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All about Lord Shiva, the Third God of the Hindu Trinity, Shaivism and the Shivaratri festival.
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The 12 Manifestations of Shiva
Hindu mythology mentions 64 manifestations of Lord Shiva. Read about 12 of the most fascinating form of Shiva - the God of Destruction.

What is Shiva Linga?
The popular belief is that the Shiva Linga or Lingam represents the phallus, the emblem of the generative power in nature. According to Swami Sivananda, this is not only a serious mistake, but also a grave blunder.

The Shiva Trilogy
The concept and symbolism of Shiva and the imagery it evokes has been the mainstay of many books and movies before. But nothing beats Amish Tripathi’s Shiva Trilogy comprising three best selling titles - The Immortals of Meluha, The Secret of the Nagas, and The Oath of the Vayuputras.

Stories Of Shiva
Here are three mythological legends of Siva, the powerful and fascinating deity of the Hindu Trinity, who represents death and dissolution.

Obama Does a Nataraja on 'Newsweek' Cover
The 'Newsweek' magazine cover of November 22, 2010 captioned "God of All Things" depicts US President Barack Obama as the Hindu God Nataraja. Should such trends be not condoned as creative licence. Shouldn't the media be more sensitive while handling sacred topics? Yes, it's time to demonstrate some original creativity!

Lord Shiva
About Lord Shiva - the powerful and fascinating deity of the Hindu Trinity, who represents death and dissolution. Read about his destructive forces and why he is worshiped as a phallic symbol.

Nataraj: The Dancing Shiva
Nataraj, the dancing form of Lord Shiva, is a symbolic synthesis of the most important aspects of Hinduism and Indian culture, developed by 9th and 10th century artists in a series of beautiful bronze sculptures. What does it symbolize and signify?

By the Powers of Lord Shiva!
About the powerful and fascinating deity of the Hindu Trinity, who represents death and dissolution. Read about his various legends and why he is worshipped as a phallic symbol.

The Symbolism of Nataraj
Nataraj, the dancing form of Lord Shiva, is a symbolic synthesis of the most important aspects of Hinduism, and the summary of the central tenets of this Vedic religion.

Shiva Sculptures
A selection of 15 brass sculptures of Shiva and Nataraj by courtesy of Exotic India Art Gallery, New Delhi.

Shiva Paintings
A selection of 18 contemporary Shiva paintings by courtesy of Exotic India Art Gallery, New Delhi.

Shiva Photo Gallery
A collection of high quality images of Lord Shiva.

The Mercury Shivalingam of Ujjain
Siddha Ashram of Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh, India has a 1500 kilogram Parad (Mercury) Shivalingam, which is the largest of its kind.

Reminiscence of Shiva - A Poem by Janna Lynn
Reminiscence of Shiva - A Poem by Janna Lynn - in commemoration of a trip to India in 1988 that included a pilgrimage to Gangotri, the glacial origin of the holy Ganges - the setting for the poem...

"Lord Shiva & His Worship" - by Swami Sivananda
If you want to know Shiva really well, read this 170-page book - a veritable Shiva encyclopedia complete in 15 chapters, now available as e-book in PDF format for FREE DOWNLOAD.

Shiva Darshan
An interesting site dedicated to Lord Shiva. You can learn and actually view His various facets, download audiofile of mystical utterances, and Shiva images.

Mahadev.org
An introduction to Lord Shiva (aka Mahadev)and Shaivism. Includes images and MP3 files of “Shiva Mahima”.

Shiva Bhajans
Loads of ‘bhajans’ (devotional songs) in Real Audio format.

Shiva For Kids
Tales of Lord Shiva from Indian mythology for children.

Maha Mritunjay Mantras
This Mahamritunjaya mantra is from the Rig-Veda and needs initiation for attaining Siddhi. Read on...

Shiva Stotras
Read the ‘stotras’ (hymns and chants) of Shiva at HinduNet.

Photos of Shiva
View Shiva images at 'Darshan' - a huge photo gallery of Lord Shiva.

Shiva Puja
How to offer puja to Lord Shiva, including Shiv Ratri puja, Shiva Sahasrannamam…

Abodes of Shiva
A comprehensive guide to Shiva temples in India

The Shiva Sutras
About Shiva Sutra - the central text of Kashmir Shaivism that gives the core of the inner yoga practice and philosophy.

Shivratri Activity Page
DeepestFeelings.com has a Virtual Lord Shiva worship page, a Shivratri coloring page, Free Wallpapers and animated Shivratri Greeting Cards...

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