Unraveling Lord Shiva: Mythology, Symbolism, and Maha Shivaratri

Unraveling Lord Shiva: Mythology, Symbolism, and Maha Shivaratri

Shaivism, a prominent sect within Hinduism, venerates Lord Shiva as the paramount deity. Shaivas, its adherents, revere Shiva in diverse forms, seeking his grace for liberation from the cycle of life and death. The philosophical tenets underscore unity between the individual soul (Atman) and the universal consciousness (Shiva).

In Hindu mythology, Lord Shiva, the third deity in the Hindu triumvirate, holds a significant place. Revered as the destroyer and transformer, Shiva symbolizes both destruction and creation, embodying the cyclical nature of existence. This essay delves into the multifaceted persona of Lord Shiva, exploring his mythology, symbolism, spiritual significance, and the celebration of Maha…

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