Hindu mythology

SHIVA

Picture of the Indian Destruction God Shiva from our Indian mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

Hindu Destruction God

Dancing Hindu God of Universal Destruction

Known cheerfully as The Destroyer, he is Lord of the Cosmic Dance.

And how SHIVA dances. One of the TRIMURTI Top Gods, he whirls and propels enemies to defeat and his dancing creates or destroys the Universe. Until you have seen him in action you really don’t know what break-dancing is.

He appears to have four arms and five heads, but this could be the blurring effect of his high-speed gyrations.

In his destroying mode he is known as MAHAKALA. See also HARIHARA.

Shiva Facts and Figures

Name: Shiva
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: None known

Gender: Male
Type: deity
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Destruction
Area of expertise: Destruction

Good/Evil Rating: GOOD, quite approachable
Popularity index: 42210

Article last updated on 30 November 2017 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

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