Hindu God Shiva :

Lord Shiva is one of the most popular gods in Hindu religion. He is considered as a major deity and is often called as Shiva the

Hindu God Shiva

Hindu God Shiva

destroyer. Lord Shiva is basically a yogi who watches everything that happens in the world. He is a god with great powers, but lives like a sage at Mount Kailash.

According to the Shaiva tradition of Hinduism, he is considered as a supreme God and has five important aspect; creator, preserver, destroyer, concealer and revealer. In Smarta tradition of Hinduism, Shiva is considered as one of the five primary forms of God and his followers are called as Shaivas or Shaivites.

Lord Shiva is worshipped in the form of Shiva Linga. He is often portrayed as a handsome young man who is in his deep meditation or dancing the Tandava upon Apasmara.

Lord Shiva has the authority over death, rebirth and immortality due to which he has eternal youth. He is the husband of Goddess Parvati and is the father of Ganesha, Ayyappan and Murugan.

Forms of Lord Shiva –

Lord Shiva has several forms such as:

  • Panchavakta form- It is a form of Lord Shiva with five heads which represents Shiva energies; Aghora, Ishana, Tat Purusha, Varna Deva and Saddyojat or Braddha Rudra.
  • Nataraj form- In this form Lord Shiva id portrayed in dancing position
  • Hanuman- It is another manifestation of Lord Shiva, who is a karma yogi
  • Mahamrityunyaya Form- This form of Lord Shiva depicts him as the great conqueror of death
  • Ardhnarishwara form- This form of Lord Shiva depicts him as half Shiva and half Shakti

Characteristics of Lord Shiva :

  • He is often seen with a trident, which stands for three gunas.
  • He has a snake around his neck, which shows that he is beyond the power of poison and death.
  • He hold a damru, which creates the sound of AUM.
  • He has a vahana called Nandi, which is a white bull. (more…)

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Lord Shiva is the most powerful deity of Hindu religion. He is the lord of universe. Shiva is also called as the names of Bholenath, Shivshambhu, Vishwanath, Mahadev or Mahayogi etc. Shiva is the destroyer of evils. He found as a phallic symbol of a ‘Linga’ in the temple which represent him as a different deity. He is the most complicated and fascinating deity in Hindu religion.

There are various Shiva Panchakshari Mantra are popular in the world composed by various saints. But most and the moolmantra Shiv Panchakshari Mantra is ‘Namahshivaya’ which is composed by Adi Guru Shankeracharya. Each of those stanzas begins with the five syllables that are na, ma, shi, va, and ya. There is a lyric of Shiv Panchakshari Mantra Strotam as following.

Shiv Panchakshari Mantra Lyrics:

Shiv Panchakshari Mantra

Shiv Panchakshari Mantra

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