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Lord Shiva is the restorer for a better universe

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Lord Shiva. Image: sonagiri.ord
For Hindus, would know and respect, and of course worship to Lord Shiva (Dewa Siwa), who is worshiped as Mahadeva (Mahadev). Lord Shiva is one of the important gods in the Hindu religion other than Vishnu and Brahma. 

If you are in Bali, you need to visit the island's largest temple, the Pura Besakih. In this temple you will see a symbol of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva in the main courtyard of Besakih. Besakih Temple is the largest temple in Bali, and is one of the largest Hindu temple in the world.

On this occasion, I present a wonderful article about Shiva which I quoted the whole of Lord Shiva in the Google+ community. Perhaps, if you are not familiar with Lord Shiva, the article below will help you. 

Before you read it, the depiction of Lord Shiva in India - Hindu origin - and in Bali is different in the sense of art, and I show the photos in this article. 

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Wonderful Besakih Temple on the slopes of Mount Agung, Bali.
Hinduism is a universal religion, not only embraced by the people of India. Bali, an Indonesian island that has a very unique Hindus. Bali is also known as the Island of the Gods, and famous as well as the island of thousand temples. 

Of course you also know, that Hinduism is also found in Nepal, Malaysia, Singapore, USA, South Africa, Australia, Fiji, England, Canada, and in various countries.

By the way, have you ever watched a TV series about Lord Shiva? You can know better about Shiva from tv series titled "Mahadev".


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Lord Shiva on TV "Mahadev". Image: bolegindia.com
Shiva (or Siva) is one of the chief deities of Hinduism. His name means "Auspicious One." Devotees of Shiva are called "Saivites." Shiva is known by many other names, including Sambhu ("Benignant"), Samkara ("Beneficent"), Pasupati ("Lord of Beasts"), Mahesa ("Great Lord") and Mahadeva ("Great God").

Shiva is a paradoxical deity: "both the destroyer and the restorer, the great ascetic and the symbol of sensuality, the benevolent herdsman of souls and the wrathful avenger." In the most famous myth concerning Shiva, he saves humanity by holding in his throat the poison that churned up in the waters and threatened mankind. For this reason he is often depicted with a blue neck.

History of Shiva and Shiva-Worship

In the Vedas, shiva is an aspect of the god Rudra, not a separate god. However, a joint form Rudra-Shiva appears in early household rites, making Shiva one of the most ancient Hindu gods still worshipped today. By the 2nd century BCE, Rudra's significance began to wane and Shiva rose in popularity as a separate identity.

In the Ramayana, Shiva is a mighty and personal god, and in the Mahabharata he is the equal of Vishnu and worshipped by other gods. Shiva became associated with generation and destruction; sometimes fulfilling the role of Destroyer along with Vishnu (the Preserver) and Brahma (the Creator) and sometimes embodying all three roles within himself.
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Amazing Lord Shiva statue. Image: psychedelictribe.com

In the Mahadeva image in the Elephanta caves (on an island off of Bombay), which dates to between the 5th and 7th centuries CE, Shiva is shown in his threefold form. This triple aspect of Shiva, which has become a dominant form, is rich with symbolism:

The two faces on either side represent (apparent) opposites - male and female (ardhanari); terrifying destroyer (bhairava) and active giver of repose; mahayogi and grhasta - while the third, serene and peaceful, reconciles the two, the Supreme as the One who transcends all contradictions.
The three horizontal lines Saivites mark on their foreheads represent this threefold aspect of Shiva.

Shiva's Family and Associations

Shiva's female consort is variously manifested as Uma, Sati, Parvati, Durga, Kali, and sometimes Shakti. Their sons are Skanda, the god of war, and the beloved elephant-headed Ganesh, remover of obstacles.

Shiva is especially associated with the Ganges River, which flows through his hair in images, and Mount Kailasa in the Himalayas.

ॐ HAR HAR MAHADEV ॐ
MEANING OF HAR HAR MAHADEV:
Har har Mahadev = 'Har koi Mahadev"
Which means that every one is capable of being
a Mahadev with the right actions as God resides
every person.

-He is 'hara' because, 'har' is the root word for
destruction.
-He carries away or destroys the samsAra or the
sins of man. -He carries away the  sins of even
evil-minded people.
-He is prepared to crucify himself for atone
ment of
man's sins.

-He is prepared to go through several years of
life of penance in a forest in order to show to
mankind how living up to Truth and Promise is
most important.
-He revels in the great knowledge of the Atman,
ignoring all trifles; hence HE is 'Maha-deva', the
Great Shining Glory

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Happy family of Lord Shiva. Image: background-kid.com
Har Har Mahadev as Every man is a Mahadev or
the valour of Sati who fights his own battles
Har is to remove, to destroy, to eliminate your
fear.....

Friends Try Out Saying Har Har Mahadev Loudly
With All Your Energy And You Will Experience
The Power In It..
!!!!....Har Har Mahadev....!!!!
!!!!....Har Har Mahadev....!!!!

!!!!....Har Har Mahadev....!!!!

Supreme Deity of Lord Shiva is worshiped by Hindus all over the world. Understanding the Mahadeva will make you know how to restore our lives for the better, also for the greater world.