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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 arose about 3300 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, and was at its height from about 2600 B.C. to about 1900 B.C.
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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]

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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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In January, the Daily Post reported how Mr Parameswaran, who works at the Premier store in the village, feared he would be killed if he was deported to his homeland after the Home Office asked him to provide evidence of his parents' death in the south of the island where more than 5,000 civilians were killed.
Soulfull's Parameswaran is pushing his brand - launched in Bangalore - nationally as well, taking it to Chennai, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Pune, Delhi and Kolkata.
The outstanding capital represents the value of the shares that are currently held by the investors (Sunil Parameswaran, 2011, page 97).
Parameswaran said that for counties like Hennepin, one mistake is worth multiple submissions and can add up to a lot of work at the county level.
The American Hospital Dubai said Dr Parameswaran Sanathana Bhattathiri FRCS, a neurosurgeon, has joined its team of four consultants at the hospital's Neuroscience Center of Excellence.
The currency's performance as well as the "flatness of the yield curve" on the government's debt securities, "helps to make shorter duration paper more attractive," said Ashok Parameswaran, senior emerging markets analyst at Invesco Inc in New York.
The government is scaling up the sanitation coverage in the Delta and Upper Egypt and in the process, building the capacity of the implementing agencies," said Parameswaran Iyer, senior water and sanitation specialist and the projects Task Team leader.
With ISSIP2, the government is scaling up the sanitation coverage in the Delta and Upper Egypt and in the process, building the capacity of the implementing agencies," said Parameswaran Iyer, senior water and sanitation specialist and the projects Task Team leader.
This could be partly due to concern over the end of the DFI but I definitely don't see a selloff," said Ashok Parameswaran, senior analyst at Invesco.
The association earlier presented 200,000 Indian rupees (BD1,650) to Parameswaran Mohan Das Oarameswaran, who lost his right leg in an accident on October 18 last year.
Ash Parameswaran, an engineering scientist at Simon Fraser University, and his team of graduate students have developed unique microfluidic devices that are able to conduct an antibiogram.
The daily quoted Parameswaran Iyer, Project Leader and Senior Water & Sanitation Specialist as saying, "Lebanon is one of the luckiest countries in the Middle East since it enjoys a relative abundance of water resources.