What is the meaning of the word "Shiva"? Does all GOD names have meanings?
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You may be interested in how Shiva got his name. This is discussed in the Shatapatha Brahmana of the Yajur Veda, in the story of the birth of Shiva:
Now this doesn't mention the name Shiva, but when the same story is told in the Srimad Bhagavatam, the name Shiva is included:
The meaning of the name Shiva is "Auspicious, Pure"
Shiva is a male Sanskrit name that refers to the third aspect of god, called in the Vedas.
If pronounced with a long final vowel "a", Shiva is a female name; a name of the goddess Parvati, Uma and Lakshmi.
It can also be described as "The god staying in a state blissful, enjoying in its own self eternally, without any flaws."
Meditation is not a kind of activity it is a quality.
Prayer means you are talking to god, and meditation means you are willing to listen to GOD.
Shiva : Means yogi
Third Eye: shiva always been referred to as TRIAMBAKA because of 3rd eye. it means another dimension of perception has opened up. Your energy evolve and enhance itself in such a way that your perception is enhanced and 3rd eye opens.
Nandi: Nandi is a symbolism of eternal waiting. Nandi in a temple simply sitting and waiting to come out shiva. He will wait forever.
Trishul: 3 fundamental aspect of life : Ida,pingala and sushumna Moon : Moon means SOM or somasundara means inebriation or intoxication. He is intoxicated all the time with great alertness. these intoxication is due to internal body produces and can define in word ANANDA or BLISS.
Snake : snake is not just symbolic out of 114 chakra one is VISHUDDHI chakra is located in your throat. vishudhdhi is about stopping poison (NEELKANTHA) and snake carries poison. All these things are connected.
Apart from it being the name of the Lord Shiva, the word itself has following meanings:
Reference used: The Practical Sanskrit-English Dictionary by Vaman Shivaram Apte.