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How do we know Rudra is Shiva? [duplicate]

I consider myself a shaktah,so I see Shiva as one aspect of paraatman,I have seen that unanimously,the Vedas(including shaiva upanishads) say that Rudra is brahman.but who is this Rudra?Nonshaivites(...
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How were the Trimurthi born?

In Hinduism, there are three supreme gods, Brahma, Vishnu & Mahesh (Shiva). Brahma is the creator, Vishnu is the protector, and Shiva is the destroyer. But how were these gods born? Did the ...
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How many wives did Lord Shiva have?

I know one was Sati, the daughter of Daksha Prajapati, and the second was Parvati, daughter of Raja Himanchala. How many others are there?
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Origins of God names - Lord Siva and Lord Vishnu

Who gave the names to the God like Lord Siva, Lord Vishnu, etc.? Are they the writers of the Vedas? Did they ask the god to name them like this so that people can worship them by that name or the god ...
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What is the Vedic Origin of Lord Shiva?

I am learning about Mount Kailash (Lord Shiva's abode). Somewhere I read that before people came to India from Central Asia (bringing Vedas, Hinduism, etc), the natives in Indian subcontinent ...
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Why did Shiva cry and showed such grief when Sati died as he is a god and a god is free from all the Maya which is created by him?

I could not understand, why Shiva showed all the worldly emotions like he cried and showed grief when Sati died, then he married Parvati and then lived with family. If he was a god and it is believed ...
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Is Shiva or Rudra born and is he still alive? Was he killed or merged with supreme brahman at any point of time?

Is there any references in Vedas, ithihasas and puranas or any scriptures about birth of Siva or Rudra? Also, shiva purana says that Siva also has incarnations. So are all these incarnations still ...
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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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If Shiva is a supreme god or form of energy, so will he reincarnate himself as Shiva again with birth of Prithvi?

Some say Shiva is the supreme God. Some say Shiva is energy and cannot be destroyed. I agree on both !!! But does this mean Lord Shiva will reincarnate himself with the birth of Prithvi ?
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What are the meaning of the names: Rudra, Maruth, Vasu?

I'm trying to translate the "Legend of the Virtuous Crane" from this video: Vanvasa Parv By Sadhguru | Mahabharat into my own language. But however, I have a hard time understanding 3 words that ...