Shiva (‘the auspicious one’) is one of the most important deity in the Hindu shrine, along with Brahma and Vishnu. He is also known as Mahadeva and considered a member of the holy trinity (trimurti) of Hinduism. Lord Shiva is one of the extreme presence who discovers, protects and reconstructs the universe. A goddess is expressed to be the energy, vitality, and power (Shakti) of each, with Parvati (Sati) the equivalent partner of Shiva. He is one of the five equal gods in Panchayatana puja of the Smarta culture of Hinduism. He is commonly idolized in the aniconic form of lingam. The iconographical characteristics of Shiva are the snake around his neck, the enhancing curved moon, the holy river Ganga streaming from his twisted hair, the third eye on his forehead, the trishula as his weapon, and the damaru(drum). There are different Lord Shiva names with which he is known amongst Hindus.
Lord Shiva is a pan-Hindu God, admired widely by Hindus, in India, Nepal and Sri Lanka. Shiva says that he is omnipresent, as he is present in the form of everyone’s consciousness. Shiva means nothingness. There are many Lord Shiva names. In Tamil, he was called by peculiar names other than Sivan. Rudra (Enraged form of Shiva), Nataraja (Dancing form of Shiva), and Dhakshinamoorthy (Yoga form of Shiva). Nataraja is the only model of Shiva idolize in a human figure format. Elsewhere he is worshipped in Lingam figure.
The Vedic-Brahmanic Shiva doctrine combines both monist (Advaita) and religious traditions (Dvaita), for example, Tamil Shaiva Siddhanta and Lingayatism with temples highlighting things such as linga, Shiv Parvati iconography, bull Nandi inside the premises, alleviation work of art showing belief and aspects of Shiva. Let me tell you, Shiva statue, recognized by the Guinness World Records as the ‘Largest Bust Sculpture’ in the world. It is 112 ft(34-metre) tall, 147 ft(45-metre) long, and 24.99 ft(7.62-metre) wide statue with white Thirunamam at Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu.
Lord Shiva is known by diverse names, which reflect his courage, power, principles, knowledge, and wisdom. In fact, Shiva Sahasranama comprises of more than a thousand of Shiva names! So, name your child inspired by these names if you want the qualities of Lord Shiva reflect to your child. Here, we are listing some different names of Lord Shiva for your child. Let’s have a look.
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