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SHIVA

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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.

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Article last updated on 05 January 2013
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.

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ABOUT SHIVA : FACTS AND FIGURES
Name : SHIVA
Location : India
Gender : Male
Type : Deity
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : GOOD, quite approachable
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 2925

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