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SHIVA

Picture of SHIVA from our Indian mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders. Read the full story here.

Indian 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
Location : India
Gender : Male
Type : deity
In charge of : Destruction
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : GOOD, quite approachable
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 4970
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Article last updated on 21 January 2014 by the Godchecker Team.

Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

Cite this article:

Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "SHIVA: God of Destruction from Indian mythology." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 21 Jan. 2014. Web. 21 August 2014.

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