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Siva

(shē`və), one of the greatest gods of HinduismHinduism
, Western term for the religious beliefs and practices of the vast majority of the people of India. One of the oldest living religions in the world, Hinduism is unique among the world religions in that it had no single founder but grew over a period of 4,000 years in
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, also called Mahadeva. The "horned god" and phallic worship of the Indus valley civilizationIndus valley civilization,
ancient civilization that flourished from about 2500 B.C. to about 1500 B.C. in the valley of the Indus River and its tributaries, in the northwestern portion of the Indian subcontinent, i.e., present-day Pakistan.
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 may have been a prototype of Shiva worship or Shaivism. Shaivism is mentioned as early as the Upanishads and the Mahabharata (500–200 B.C.). Shiva is identified with the fierce Vedic god Rudra and, in his terrible aspect, is the god of destruction and cosmic dissolution. He is commonly worshiped in the form of the lingam, or symbolic phallus. His other main forms are the great yogi, or ascetic, and Nataraja, Lord of the Cosmic Dance. As a yogi he is depicted as seated deep in meditation in the Himalayas, holding a trident, a snake coiled around his neck, his body smeared with ashes, and his hair long and matted. As Nataraja, he is shown four-armed, bearing various emblems, and dancing on one foot on a prostrate demon. Shiva's mount is the bull Nandi, and his consort is the goddess Uma, Parvati, Durga, or KaliKali
[Hindi,=the Black One], important goddess in popular Hinduism and Tantra. Known also as Durga [the Inaccessible] and as Chandi [the Fierce], Kali is associated with disease, death, and destruction. As Parvati she is the consort of Shiva.
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Shiva

Lord of creation; danced to begin life. [Hinduism: Binder, 23]

Siva

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Hinduism the destroyer, one of the three chief divinities of the later Hindu pantheon, the other two being Brahma and Vishnu. Siva is also the god presiding over personal destinies

Shiva

(Shiva Corporation, Cambridge, MA) A manufacturer of networking equipment. Founded in 1985, Shiva's first products were its network modems for Macs and PCs. LANRover was a proprietary remote access server, providing dial-up access to LANs. Shiva also developed the remote access software in Windows 95. In 1999, the company was acquired by Intel, and via subsequent acquisitions by Simple Access, Inc., Mernet and Eicon, Shiva products wound up in Dialogic Corporation (www.dialogic.com).
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We partnered with ViVu because of its excellent, video-centric communication platform," said Mangesh Pimpalkhare, Vice President of Product Management at BitGravity.
We commend BIO for creating such an innovative contest to generate excitement for the Community and the Convention," said Mangesh Honwad, CEO, Impact Systems.
Mumbai In what could be another case of the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) party taking the law into its hands, Member of Legislative Assembly Mangesh Sangle was yesterday arrested for allegedly assaulting a station manager at the Vikhroli railway station in north-east Mumbai.
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Mangesh Mharolkar, Practice Director for Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing solutions at Xtivia added, "With this partnership, Xtivia and IBM customers can now leverage industry-leading solutions to achieve efficiency in all aspects of data integration, data warehousing and master data management projects and be prepared to face the realities of today's economy.
One of our primary goals is to offer value-added products and services on top of our carrier-grade global network," said Mangesh Pimpalkhare, Vice President of Product Management at BitGravity.
Mangesh Deshpande joins Savvion as director of sales, India.
From Thursday, DCP ( Economic Offences Wing) Mangesh Kashyap has also started grilling the Congress MP, to know about the ownership pattern of the nowdefunct IPL Kochi franchise.
Naik inaugurated an exhibition of cartoons by eminent artist Mangesh Tendulkar aimed at creating traffic awareness amongst school children at the Air Force Bal Bharti School (AFBBS) here on Thursday.
Wilson also announced that Mangesh Pimpalkhare, a Venture Partner of Thomas Weisel Venture Partners, has joined the Modulus Video Board of Directors.
Mangesh Kolhatkar, Director of Solutions Marketing for Pronto Networks, will deliver a presentation at the conference titled, "Wi-Fi as a Revenue Source: Opportunities and Challenges," at 10:00 a.
Mangesh Kashyap, the DCP ( EOW) was also part of the questioning team for the first time in his bid to gather knowledge about the pattern involved in the ownership of the IPL team.