Who is responsible for the creation of Earth, Lord Shiva or Adhishakti?

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    Both. They are not separated. Ardhanarishvara! Jul 14, 2019 at 5:12
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    It depends on which purnana you read.
    – Wikash_
    Jul 14, 2019 at 5:36
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    As per kashmir shaivaism everyone are shiva shakti. !!!! Shiva shakti are in everyone and everywhere! So you canmot separate them like a dance cannot be separated from dancer Jul 14, 2019 at 5:46
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    This is not at all opinion based question! One can answer both are one from scriptural references. I would have if I had verses with me!!! Jul 15, 2019 at 2:21
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    Voted to Reopen the Question as it doesnt generate Opinion based answers! Jul 20, 2019 at 8:23

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Lord Shiva can not create alone without the help of Adi Shakti. This is the essence of various scriptures.

Adi Shankaracharya's Soundarya Lahiri mentions this at the very beginning:

Shivah shakthya yukto yadi bhavati shaktah prabhavitum
Na chedevam devo na khalu kusalah spanditumapi;
Atas tvam aradhyam Hari-Hara-Virinchadibhir api
Pranantum stotum vaa katham akrta-punyah prabhavati

Lord Shiva, only becomes able. To do creation in this world. along with Shakthi Without her, Even an inch he cannot move, And so how can, one who does not do good deeds, Or one who does not sing your praise, Become adequate to worship you Oh , goddess mine, Who is worshipped by the trinity.

However, in Hinduism we have the concept of the Trinity - Brahma (creator), Vishnu (preserver) and Mahesawra (destroyer). So, usually creation comes under Lord Brahma's duties.

  • It seems to me that Adi Shakti and God Shiva are the same. Am I wrong? Where can i read more about this?
    – user17858
    Aug 23, 2019 at 3:24
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    Yes that is correct. When Shiva and the Goddess are united that is when they are able to create. The innermost bindu (the dot) of the Sri Yantra represents Shiva (in the Kameswara form) + Shakti (Lalita Tripurasundari). These things are dealt with in the Tantras and are somewhat complicated to understand. @Random-15 If you know about the seven Chakras in our body, the highest Chakra-Sahsrara is presided by a combined form of Shiva+Shakti known as the Ardhanariswara.
    – Rickross
    Aug 23, 2019 at 5:36
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    You can read some basic things from here: shivashakti.com/tripura.htm @Random-15
    – Rickross
    Aug 23, 2019 at 5:40

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