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where in Shiva purana, it is mentioned that "Shiva" is formless God, and "Shankara" is the form which dwells in Mount Kailsha [duplicate]

Where in scriptures it is mentioned that "Shiva" is formless God, and "Shankara" is the form which dwells in Kailasha ? Kindly give exact verse number.
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Hindu god and goddess [duplicate]

Why in one religion there are so many gods? I am a hindu and I always get confused when my grandmother says that don't do certain things or these certain gods will punish you. Why people believe that ...
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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 don't we see Lord Shiva living on Kailash if he really exists?

In olden times it was said that Mahadev lived on Kailash mountain, which was difficult to climb thousands of years ago. But in modern times, people are able to climb mount Kailash and no traces of ...
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Who are the other people in this Shiva picture?

Who are these people in this picture? I bought it in India but I can only remember that the blue guy is Shiva. I have no idea who the others are.
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Can Lingayats be considered as a part of Hinduism?

Lingayatism is considered as a Shaivite sect within Hinduism which worship Linga, founded by Basava. This sects seems to reject everything belonging to Hinduism—like the Varna system, the Vedas, and ...
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in which verse of gita, has krishna declared that he is shiva, vishnu, brahma, devi & supreme

Shiva: In which verse of gita, krishna has declared either that krishna is "shiva" or declared that "shiva" origiates from him? Vishnu: In which verse of gita , krishna has declared either that ...
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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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Linguistic connection between Rudra and Marudgaṇa

I'm wondering if the rud portion of Rudra is etymologically connected to the rut portion of Marut. My understanding is that rudra literally means "howl" or "roar" and marút means "wind," "air," or "...
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What's the difference among "Shiva" vs "Shankara" vs "Rudra"?

According to below post "Shiva" is different than the "[Lord] Shankara": Are Lord Shiva and Lord Shankar two different deities? According to Gita "Shankara" is one of the "Rudra"-s: 10.23 Among ...
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What is difference between Trinity Vishnu, Shiva and 12 Aditya Vishnu and 11Rudra Shiva?

We have 12 Adityas of whom one is Vishnu. And 11 Rudras of whom one is Shankara. Are they Vishnu and Shiva counted in Trinity? If not, who are they? Are they related to trinity gods?
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What is the difference between Mahadeva, Shiva, Shankar and Rudra? [duplicate]

What is the difference between Mahadeva, Shiva, Shankar and Rudra ? where do they came from ? what are their duties?