Thursday, September 14, 2017

Lord Shiva Images, Paintings, Drawings and Photos

Lord Shiva is the god of destruction according to Hindu mythology. He is the husband of Goddess Parvati. According to mythology, he dwells in a place called Kailasa of the Himalayas. He is known by a lot of names. He has a lot of names. Rudra, Kailas Nath, Badrinath, Pasupati, Umaapathi etc are some of his names. The followers of Shiva are called as 'Shaivas'.

Lord Shiva Images

Here are some beautiful Lord Shiva images:
Lord Shiva Photos

There are a lot of Shiva temples built all over India and also in many other parts of the world.
References to lord Shiva can be found in Rig Veda, Mahabharata, Ramayana, Upanishads etc.

Images of Lord Shiva

Pictures of Lord Shiva

He is regarded as the God of anger. Due to that he got the name 'Rudra'. Being the Lord of Kailasa, he is called as Kailasanath. Being the Lord of animals, he is called as Pasupati. Being the husband of Partvati, he is called as Parvatinath. Being the bearer of Ganga, he is called as Gangadhar.

Being the master of all dance forms, he is called as Nataraja. Nataraja is a combination of two words: 'Nata' and 'Raja'. The word 'Nata' means dance in sanskrit and 'Raja' means 'King'. Being the rider of bull Nandi, he is called as Nandishwara.

Lord Shiva images and photos
Arjuna, Lord Rama, Parasurama and demons like Ravana, Bhasmasur were ardent followers of Lord Shiva. When poison came out from the churning of Milky sea (Paalazhi), It was Lord Shiva who drank that poison to save the world from destruction.  Lord Ganesh and Lord Karthikeya are the sons of Lord Shiva. The vehicle of Lord Shiva is Nandi, the bull. The weapon of Shiva is Trident. He also has a damroo (drum) with him. He has three eyes. the third eye signifies the eye of wisdom.

Shiva purana, Linga purana, Skanda purana, Agni purana and Vayu purana are the major Shaiva Purnans. The Shaiva puranas are believed to be composed around 6th century CE.