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Shiva (The auspicious one) is the "Destroyer" among the Trimurti. He is considered as supreme Brahman according to Shaivism. Use this tag to ask questions that concern about Shiva in any of his forms

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The eighteen faced goddess

I was drawing a comparison between a local goddess from Kullu in Himalaya, one from mainstream Hinduism. Could you help me with it? Here's the information the temple priest gave me, and here I quote, ...
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Story of Adi Shankaracharya as per Siva Rahasyam

What is the life story of Adi Shankara Charya as per Siva Rahasyam
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Who composed Chandrashekara Ashtakam? And what is its accurate verbatim meaning?

I want to know who composed this ashtakam and where to find its precise meaning. Not a mere latu sensu translation but a verbatim one with genuine original Sanskrit even polysemic restrictively ...
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Does Shiva embody all the Gunas?

This is the source question asked by another user, with respect to which the above is asked.
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Who was Lakulesh

In which kalpa Lakulesh was present, was it the current kalp ? as the devo ke dev mahadev serial doesn't give this information. The serial also shows that he did penance through multiple kalpa. How ...
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Are there Non-sectarian texts in Sanatan Dharma? it is not a duplicate Q [duplicate]

Disclaimer: The following question has been edited in order not to be confused with another pre-existent question which has been linked below in the body of this question. Many times it is read ...
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Lord Shiva’s Curse and the Origin of Chandalas

An answer to what are the duties of children born from an intermixing of castes?, beautifully describes that a chandala is one born of the pratiloma union of a Sudra man and a Brahmin woman and their ...
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Are Samhitas apauresheya? [duplicate]

About the Samhitas books. I wish to know who composed these books, what are these books related to (itihasa, smritris, srutris or others) in the canon of Sanataan Dharma. I mean: which integrant part ...
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What's the relation between Shiva and Maa Lakshmi?

I am asking this because it happened that I have noticed the mention of one portion of Sri Sukta dedicated to Maa Lakshmi, into a complete full Rudra Path chant (namakam and chamakam together); also I ...
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Is it True that kaaba (islamic place of Worship) is a Shiva Linga [duplicate]

Some people say it is Shiva Linga. Can you tell how true it is. An image of Kaaba for reference:
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Is the worship of white Shivalinga forbidden at home?

I recently got myself a Shwet (white) Shivalinga. But I read somewhere on the Internet that worshipping of shwet shivalinga is only permissible at shamsaan and not at home. Is it true? If false is ...
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How does one figure out what is metaphorical(symbolic) and what is real, even the gods?

There are a lot of god-descriptions (and others) in Hinduism, a lot of which are said to be metaphorical. For example, the snake around Lord Shiva's neck, is in some stories said to be a metaphor for ...
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What does Bhoota-Nath, one of lord shiva's names, actually mean? [duplicate]

Lord shiva is often described as Bhoota-naath. Bhoota, according to my limited knowledge, means both ghostly creatures, and the pancha-bhootas also mean the five elements. So, does this name refer to ...
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Did Lord Vishnu give Lord Shiva his trident? Isn’t it the opposite way around?

Why is it said that Lord Vishnu has given Lord Shiva his trident when there seem to be only 2 tales in this regard?: 1st as per Shiva Purana, the opposite happened, i.e. Shiva gave Vishnu his ...
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Which gods are antaryami(who knows everything)? [duplicate]

Which god/goddess are antaryami or the one who knows everything about us? apart from god shiva and god, Vishnu does goddess Saraswati and goddess Laxmi are also omniscient? what about god Hanuman does ...
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Does Mahabharata say that Gokarna darshan can give moksha?

In Telugu translation of the last slokhas of this section, it has been said that the darshan of Gokarna can give moksha. But it is not present in the English translation (in the link I provided above)....
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Bhavishya purana talks about Muhammad but what does it say about allah?

I found that bhavishya purana talks about Muhammad not about allah. In quora one say that shiva will be known as allah but not sure about it.What does hinduism think about allah? I hope my hindu ...
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Shiva showering gold coins, which form of him is it?

In this picture Shiva is shown showering gold coins just like mother Lakshmi is shown in many pictures of her. Which form of Shiva is it? I think God and Goddess who are receiving golds are Kubera and ...
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Rishi, Chandas and Devatha of Panchakshari Mantra according to Krishna Yajurveda Taittiriya Samhita?

According to Shukla Yajurveda Madhyandina Samhitha, the Rishi of Panchakshari Mantra is Vamadeva, Chandas is Pankti and Devatha is Sadashiva or Rudra. Who is the Rishi and what Chandas is according to ...
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Chidambara Mahatmyam is part of Skanda Purana or Sthala Purana?

Please let me know if Chidambara Mahatmyam comes under Skanda Purana then which khanda it is available and chapter numbers also. I came to know there are 26 chapters available. Is there any where ...
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Lord Krishna and Lord Shiva in Brahma Vaivarta Purana?

Hare Krishna I have read somewhere verses from Brahma Vaivarta Purana in which Lord Krishna says to Lord Shiva like you are dearest one. What is exact verse and from which chapter of Brahma Vaivarta ...
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Does shiva stambha yoga also awaken the third eye?

Does practice of this particular pillar yoga awaken the third eye aswell if practiced alongside vegetarianism and ahimsa?
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Why Mahadev repeatedly asked Ma Parvati to abandon her body?

During initiation process of Ma Parvati as Mother of very Existence, Mahadev repeatedly asked Ma Parvati to give-up her current body and assume new one and learn required skills whenever she committed ...
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What are near sure ways you to get moksha as quick as possible?

