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Shiva
Supreme Being; Lord of Divine Energy, Meditation, Arts, Yoga, Time, Destruction, Dance; Supreme Destroyer of Evil; Lord of The Devas (gods);
Member of Trimurti
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Statue of Shiva in the lotus position at Shivoham Temple
Other names Mahesha, Shankara, Bholenath, Neelkanth, Mahadeva
Affiliation Parabrahman (Shaivism), Trimurti, Paramatman, Ishvara, Deva
Abode Mount Kailash
Mantra Om Namah Shivaya
Weapon Pashupatastra, Trident, Parashu-Axe, Pinaka bow
Symbols Lingam, Trident, Crescent Moon, Damaru Drum
Mount Nandi (bull)
Festivals Shraavana, Maha Shivaratri, Ekadashi, Kartik Purnima, Bhairava Ashtami
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Consort Parvati (Adi Parashakti, Sati, Durga, Kali, Mahakali)
Children Ganesha, Kartikeya, Ashokasundari
Regional: Ayyappa

Shiva is one of the three main gods in Hinduism. Shiva is known as the destroyer god because he removes all evil from the world. His wife is the goddess Parvati. He has a blue neck because, according to Hindu legend, he swallowed a poison in order to save the universe. He has three eyes, the third eye is on his forehead.79 Shiva is one third of the Hindu trinity including Brahma and Vishnu. Lord Shiva lives in the Himalayas. Ganesha and Kartikeya are his sons.

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