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Shiva is ‘shakti’ or power, Shiva is the destroyer, the most powerful god of the Hindu pantheon and one of the godheads in the Hindu Trinity. Known by many names Mahadeva, Mahayogi, Lord Shiva is perhaps the most complex of Hindu deities. god shiva live wallpaper. Hindus recognize this by putting his shrine in the temple separate from those of other deities.
Shiva, in temples is usually found as a phallic symbol of the ‘linga’, which represents the energies necessary for life on both the microcosmic and the macrocosmic levels, that is, the world in which we live and the world which constitutes the whole of the universe. god shiva live wallpaper. In a Shaivite temple, the ‘linga’ is placed in the center underneath the spire, where it symbolizes the naval of the earth.
The popular belief is that the Shiva Linga or Lingam represents the phallus, the emblem of the generative power in nature. According to Swami Sivananda, this is not only a serious mistake, but also a grave blunder. god shiva live wallpaper. The actual image of Shiva is also distinct from other deities: his hair piled high on the top of his head, with a crescent tucked into it and the river Ganges tumbling from his hairs. Around his neck is a coiled serpent representing Kundalini or the spiritual energy within life. god shiva live wallpaper. He holds a trident in his left hand in which is bound the ‘damroo’ (small leather drum).
Shiva, the third member of the Hindu trinity, is one of the most complex gods and one who seems to embody contradictory qualities. Shiva, whose name means “auspicious one” in Sanskrit, is both protector and destroyer. Like Shakti, lord shiva images takes many and often paradoxical forms. As the god of the yogis, Shiva is ascetic, celibate, and self-controlled and is portrayed deep in meditation on top of Mount Kailash in the Himalayas. In his role as a householder, Shiva has a wife, Parvati (Shakti), with whom he has two sons: Ganesha, the remover of all obstacles; and Skanda, god of war.
He is linked with time itself, as a destroyer of all things, as well as associated with creation. Destruction and creation are inextricably linked—one cannot exist without the other—making Shiva particularly important. Shiva, like other archetypes found in the Vedic tradition or even in movies and books, can be a source of inspiration or act as a role model as you try to achieve a goal. You might identify with Shiva’s self-control as you attempt to channel that virtue for yourself.
There are numerous origin stories and tales of great deeds about the many representations of Shiva. One of the most popular representations is as Nataraja, the lord of the dance. As Nataraja, he dances in a ring of flames atop the back of a tiny demon named Apasmara-Purusha, who symbolizes ignorance, laziness, and evil thoughts. Nataraja’s dance symbolizes the rhythm of the universe and the cycles of creation and destruction.
in lord shiva images, the water flowing from his hair represents the River Ganges, considered a goddess in Hindu mythology. According to legend, when Ganga came down from the heavens, the earth was overwhelmed with torrential floods. Shiva offered to serve as a conduit so that human beings could benefit from the purifying water without drowning in it. It is also said that Shiva’s skin is blue because when Ganga flooded the earth, he swallowed the poison that was churned up in the oceans, thus saving the universe.
Deities such as Shiva are associated with an animal or bird that acts as a vahana, or vehicle, that transports the god and is an extension of his powers. A white bull called Nandi is often associated with lord shiva images and is seen as an extension or embodiment of his sexual energy, virility, and strength. Nandi is also seen as a gatekeeper and the primary follower of Shiva. Downloads lord shiva images hd from our store page. We have the best collection of shiva wallpaper hd. You can also download other live wallpaper in case you don’t find this lwp suitable for you, we had a vast lwp collection.
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