I’m asking specifically in the Shaiva and shaktah darshanas even if a deity like Shiva,Tara or kaali bestows moksha on the Sadhaka.you can also do so by raising the kundalini with kundalini yoga or ...
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Similar stotram

In vyankatesh stotra the following is mentioned: देवीदास विनवी श्रोतयां चतुरां । प्रार्थनाशतक पठण करा । जावया मोक्षाचिया मंदिरा । कांही न लागती सायास ॥ १०६ ॥ एकाग्रचित्ते एकांतीं । अनुष्ठान कीजे ...
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Does anyone know which deity this is?

Need help identifying the deity in the below image. I’m thinking this is image of Shiva sitting in the cremation grounds?
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Three-leaved Aswatha Tree in Hindu iconography

The three-leaved pipal tree , or Aswatha, seems to appear on one of the Pashupati Seal discovered in Mohenja-Daro. Are there any recent, or related representation of this tree/leaves in any Hindu ...
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What are six darsanas or philosophies, known to be limbs of Shiva?

What are the six darsanas or philosophies mentioned in kularnava tantra which are known to be the six limbs of Shiva?
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The way of the Swan

Where we can find the well known sō’ham specifically referred to Siva? Which Tantra/Slokas or any related text repeat this celebrated mantra as a form of worship to Mahadev?
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Why does Lord Shiva meditate at all?

My question is different to :Why do Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva always meditate on each other? I will divvy up my question into 2 as they are overlapping and somewhat relevant to each other. I dont ...
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What mantras for pursuing kama/artha life?

I was taught gayatri mantra at a young age and I do it daily as it helps a lot with my daily meditation In hinduism, moksha is the ultimate goal. But also there is the role of artha, kama, and Dharma. ...
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What is Kapalika Observance?

What does it mean by Kapalika observance and where does Kapalika come from?
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Is it true that Indra was a supreme God in Vedic time? [duplicate]

Many Indologists say that Indra is the greatest deity in Rigveda. Is it true that Demi God Indra was greater than Shiva and Vishnu ?
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What are the exact benefits of Mahamrityunjaya Mantra?

I want to know about the benefits of Mahamrityunjaya Mantra and what are the good times to chant Shiva mantra.
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What is the beejam of Lord Dakshinamurthy?

Every God and Goddess have their beejams. For example, Lord Dattatreya has beejam "Dram". What is Lord Dakshinamurthy beejam?
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Which Shiva mantras can be chanted without initiation?

I have heard that nama japa can be chanted without initiation. If this is true, then can someone advise such mantras?
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Is it mandatory to chant laghunyasam before chanting Sri Rudram?

I would like to know Is it mandatory to chant laghunyasam before chanting Sri Rudram?
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Was Manasa the daughter of Shiva or sage Kashyapa?

I am little confused here, I thought Manasa was the daughter of Shiva but wiki says she was daughter of sage Kashayapa: The Puranas are the first scriptures to speak about her birth. They declare ...
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Mention of Krishna Paksha Chaturdashi as Masik Shivratri Tithi in Hindu Shastras other than Skanda Purana?

Aside from one previous reference I found in the Skanda Purana (What is the importance and concept behind Masik Shivratri?) is there any additional reference to Masik (monthly) Shivratri in the Hindu ...
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History behind Daridraya Dukha Dahana Shiva Stotram?

I was listening to this stotram on YouTube. Wanted to know more about it! For knowledge sake just wanted to know some facts about it for instance: Who wrote it and when? What was the prime reason ...
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Mantra, Stotras on Nataraja, Dakshinamurty?

Is There Any Mantra, Stotra, Sukta..etc..anything related to Nataraja, Dakshinamurty..etc..especially connected to Apasmara.. What is the story, Is Apasmara under Dakshinamurty OR Nataraja...Want to ...
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Lord Kartikeya Origins

I recently was reading on Wikipedia : Kartikeya is an ancient god, traceable to the Vedic era. Archaeological evidence from 1st-century CE and earlier,[9] where he is found with Hindu god Agni (fire),...
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Do Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva represent Cosmic Energy, Cosmic Space and Cosmic Time?

Are there any interpretations of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva representing Cosmic Energy, Cosmic Space and Cosmic Time? If not, what exactly do Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva represent symbolically?
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Condensed form of Shaiva Purana

Just wondering if there are any works like Narayaneeyam which is a condensed version of Srimad Bhagavatham, similar to Purana of Lord shiva, Shiva Purana, Linga Purana, etc., in Sanskrit language?
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Significance of 79 in Hinduism? [closed]

They all are located at 79° longitudes. What is surprising and awesome is that how the architects of these temples many hundreds of kilometers apart came up with these precise locations without GPS or ...
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What is the background story behind the creation of Sri Rudra Kavacham by sage Durvasa?

What is the background story behind the creation of Sri Rudra Kavacham by sage Durvasa? Who was he telling it to? It is found in the Skanda Purana.
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The other bow of Shiva - Ajagava

Lord Shiva had 2 bows - Pinaka and Ajagava. There are few stories associated with the first bow Pinaka like Sita swayamvar. Are there any distinct stories/incidents associated with Ajagava that have ...
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References of Santatita Kala

Where is the exact reference about Santatita Kala in the Saivagamas? Please provide scriptural references.
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Is it true that Ravana was invited when Rama established a Shiva Lingam in Rameshwaram? [duplicate]

I keep hearing a story which follows as Rama needed a bridge to cross the ocean to reach Lanka, in order to defeat Ravana. He decided to conduct a Yagna to worship Lord Shiva at Rameshwaram. As he ...
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Siva Purana Transliteration - Not the same as Translation

Are there any Siva Purana books with english Transliteration? This is not the same as translation. This would be the Sanskrit sloka written in english. I could only find this book, but thats only the ...

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