Lord Shiva is one of the principal deities in Hinduism and is considered as the auspicious one. He is also the supreme god of Shaivism and one of the most influential denominations of the three contemporaries. He is one of the Trimurti, the Hindu trinity that includes Brahma and Vishnu. He is also considered as the God of Creation, destruction, regeneration, arts, yoga, meditation and Moksha. You will find in details about Shiv ji in Puranas and Upanishads. According to Hindu culture, Shiva is the supreme lord who can create, protect and transform the universe. Shiva at the highest level is considered as limitless, formless, transcendent and unchanging Brahman and the primal soul or Atman of the universe. You can Also Download Lord Shiva Images from so many site.
There are many fearsome and benevolent depictions of Lord Shiva and he is an omniscient yogi living an ascetic life on Kailash Parvat. He is also a householder with his wife Parvati and his two children Kartikeya and Ganesha where Ganesha is the elder one and Kartikeya being the youngest. He has also been depicted as slaying demons in his most fierce aspects. Shiv ji is also known as Adiyogi Shiva, the patron god of meditation, yoga, and arts. There is a third eye in the forehead of lord Shiva and a serpent around his neck with a jata or messy hair bun above the head adorning a crescent moon and holy river Ganga flows from his matted hair. Shiv ji uses trishul as his weapon and holds a damaru in his hand.
Lord Shiva is worshiped in the aniconic from of Lingam and is widely worshiped across, India, Sri Lanka and Nepal. Shiv ji is not only depicted as the most fierce but also have been depicted as the most innocent of the lords and is also called by the name Bholenath means innocent lord. He is known to get happy easily by the prayers of his devotees and answers their prayers immediately.
Every year Lord Shiva is worshipped with full faith and devotion in the occasion of Shivaratri when people do abhishek of Lord Shiva with milk and fast and offer Prasad and prayers. Lord Shiva is also known as the god of destruction because whenever he got angry on some matter he was unstoppable and destructive.
However, Shiv Ji still holds a very important place in the hearts of devotees of Hinduism and is worshipped with faith and devotion.
You will also find 12 Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva in India which are major Pilgrimage sites where Lord Shiva is worshipped and every year many ardent devotees visit the pilgrimage to worship Shiv ji. The pilgrimages are full of crowd and people offer their prayers, Prasad, do Abhishek and take blessings of Shiv ji so that they can have a better life ahead and all their ego, and inner evil is destroyed by lord Shiva.
So, if you are a devotee of lord Shiva then you can simply worship him in the temples or you can also visit the pilgrimage and Jyotirlingas and offer your prayers and Prasad to Shiv ji and he will surely listen to all your prayers. all picture are click some some brilliant photographer of fridaypic.com