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According to my study, the answer for this question lies in the development of Shaivism itself. Shaivism comprises adoration of Shiva and Parvati as divine couple, Skanda and Ganapati as their children, Nandi and others as their Ganas, eulogisation of Shiva in Puranas like Shiva Purana, etc. We do not find mention of Shiva, as we are accustomed to now,ie., ...


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It's not exactly "a". You need to blame transliteration. Actually in Hindi or Sanskrit we have endings with " ्अ". When we speak words like "कर्म", we end the word after touching "अ". You might be familiar with संधि विच्छेद (Separation of the constituents in a conjunct word). Take an example of that. नास्ति which literally means "doesn't exists". If we ...


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