A blog dedicated to the Adiyogi, Lord Shiva

Shiva and Parvati’s Divine Union

I am the sea and you the wave,You are Prakrti, and I Purusha.– Translated by Stella Kramrisch Stella Kramrisch (1975), The Indian Great Goddess, History of Religions, Vol. 14, No. 4, pp. 235–265 In the grand tapestry of Hindu mythology, the tale of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati stands as a testament to the divine energies of …

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The Birth of Lord Shiva: Three Stories

In Hinduism, the origins of Lord Shiva are depicted through various ancient texts, each offering a unique perspective on the transcendent and supreme deity’s Shiva’s birth. Vaishnavites believe that Lord Shiva was created by Lord Vishnu, whereas Shaivites believe that Lord Shiva is Svayambhu, self-manifested. This article unfolds the narratives presented in the Shiva Purana, …

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Depiction of Shiva

In Asian art Shiva may be represented in slightly different ways depending on the particular culture: Indian, Cambodian, Javanese etc. but he is most commonly depicted naked, with multiple arms and with his hair tied up in a topknot. He often has three horizontal stripes and a third vertical eye on his forehead. He wears …

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