Lord Shiva Images

Lord Shiva Images

Lord Shiva Images

Lord Shiva Images: Lord Shiva is one of the principal deities of Hinduism. He is the supreme God within Shaivism, one of the three most influential denominations in modern Hinduism[1].

Lord Shiva Within the Trinity

Lord Shiva is “the transformer” within the Trimurti which consists of Lord Shiva, Lord Vishnu (The Protector) and Lord Brahmma (The Creator)[2].

Lord Shiva in Shaivism

In Shaivism/Saivism tradition, Lord Shiva is the Supreme being who creates, protects and transforms the universe. In the goddess tradition of Hinduism called Shaktism, the goddess is described as supreme, yet Lord Shiva is revered along with Vishnu and Brahma. A goddess is described as the energy and creative power (Shakti) in the form Goddess Parvati the equal complementary partner of Lord Shiva. The Lord Shiva is one of the five equivalent deities in Panchayatana pooja/puja of the Smarta tradition of Hinduism. The other 4 deities are Lord Vishnu, Goddess Lakshmi or Durga, Lord Surya and an Ishta Devata (i.e., devotee’s personal preference either Lord Ganesh or Lord Muruga or Skanda).

Lord Shiva is considered as shapeless, limitless, transcendent and unchanging absolute Brahman and the primal Aatman (i.e., soul/self) of the universe.

Lord Shiva Faces

Lord Shiva has many faces (benevolent and fearsome). In benevolent aspects, he is described as an omniscient Yogi who lives an ascetic life on Mount Kailash as well as a family man with wife Goddess Parvati and his two children, Lord Ganesha and Lord Kartikeya or Muruga.

In his fierce aspects, he is often shown slaying demons. Lord Shiva is also known as Adiyogi Shiva regarded as the patron god of yoga, meditation and arts.

Lord Shiva Iconography

Lord Shiva IconographyThe main iconography attributes of Lord Shiva are:

  • the third eye on his forehead
  • the serpent around his neck
  • the adorning crescent moon
  • the holy river Ganga flowing from his matted hair
  • the trishula as his weapon
  • the damaru.

Lord Shiva is usually worshiped in the aniconic form of Lingam (aka Shiva Lingam). Lord Shiva is revered widely across India, Nepal and Sri Lanka.

Here is the collection of Lord Shiva Images, Pictures, Photos and HD Wallpapers categorized by various groups.

Lord Shiva Images




Lord Shiva Photos – Meditating

God Shiva Images – Family

Lord Shiva Pictures – Dancing

Lord Shiva Wallpapers

Shiva God Images – Art Work

References

  • [1] – “Shiva.” Encyclopædia Britannica. Accessed December 31, 2016. Link.
  • [2] – Gonda, J. “The Hindu Trinity.” Anthropos 63/64, no. 1/2 (1968): 212-26. Link.
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  1. KARPURDARAM KARUNAVATARAM SANSAR SARAM BHUJAGENDRA HARAM SADA VASANTAM HRUDAYARAVINDE BHAVAM BHAVAMI SAITAN NAMAMI BHAVAM BHAVAMI SAITAN NAMAMI

  2. As Shiva is important the Parvathi is also important both form the creation as Shiva is purush and Parvati is prakruthi both purush and prakruthi forms the creation

  3. God Shiva is everthing without him there is nothing. God Shiva is beginning as well as end. The whole universe is in him. Nobody or no one deity can understand his whole form. When there was nothing he existed and now there is everything he exists. All of us should pray him. He is very merciful. He becomes happy very soon. He is donor of all auspicious things.

  4. Om kashi kailaspati namah….
    Om baba barphani namah…..
    Om har har mahadevay namah….
    Om trilokpati mahadevay namah….

      • why??
        if u have any doubt please read “Shiva Rudram Namakam”. It is derived for “Yajur Veda “. Chapter-16

        Lord Shiva and Vishnu are one and same (Read: vishnu sahasranama)
        Again, you may read Rig Veda, where rudra is regarded as “mightiest of mighty”.
        He is the Lord of music,drama,medicine, Aurveda, dance, death(defeats lord of death,Yama) and destruction (even creation and preservation, mentioned in Yajurveda by naming rudram namakam)
        Namaskar!!!
        Joy Hari-Har!!!

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