Lord Shiva, also known as Rudra, is one of the supreme trinity God of this universe. The word, Shiva means ‘Nothing‘. If you closely look at the facts, you will find that only ‘Nothing’ exists. This whole universe took birth from ‘nothing’ or zero and its impossible to define it.
Table of Content
|Who is Lord Shiva?|
|Characteristics of Lord Shiva|
|Appearance of Lord Shiva|
|Family of Lord Shiva|
|Curses on Lord Shiva|
|Incarnations, Forms and Parts of Shiva|
|12 Jyotirlinga and Other Linga|
Who is Lord Shiva?
Lord Shiva is one of the trinity god who holds the major responsibility of destroying the universe. Trinity Gods are the energies of OM (ॐ) which is made up of three and half sounds – ‘Aa‘, ‘Oo‘, ‘M‘ and Silence. ‘Aa’ signifies Brahma and its chant vibrates our lower abdomen part of body. Similarly, ‘Oo’ signifies Vishnu and ‘M’ signifies Mahesha.
The half sound signifies silence or nothing or zero or peace. The combine energies of Trinity Gods lies in this silence. The whole universe resides in OM (What is OM?)
When there was nothing, only silence exists and from this silence or ParBrahma, Sada Shiva and Adi Shakti got created. They further divided into Brahma, Vishnu, Mahesh and Saraswati, Lakshmi, Shakti.