He is the one who existed even before the world began.
He is the one who has been prayed to even when He was unseen.
And Ever since the very first time He chose to make His presence known ,
Lord Shiva is loved by Millions of people all over the world.
Shiva at Mount. Kailas
In the Pantheon of Hindu Gods, Shiva is named as one of the three main Deities, along with Brahma and Vishnu. He stands out clearly as the most enigmatic . He is full of paradox, and no one attribute can describe his personality. He is the perfection of opposites, he can be ascetic, meditative, powerful, intoxicant, angry, destroyer, but he is also the perfect husband, householder, dancer, spiritual guru, boon giver and the ultimate creator known by the Shivalinga. Known as Mahadeva, The god, of gods, he is intensely human, which make His episodes and adventures easy to relate with , creating an important bridge between God and Man.
He is never alone , always by his side is his wife, Parvati, who is actually Shakti, The great goddess Durga, playing out Her role as Mother of all Nature. As our original Divine parents, they have always been present to care for the whole world. He is a mountain Chieftain and She His wonderful eternal Half. Along with two divine children Kartikeya and Ganesh, they form the holy family. There are also the faithful merry men and creatures led by Shiva’s Bull, Nandi and Durga’s unnamed Lion, adding to the wealth of adventure.
Shiva is powerful enough to bestow kingship upon others, and often times is Proptiated by Kings, but does not wear a crown nor Claims any Kingdom for Himself. Mt. Kailash where he is said to live along with his fellow men and creatures is less of a kingdom and more of a community. Indeed He is the fulfillment of Opposites. He is the Master of divinity but exhibits the most human qualities, which makes him endearingly beloved to Millions. . His Ultimate paradox is that he is known as the Destroyer, but worshipped in His symbol of the Shivlinga, which proclaims Him the Ultimate creator. Read more