator (Brahma), the Preserver (Vishnu), and the Destroyer (Shiva).
The destroyer, and the third of the trinity of Hindu deities. Chanting to Shiva to manifest change in ones life.
God in the aspect of destroyer of the universe. He is the third person in the Hindu trinity, the other two being Brahma, the creator, and Vishnu. the preserver. In his personal aspect, Shiva is the ideal Yogi, the embodiment of renunciation, absorbed in eternal meditation in the Himalayas. He is known for his compassion: those who find refuge nowhere else, even snakes and demons, find shelter in Shiva. To save the world Shiva drank poison, which surfaced during the creation of the world. Since it stayed in his throat, he is called the 'blue-throated one'. Shiva is also the Absolute, the Supreme Reality of Tantra. He is the transcendental aspect of God, while Kali or Shakti represents the relative, dynamic aspect.
One of the Hindu Trinity of gods with Vishnu and Brahma. Shiva is believed to be vengeful and destructive.
or SIVA—The 'blessed one,' the third member of Trimurti of Hinduism. He is Mahadeva, the 'great god' but primarily the Destroyer or Rudra, 'the terrible,' he destroys all that is born of evil and as destruction is but a prelude to fresh creation and the so-called death gateway to new life, he is worshipped as a creative expression of the Supreme Being, the one great god, (Mahadeva).
Hindu Tantric deity who is the embodiment of awakened awareness, and the destroyer of illusion. Consort of Shakti/Kali. Shushumna: The central channel of energy that travels up the center of the spine
Form of the Hindu trinity (Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva)
The all-pervasive supreme Reality; also, one of the Hindu trinity of gods, who carries out the act of destruction or dissolution.
One name of God in Hinduism
Leader of Hindu trinity.
god of destruction, whose dance shakes the heavens. Also known as NaTaraaja
Hindu deity associated with time, the destruction of the cosmic cycle and meditation
The Brahman, later Hindu, god of destruction and reproduction; worshipped as the personification of cosmic forces of change. (p. 324)
One of the gods of the Hindu Trimurti (triad of supreme gods.) Shiva traditionally personifies both the destructive and the procreative forces of the universe.
(Skt). A god of the Hindu pantheon.
The god of destruction to Hindus, one of their three great gods.
("He who is benign"): the Divine; a deity that has served yogins as an archetypal model throughout the ages
Lit. that which is not. The Great Lord; the Destroyer in the trinity.
one of the three principal figures of the Hindu trinity; while usually associated with destruction, Shiva also represents the ambiguity of creation and destruction as aspects of one another. See also Brahma and Vishnu.
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