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Is Lord Shiva dark in complexion?

We know that the complexion of Lord Vishnu / Krishna is dark (shyam varna) but what is the complexion of Lord Shiva, dark or white?
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Why are Hindu gods colored?

Shiva is white, Rama is sky blue, Krishna is black, Hanuman is Goldena and Gowri is red (red+white+yellow in fact) in color. Though the God is unique, He takes different forms with different colors ...
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Who eliminated Manmatha - Lord Indra?

The story available in Puranas about incineration (burning) of Manmatha (God of Kaama) by Lord Siva is as follows: Indra and the gods are suffering at the hands of the demon Tarakasur, who cannot be ...
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Lord Mahavishnu or Lord Shiva? [duplicate]

Though they're one. We all are one. But have different illusory identities. It is foolish to say that Stories of Lord Shiva and Vishnu were created for entertainment purpose. Why would they mislead us ...
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What names of Lord Shiva used today are from Vedas?

Generally people have a severe misconception that Shiva is represented by the name 'Rudra' only in Vedas. Various names used today used for Lord Shiva are from Vedas. Some names are only in Puranas ...
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What is the story of Vyuptakesha incarnation of Lord Shiva?

Sri Rudram is the 16th chapter of Vajasaneyi Samhita, and also 4.5.1 -4.5.11 of Taittariya Samhita. There are 11 Anuvaks in total in Krishna YajurVeda. 5th Anuvaka of Sri Rudram is of specific ...
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Is Lord Shiva clearly noted as Prathama Purusha in any Veda?

Is it true that Shiva is clearly noted as "Prathama Purusha" in any veda? If yes, please give me the references of it. I need the Sree rudra suktam reference from agniveer foundation veda pdfs.
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How does the names and events reoccur in different manvantara or Kalpa or different universes?

In Mahabharata Bhishm narrates the Vishnu Sahasranamam to Yudhishthir. Later he inquires about Lord Shiva; but Bhishm being incapable sends him to Lord Krishna. Bhishma in prolog to the Shiva ...
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Wouldn't most of the incarnations of Devi be of Sati, not Parvati?

As discussed in this question Parvati Devi married in the Vaivasvata Manvantara, before which Shiva was married to Sati Devi. Since most asura wars happened in previous Manvantaras, would that mean ...
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Does Lord Shiva grant wishes?

Sometimes people have a certain wish that they want to be fulfilled. I've read and heard that God can grant any wish. How does one ask or approach Him to grant a wish. If you chant His name numerous ...